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Subseries 15. University of Pittsburgh, 1959-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 15 contains correspondence, mailings, lecture notes, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s involvement with the University of Pittsburgh. Subseries 15 is broken up into two sections; the Institute of Politics, and Other University Interactions.

Hillman, a prominent political figure in the region, had been involved for many years in the activities of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics, participating in seminars on civic and political engagement. In 2009, the Institute conducted a case study on the political life of Hillman, culminating with the release of Never a Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman by Kathy McCauley. The case study was released in May 2012, in conjunction with an event held at Carnegie Music hall, which paid tribute to Hillman’s political career and included a discussion of the study itself. (Never a Spectator, 1)

Additionally, Hillman was involved in numerous other University activities. These include support for the Hillman library, named for her father-in-law, John Hartwell Hillman, and numerous guest lectures, speeches, and addresses.

Section: Institute of Politics

Box 69
Folder 1 Changing the Face of Pennsylvania Politics Seminar, Correspondence, 1994
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1991-1992
Folder 3 "Elections and the Electorate Today" Seminar, 1995
Folder 4 Mailed Reports and Booklets, 1991-1992
Folder 5 Mailing Packet, 1991
Folder 6 Memoranda and Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 7 Never A Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman, Book by Kathy McCauley, 2012
Folder 8 Never a Spectator, Correspondence, 2003-2012
Folder 9 Never a Spectator, Final Draft, 2012
Folder 10 Never a Spectator, Interviews and Story Requests, 2012
Folder 11 Never a Spectator, Photo Collection and Archival Materials Used in Case Study, 2012
Folder 12 Never a Spectator, Poem composed after completion of Case Study, 2012
Folder 13 Never a Spectator, Proposed Outline, c.2010
Folder 14-16 Never a Spectator Event, Congratulatory Correspondence, 2012
Folder 17 Never a Spectator Event, Institute of Politics Report Covering the Event, 2012
Folder 18 Never a Spectator Event, Master Guest List, 2012
Folder 19 Never a Spectator Event, Newspaper Articles, 2012
Folder 20 Never a Spectator Event, Planning Materials and Discussion Panel Questions, 2012
Folder 21 Never a Spectator Event, Proclamation Honoring Hillman from Allegheny County Council, 2012
Folder 22 Never a Spectator Event, Program, 2012
Folder 23 Never a Spectator Event, Remarks by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, 2012
Folder 24 Never a Spectator Event, Thank You Card to Attendees, 2012
Folder 25 Nomination of Helen Faison for Coleman Award, 2011
Folder 26 "Once Upon a Time in Pittsburgh," Scrapbook, 2014
Folder 27 Women in Politics Advisory Committee, 1992

Section: Other University Interactions

Box 70
Folder 1 American Experience Seminars, 1988-1994
Folder 2 Archives of Industrial Society Oral History Interview, Thank You Note and Interview Transcript, 1999
Folder 3 Dick Thornburgh Archival Collection, Thank You letter, 1999
Folder 4 Graduate School of Public Health, 1973
Folder 5 Guest Lecture, Women in Politics, 1984
Folder 6 History of Gender Relations Seminar, 1991
Folder 7 K. Leroy Irvis Archives and Reading Room Dedication, Program and Remarks, 2001
Folder 8 Luncheon with Nikita Khrushchev, Invitation and Newspaper Clipping, 1959
Folder 9 Pitt Libraries Campaign, 1974
Folder 10 School of Medicine, Board of Visitors, 1974-1979
Folder 11 University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Commencement Address and Related Materials, 1993