The Blue, Gold, & Black (BGB) Archive is a dynamic digital archive, coordinated by the University Library System and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, meant to reflect the Black Pitt experience through the years.

The Archive has two main components:

  • A selection of materials documenting the Black experience at Pitt, drawn from the University Library System’s Archives & Special Collections.
  • Materials submitted by you, the current and former University of Pittsburgh community. If you are a current or former member of the Pitt community, we encourage you to share your stories and photos. Materials can be submitted anytime from anywhere. Help us help you to tell your story with your words and images.


Project team:

Advisory Council

Representatives from:

  • African American Alumni Council
  • Black Action Society
  • Equipoise


  • Inform archive site organizational structure.
  • Determine criteria for archive content submission to ensure the most appealing and productive community engagement experience.