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Subseries 1. Commencements, 1959-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 19 audio recordings of commencement proceedings and speeches from 1959-1994. Highlights include speeches given by former Representative F. Bradford Morse and Edward A. Weeks, editor of The Atlantic Monthly.


Box 15
Reel 179 University Commencement- Speaker- Edward A. Weeks, June 10, 1959 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 3
Reel 16 Commencement- Week Seminars on Automation, June 1961 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 7
Reel 62 University Commencement- Speaker- Wesley W. Posvar, April 27, 1969 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 15
Reel 172 Commencement Address (Law and Health Professions) - Speaker - William Hoffman Stewart, May 29, 1969 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 8
Reel 70 University Commencement- Speaker- F. Bradford Morse, April 28, 1973 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 5")
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 9
Cassettes 73 Commencement Address- Speaker- Zbigniew Brzezinski, April 28, 1974 (2.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 76 Commencement Address- Speaker- Dr. James Hester, April 1975 (1.0 cassette tape)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 12
Cassette 138 Commencement Program with Music, April 26, 1981 (1.0 cassette tape)
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 139 Commencement Program, April 25, 1982 (3.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 24
Cassette 269 University Commencement, April 26, 1983 (3.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 16
Reel 181-183 University Commencement, 1983 (3.0 reel-to-reel)
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 187 University Commencement, 1985 (2.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 27
Cassette 283 University Commencement, May 10, 1987 (2.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 288 University Commencement, April 30, 1989 (5.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 28
Cassette 298 University Commencement, April 28, 1990 (2.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 30
Cassette 376 University Commencement -Speaker Clark Kerr, April 28, 1991

Box 29
Cassette 353 University Commencement, April 26, 1992 (3.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 28
Cassette 310 University Commencement, May 1, 1993 (3.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 319 University Commencement, May 2, 1994 (2.0 cassette tapes)
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 30
Cassette 377 University Commencement -Speaker Sheldon Hackney, April 28, 1996

Box 30
Cassette 382 University Commencement -Speaker Paul O'Neill April 27, 2003

Box 19
Cassette 211 University Commencement- Speaker Sam B. Gould, 1970 (1.0 cassette tape)
University Commencement- Speaker- Wesley W. Posvar, April 1984
  • Digitization in progress.
University Commencement- Speaker- Richard C. Atkinson, April 22, 1979
  • Digitization in progress.
University Commencement- Speaker- William Coleman, April 25, 1975
  • Digitization in progress.
Commencement, April 24, 1975 (April 24, 1977)
  • Digitization in progress.
Commencement - Speaker - Dean Waldo Mallot, June 11, 1958
  • Digitization in progress.
Commencement- “Break the Silence Vietnam” -Speaker - Robert Colodny, April 4, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.

Subseries 4. University Lectures, 1950-1989

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 23 audio recordings of University-sponsored lectures from 1950-1989. Contained within are mainly lectures given by visiting researchers and academics. Highlights of this subseries include a lecture by Louis Farrakhan as well as a lecture series on brainwashing during the Korean War.


Box 4
Reel 26 "The Life of Robert Burns" - Conducted by F.B. Snyder, Febraury 17, 1950 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 5
Reel 32 "Folktales in the Revival of Norwegian Nationalism" - Conducted by Henning Larsen, March 3, 1950 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 19
Reel 207 Library Lectures, 1955 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 1
Reel 2 Library Lectures - Conducted by Lorena Garloch, Harriet Laubach, Helen J. Moore, October 1954-October 1959 (12.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 19 Vietnam Pitt Teach-In, 1967 (3.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 21 "The State of Special Collections at the University of Pittsburgh" - Conducted by Ruth Salisbury, October 29, 1970 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 16
Cassette 189 Heinz Lecture, 1982 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 190 Farrakhan Lecture - Conducted by Louis Farrakhan, November 13, 1985 (3.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 191 Heinz Lecture and Press Interview - Conducted by Helmut Schmidt, February 28, 1986 (4.0 cassette tapes)

Box 27
Cassette 284 Bob Wolke Log Cabin Presentation - Conducted by Bob Wolke, August 27, 1987 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 29
Cassette 349 "Give Us Back Our Good Name: Media, Ethics, and Character" - Conducted by Martin Walker, October 7, 1987 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 28
Cassette 294 Ethics Symposium: The Honor Code at West Point, 1988-1989 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 4
Item 27 "A Generation of Indian Warfare in Western Pennsylvania" - Conducted by H.G. Cleland, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7" ; 2 cassette tapes)
Reel 29 "Arabic Literature" - Conducted by P.K. Hitti, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 25 "Labor Costs and Small Business" - Conducted by Jules Backman, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 5
Item 37 "Karl Marx: His Life and Philosophy" - Unknown Lecturer, 1956 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 7" ; 1 cassette tape)
Reel 30 "Informal Lecture on the Subject of History" - Conducted by Alfred Proctor James, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 6
Item 51 "The Essential Quality of Polish Literature" - Conducted by Edmund Zawacki, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7" ; 1 cassette tape)

Box 21
Reel 227 "Dynamics of a Free and Responsible Society" - Conducted by Dr. Milton Esman, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 23
Reel 251 "Brainwashing: On Results of Inquiry about Prison Camp Behavior of US Soldiers in Korea" - Conducted by Maj. Dr. William E. Mayer, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 24
Reel 260 "Brainwashing: Psycho-Cultural Characteristics Found in American POW's" - Conducted by Maj. Dr. William E. Mayer, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 267 GSPIA Tape #43 - "Utilities and Limitations of Behavioral Analysis in International Affairs" - Conducted by Karl Deutsch, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 1
Cassette 7 "Pittsburgh in the Revolutionary Years/A Generation of Indian Warfare in W. Pennsylvania" - Conducted by Hugh Gregg Cleland, undated (2.0 cassette tapes)