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Series I. University Events, 1950-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains audio items focused on University-sponsored events, such as commencements, convocations, facility groundbreakings, guest lecturers and memorial events from throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

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")

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")

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")

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

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

Box 24
Cassette 269 University Commencement, April 26, 1983 (3.0 cassette tapes)

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

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

Box 28
Cassette 298 University Commencement, April 28, 1990 (2.0 cassette tapes)

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)

Box 28
Cassette 310 University Commencement, May 1, 1993 (3.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 319 University Commencement, May 2, 1994 (2.0 cassette tapes)

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
University Commencement- Speaker- Richard C. Atkinson, April 22, 1979
University Commencement- Speaker- William Coleman, April 25, 1975
Commencement, April 24, 1975 (April 24, 1977)
Commencement - Speaker - Dean Waldo Mallot, June 11, 1958
Commencement- “Break the Silence Vietnam” -Speaker - Robert Colodny, April 4, 1969

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)

Subseries 2. Convocations, 1958-1989

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 14 audio recordings of University convocation proceedings spanning the years 1958-1989. Highlights of the subseries include speeches given by former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren and Pulitzer Prize winning Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish.


Box 7
Reel 54 Honors Convocation - Speaker, Chancellor Edward Litchfield, October 29, 1958 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 17
Reel 194 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Archibald MacLeish, 1959 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 195 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Pearl Buck, 1960 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 199 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Earl Warren 1961 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 198 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Edward Teller, 1963 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 196 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Charlie Snow, 1964 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 16
Item 184 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Dr. Norman A. Graebner, 1981 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7"; 2 cassette tapes)

Box 17
Reel 193 Honors Convocation - Speaker - Robert Frost, July 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7" ; 1 cassette tape)

Box 16
Reel 185 Honors Convocation, 1982 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 186 Honors Convocation, 1984 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 28
Cassette 299 Honors Convocation, 1987 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 281 Honors Convocation, March 17, 1987 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 300 Honors Convocation, 1988 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 301 Honors Convocation, 1989 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 30
Cassette 378 Honors Convocation, Speaker, Louis W. Sullivan, March 13, 1991

Box 30
Cassette 379 Honors Convocation, Speaker, Donald M. Henderson, March 13, 1994

Box 30
Cassette 380 Honors Convocation, Speaker, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, February 28, 1995
Honors Convocation, February 28, 1997

Investiture of Mark A. Nordenberg, Speakers: Richard L. Ferguson and Willaim E. Strickland Jr.

Subseries 3. Dedications/Groundbreakings, 1956-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 16 audio recordings of dedications or groundbreakings of the University of Pittsburgh’s landmarks and facilities from 1956-1992. Highlights include groundbreaking ceremonies for the Law School as well as the dedication of notable buildings, such as the Cathedral of Learning.


Box 1
Cassette 3 Dedication of Cathedral of Learning - Speaker - Chancellor John G. Bowman, March 8, 1956 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 15
Reel 173 Dedication of Cathedral of Learning - Speaker - John G. Bowman, March 8, 1956 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 7
Reel 57 Dedication of David L. Lawrence Hall, June 17, 1971 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 8
Reel 64 Dedication of Mervis Hall, October 8, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 5")

Box 11
Cassette 91 Key Presentation - New Science Facility, January 31, 1974 (1.0 cassette tape)
Reel 98 Central Field Plaza Dedication, November 11, 1974 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 96 Dedication of Tryon Library, May 16, 1976 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Cassette 111 Cathedral Slate Dedication, June 15, 1976 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 119 Judge Horner Brown Dedication, March 3, 1978 (3.0 cassette tapes)

Box 8
Reel 67 Law School Groundbreaking Ceremony, November 3, 1973 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 12
Cassette 130 Victoria Building Dedication Ceremony, October 18, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 131 Forbes Quadrangle Dedication Ceremony, October 19, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 132 Forbes Residence Hall Dedication Ceremony, October 20, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 137 Dedication of Croghan-Schenley Room, February 1982 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 28
Cassette 311 Sutherland Hall Dedication Ceremony, September 2, 1992 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 12
Cassette 135 Dedication of Langley Aerodome, undated (1.0 cassette tape)
WPU Grand Opening Dedication, September 7, 1983

Subseries 5. Memorial Events, 1974-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 14 audio recordings of memorial events dedicated to members of the University of Pittsburgh faculty or important figures within the City of Pittsburgh from 1974-1992. Notable entries include the Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture series and the Heinz Chapel 50th Anniversary.


Box 11
Reel 97 Memorial Service for Russell M. Arnold - Heinz Chapel, July 13, 1976 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Cassette 127 Dr. Adolf Grunbaum Reception, November 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 8
Reel 71 Dinner for Dr. Cheever, May 22, 1974 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 9
Item 77 Dinner in Honor of Leon Falk Jr. - Carnegie Music Hall, April 14, 1976 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7" ; 1 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 129 Greek Dinner Honoring Vice Chancellor Moye, December 7, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 24
Cassette 279 Program in Memory of William Hung, June 1, 1982 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 13
Cassette 152 Dinner Honoring Roger Ahlbrandt, December 16, 1982 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 30
Cassette 355 Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture - Conducted by Robert Lucky, 1989 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 356 Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture - Conducted by Herbert Simon, October 22, 1991 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 356 Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture - Conducted by Edward Tufle, October 28, 1992 (2.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 358 Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture - Unknown Speaker, 1994 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 110 Fred Rogers Reception, May 3, 1976 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 27
Cassette 286 Helen Poole Rush Reception, September 5, 1987 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 28
Cassette 302 Heinz Chapel 50th Anniversary - Speeches by Wesley Posvar and Senator John Heinz, December 12, 1988 (1.0 cassette tape)
156th Anniversary- Speakers- Carl T. Rowan and Wesley W. Rowan, April 30, 1978
175th Anniversary, September 18, 1962