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Series IV. Community Involvement, 1946-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries IV contains correspondence, reports, article packets, memoranda, and other records detailing Elsie Hillman’s activities in the Pittsburgh region, working with numerous philanthropic organizations, colleges and universities, engagement with civic issues, and support for art and cultural endeavors. This includes organizations and initiatives such as the Hill House Association, the Hillman Cancer Center, and the Pittsburgh Financial Leadership Committee.

Subseries 1. Allegheny County Home Rule Charter, 1994-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1 contains correspondence, reports, article packets, and mailings relating to Elsie Hillman’s interest and subsequent involvement in the effort to pass a vote in support of Home Rule. This subseries is broken up into two sections; ComPAC 21, and Allegheny 2000 Citizen’s Committee. The first of these sections covers the developing interest in preparing Pittsburgh for Home Rule while the second details Elsie Hillman’s involvement with the Allegheny 2000 Citizen’s Committee, which was aimed at helping generate popular support to pass a vote for Home Rule.

Section: ComPAC 21

Folder 14 "ComPAC 21: Preparing Allegheny County for the 21st Century" Program Agenda, 1996
Folder 15 Correspondence, 1997
Folder 16 Legislative Drafts, 1997
Folder 17 Letters to Legislators, 1997
Folder 18 Memoranda, 1996-1997
Folder 19 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1996-1998
Folder 20 Notes, 1997
Folder 21 Reports, 1994-1996
Folder 22 Strategic Considerations and Media Plan, 1996

Section: Allegheny 2000 Citizen's Committee

Folder 23 Article Packet, 1997-1998
Folder 24 Brochure, 1998
Folder 25 Case Statement, 1998
Folder 26 Committee, Subcommittee, and Coalitions Roster, 1997
Folder 27 Correspondence, 1997-1998
Folder 28 Executive Summary and Legislative Delegation List, 1997
Folder 29 Fundraising Committee Briefing Book, 1997
Folder 30 Home Rule Charter Drafts, 1997-1998
Folder 31 List of Potential Supporting Organizations, 1998
Folder 32 Materials for Charter Discussion Event, 1998
Folder 33 Meeting Agendas, Notes and Materials, 1997
Folder 34 Membership List, 1997

Box 60
Folder 1 Memoranda, 1997-1998
Folder 2 Op-Ed, "The Time is Now for Home Rule," by Elsie Hillman and Frank J. Lucchino, 1998
Folder 3 Organizational Chart, 1997
Folder 4 Press Releases and Media Updates, 1997-1998
Folder 5 Sample Fundraising Letter and List of Potential Contributors, 1998
Folder 6 Senate Bill 882, Legislative Summary, 1997
Folder 7 Surveys and Polls on Home Rule, 1998
Folder 8 Survey Planning, 1997

Subseries 2. Carlow University, 1967-2005

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 2 contains correspondence, speech notes, memoranda, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement with Carlow University (formerly Mount Mercy College and Carlow College). Elected a member of the board in 1967, Hillman supported the school for over 40 years, as both a donor and key advocate. Most of the material within this subseries relate to Hillman’s involvement on the Ecumenical Institute on Racism, a community outreach program designed to help end racism.

Folder 9 American Jewish Committee Dinner Honoring Carlow President Dr. Grace Ann Geibel, Invitation, Program and Speech Notes, 1996
Folder 10 Annual Donor Reports, Legacy, 2005-2013
Folder 11 Carlow Hill College, Best Wishes Card marking Third Anniversary, 1986
Folder 12 Commencement Address, 1995
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1967-2005
Folder 14 Ecumenical Institute on Racism, Board of Directors Information and Institutional Bylaws, 1997
Folder 15 Ecumenical Institute on Racism, Correspondence and Memoranda, 1997
Folder 16 Ecumenical Institute on Racism, Grant Application Rough Draft, 1997
Folder 17 Ecumenical Institute on Racism, Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Related Materials, 1997
Folder 18 Ecumenical Institute on Racism, Pamphlet, 1997
Folder 19 Hillman Foundation Donation in honor of Grace Ann Geibel, Article in Carlow Journal, 2005
Folder 20 Requests to legislators to support funding for Carlow College, 1971
Folder 21 Scully, Jane, 1970-1972
Folder 22 Women's Leadership Assembly, 1994

Subseries 3. Chatham University, 1983-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 3 contains correspondence, speech notes, memoranda, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement with Chatham University (formerly Chatham College). In addition to her support in various symposiums and events designed to promote the involvement of women in politics, Hillman also established the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Professorship in American Politics in 1982.

