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Series III. Administration, 1950-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains audio recordings that focus on the administration and functions of the University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff from 1950-2000. Included in this series are various staff meetings, faculty speeches, and planning committees’ meetings pertaining to the administration of the University. Highlights of the series include speeches by both University Chancellors Edward Litchfield and Wesley Posvar.

Subseries 1. Staff Meetings, 1956-1997

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 35 audio recordings of staff meetings at the University of Pittsburgh from 1956-1997. Included are faculty orientations, advisory committees, and Deans’ meetings at Pitt and its branch campuses. Highlights include Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield’s first speech to the faculty.


Box 14
Cassette 164 All Day Deans' Meeting - Speech by Wesley Posvar, December 21, 1983 (4.0 cassette tapes)

Box 2
Item 4 Speech at His First Faculty Meeting - Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield, March 26, 1956 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 7" ; 1 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 100 Meeting of Deans/Directors/Chairman, June 29, 1972 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 108 Deans, Directors Meetings, April 16, 1975 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 24
Cassette 270 Deans' Meeting at Johnstown, June 4, 1986 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 28
Cassette 297 Deans' Meeting - U.PARC, December 17, 1987 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 27
Cassette 287 Administrators Meeting Held in Greesnburg, June 1987 (5.0 cassette tapes)

Box 10
Cassette 81 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), December 12, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 80 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), June 20, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 82 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), January 17, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 85 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), March 21, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 86 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), March 28, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 87 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), April 18, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 88 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), May 23, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 89 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library) -, November 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 84 Staff Advisory Committee on Policy (Library), Febraury 21, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 15
Reel 177 Open Hearing on the University Financial Crisis - Conducted by Cliff Cooper, Scott Baum, Dave Tiernan, John Seidman, Welsey Posvar, Henry Nicolas, Febraury 18, 1970 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 24
Reel 273 Senate Library Meeting, November 6, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 28
Cassette 293 Senior Administrator's Conference, June 23, 1988 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 12
Cassette 140 Faculty Seminar: Arts and Hazards of Appearing on Public Media, March 25, 1982 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 112 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, September 15, 1976 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 13
Cassette 147 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, 1981 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 14
Cassette 157 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, 1977 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassette 158 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, 1978 (2.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 159 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, 1979 (2.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 160 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, 1980 (2.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 167 New Faculty Orientation - Chacncellor Posvar, September 2, 1983 (2.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 277 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, November 24 1986 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 27
Cassette 285 New Faculty Orientation - Chancellor Posvar, October 1, 1987 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 11
Cassette 126 Emergency Medical Center Luncheon, November 1, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 16
Cassette 188 Lakeview Meeting, 1981 (7.0 cassette tapes)

Box 17
Reel 200A Pittsburgh Bicentennial Joint Committee, 1959 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 28
Cassette 315 Milltown Plenary Session, May 6, 1988 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassettes 324-325 University Senate's Plenary Session - "Pitt in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania: Perils and Possibilities", October 16, 1997 (2.0 cassette tapes)
Cassettes 315-316 Senate Council, October 16, 1984 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Subseries 2. Speeches/Lectures, 1957-1978

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 19 audio recordings of speeches given by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh from 1957-1978. Most items are speeches given to third party businesses or events, highlighted by speeches given by Chancellor Wesley Posvar to the Allegheny County Ministerial Union and a speech by Posvar to the student body.


Box 2
Reel 6 Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield Speech at New Kensington School, November 16, 1957 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 27
Reel 290 Chancellor Litchfield Address at NAHRO Conference, April 18, 1961 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 11
Item 121 Chancellor Posvar's Speech at Meeting of Allegheny County Ministerial Union, November 10, 1969 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 5")
Litchfield speeches - Speaker Edward H. Litchfield, 1960

Box 7
Reel 60 Chancellor Posvar - Pittsburgh Business Today Speech, December 7, 1970 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 5" ; 1 cassette tape)

