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Collection Title: Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania Records
Creator: Congress of Clubs and Club Women of Western Pennsylvania.
Inclusive dates: 1890-1963
Extent: 50.0 linear feet (39 boxes)
Abstract: Originating in 1890, the Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania was a women's organization that existed through 1963. The collection contains material about their departments, committees, divisions and schools that were in place to create a well rounded individual able to assimilate well in society. Included in the collection are the constitution and by-laws, membership lists, reports of departments and committees, minute books, correspondence, event programs, publications, and scrapbooks.
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Collection Title: Jennie Bradley Roessing Papers
Creator: Roessing, Jennie Bradley
Inclusive dates: 1887-1962
Extent: 1.875 linear feet
Abstract: Jennie Bradley Roessing was an active participant in the women's suffrage movement and various Pittsburgh-area organizations, principally for the period, 1904-1920's. This collection includes personal papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, travel diaries, photographs, architectural drawings, pamphlets, speeches, and memorabilia.
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Collection Title: Luigia Clerici Papers
Creator: Clerici, Luigia
Collection dates: 1889-1899
Extent: 0.375 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: The Papers of Luigia Clerici consist of a collection of handwritten notebooks and workbooks in Italian, describing methods of instruction and curriculum in the schools of Bologna, Italy, in the 1890's.
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Collection Title: National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section, RecordsDigitized Content Available
Creator: National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section.
Collection dates: 1894-2011
Extent: 139.71 linear feet (120 boxes, 5 volumes, and 8 drawers of cassette tapes)
Abstract: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section Records, consist of organizational records, including correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however, there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities. Digital reproductions of the audio component of the oral history project are available online.
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Collection Title: Hadassah Records
Creator: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Pittsburgh Chapter.
Bulk dates: Bulk, 1940-1968
Inclusive dates: 1917-1968
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: Hadassah, founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold, is a volunteer Jewish women's community organization whose purpose is to promote Zionist Jewish institutions and enterprises in Israel and to foster Zionist ideals in the United States. Materials in the collection span 1917-1968 and include announcements, ballots, brochures, clippings, constitution, correspondence, invitations, membership cards, memorabilia, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, (annual and biennial) reports, yearbooks and a play and song.
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Collection Title: Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations Records
Creator: Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations.
Collection dates: 1923-1963
Extent: 0.63 linear feet
Abstract: The Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations began in 1923. The collection consists of minutes of regular meetings, annual meetings and meetings of the executive board, the Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania portfolio of Lillian Friedberg, and yearbooks.
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Collection Title: Catherine Hoyt Papers
Creator: Hoyt, Catherine, d. 1956
Collection dates: 1907-1951
Extent: 0.31 linear feet (84 items)
Abstract: Catherine Hoyt was a Social Worker who worked with the Red Cross, Allegheny County Juvenile Court, and other agencies. The collection includes correspondence, writings, reports, notes and studies of a former probation officer of the Allegheny County Juvenile Court; studies relate to juvenile delinquency in the East End of Pittsburgh during the period 1908-1915.
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Collection Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Wilkinsburg, Pa. RecordsDigitized Content Available
Creator: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Wilkinsburg, Pa.).
Collection dates: 1885-1955
Extent: 1.88 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract: The mission of the Woman's Temperance Union of Wilkinsburg was to: educate public sentiment up to the standard of total abstinence, train the young, save the inebriate, secure the enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution and complete banishment of liquor traffic. This collection contains a constitution and by-laws, a directory, reports, minute books, a membership roll book (1911), programs, memorabilia, and published histories regarding organizational operations and activities of the Woman's Temperance Union from 1885-1955. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are online.
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Collection Title: Gerald Kaufman Papers
Creator: Kaufman, Gerald, 1932-
Collection dates: 1969-1972
Extent: 4.38 linear feet (9 boxes)
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, memorandums, speeches, notes, reports, newspaper clippings, pamphlets of Pennsylvania state legislator, Gerald Kaufman.