Folder 23 Alumni Reporter, "Women in Politics," 2000
Folder 24 Center for Women in Politics in Pennsylvania, "A Conversation with Mrs. Hillman" Event, 1999
Folder 25 Commencement Address, 1993
Folder 26 Commencement Address, 2004
Folder 27 Correspondence, 1992-2009
Folder 28 Establishment of Elsie Hilliard Hillman Professorship in American Politics, Correspondence and Press, 1982-1983
Folder 29 Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy, Announcement of Hillman Foundation Endowment, 2003
Folder 30 Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "Local GOP shines spotlight on women," 2003
Folder 31 Women in the Public Sector Symposium, Program, 1983

Subseries 4. Hill House Association, 1964-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 4 contains correspondence, memoranda, articles, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s workings and involvement with the Hill House Association. Hillman was a board and committee member of the “New Agency for the Hill District,” which later became the Hill House Association. As part of this agency, she was instrumental in helping to found the Hill House, which was created from the merging the Soho Community House, the Anna B. Heldman Community Center, and the Hill City Youth Ministry in 1964. The Hill House functions as a community-oriented organization, providing social services to those in need in the Hill District and surrounding areas.

Folder 32 Board and Committee Member List, 1964
Folder 33 Bylaws and Constitution, 1964
Folder 34 Correspondence, 1972-1973
Folder 35 Hill District Program Proposal, 1964
Folder 36 Information Booklets, c.1973
Folder 37 Meeting Minutes, 1964-1973
Folder 38 Memoranda, 1964-1971
Folder 39 Newspaper Articles, 2004
Folder 40 Print-out of Hill House Website, c. 2004
Folder 41 Reports, 1973
Folder 42 Requests for Funding List, 2004

Subseries 5. Mayor's Task Force on Entertainment, 1934-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 5 contains correspondence, memoranda, articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, and other records concerning Elsie Hillman’s activities as a member of the Mayor’s Taskforce on Entertainment. The taskforce, created by Pittsburgh Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri was aimed at fostering new cultural venues in hopes of generating more revenue. Additionally, a number of file cover the attempts to redevelop parking lots around Three Rivers Stadium into a new recreational center. While most of the material in this subseries is dated from 1984-1987, there is also one article from the 1930s on the city of Pittsburgh.

Box 61
Folder 1 Baltimore Visit, 1986
Folder 2 Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1986
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1985-1986
Folder 4 Development Issues Committee, Reports and Resolutions, 1986
Folder 5 Development Plans, Armstrong Square, 1986
Folder 6 Development Plans, Convention Center, 1986
Folder 7 Development Plans, Station Square, 1986
Folder 8 Developer Presentations and Sites Materials, 1986
Folder 9 Entertainment Center Development Presentation Notes, 1986
Folder 10 Fiscal Issues committee, Reports and Resolutions, 1986
Folder 11 Magazine Article, "Looking into a City: Pittsburgh," Fortune Magazine, 1930
Folder 12 Magazine Articles, 1984
Folder 13 Market Feasibility Analysis Report for Riverfront Festival Center, 1986
Folder 14 Membership List and "Strategy 21" Materials, 1986
Folder 15-16 Newspaper Clippings, 1982-1986
Folder 17 Riverside Presentation Summary, 1986
Folder 18 Three Rivers Stadium, Article Packet, 1984
Folder 19 Three Rivers Stadium, Project Plan, 1985
Folder 20 Three Rivers Stadium, Summary of Consultant's Report, 1986
Folder 21 Three Rivers Stadium, Summary of Economic Feasibility Analysis, 1984
Folder 22 Three Rivers Stadium, Summary of Traffic and Parking Studies, 1984
Folder 23 Tour of Pittsburgh Sites, Notes, 1986

