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Series II. Design and Construction, 1986-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the materials from the Armenian Nationality Room in 1986-1988, much of it relating to the design, construction, and dedication of the room. The materials include: progress reports, event documentation, expense reports, travel expense notebooks, fundraising and donations notices, member and donor information, research materials, the final design packet, publicity records, papers concerning the dedication book, and dedication records. A majority of the subseries within this series are repeated three times to reflect the original, physical chronological arrangement by Charles Klanian.

Subseries 1. Progress Reports, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains meeting minutes, correspondence, notices, quarterly treasurer reports, stone masonry quotes, design drawings, a construction plan, structural calculations, electrical calculations, a maintenance agreement, construction costs lists, a donation plaque proposal, the beginning of the Shakarian escrow agreement, articles establishing the Armenian lecture series, two spiral-bound project specifications, and status reports on room progression.

Folder 36-43 Progress Reports, 1986

Folder 37 contains the Standard Form of Agreement between the University of Pittsburgh and Eugene V. Dotter Engineering, Inc. establishing Eugene V. Dotter as Engineer of the Record and James Gerald as Associate Architect.

Folder 44-45 Specifications for the Workmanship and Materials for the Construction of the Armenian Nationality Classroom, 1986

Subseries 2. Events, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains a record relating to Armenian Nationality Room event: a reception invitation list.

Folder 46 Events, 1986

Subseries 3. Expense Reports, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains expense reports for the Armenian Nationality Room in the year 1986. This includes: checking account reports, income and expenses lists, cash reports, mailing receipts, and correspondence.

Folder 47-48 Expense Reports, 1986

Subseries 4. Travel Expenses, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains receipts, tickets, and notes relating to travel for members of the Armenian Room Committee in the year 1986.

Folder 49 Travel Expenses, 1986

Subseries 5. Fundraising and Donations, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records relating to donations and fundraising for the Armenian Nationality Room. This includes: correspondence, gift agreements, escrow agreements, and a copy of a check.

Folder 50-51 Fundraising and Donor Information, 1986

Folder 50 contains records of the Alex and Marie Mangooian Foundation donation. Folder 51 contains the Lois Shakarian James escrow and gift agreement.

Subseries 6. Member and Donor Information, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains research materials about significant publicity and information relating to individual members and donors of the Armenian Nationality Room.

Folder 52 Member and Donor Information, 1986

Subseries 7. Research, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains research materials relating to the design of the Armenian Nationality Room. These materials include: drawings and pictures of medieval Armenian churches.

Folder 53 Research, 1986

Subseries 8. Final Design, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials relating to the final design of the Armenian Nationality Room Project. These materials include: correspondence, the final project report, electrical calculations, and structural calculations.

Folder 54 Final Design, 1986

Subseries 9. Publicity, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials relating to publicity for the Armenian Nationality Room. These materials include: newspaper articles.

Folder 55 Publicity, 1986

Subseries 10. Progress Reports, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials relating to the progression of the Armenian Nationality Room. These records are primarily concerned with building efforts and include: personal notes, correspondence, meeting minutes, speech transcripts, project meeting reports, schedules, design reviews, design sketches, invoices, weekly summaries, change orders copies, a contract agreement, reports to the Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh, calculations, professional translations, architectural drawings, newsletters, and the General Conditions for the Contract of Construction booklet.


Box 2
Folder 1-16 Progress Reports, 1987

Folder 8 contains the Standard of Agreement between the University of Pittsburgh and a contractor: John Deklewa & Sons, Inc. Folder 14 contains design sketches of the door and furniture for the Armenian Nationality Room. Folder 15 contains design sketches of the door plaque for the Armenian Nationality Room.

Subseries 11. Events, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records relating to Armenian Nationality Room events: an invitation list, speech transcripts, and correspondence.

Folder 17 Events, 1987

Subseries 12. Expense Reports, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains expense reports for the Armenian Nationality Room in the year 1987. This includes cash reports, authorization forms, funding analysis, and checking account summaries.

Folder 18-20 Expense Reports, 1987

Subseries 13. Travel Expenses, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains receipts, tickets, and notes relating to travel for members of the Armenian Nationality Room Committee in 1987.

Folder 21 Travel Expenses, 1987

Subseries 14. Fundraising and Donations, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence relating to fundraising efforts and donations for the Armenian Nationality Room in 1987.

Folder 22 Fundraising and Donations, 1987

Subseries 15. Publicity, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials like press releases, correspondence, and newspaper articles relating to publicity for the Armenian Nationality Room in 1987.

Folder 23 Publicity, 1987

Subseries 16. Dedication Book, 1987

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials relating to the creation of the Armenian Nationality Room dedication book: notes, drafts, correspondence, and copies of the dedication book.

Folder 24 Dedication Book, 1987

Subseries 17. Progress Reports, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records related to the progression of the formation and running of the Armenian Nationality Room. Records include: correspondence, surveys, funding notices, contractor reports, meeting minutes, programs, construction notes, speech transcripts, agenda lists, and project meeting reports.

Folder 25-33 Progress Reports, 1988

Subseries 18. Events, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records related to the Armenian Nationality Room events: lecture flyers, correspondence, and notes.

Folder 34 Events, 1988

Subseries 19. Expense Reports, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the 1988 expense reports for the Armenian Nationality Room. This includes materials like: correspondence, payment certifications, financial summaries, receipts, and cash reports.

Folder 35-39 Expense Reports, 1988

Subseries 20. Travel Expenses, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains receipts, tickets, and notes relating to travel for members of the Armenian Nationality Room Committee in 1988.

Folder 40 Travel Expenses, 1988

Subseries 21. Fundraising and Donations, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence relating to fundraising efforts and donations for the Armenian Nationality Room in 1988.

Folder 41-42 Fundraising and Donations, 1988

Subseries 22. Community News, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records retained by the Armenian Nationality Room relating to significant Armenian-American community news, historical publications relating to Armenians, and Armenian news. These records include a press release, newspaper articles, and correspondence.

Folder 43 Community News, 1988

Subseries 23. Publicity, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials like press releases, correspondence, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and the Nationality Rooms book relating to publicity for the Armenian Nationality Room in 1988.

Folder 44-45 Publicity, 1988

Subseries 24. Dedication, 1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records of the Armenian Nationality Room's dedication on August 28, 1988. Records include: programs, invitations, pronunciation guides, flyers, banquet notices, correspondence, speech transcripts, and newspaper articles.

Folder 46-48 Dedication, 1988