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Collection Title: Margaret Darin Stasik Papers
Creator: Stasik, Margaret Darin
Collection dates: 1936-1945
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Margaret Darin Stasik was elected the first Recording Secretary of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE), Local 601, East Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1935. She was also active in the effort to obtain a signed, written contract from Westinghouse. The Papers of Margaret Darin Stasik consist of correspondence, memoranda, handbills, posters, flyers, and publications relating to UE, Local 601 for the period 1936-1945.
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Collection Title: Harry F. Shaw, Jr. Papers
Creator: Shaw, Henry F., Jr.
Bulk dates: Bulk, 1965-1972
Inclusive dates: 1965-1973
Extent: 8.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract: The Harry F. Shaw, Jr. Papers are mainly comprised of 1960s and early 1970s leftist publications on topics ranging from coal miners rights, civil rights movement, communism, Angela Davis, the draft, feminism, student unrest, syndicalism, the Vietnam War, unionism, etc. Additional types of material include correspondence, speeches, and photographs.
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Collection Title: Women's History Anthology Collection
Collection dates: 1826-1974
Extent: 1.44 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract: This collection concerns the historical role of the woman in the United States from Colonial to present time. The materials include photocopied manuscripts and articles from books, pamphlets, periodicals, and newspapers, together with photocopied oral interview transcripts, fables, poems, and songs.
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Collection Title: Daughters of Erin Court #9 RecordsDigitized Content Available
Creator: Daughters of Erin. Court #9 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection dates: 1956-1976
Extent: 2.0 microfilm reels
Abstract: This collection contains the minutes of the monthly meetings of the Daughters of Erin, Court #9, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1956-1976. Digital reproductions of the microfilm are available online.
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Collection Title: Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health Oral History Project Records
Creator: Krause, Corinne Azen
Collection dates: 1975-1977
Extent: 6.25 linear feet (225 interviews)
Abstract: Women, Ethnicity and Mental Health is a comparative oral history study by Corinne Azen Krause of three generations of Italian, Jewish and Slavic American women of the Pittsburgh area. The study was undertaken as a search for specific information about women and about ethnicity on the premise that such information will prove value to curriculum planners, educators, and professionals responsible for the delivery of mental health services. The collection consists of 225 interview transcripts.
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Collection Title: Edith Tait Deedrick Photograph Collection of the Socialist Party
Creator: Deedrick, Edith Tait
Collection dates: ca. 1910-1920
Extent: 85.0 items (83 photographic prints; 2 safety negatives)
Abstract: The Edith Tait Deedrick Photograph Collection of the Socialist Party contains 83 gelatin silver photographic prints of varying sizes plus two copy negatives that document the members of the Socialist Party in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania circa 1910 to 1920.
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Collection Title: Bosanka Evosevic Papers
Creator: Evosevic, Bosanka
Collection dates: 1974-1979
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: Material on the International Women's Year Conference, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County schools/education, affirmative action, ERA, and women's rights.
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Collection Title: Slovak Gymnastic Union Sokol Lodge 255 and Ladies Sokol 124, Leechburg, Pa. Records
Creator: Sokol U.S.A. Ladies Sokol 124 (Leechburg, Pa.).
Creator: Sokol U.S.A. Lodge 255 (Leechburg, Pa.).
Collection dates: 1894-1972
Extent: 3.13 linear feet
Abstract: Lodge 255 of the Slovak Gymnastic Union Sokol was founded in 1916 in Leechburg, Pa. In 1925, Lodge 255 founded the Ladies Sokol 124. The Slovak Gymnastic Union Sokols promote physical culture among its members and improve the moral, mental and social conditions of its members, or their families in case of sickness or death. The collection spans the years 1894-1972 and includes records of Lodge 255, Ladies Sokol 124, and the National Organization. The records consist of Constitution and By-Laws, minutes, financial records, anniversary publications, and photographs.
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Collection Title: Joan Miller Papers
Creator: Miller, Joan
Bulk dates: Bulk, 1870-1900
Inclusive dates: 1830-1975
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: This collection is composed of Joan Miller's research on the "early historical development" of Hazelwood, Pennsylvania. The collection contains information from United States census, photographs, the 1870 Hazelwood Blue Book, maps, and church and community directories. The collection also contains a large amount of research produced on early computers.
