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Series V. Administration, 1921-1977

Scope and Content Notes:

Series V contains materials of the Executive Board. During its first decade of existence the Section administered all activities via the Executive Board. At that time budgets were usually drawn up on an ad hoc basis. However, in its second decade the Pittburgh Section's membership increased, committees proliferated, and the collection of dues and the allocation of funds became more organized. A budget of a few hundred dollars in 1904 had grown to $20,000 by 1915.

By 1921, there were 54 committees and it was decided to divide them among nine departments. The "departments" were renamed "bureaus" and reorganized in the late 1940s. They were renamed "departments" again in the early 1960s. In 1962, the Pittsburgh Section was decentralized into divisions based on place of residence and meeting time (e.g. Evening Division). However, in April of 1970 the divisions were dissolved.

Because of these administrative permutations and combinations, these series are based on function rather than subject. The series contains files and reports relating to finance, membership (including oversized ledgers), policy and personnel, and program, publicity and public relations.

Subseries 1. Finance Committee

Folder 12-19 Minutes, 1921-1971
Folder 20 Reports, 1932-1968 (intermittent)
Folder 21 Lists of members, 1943-1952
Folder 22-29 Budgets, 1923-1967
Folder 30 Investments and insurance policies, 1932-1973

Section: Membership Committee


Box 13
Folder 1-3 Reports, 1933-1972
Folder 4-7 Minutes, 1930-1962
Folder 8 Correspondence, Membership Vice-President, 1951-1973
Folder 9-11 Campaigns, 1943-1960
Folder 12 Report, Membership Review Committee, undated
Folder 13 Extension, 1945-1961
Folder 14 Fifty-year membership party, 1959
Folder 15 Directory of new members, 1922-1937
Folder 16-23 Lists of members, 1951-1971
Folder 24 Lists of deceased members, 1953-1967
Volume 1-6 Ledgers, 1947-1961

Section: Policy and Personnel


Box 14
Folder 1-2 Reports, 1927-1934
Folder 3-4 Minutes, 1935-1946
Folder 5 Correspondence, Departmental Committee, 1938
Folder 6 Minutes, Special Committee on the Office of President, 1949
Folder 7-9 Reports, Administration and Finance, 1949-1967
Folder 10-12 Office Service Committee, 1946-1961
Folder 13 Personnel Committee, 1949-1972

Subseries 2. Program, Publicity, and Public Relations

Folder 14-20 Reports and correspondence, 1927-1977
Folder 21-22 Program material, invitations, and newspaper clippings