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Subseries 2. Financial, 1939-1964

Scope and Content Notes:

Included in the Financial subseries are copies of the Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company stock certificates issued to P.L. Prattis. Mr. Prattis had invested his own personal money into the paper and was committed to its success. As the newspaper entered the 1960s, it began to lose money and was no longer profitable. Prattis made a series of personal loans to keep the Pittsburgh Courier solvent. Of particular interest, are a series of cancelled checks Prattis wrote to the Pittsburgh Courier and Robert L. Vann's widow, Jessie, that document the loans. The Financial subseries is arranged chronologically by year and include comptroller's reports and financial statements that chart the fiscal health of the organization during this time period.


Box 1
Folder 15 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Stock Certificates and List of Shareholders, 1939-1941, 1955-1956
Folder 16 Checks written by P.L. Prattis to Robert L. Vann Memorial Fund, 1941
Folder 17 Checks written by P.L. Prattis to the Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company, 1941,1944,1946,1963-1964
Folder 18 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Audit Report, March 31, 1944
Folder 19 Resolution to Dispose of Our World Publishing Company Stock, 1946
Folder 20 Shareholders of Our World Publishing Company Stock, 1947
Folder 21 Our World Publishing Company Financial Report, October 31, 1948
Folder 22 Checks written by P.L. Prattis to Jessie M. Vann, 1948-1949
Folder 23 Our World Publishing Company Stock Certificate, 1949
Folder 24 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Report, May 31, 1955
Folder 25 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Report, September 30, 1955
Folder 26 Pittsburgh Publishing Company Financial Report, October 31, 1955
Folder 27 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Report, November 30, 1955
Folder 28 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report, January 1956
Folder 29 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report, April 1957
Folder 30 Legal Resolution with Marshall S. Leff for Financial and Management Control, 1958
Folder 31 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report, January 1958
Folder 32 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report, February 1958
Folder 33 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report, March 1958
Folder 34 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report, April-June 1958
Folder 35 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report No. 9, September 14-19, 1959
Folder 36 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Comptroller's Office Report No. 10, September 26, 1959
Folder 37 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Balance Sheet, September 30, 1960
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Report, December 31, 1960
Folder 39 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Report, February 28, 1961
Folder 40 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Report, June 30, 1963
Folder 41 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Balance Sheet, September 30, 1963
Folder 42 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Financial Statement, June 30, 1964
Folder 43 Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Company Yearly Financial Statement, December 31, 1964