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Series III. Events 1942-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains documents, photographs, and other materials that reflect the various events that took place at, or were related to, the Nationality Rooms. Types of events include: a Christmas and Holiday Open House, Nationality Room dedications, foreign ambassador visits, the celebration of the United States of America’s Bicentennial, and more.

Subseries 1. Bicentennial of the United States of America 1974-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries documents the city of Pittsburgh’s celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States of America. Included are correspondence and meeting minutes regarding the celebrations, as well as a history of the Cathedral of Learning.

Folder 234 Bicentennial Committee 1975-1976
Folder 235 Presentation of History of Cathedral of Learning Given by E.M. Bruhns 1983
Folder 236-237 Pittsburgh Bicentennial Events 1975-1981
Folder 238 Tourism Advisory Board Meetings 1974-1975

Subseries 2. VIP Visitors 1973-1982

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries is devoted to the various visitors that the University of Pittsburgh has welcomed, most of which toured the Nationality Rooms during their stay. VIPs include ambassadors from Greece, the United Nations, and Norway; the Swedish Consul; Polish Head of State; and Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

Folder 239 VIPs 1974-1982
Folder 240 Food Editors Visit 1982
Folder 241 Cameroon Visitor, African Heritage Classroom Committee 1982
Folder 242 American Debate Team, Russian Room 1982
Folder 243 Lord Mayor of Sheffield 1981
Folder 244 American Society of Interior Designers Tour 1981
Folder 245 Greek Ambassador John A. Tzounis 1981
Folder 246 American Orff-Schulwerk Association 1980
Folder 247 Mayor of Lucca 1980
Folder 248 Scottish Room VIPs 1979
Folder 249 Mayor’s Conference 1979
Folder 250 People's Republic of China, Minister of Metallurgic Industries 1979
Folder 251 Japanese Room, Osaka Chamber Of Commerce 1978
Folder 252 Russian VIPs 1978
Folder 253 Swedish Consul General 1977
Folder 254 United Nations Ambassadors Visit Correspondence 1977
Folder 255 United Nations Ambassadors Visit Publicity 1977
Folder 256 Norwegian Ambassador 1977
Folder 257 Visit of Polish Head of State 1974
Folder 258 U.S. Steel Christmas Choral Festival 1973
Folder 259 French Ambassador Morot-Sir Visit 1967

Subseries 3. Anniversaries 1966-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries documents anniversaries celebrated by the Nationality Rooms and Cathedral of Learning, primarily through correspondence, photographs, and event programs.


Box 7
Folder 260 Cathedral of Learning Anniversary 2012
Folder 261 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Historic Marker 2004-2006
Folder 262 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Thank You Comments and Photo CD 2006
Folder 263 Nationality Rooms Program 80th Anniversary Hillman Library Exhibit 2006
Folder 264 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary 2006
Folder 265 Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs 80th Anniversary Celebration 2006
Folder 266-267 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary 2006
Folder 268 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Invitation Design 2006
Folder 269 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Invitation Recipients 2006
Folder 270 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Labels 2002-2006
Folder 271 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary Program, Proclamation and Dance Groups 2006
Folder 272 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Planning Logistics 2006
Folder 273 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Cookies 2006
Folder 274 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Cookie Table 2006
Folder 275 Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Post-Event Feedback 2006
Folder 276 Women's International Club 50th Anniversary, Winners Questionnaire 1989
Folder 277 Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1976
Folder 278 Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1975-1976
Folder 279 Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1976
Folder 280 Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary Mailing Lists 1971-1976
Folder 281 Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1976
Folder 282 Nationality Rooms 40th Anniversary, Correspondence 1966-1967
Folder 283 Nationality Rooms 40th Anniversary Mailing Lists 1966
Folder 284 Nationality Rooms 40th Anniversary 1966

Subseries 4. Holiday and Open House 1942-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries is a collection of materials that relate to the Holiday and Open House Events that took place within the Cathedral of Learning and Nationality Rooms. Files include correspondence, promotional materials, publicity, photographs, requests for rooms, floor plans for the events, programs, event time slots, and committee lists.

Folder 285 Christmas Carols Undated
Folder 286 Christmas Languages 2003
Folder 287 Christmas 2001
Folder 288 Christmas in Many Languages, “Merry Christmas” 1978-1993
Folder 289 Open House, General 1982-2012
Folder 290 Holiday Rooms Write Ups Undated
Folder 291 Christmas in Nationality Rooms Nations Undated
Folder 292 Christmas Information 2001
Folder 293 Open House Publicity 2011
Folder 294 Christmas Information Publicity Packets 1993
Folder 295 News Releases: Yearly Christmas Open House 1983-1996
Folder 296 Christmas Publicity 1992
Folder 297 Open House Publicity 1980-1995

