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Series VII. Scrapbooks, 1940-1970

Scope and Content Notes:

This collection contains eleven scrapbooks. The scrapbooks appear to have been compiled by a member of Price's immediate family and chronicle Price's professional achievements, political and charitable works, his connections to universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, and his recreational pursuits, particularly his hunting and fishing outings. They contain predominantly newsclippings, photographs, and correspondence, but also contain some booklets and bound items that have been attached to scrapbook pages, programs, awards, and other paper ephemera.

Box 4
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1940-1946

Scrapbook contains newsclippings from Price’s banking career, including his election as American Bar Association public relations chair, his election as president of the Community Fund, his election as treasurer of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, his involvement in the war advertising fund, and resignation from the banking industry. It contains congratulatory notes for his election as president of Pittsburgh Trust Bank and announcements of his appointment as Vice President at Westinghouse Electric. It contains some documentation of his work at Westinghouse Electric, including a copy of Westinghouse’s corporate name change document, Some of Price’s publications from his time in banking and his early time at Westinghouse Electric, materials from the Westinghouse Centennial Forum, and newsclippings and some correspondence relating to the 1946 Allegheny Congenial Industrial Union strike at Westinghouse Electric. There are also newsclippings regarding Price's role as chair of the Salvation Army Maintenance Fund (1941).

Box 5
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1947-1950

Scrapbook contains documentation of Price's personal and professional work. It contains newsclippings about Price's work at Westinghouse Electric, including new locomotive designs, discussion of tax incentives for business and Price’s suggestions for income tax changes, industry in Pittsburgh including Westinghouse Electric, new plants opening, features on Price, Price’s speech at the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey). It also includes contains articles that Price wrote about Westinghouse Electric's corporate report and the country's economic situation, as well as photographs from corporate meetings, including the Economic Club of New York and Westinghouse Electric functions. There is also documentation of the Prices' personal and civic life, including logs from Mr. Price's 1948 Cape Vincent cruise, 1949 North Dakota hunting trip, 1950 Florida Keys fishing trip, and various leisure photographs, likely from those trips. Additionally, there are newsclippings detailing Mrs. Price’s involvement with the Rosslyn Farms Womens’ Club and the Prices' charity work at the Salvation Army and American Cancer Society.

Box 6
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1951-1952

Scrapbook contains documentation of Price's personal and professional work. It is largely comprised of clippings and photographs from Price’s career at Westinghouse, including documentation of the 1951 Westinghouse Stockholders’ Meeting, materials from the Corning Glass Works meeting, articles on his tax incentive plans, clippings and correspondence about Westinghouse Electric’s work for the Department of Defense, materials from the dedication of power stations, and materials about the Nautilus atomic submarine. Documentation of Price's leisure activities include logs of his Anacosti (Canada) fishing trips in 1951 and 1952 and photographs of his golf trip to Rolling Rock with other heads of industry. The scrapbook also contains documentation relating to Price's award from the American Society for Metals, and his receipt of the Hopkins Medal from the St. David’s Society.

Box 7
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1952-1955

Scrapbook contains newsclippings and articles about Price's professional achievements, including Time magazine's 1953 cover story on Price, materials from the Case Diamond Association meeting, articles about plans for an engineering center in Pittsburgh, the launch of the Nautilus atomic submarine, and materials about the ground breaking ceremonies for Westinghouse Electric power plants. It also contains clippings and other materials about Price's civic work on the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Crusade for Freedom and Radio Free Europe, as well as his commencement speeches and honorary doctorates at Transylvania University (Kentucky) and Adrian College (Michigan). The Prices' social engagements, including a holiday in Dijon and a 1952 Christmas party, as well as Mrs. Price's involvement with the Pittsburgh Playhouse are documented, as well as their charitable work for the Cerebral Palsy Association.

Box 8
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1956-57

Scrapbook contains continued documentation of Price's work with Westinghouse Electric, including clippings and materials from the opening of power plants and a speech to the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, from Westinghouse meetings and dinners, and publicity and press photos from Westinghouse events. Mr. Price's civic work with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Crusade for Freedom/Radio Free Europe are also documented. Some of Price's work with the Republican Party is documnted within, particularly his involvement with the campaign to elect President Eisenhower and Price's invitation to the inauguration. There are also clippings about the engagement and wedding of the Prices' son, Richard, and Gwilym Price's commencement address at Bucknell.

