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Jun 24, 2010

ASC Opens Two More Collections

The Archives Service Center opened two more collections for research use. The Paul LeBlanc Papers consist of mainly left-leaning, typically socialist, material collected by LeBlanc in his professional and personal life, including magazines, newspapers and articles. There is also information about various socialist groups, especially the Fourth International Tendency, of which LeBlanc is a member. The other newly processed collection is the Ralph Kaiser Papers on the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter. Ralph Kaiser was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Democrat) from the City of Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1989 and served until 2002. During his time in the House, he held a position as a member of the Allegheny County Charter Draft Committee, the main organization behind the push for the Allegheny Home Rule Charter. This collection contains newspaper clippings of articles, meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, and ephemera related to the home rule charter.