The Collection

The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

Using this archive

You can view all the materials currently included in the archive using the browser below. Each object has been described and cataloged to help you discover materials, learn about these materials, understand the context in which these materials were created, and draw connections between different materials. You can refine the browsing experience using various filters, including creator, type, and subject. Some of these filters have already been used to create preset galleries, each organized around specific aspects of the archive. You can also look for specific words and phrase found in the archive using a keyword search.


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Augie Siriano portrait

Augie Siriano

August “Augie” Siriano is a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area. He is the longtime custodian at Tree of Life Congregation and a survivor of the October 27 attack. 

headshot photograph of Kathy Blee.

Kathleen Blee

Kathleen Blee is the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of Congregation Dor Hadash. 

headshot photograph of Rabbi Aaron Bisno

Rabbi Aaron Bisno

Rabbi Aaron Bisno was senior rabbi of Rodef Shalom Congregation at the time of the October 27 attack and is now Frances F. & David R. Levin Rabbinic Scholar at the congregation.

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