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Collection Title: Marie P. Tarnapowicz Papers
Creator: Tarnapowicz, Marie
Collection dates: 1923-1980
Extent: 22.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Papers of Marie P. Tarnapowicz contain testimonials, a certificate, letters of commendations, photographs, and posters regarding her involvement in selling United States War Bonds during and immediately after World War II.
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Collection Title: Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, Pa. Records
Creator: Cross Roads Prebyterian Church (Gibsonia, Pa).
Collection dates: 1827-1980
Extent: 1.0 microfilm reel (1148 frames)
Abstract: The records of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia (Allegheny Co.), Pa., 1827-1980, is mostly comprised of church registers from 1827-1980, containing lists of pastors, elders, deacons, communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. This collection also consists of minutes of the Sessions, 1827-1980, and minutes of the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, 1904-1946.
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Collection Title: Thomas Merton Center Records
Creator: Thomas Merton Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection dates: 1962-2009
Extent: 88.83 linear feet (65 boxes and 2 reels of microfilm)
Abstract: The Thomas Merton Center (TMC) of Pittsburgh is an affiliate of the International Thomas Merton Society. Growing out of Catholics in opposition to the Vietnam War, the TMC has since broadened its vision to encompass issues including nuclear weapons, South African apartheid, Central American counterinsurgencies, and crises in the Middle East. The material in this collection includes publications, subject files, pamphlets, correspondence, newsletters, and articles that reflect this wide array of activities.
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Collection Title: Marjorie and J. Warren Matson Papers
Creator: Matson, J. Warren, 1905-1983
Collection dates: 1942-1980
Extent: 12.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract: This collection contains the records of Marjorie and J. Warren Matson, a couple known for their community involvement. Marjorie Matson (1913-1980), a prominent lawyer and civil libertarian in Pittsburgh, served as Allegheny County solicitor, assistant district attorney, and president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). J. Warren Matson (1905-1983), an engineer and social worker, was known for his work for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), as well as community activities on behalf of seniors and other residents of the Hill District. These records detail their work in their respective careers from 1942 to 1980, and cover a broad range of subjects including academic freedom, civil liberties and rights, health care, racial conflicts, the Vietnam War, conscription, housing, juvenile delinquency, prisons, and advocacy for senior citizens.
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Collection Title: Women in the Urban Crisis Records
Creator: Women in the Urban Crisis (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection dates: 1969-1984
Extent: 18.75 linear feet (15 boxes)
Abstract: The Women in the Urban Crisis (WIUC) was a non-profit organization that formed as a result of an urban crisis conference held at Chatham College in March of 1969, which attracted women leaders throughout the community. The records contain correspondence, projects, programs, and proposals. In addition, there are organizational files of the WIUC and information pertaining to their annual conferences.
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Collection Title: Planned Parenthood Center of Pittsburgh Records
Creator: Planned Parenthood Center of Pittsburgh.
Collection dates: 1923-1980
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract: The Planned Parenthood Center of Pittsburgh was founded in 1930 as the Birth Control League of Allegheny County, an indirect successor to the earlier organizations, The Birth Control League of Western Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County Birth Control League. This collection contains history, by-laws, correspondence, minutes, pamphlets, brochures, and scrapbooks (1930-1949). Correspondence includes communication with the American Birth Control League (New York) and holds one TLS from Margaret Sanger, dated March 2, 1923. The collection contains 9 photographic images of Sanger in India with six showing Sanger with Mahatma Ghandi.
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Collection Title: Evelyn O. Darin Papers
Creator: Darin, Evelyn O., 1910-1977
Collection dates: 1954-1960
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Evelyn O. Darin was a member of UE Local 601 and IUE Local 601 in East Pittsburgh. In 1955, Westinghouse Electric Company fired Ms. Darin because of alleged communist affiliations. This collection documents Ms. Darin's travails and partial vindication.
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