Box 8
Folder 298 Christmas Publicity 1972-1983
Folder 299 Christmas Decorating 1998-2008
Folder 300 Holiday Open House 2008
Folder 301 Holiday Open House 2006-2007
Folder 302 Decorating Day 2006-2007
Folder 303 Holiday Open House 2005
Folder 304 Decorating Day 2004-2005
Folder 305 Undecorating Day 2004-2005
Folder 306 Holiday Open House 2004
Folder 307 Decorating Day 1993-2004
Folder 308-309 Open House 2003
Folder 310 Decorating Day 2003
Folder 311 Undecorating Day 2003
Folder 312 Open House 2002-2003
Folder 313 Decorating Day 2002
Folder 314 Undecorating Day 2001-2002
Folder 315 Open House 2001
Folder 316 Decorating Day 2001
Folder 317 Holiday Open House 2000-2001
Folder 318 Decorating Day 2000
Folder 319 Undecorating Day 1999-2000
Folder 320 Open House 1999
Folder 321 Decorating Day 1999
Folder 322 Christmas Open House 1997-1998
Folder 323 Undecorating Day 1997-1998
Folder 324 Menu Cover for Open House 1998
Folder 325 Open House 1997
Folder 326 Open House, Decorating, and Undecorating Day 1996
Folder 327 Open House 1995
Folder 328 Holiday Decorating and Open House 1994
Folder 329 Open House and Decorating Day 1993-1994
Folder 330 Christmas Open House 1992-1993
Folder 331 Christmas 1991
Folder 332 Christmas Luncheon 1990

Box 9
Folder 333 Christmas Open House 1989
Folder 334 Christmas 1988
Folder 335 Christmas 1987
Folder 336 Christmas 1986
Folder 337 Christmas 1985
Folder 338 Christmas, Greek Room 1984-1985
Folder 339 Christmas, English Room 1983
Folder 340 Christmas 1983-1984
Folder 341 Christmas, Finnish Room 1981-1982
Folder 342 Christmas, German Room 1981
Folder 343 Christmas 1980
Folder 344 Christmas, Lithuanian Room 1971-1980
Folder 345 Christmas, Romanian Room 1978
Folder 346 Christmas, Greek Room 1976-1977
Folder 347 Christmas, Yugoslavian Room 1976
Folder 348 Christmas, Hungarian Room 1975
Folder 349 Christmas, Scottish Room 1974
Folder 350 Christmas 1973
Folder 351 Christmas, English Room 1972-1975
Folder 352 Christmas 1971
Folder 353 Christmas 1970
Folder 354 Christmas, Polish Room 1969-1970
Folder 355 Christmas 1968
Folder 356 Christmas 1967
Folder 357 Christmas 1966
Folder 358 Christmas 1965
Folder 359 Christmas 1964-1965
Folder 360 Christmas 1963
Folder 361 Christmas 1962
Folder 362 Christmas 1961
Folder 363 Christmas 1960
Folder 364 Christmas 1958-1959
Folder 365 Christmas 1957-1958
Folder 366 Christmas 1957
Folder 367 Christmas 1942-1957

Subseries 5. Event Committee Member Lists Bulk, 2000-2010 1976-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries is comprised of committee member lists for each of the Nationality Rooms, which often include member names and contact information. There is also some correspondence regarding committee member changes.

Folder 368 Membership Lists 2002-2010
Folder 369 African Heritage Membership List 1991-2007
Folder 370 Armenian Membership List c.2010
Folder 371 Austrian Membership List c.2010
Folder 372 Chinese Committee Bulk, 1966-2004 1966-2004, c.2010
Folder 373 Czechoslovak Committee c.2010
Folder 374 Danish Membership 2010
Folder 375 English Committee Membership 1976-2010
Folder 376 Finnish Committee Membership 2010
Folder 377 French Committee Membership c.2010
Folder 378 German Committee Membership 2000-2010
Folder 379 Greek Committee Membership 2010
Folder 380 Hungarian Membership List c.2010
Folder 381 Indian Membership List c.2010
Folder 382 Irish Membership List c.2010
Folder 383 Israeli Heritage Membership List c.2010
Folder 384 Italian Committee Members 1997-2010
Folder 385 Latin American Membership List c.2010
Folder 386 Lithuanian Membership List c.2010
Folder 387 Norwegian Membership List c.2010
Folder 388 Russian Membership List c.2010
Folder 389 Swiss Membership List 2010-2011
Folder 390 Scandinavian Society in Western Pennsylvania Membership List 2003-2010
Folder 391 Turkish Membership List c.2010
Folder 392 Turkish Alumnus 2001
Folder 393 Welsh Membership List 2010
Folder 394 Women’s International Committee Membership List 2000-2010
Folder 395 Yugoslav Membership c.2010

Subseries 6. Additional Events 1960-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence, photographs, and publicity materials for a variety of one-time events that took place at the Cathedral of Learning, Nationality Rooms, or at institutions related in some fashion to the Nationality Rooms. Classroom dedications, classroom materials auction, presentation guides, exhibits, and other events are represented.

Folder 396 Special Events 2010-2011
Folder 397 Welsh Room Dedication 2008
Folder 398 Hillman Library Display Case 1983-2007
Folder 399 Auction 2001
Folder 400 Nationality Rooms Catalog 2001
Folder 401 Lace Day 1993-1994
Folder 402 Frick Fine Arts Museum 1984-1989
Folder 403 David Lawrence Memorial Award Luncheon 1981-1989
Folder 404 Slide Presentation 1970-1989
Folder 405 Slide Presentation: Orders 1979-1985
Folder 406 Slide Presentation: Script, Care of, How to give 1980-1984
Folder 407 Slide Presentations 1983-1984
Folder 408 Ethnic Arts Project, Kent State University 1981
Folder 409 Ethnic Music Festival 1981
Folder 410 Visitor Center Display 1976-1980
Folder 411 Hunt Botanical Exhibit 1979-1980
Folder 412 Annual Giving Fund 1977-1979
Folder 413 Urban 13 1978
Folder 414 Robert Morris College and International Newsletter 1974-1976
Folder 415 Unitarian Church 1973
Folder 416 William Hung, Scroll Presentation 1973
Folder 417 David L. Lawrence Hall Floor Plan and Dedication 1960-1971