Subseries 6. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 1983-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 6 contains correspondence, memoranda, articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, and other records related to the Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources, on which Hillman served as a member of the development committee. The organization itself was aimed at promoting the arts and similar cultural resources in the city of Pittsburgh and aimed to revitalize cultural centers in downtown Pittsburgh. Today it operates under the name of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Box 62
Folder 1 Correspondence, 1984
Folder 2 Development Committee List, 1985
Folder 3 Institute for Urban Design, "Pittsburgh's Emerging Cultural District," 1984
Folder 4 Meeting Minutes, 1985
Folder 5 Memoranda, 1985-1986
Folder 6 Newspaper Clippings, 1983
Folder 7 Press Release and News Conference Documents, 1983
Folder 8 Project Planning and Development Team Backgrounds, 1983
Folder 9 Reports, 1983-1984

Subseries 7. Pittsburgh Financial Leadership Committee (Hillman-Roderick Committee), 1996-2005

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 7 contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting materials, press materials, and other records covering Hillman’s involvement in the Pittsburgh Financial Leadership Committee (PFLC). The commission, on which Hillman co-chaired with U.S. Steel chairman, David Roderick as well as prominent local business and political leaders, was formed to handle the city’s financial crisis.

Folder 10 Act 47, Memoranda, Press Releases and Testimonials, 2003
Folder 11 Act 47, Recovery Plan developed by Eckert-Seamans, 2003
Folder 12 Act 47, Working Draft, 2003
Folder 13 Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 2003
Folder 14 Call Report on City Finances, 2003
Folder 15 Chronology of Events, 2003
Folder 16 City Employment Statistics, 2003
Folder 17 City Financial Information, 2003
Folder 18 City of Pittsburgh, Operating Budget, 2003
Folder 19 Committee Member List, 2002
Folder 20 Correspondence, 2003-2004
Folder 21 Crossing Guard Expenses, 2003
Folder 22 Final Committee Report, 2004
Folder 23 Fire and Emergency Medical Services, 2003
Folder 24 House Bill 1118, 2003
Folder 25 "Ideas for a Successful Growing Pittsburgh" Report, 2003
Folder 26 Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, Correspondence and Newspaper Articles, 2004-2005

Box 63
Folder 1 Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, Preliminary Report, 2004
Folder 2 KDKA Interview Notes, 2003
Folder 3 Key Messages and Proposed Distribution of Revenue, 2003
Folder 4 Meeting Agendas and Notes, 2003-2004
Folder 5 Memoranda, 2002-2004
Folder 6 Mustio, T. Mark and Act 111, 2003
Folder 7 Newspaper Articles, 2003
Folder 8-10 Notes, c. 2003
Folder 11 Occupational Privilege Tax, Survey, 2003
Folder 12 Op-Ed by Elsie Hillman and David Roderick on Pittsburgh's Financial Crisis, 2003
Folder 13 Orie, Jane, 2003
Folder 14 Press Releases and Statements, 2003
Folder 15 Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), Position on City Financial Crisis, 2003
Folder 16 Recommended Solution to the City of Pittsburgh's Financial Crisis, Adopted by PFLC, 2003
Folder 17 Reports, 1996-2002
Folder 18 Row Office Reform, Correspondence, and Memoranda, 2005
Folder 19 Row Office Reform, Media and Initiative Guide, 2005
Folder 20 Speech by Hillman on Financial Crisis, 2003
Folder 21 Thornburgh, Dick, "Save Our Community" Solution Media Campaign, 2003
Folder 22 Urban Redevelopment Authority, 2003

Subseries 8. Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1996-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 8 contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting materials, press releases, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s involvement with Pittsburgh Public Schools. Hillman served on the K-12 team as part of an advisory team to the schools administrators. This subseries is comprised of two sections; one covering the K-12 team, and another covering the Mayor’s Commission on Public Education, an external commission organized to evaluate and reform the city schools.

