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Series II. Israel Heritage Room Creation, 1971-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains information about the proposal, planning, design, construction, expenses, and maintenance of the Israel Heritage Room.

Subseries 1. Proposal, 1972-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence about the Women’s Committee and their assistance, the building fund, and development. Also included are policy statements, pamphlets, progress reports, summaries of design, and a newsletter calling for members for the IHR.


Box 1
Folder 1 1972-1977
Folder 2 1979
Folder 3 1980-1982
Folder 4 1984-1988

Subseries 2. Planning, 1971-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains sketches, concept reports and reviews, architectural graphics, Israel trip logs, and correspondence about the design committee and budget. Because of concern for provenance, some dates of the folders in this subseries are a bit mixed together from previous filing.

Folder 5 1971-1980
Folder 6 1979-1983
Folder 7 1980-1981
Folder 8-10 1981
Folder 11 1980-1983
Folder 12 1981-1983

Box 2
Folder 1 1983-1985

Subseries 3. Design, 1979-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains examples of Hebrew text, pictures of the IHR before construction, concept designs for furniture and inscriptions, design proposals, floor plans, correspondence, guidelines for development, design submissions, and research articles. Folder 1 contains a spiral-bound report titled: Program for The Israel Room of the University of Pittsburgh. Folder 2 contains a folder full of research. Folder 2 contains a foldered preliminary concept presentation. Folder 4 contains a binder about the design of the IHR. Because of concern for provenance, some dates for the folders in this series are out of order due to previous filing.

Folder 2 1979-1996
Folder 3 1980-1981
Folder 4 1981-1983
Folder 5 1989-1990

Subseries 4. Construction, 1982-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains room book orders, invoices, reviews of construction, research, service requests, progress reports, and correspondence to Anatoly Lendel about his furniture designs and about suggestions and specifications. A Construction Account is included in this subseries which has already been previous assembled and maintained in a large binder. The Construction Account maintains funding, construction expenses, bond reports, finance reports, contract sheets, a contractor’s application for payment, change order forms, invoices, disbursement requests, and memos. Because of concern for provenance, some dates for folders in this series are out of order due to previous filing.

Folder 6 1982-1988
Folder 7 1986-1991
Folder 8 1988-1989
Folder 9 1989
Folder 10 1990-1992

Box 3
Folder 1-4 Construction Account, 1987-1991

These materials used to be housed together in a binder titled: Construction Account.

Subseries 5. Expenses, 1980-1996

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains two groups of expense reports. The first three folders, general expenses, were loose-leaf and had to be arranged. The other folders were already filed in order and contain more specific groupings than the first three folders. The first group contains papers about construction costs, invoices, time sheets, disbursement requests, reports on state of endowments, and correspondence. The second group contains papers about expense reports, financial reports, disbursement request, cash reports for construction, invoices, completion certificates, and correspondence with hired persons. Because of concern for provenance, some dates in the second group overlap due to previous filing.


Box 4
Folder 1 General Expenses, 1980-1996
Folder 2 General Expenses, 1988-1989
Folder 3 General Expenses, 1989-1996
Folder 4 Expenses for Artwork, 1985
Folder 5 Expenses for Office and Agency, 1987-1988
Folder 6 Expenses for Office and Agency, 1988-1989
Folder 7 Expenses and Financial Reports, 1986-1987
Folder 8 Expenses for Construction, 1981-1990
Folder 9-10 Expenses for Construction, 1987

Box 5
Folder 1 Expenses for Construction, 1988-1989
Folder 2 Expenses for Construction, 1989-1990

Subseries 6. Maintenance, 1984-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence regarding IHR maintenance, invoices, and reports about photographs, cushions, books, and lights.

Folder 3 1984-2009