Box 28
Folder 318 Bernadette Devlin Lecture - Carnegie Music Hall, February 15, 1971 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 14
Reel 155 Community Housing Meeting - Chancellor Wesley Wentz Posvar Speech, February 23, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 8
Cassette 78 Asian Council Luncheon - Speech by Chancellor Posvar, September 18, 1973 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 90 Introduction to the University - Speech by Dr. William Hung, March 9, 1973 (4.0 cassette tapes)
Cassette 117 Winchester-Thurston School Graduation - Capsule Biographies of Chancellor Posvar and his Wife, June 8, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 24
Cassette 272 Robert Wolke Presentation at Johnstown Conference, June 5, 1986 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 28
Cassette 314 Mill Towns: Despair, Hopes and Opportunities Conference - Speech by Chancellor Posvar, May 5-6, 1988 (1.0 cassette tape)
Cassettes 324-325 'Pitt in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania: Perils and Possibilities" - University Senate's Plenary Session - Speakers Senator Melissa A. Hart and Rep. Frank Dermody, October 16, 1997 (2.0 cassette tapes)

Box 8
Reel 63 Speech to Womens Association on the State of the University - Chancellor Posvar, May 3, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 13
Reel 146 Chancellor Speech at Chatham, undated (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 8
Reel 65 Speech to Women's Association - Chancellor Posvar, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 5")

Box 11
Cassette 116 Speech at Student Union - Chancellor Posvar, May 10, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 123 American University Higher Education Core Cirriculum Seminar - Conducted by Chancellor Posvar, February 27, 1978 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 11
Cassette 106 Chancellor's Remarks at College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advisor's Briefing - Chancellor Posvar, February 17, 1976 (1.0 cassette tape)

Box 15
Reel 168 Address To Middle States Association - Chancellor Litchfield, November 8, 1960 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 5")
State of the University Address - Speaker - Edward H. Litchfield, October 14, 1959
Faculty address - Speaker - Edward H. Litchfield, March 13, 1957
Student Body Address - Speaker - Edward H. Litchfield, March 11, 1957

Subseries 3. Joint Planning Seminars, 1958-1977

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains 14 audio recordings of joint planning seminars at the University of Pittsburgh from 1958-1977. These items focus on the future planning of Pitt’s goals moving into a modernized and urban future. Highlights include seminars discussing urban planning and the development of the urban environment.


Box 21
Reel 225 "Various Aspects of Urban Planning" - Mr. Harvey Perloff, September 26, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")

Box 21
Reel 226 "People of the Central City, of the Suburbs and of Exurbia" - Donald Bogue, October 3, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 223 "Trends in the World Economy" - Conducted by Kurnets, February 23, 1977 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 227 "Dynamics of a Free and Responsible Society" - Conducted by Dr. Milton Esman, November 10, 1955 (1.0 reel-to-reel)
Reel 228 Joint Planning Seminar - Dr. Holmes Perkins, October 17, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 229 Joint Planning Seminar - Dr. E. Hoover, October 24, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 230 "The Evolving Metropolis" - Dr. R.L. Meir, Raymond A. Fisher, Thomas Stelson, October 31, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 231 "The Politics of the Metropolis" - Fritz Gutheim, J. Steele Gow, Jr., James W. Knox, William Schulz, Jr., November 7, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 232 "Urban Planning Past, Present and Future" - John T. Howard, Robert Weinberg, Park H. Martin, Paul Schwerlcher, November 14, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 233 "Decision Making, Execution and the Planning Process" - Herbert A. Simon, Glenn Ferguson, C. Ronald Woods, November 21, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 234 "Planning Organization and Activities within the Framework of Urban Government" - Henry Fagin, J, Keilcoff, December 5, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 238 "Planning of Individual Services and Facilities in Relationship to General Planning for Community" - Dean Donald C. Stone, James A. Wodan, John J. Matthews, December 12, 1958 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 239 "The Culture and Aesthetics of the Urban Community" - Norman Rice, January 9, 1959 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")
Reel 240 "Urban Planning as a Field of Study" - Melville C. Braveh, Jr., January 15, 1959 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 7")