Section: K-12 Team

Folder 23 Call Reports, 2001-2002
Folder 24 Correspondence, 2001-2003
Folder 25 Discussion Paper, "Getting the Pittsburgh Public Schools Back on Track," 2002
Folder 26 Heinz Endowments Magazine, "Tough Love: Why we said no to the Pittsburgh Public Schools," 2002

Box 64
Folder 1-2 Meeting Agendas and Related Materials, 2001-2002
Folder 3 Membership List and Statement of Purpose, 2001-2002
Folder 4 Membership List, 2004
Folder 5 Memoranda, 2001-2002
Folder 6-7 Newspaper Articles, 2001-2004
Folder 8 Notes, c.2003
Folder 9 Op-Ed by Hillman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "The region's No. 1 priority: The Pittsburgh Public Schools," 2001
Folder 10 Pittsburgh School Board Election, 2003
Folder 11 "Principle for a Day" Program, 2002
Folder 12 Report, Final Report and Recommendations of the Resource Equity Adequacy panel of the Allegheny Policy Council, 1996
Folder 13 Report, "Finding Common Ground," Prepared by Dr. John W. Thompson, 2002
Folder 14 Report, "Grading the Graders: Evaluating the Pittsburgh Public School System," 1998
Folder 15 Report, Pittsburgh Public School District "Community Report," 2003
Folder 16 Report, School Board Members Status Report, 2002
Folder 17 Report, Strategic Plan for Equity and Excellence, 2002
Folder 18 Report, Suggestions to Improve the Effectiveness of the Pittsburgh School Board, 2002
Folder 19 School Board Action Plan, Draft, 2002
Folder 20 Status Update Presented to K-12 Team, 2004
Folder 21 Thompson, John, 2002-2004

Section: Mayor's Commission on Public Education

Folder 22 Booklet, "Keeping the Promise: the Case for Reform in Pittsburgh Public Schools," 2003
Folder 23 Call Reports, 2003
Folder 24 Commission Committee and Membership List, 2003-2004
Folder 25 Correspondence, 2003
Folder 26 Leadership and Governance Committee Agenda Book, 2002
Folder 27 Memoranda, 2002-2003
Folder 28 Op-Ed by Hillman and Tom Murin on importance of Mayor's Commission on Public Education, Draft, 2002
Folder 29 Report, "Student Performance in Pittsburgh Public Schools," 2003
Folder 30 Superintendent's Response to Commission's Report, 2003

Subseries 9. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1954-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 9 contains correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings and event programs covering Hillman’s interest and activities relating to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO). Hillman served initially on the Women’s Committee on the PSO, which eventually became the Pittsburgh Symphony Association (PSA). Additionally she was elected to be a Life Director of the PSA in 1990. As a member of the board, Hillman was involved in fundraising and campaigning for the PSO in addition to helping plan numerous events, shows, concerts, and programs.

Box 65
Folder 1 Advertisement, "A Series of 5 Concerts," Undated
Folder 2 Board of Directors Dinner, Program, 1990
Folder 3 Capital Campaign Commitment, Hillman Foundation Endowment Overview, 2007
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1974-1993
Folder 5 Dinner honoring Anne Patton, 1977
Folder 6 Four Singular Sensations Event, 2007
Folder 7 Funding Prospects, Memoranda and Financial Spreadsheets, 1992-1993
Folder 8 Golden Triangle Awards Gala, Event Program and Preparatory Materials, 2001
Folder 9 Golden Triangle Awards Gala, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 2002
Folder 10 Heinz Legacy Event, 1991
Folder 11 Hillman Endowment for International Performances, Press Release, 2007
Folder 12 Jewish National Fund Dinner Honoring William Steinberg, 1974
Folder 13 "Knight to Remember" Event, Newspaper Clipping, 2005
Folder 14 Maazel, Marie, Memorial Program, Speech notes and Preparatory Materials, 1993
Folder 15 Musical Arrangement Book Signed in Thanks to Hillman, c.1950-1960s
Folder 16 Newspaper Clippings, 1954-1977
Folder 17 Pittsburgh Symphony Association, "A Quick look Back and a Hope for the Future" Event, 1999
Folder 18 Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Fiftieth Anniversary Book, 1989
Folder 19 Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Meeting Minutes, 1992-1993
Folder 20 Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Profile on Elsie Hillman, 2011
Folder 21 Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, 1975-1976
Folder 22 "Season in One Night" Event, Newspaper Clipping and Magazine Article, 2003
Folder 23 Steinberg, William, 1962-1980
Folder 24 Women's Association Annual Fashion Gala, 1974

