Nov/21/2019

Elizabeth Mahoney, Associate Chair for ICDS and SCI lecturer has recently been featured on Pittwire in an article titled, “‘Neighborhood’ Archives Bring Community Together.”

The story discussed Mahoney’s work with Mr. Rogers Archive. The extensive collection of more than 800 videotapes and scripts of the popular children’s television program, as well as books, photos and other promotional materials, made up the heart of the archive, which Mahoney and fellow librarians began meticulously cataloging in 1983.

The collection at Pitt came about largely due to a group of Pitt people devoted to children’s literature. They were librarians and scholars, and they all personally knew Fred Rogers, who had returned to Pittsburgh from Canada in the late 1960s to launch a half-hour educational program for children on the nation’s first community-sponsored television station at WQED.

To read the full article, click here.