Box 9
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1958-1959

Scrapbook contains materials relating to Price's involvement with colleges and universities, including his speech on atomic power at Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), his speeches at inauguration of Henry Stanford as chancellor at Birmingham-Southern College (Alabama), photos and clippings from the commencements of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and Lehigh University commencements where Price also received honorary doctorates, his involvement in hosting the poet Archibald MacLeish at University of Pittsburgh, letters of congratulations on becoming president of the University of Pittsburgh board of trustees. His work at Westinghouse Electric is also documented, including newsclippings about Westinghouse's future and changes at the company, the Nautilus submarine, and Price's stepping down as President at Westinghouse Electric while remaining Chairman of the Board. There are also promotional and press photos of his work at Westinghouse Electric, including a trip to Russia in 1958, and a brochure from a Westinghouse atomic energy conference in Europe. There are also photos from hunting outing at the Rolling Rock Club and documentation of Price's charitable work with the National Jewish Hospital and his continued civic work with the Crusade for Freedom/Radio Free Europe.

Box 9
Volume 2 Scrapbook, 1959-1960

Scrapbook contains newsclippings and other materials about Price's professional achievements, including receiving the Fritz Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, biographical news articles, the dedication of the Dan E. Kern power plant in Michigan, an article Price wrote in Skyscraper Engineer titled ”Engineers as Administrators.” and photographs, including Westinghouse board photos, and photos from the Westinghouse Electric Italy trip. There is also documentation of his civic involvement, including his role in the Pittsburgh Progress General Committee and Crusade for Freedom/Radio Free Europe. There are photos, clippings, and maps documenting his 1959 African safari, as well as a program from the dedication of the Scaife Hall for Health Professions at the University of Pittsburgh. Finally, there are letters from the Republican Party and Eisenhower administration, as well as invitations and signed photographs to document Price's political involvement.

Box 10
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1961-1962

Scrapbook contains newsclippings, letters and other materials documented Price's professional life, including his receiving the Franklin Award from the Graphic Arts Council of Pittsburgh, letters thanking Price for his time on the Westinghouse Electric board, and newsclippings on Westinghouse Electric's work on atomic sea water conversion and the growth in the electrical industry. There are also photographs of his trip to Kingsport, TN with the board of Eastman Kodak, and there is documentation of Price's charitable work with the Salvation Army. Price's leisure time is documented with a log from the Bluff hunting trip, and photographs of a trip to Jupiter River, Ohio. Price's involvement with colleges and universities is documented with programs and ephemera from the dedication of McCormick Hall and Samuel Pierpont Langley Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as photos from Pitt's Fall Convocation, and a program from the dedication of Hunt Library at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Box 10
Volume 2 Scrapbook, 1963-64

Scrapbook documents the final years of Price's tenure at Westinghouse Electric, including newsclippings from Price's award from the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers, his chairmanship of Pennsylvania Science Council, his attendance at the Time Magazine Cover Banquet, news articles about the Westinghouse annual report, a script and note from the producer of the program “Space Age Success Formula” (KDKA/Westinghouse Broadcasting), and letters and news articles about his retirement from Westinghouse and from Allegheny Conference on Community Development. It also documents his continued involvement with colleges and universities, including his attendance at a dinner for supporters of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a copy of “Development of the University of Pittsburgh Since WWII,” for which Price was interviewed. Price's involvement in Republican politics is documented with a letter of thanks from Eisenhower for Price’s help with his 73rd Birthday Party and an invitation to a White House dinner.

Box 11
Volume 1 Scrapbook, 1965-1967

Scrapbook contains items from Price's continued time on the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees, including a note relaying his election as Chairman in 1966, materials from the dedication of the Van De Graff Accelerator Laboratory and the cornerstone laying ceremonies of the Johnstown campus, as well as Price's letter announcing his retirement from the board and the letters of congratulations he received. There is some personal correspondence with friends and family, as well as materials from the Design in Steel Awards Dinner, at which Price spoke.

Box 11
Volume 2 Scrapbook, Bulk, 1968-1970 1968-1970

Scrapbook largely contains materials about Price's personal and professional life from 1968-1970, though there are some earlier items. There is a 1908 clipping on the reorganization of Westinghouse, with letter from the Vice President of the General Cable Corporation, Price’s Officer’s Record Book from his time in the armed services (1918), and photos from University of Pittsburgh (pre-1968). Other post-1968 items from the University of Pittsburgh include a program from the dedication of the Johnstown Campus of the University of Pittsburgh, a letter confirming receipt of a Mellon Grant ($1 million) to fund the school of engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, letter the Gwilym A. Price Engineering Lectures, and a program from the dedication of Stanton Chapman Crawford Hall. There is also documentation of Price's continued work with the Republican party, including a letters of appreciation from Richard M. Nixon regarding his presidential run and fundraising for his campaign, a letter about Nixon from Pennsylvania governor Raymond Shafer, post-election communication from the Nixon campaign, and an invitation and program for an evening at the White House with Red Skelton. Price continued to do civic work, documented here by Price's letter to assist the fundraising campaign for the Crafton Methodist Church, and a program and clipping from The Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind's Medallion Ball. There are also personal notes from friends and colleagues, including the Secretary of the Treasury; a letter about Price’s resignation from his position at Radio Free Europe, and photos of Price's Anacosti (Canada) fishing trip in 1969.