Subseries 10. PPG Ice Rink, 2001-2002

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 10 contains reports, newspaper articles, thank you letters, and other records relating to the opening events of PPG Ice Rink in 2001.

Folder 25 Budget and Expenses, 2001-2002
Folder 26 Call Reports, 2001
Folder 27 Event Script and VIP Guest List, 2001
Folder 28 Media Recap Report, 2001-2002
Folder 29 Planning and Concept Presentation, 2001

Box 66
Folder 1 Press, 2001
Folder 2 Security, 2001
Folder 3 Thank You Letters, 2001-2002

Subseries 11. Regional Renaissance Partnership, 1996-1997

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 11 contains correspondence, reports, newspaper articles, and other records on Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the Regional Renaissance Partnership. The Partnership was aimed at helping to promote the efforts of the Regional Renaissance Initiative, which sought to find funding to help update city infrastructure and key sites including new stadiums for Pittsburgh sports teams.

Folder 4 Activities Chart, 1997
Folder 5 Campaign Mailings and Press Releases, 1997
Folder 6 Campaign Staff and Job Descriptions, 1997
Folder 7 Coalition Packet, Older Voters, 1997
Folder 8 Coalition Packet, Young Supporters, 1997
Folder 9 Community Alliance for Economic Development and Jobs, Aggregate Deposit Summary Report, 1997
Folder 10 Community Alliance for Economic Development and Jobs, Correspondence, 1997
Folder 11 Community Alliance for Economic Development and Jobs, Frequently Asked Questions, 1997
Folder 12 Community Alliance for Economic Development and Jobs, List of Key Individuals, 1997
Folder 13 County Individuals Roster, 1997
Folder 14 Economic Impact Study, 1997
Folder 15 Endorsements by Key Organizations, 1997
Folder 16 Executive Legislative Summary, 1997
Folder 17 Focus Groups, 1997
Folder 18 Fold-Out Booklet, 1997
Folder 19 Key Contacts and Notes, 1997
Folder 20 Legislative Supports, 1997
Folder 21 Memoranda, 1997
Folder 22 Memorandum, from Elsie Hillman to Tom Foerster on Coalitions, 1997
Folder 23 Newspaper Articles, 1997
Folder 24 Opposition Reports and Articles, 1997
Folder 25 Regional Renaissance Taskforce Membership, 1997
Folder 26 Report and Analysis made to Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 1997
Folder 27 Speakers and Spokespeople, 1997
Folder 28 Strategic Overview and Campaign Budget, 1996

Box 67
Folder 1 Talking Points, Baseball and Football Revenue, 1997
Folder 2 Talking Points, Convention Center and Cultural District, 1997
Folder 3 Talking Points, Economic Development, 1997
Folder 4 Testimony of Harold D. Miller to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tourism and Recreational Development Committee Arts and Entertainment Subcommittee, 1997
Folder 5 Voting Statistics, 1997
Folder 6 Washington County, List of Key Contacts, 1997
Folder 7 Westmoreland County, List of Key Contacts, 1997
Folder 8 Working Group Contact Information, 1997

Subseries 12. Riverlife Task Force, 1999

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 12 contains meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement and interest in the Riverlife Task Force. The Task Force was aimed at the redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s waterfront areas.

