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Historic Duquesne Duke: Holy Ghost College Bulletin

A guide to accessing and using the "Historic Duquesne Duke" Digital Collection.

The "Holy Ghost College Bulletin"

An aged map depicting the lots, owners, and streets in the Bluff in 1900.

"Bluff. Plate 7," depicting the Central Business District in 1900, as it would have looked during the publication of the "Holy Ghost College Bulletin" (via Historic Pittsburgh). 

An aged map depicting the lots, owners, and streets in the Bluff in 1900, with a semi-transparent Google Maps view of the same area overlaid on top so that the streets align.

"Bluff. Plate 7" with a Google Maps image overlay of the Bluff as it currently stands, showing the extent to which Duquesne University has expanded since 1900. Left-click on the image and select "Open image in new tab" to enlarge the map.

The "Holy Ghost College Bulletin"

The "Holy Ghost College Bulletin" was a student-run periodical published by the Pittsburg Catholic College of the Holy Ghost from 1894 to 1901. The publication's intent was to note the benefits of a Spiritan education both during one's studies and after graduation. In pursuit of this goal, the paper "[recorded] the doings of the College in the various departments, and thereby to stimulate increased activity within and increased interest without the academic walls," (Volume 1, No. 1). Additionally, it documented the results of quarterly exams, happenings in the various departments, etc. The "Holy Ghost College Bulletin" also kept tabs on alumni activities, updating students on the scholarly and professional accomplishments of their former peers, demonstrating what could be accomplished with a well-rounded education.

A Quote by David O'Hare from the "Holy Ghost College Bulletin," reading: "Pittsburg, the home of industry and wealth, is becoming, year after year, the seat of culture and refinement."

Photographs from the "Holy Ghost College Bulletin" Vol. 1, no. 1

Three rows of students on an athletic team, their names listed underneath.

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Three rows of students on an athletic team, their names listed underneath.

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Three rows of students on an athletic team, their names listed underneath.

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Three rows of students on an athletic team, their names listed underneath.

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