Guide to the Records of the Pittsburgh Club, 1879-1988
The Pittsburgh Club began in 1879 as a social club for businessmen in downtown Pittsburgh. This collection consists of several volumes of minutes taken from meetings, scrapbooks, club artifacts, and photographs.
Guide to the Papers of K. Leroy Irvis, 1946-1995
The Papers of K. Leroy Irvis document the life of one of Pennsylvania's prominent politicians. Among his achievements, Irvis was elected Speaker of the House in 1977, the only African-American to hold the position in the United States at that time. The collection contains a wide variety of material, including correspondence, legislative material, interviews, photographs, publications, and campaign literature.
Guide to the Papers of Charles G. McIlvain, 1899-1921
This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of Pittsburgh lawyer, Charles G. McIlvain. from 1899-1921. Legal records are in reference to the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line and the following companies: Rodgers Sand, Robinson Machine, Illinois Collieries and the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke. Also, there are records of the business affairs of Captain William B. Rodgers.
Guide to the Records of the Kingsley Association, 1894-1980
The Kingsley Association was formed in 1893 by George Hodges as a Pittsburgh settlement house. The collection includes: administrative and annual reports, books, brochures, budget information, case studies, clippings, correspondence, directories, minutes, photos and surveys spanning intermittent years from 1894-1980.
Guide to the Records of the Civic Club of Allegheny County, 1896-1967
The mission of The Civic Club of Allegheny County has been "to promote by education and organized non-partisan effort a higher public spirit and better social order." This collection contains Civic Club by-laws and constitution; minutes of annual, board of directors, and committee meetings; records documenting The Civic Clubs's legislative campaigns and social services; and voter directories for general and primary elections between 1930 and 1973.
Guide to the Records of the Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription, 1968-1969
The Young Friends of North America, whose members were between the ages of 18-30, established a Committee on Conscription in the fall of 1968. The Committee on Conscription facilitated communication among members who were involved with draft resistance. The Committee also collected information from members who have resisted the draft since the 1940's and from those who were imprisoned for draft resistance. This collection contains photocopies of memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, brochures, bro
Guide to the Papers of Senator Matthew Stanley (M.S.) Quay, 1836-1927
This collection includes biographical material, clippings, correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, military service documents, notes, pamphlets, scrapbooks, speeches and telegrams primarily concerning Pennsylvania legislator and U.S. Senator Matthew Stanley (M.S.) Quay, 1833-1904. Also included in the collection is correspondence of M.S. Quay's secretary, Frank Willing Leech; Dr. John Oliver, University of Pittsburgh history professor and various Quay family members.
Guide to the Records of the Grace Reformed Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1853-1964
This collection contains the records of the Grace Reformed Church, Pittsburgh, PA 1853-1964 and relates primarily to financial information and organizational infrastructure. These records include bank ledgers, statements, receipts, bills of sale, church programs, bulletins, missals, sermons, member lists, burial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, and miscellaneous medias.
Guide to the Records of the Draft and War Resistance Movement, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1966-1972
The records of the Pittsburgh draft and war resistance movement were collected between 1966-1972 and donated by University of Pittsburgh graduate student, David Morrison, coordinator of the Pittsburgh Draft Information Center which provided Conscientious Objector (C.O.) counseling service. Materials include books, brochures, calls to meetings, correspondence, court cases, legal briefs, manuscripts, miscellaneous mimeographed leaflets, pamphlets, publications and issues of local and national resi
Records of the Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA 1943-1950
The Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County organized in March, 1943, as the Federation of Social Agencies of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The Federation promoted cooperation among the social agencies of Pittsburgh and surrounding vicinity for the improvement of social conditions and development of an adequate welfare program for the community. The collection includes the constitution and by-laws of the organization and its divisions, organizational charts, correspondence, minutes,
Guide to the William Flinn Papers, 1898-1921
This collection contains books of news clippings and letters kept by Pittsburgh businessman and politician William Flinn. It consists of 54 microfilm reels of clippings (258 volumes) primarily from Pittsburgh newspapers with some national and foreign coverage from 1898-1921, and two bound volumes of letters.
Guide to the Records of the Penn Theater, Pittsburgh, Pa, 1927-1964
This collection contains the records of the Penn Theater for the years 1927-1964, with the bulk being from the period of 1945-1964. Penn theater was part of Marcus Loew's chain of movie houses constructed in the 1920s. Entertainment at the Penn from 1927-1964 included movies, stage shows, closed-circuit televised fights, and theatrical plays.
Guide to the Records of the Western Pennsylvania Academic Council on Problems of War and Peace, 1967
The Western Pennsylvania Academic Council (WPAC) on Problems of War and Peace was formed in 1967. The WPAC primarily focused on issues concerning the Vietnam Conflict and also dealt with general matters of war and peace. The collection contains announcements, articles, correspondence, forms, minutes, newsletters, publications and questionnaires from 1967-1968.
Collection of Adolph William Schmidt, 1957-1965
The collection contains information about the Atlantic Union including records, correspondence, and proceedings that relate to the formation of a Union among Western democracies collected by Adolph William Schmidt while he served as a delegate.
Guide to the Davison Sand and Gravel Company (New Kensington, Pennsylvania) Records, 1881-1925
The collection includes ledger books, a journal, business papers, production reports, statistics on Pittsburgh (Pa.) river commerce, and blueprints of steamships.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pittsburgh Branch Records, 1940-1966, 19
The Records of the NAACP Pittsburgh Branch consist of an extensive collection of correspondence, minutes, local headquarters activities, chapter records, membership campaigns, bills and receipts, reports, pamphlets and other miscellaneous information.
Guide to the Mackintosh-Hemphill Company Records, 1905-1934
This collection contains the records of the Mackintosh-Hemphill Company for the years 1905-1934. The Mackintosh-Hemphill Company manufactured industrial machinery such as: rolling mills, engines, and heavy steel castings. Records of Mackintosh-Hemphill include accounting reports, manuals, publications, and blueprints of products.
Oliver Iron and Steel Company, Pittsburgh, PA Records, 1863-1930, 1959
Henry William Oliver's steel company evolved from its creation in 1863 as a manufacturer of nuts and bolts to one of the largest manufacturers of bar iron and iron specialties in the United States by 1880. In 1888, the company was incorporated under the name Oliver Iron and Steel. Oliver's company dealt with the Carnegie Steel Company and also made agreements with Henry Clay Frick. The collection includes a minute book of the board of directors, charters, agreements, patents, partnership agreeme
Guide to the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company Contracts, Pittsburgh, PA., Collection
Business records of Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company, East Pittsburgh, Pa., 1892-1901. Collection documents acquisitions of machinery and technology such as cranes, presses, drills, and pumps. Records include blueprints, photographs, carbon copies of telegrams, signed forms, memorandums, and correspondence.
ENGL 151-10, Advertising the American Ideal, Spring 2007
How do advertisements convey social, educational, and cultural ideals, and what values are inherent in those ideals? These two basic questions will guide our exploration of the role advertising plays in our society in general and in your life in particular. More specifically, we will consider how advertisements convey ideas about gender roles,race, and socioeconomic status as we explore different advertising markets (singles, kids, sports fans, college students) and different advertising venues(