Folder 9 Investor's Packet, 1999
Folder 10 Memoranda and Meeting Minutes, 1999
Folder 11 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1999
Folder 12 Riverfront Development Plan, 1999
Folder 13 Taskforce Membership Roster, 1999

Subseries 13. "Save Our Summer" Program (Pittsburgh Citiparks Swimming Pools), 2004-2005

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 13 contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting materials, press releases, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s activities as Co-Chair in the Save our Summer (SOS) project in 2004. Aimed at keeping Pittsburgh public pools and recreational centers open during the Pittsburgh’s financial crisis, the program, with the help of private contributions and donations was successful in keeping 16 pools open throughout the summer.

Folder 14 Booklets and Pamphlet Print-out, 2004
Folder 15 Budgetary Documents, 2004
Folder 16 Call Reports, 2004
Folder 17 Contact Sponsor List (incomplete), 2004
Folder 18 Contributions and Pledges, 2004
Folder 19 Correspondence, 2004
Folder 20 Dewey and Kaye, "Managing the Nonprofit Licensee Selection Process for the Seven SOS '04 Recreation/Food Distribution Sites," 2004
Folder 21 Meeting Agendas and Notes, 2004
Folder 22 Memoranda, 2004
Folder 23 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 2004
Folder 24 Photography Project, 2004-2005
Folder 25 Press Releases and Talking Points, 2004
Folder 26 Program Proposal and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), 2004
Folder 27 Thank You Card Sent to Donors, 2004
Folder 28 Thank you letters, 2004-2005

Subseries 14. Hillman Cancer Center (Shadyside Hospital and UPCI), 1946-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 14 contains correspondence, memoranda, articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the planning and establishment of the Hillman Cancer Center in addition to her prior involvement with Shadyside Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Hillman served on the board of Shadyside Hospital up until the acquisition of Shadyside Hospital by UPMC in 1996. Hillman was also involved with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, a regional cancer care and research consortium. Her involvement with UPMC increased further with the establishment of the Hillman Cancer Center, the flagship center for the UPCI. The center, located in Shadyside, began construction in 1999 and was opened in 2002. As a result, there are a number of files relating to the planning of the opening ceremonies and events associated with the Hillman Cancer Center.

Box 68
Folder 1 Building a Future Without Cancer Event, 2005
Folder 2-4 Correspondence, 1986-2012
Folder 5 Highmark Negotiations, 2002
Folder 6 Hillman Cancer Center, Bioterrorism Preparedness Appropriations Request, 2003
Folder 7 Hillman Cancer Center, Case Statement for State Funding, 1999
Folder 8 Hillman Cancer Center, Congratulatory Correspondence on Opening, 2002
Folder 9 Hillman Cancer Center, Consultation of Design of Placement of Artwork and Sculpture, 2001
Folder 10 Hillman Cancer Center, Correspondence, 2001-2005
Folder 11 Hillman Cancer Center, Donor and Contributions List, 2001
Folder 12 Hillman Cancer Center, Groundbreaking Event Invitation, 1999
Folder 13 Hillman Cancer Center, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1999-2013
Folder 14 Hillman Cancer Center, Opening Events Agenda and Schedules, 2002
Folder 15-16 Hillman Cancer Center, Program Booklets for Hospital Events, 2004-2010
Folder 17 News Bureau Fact Sheets, c.2005
Folder 18 Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Missions and Goals, c.1980s
Folder 19 Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Reception Guest List, 1990
Folder 20 Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Regional Advisory Council Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 21 Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, State Legislator Fundraising Trip, 1990
Folder 22 Shadyside Hospital, Correspondence, 1963-1996
Folder 23 Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh Symphony Benefit Concert, Newspaper Clipping, 1946
Folder 24 Spirit of Hope Gala, List of Guests and Sponsors, 1998
Folder 25 University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Council and Leadership Retreat, Report, 1996

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

Subseries 16. Urban League of Pittsburgh, 1971-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 16 contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other records related to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the Urban League of Pittsburgh. The Urban League is a community based organization, working to provide services to the African American community. A member, and one time Vice-President, Hillman worked with other members of the Pittsburgh chapter to help provide services to the larger African-American community. In addition to records relating to the Pittsburgh chapter, there are a number of files relating to various personnel at either the local or national level of the Urban League.

Folder 12 Black Labor Union Committee Demands to Western Electric
Folder 13 Board of Director's Lists, 1971-1974
Folder 14 Certificate of Membership to President's Club, 1984
Folder 15 Correspondence, 1971-1996
Folder 16 Jordan, Vernon, 1972-1973
Folder 17 Memorandum, 1973
Folder 18 Report on Sickle-Cell Activities, 1974
Folder 19 Ronald H. Brown Leadership Banquet, Program, 1998
Folder 20 Young, Whitney, 1970

Subseries 17. Victor Borge, 1948-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 17 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, concert programs and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s friendship with Victor Borge, a Danish Classical Pianist and Comedian. Hillman and Borge first met when he played for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1948. They remained friends until his death in 2000. As a result of their friendship there is a significant amount of and correspondence, including a letter from a family member of Borge years after his death.

Folder 21 Booklets profiling Victor Borge, c.1970s-1990s
Folder 22 Concert Programs, 1948, 2000
Folder 23 Correspondence, 1953-2006
Folder 24 Memorial Tribute to Victor Borge, Concert Program, 2002
Folder 25 Newspaper Clippings, 1948-2000
Folder 26 Scandinavian Review, Profile on Borge, "Fiveever Two of a Kind," 2009

Subseries 18. WQED, 1972-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 18 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, event programs, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s involvement with WQED Media. A one-time volunteer, and later Board Chair of WQED, Elsie Hillman was involved in various WQED Events, including the WQED TV Auctions. Hillman would later be honored in 1996 with a tribute event called “For the Love of Elsie” which later laid the foundation for the Elsie Awards, a biennial award show named after Hillman herself. In addition to records relating to WQED Broadcasts and Events, there are a number of files covering the White House Exhibition held at Kaufmann’s Department Store in 1989.

Folder 27 1972 WQED Great TV Auction, Correspondence and Newsletter, 1972
Folder 28 1973 WQED Great TV Auction, Congratulatory Correspondence, 1973
Folder 29 1973 WQED Great TV Auction, Correspondence, 1973
Folder 30 1973 WQED Great TV Auction, Newsletter and Newspaper Clippings, 1973
Folder 31 1973 WQED Great TV Auction, Progress Report and Memoranda, 1973
Folder 32 1974 WQED Great TV Auction, Correspondence, 1974
Folder 33 1975 WQED Great TB Auction, Newsletter, 1975
Folder 34 1976 WQED Great TV Auction, Correspondence, 1976
Folder 35 1976 WQED Great TV Auction, Newsletter and Newspaper Clippings, 1976
Folder 36 1976 WQED Great TV Auction, Newspaper Clipping of Paul Newman with Signed Toilet, 1976
Folder 37 1977 WQED Great TV Auction, Donor Forms, 1977

Box 71
Folder 1 1998 Elsie Awards, Event Schedule and Biographies on Award Recipients, 1998
Folder 2 1998 Elsie Awards, Newspaper Clippings, 1998
Folder 3 1998 Elsie Awards, Program, 1998
Folder 4 2000 Elsie Awards, Invitation, 2000
Folder 5 2000 Elsie Awards, Newspaper Clippings, 2000
Folder 6 2000 Elsie Awards, Script, 2000
Folder 7 2000 Elsie Awards, Speech Introducing Michael Keaton, 2000
Folder 8 2000 Elsie Awards, Thank you letter from Michael Keaton, 2000
Folder 9 2002 Elsie Awards, Correspondence, 2002
Folder 10 2002 Elsie Awards, Invitation, 2002
Folder 11 2002 Elsie Awards, Newspaper Clippings, 2002
Folder 12 2002 Elsie Awards, Poem Composed by Hillman, 2002
Folder 13 2002 Elsie Awards, Program Booklet, 2002
Folder 14 2002 Elsie Awards, Proposed Schedule for Barbara Bush, 2002
Folder 15 2002 Elsie Awards, Sponsorship Information, 2002 2002
Folder 16 2004 Elsie Awards, Invitation and Partial Guest List, 2004
Folder 17 2004 Elsie Awards, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 2004
Folder 18 2004 Elsie Awards, Partial Biographies of Honorees, 2004
Folder 19 2004 Elsie Awards, Postcard, 2003
Folder 20 2004 Elsie Awards, Program Booklet, 2004
Folder 21 2004 Elsie Awards, Script, 2004
Folder 22 Correspondence, 1973-2002
Folder 23 Correspondence, Contribution made to WQED, 2003
Folder 24 Correspondence, Letters concerning Retirement from WQED Board, 1995
Folder 25 "For the Love of Elsie" Event, Congratulatory Correspondence, 1996
Folder 26 "For the Love of Elsie" Event, Invitation, 1996
Folder 27 "For the Love of Elsie" Event, Newspaper Clippings, 1996
Folder 28 "For the Love of Elsie" Event, Poem read by Hillman, 1996
Folder 29 "For the Love of Elsie" Event, Program, 1996
Folder 30 Fred Rogers, Andre Watts Concert in Honor of Fred Rogers, 2004
Folder 31 Fred Rogers, Reflection on Memory of Fred Rogers in Pittsburgh Magazine, 2003
Folder 32 Gulf-National Geographic Screening, 1981
Folder 33 National Geographic Television Specials, 1974-1975
Folder 34 Newspaper Clipping, "Chairman's TV Auction," c. 1970s
Folder 35 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1994-1995

Box 72
Folder 1 Public Broadcasting Service, 1991
Folder 2 "The Big Picture: A Show about Allegheny County," 1991
Folder 3 White House Exhibition, Budget, 1989-1990
Folder 4 White House Exhibition, Committee and Staff Lists, 1989
Folder 5 White House Exhibition, Fact Sheet and Ticket Information, 1989
Folder 6 White House Exhibition, Invitation and Program Materials, 1989
Folder 7 White House Exhibition, Memoranda, 1989
Folder 8 White House Exhibition, Planning Meeting Materials, 1989
Folder 9 White House Exhibition, Press and Message from the President, 1989
Folder 10 White House Exhibition, Preview Party Agenda and RSVP List, 1989
Folder 11 White House Exhibition, Report to the Board of Directors, 1990
Folder 12 White House Exhibition, Thank you letter from WQED Staff, 1989
Folder 13 White House Exhibition, Thank you letters sent by Lloyd Kaiser, 1990

Subseries 19. Various Arts and Cultural Activity, 1963-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 19 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s interest and support in various art and cultural activities. A long-time supporter of the arts and cultural activities, Hillman has supported numerous institutions including Westminster Choir College, and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Folder 14 African American Music Tree, 2007
Folder 15 Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 1996-2002
Folder 16 DiCarlow, David, 2001
Folder 17 Marshall, Rob, Conceptual Images of Memoirs of a Geisha, c. 2004
Folder 18 Shadyside Academy, Hillman Center for Performing Arts, 2003-2005
Folder 19 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 1993
Folder 20 Teenie Harris Documentary, Letters of Support, 2003
Folder 21 Three Rivers Art Festival, 1963
Folder 21 "Up-Home" Documentary, Signed Screening Invitation, 1975
Folder 22 Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's Fallingwater, Fallingwater Cookbook Party, Newspaper Clippings, 2008
Folder 23 Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's Fallingwater, Fallingwater Cookbook Party, Photo featured in Fanfare Magazine, 2009
Folder 24 Westminster Choir College, Endowment Campaign, 2001-2008
Folder 25 Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Fiftieth Anniversary Ball, Newspaper Clipping, 2009