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Series II. Historical

Section: Film

Scope and Content Notes:

This section contains 58 films which reflect major historical events involving Pitt in the middle of the twentieth century. It notably includes footage of Nikita Khruschev at Pitt, as well as two interviews with Dr. Jonas Salk. This section contains footage from as early as 1928.

Reel 1053 #1 A Tale of Progress/ History of UPitt, [DVD Available], unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1019 #3 Education is Everybody's Business, 1960 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1021 #3 Education is Everybody's Business/Animated, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 974 #4 The Pennsylvania Way, Pt. 1, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 977 #5 The Pennsylvania Way, Pt. 2, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 976 #6 The Pennsylvania Way, Pt. 3, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 975 #7 The Pennsylvania Way, Pt. 4, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 1024 #8 Interview with Dr. Hoffman, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 998 #10 Edward R. Murrow Interviews Jonas Salk on "See it Now", [DVD Available], unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 999 #11 "Meet the Professor" Jonas Salk, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 1026 #12 Chancellor Litchfield 1962, 1962 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1,079 #13 Meet the Professor Edwin Peterson May 21, 1962 (1.0 film; 1000' 16mm 6/6/4)
Reel 1018 #15 Hootenanny/TV Folk Music Program, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1062 #18 Annual Report 1963-1964 1963-1964 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1020 #19 General Activities Pt. 2/Alumni Trip to Europe, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 988 #20 General Activities Pt. 3/Commencement Ceremonies, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 989 #21 General Activities Pt. 4/Campus Models, Proposed Projects, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 990 #22 General Activities Pt. 5/Other Pitt Campuses, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 991 #23 General Activities Pt. 6/Buildings, Construction, Dedication of Buildings, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 987 #24 General Activities Pt. 7/Students and Projects, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 986 #25 General Activities Pt. 8/Activities and Departments, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 985 #26 General Activities Pt. 9/Nationality Rooms, Conferences, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 984 #27 General Activities Pt. 10/ Arts Labs General Activities, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 983 #28 General Activities Pt. 11/ Dedications, Special Events, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 982 #29 General Activities Pt. 12/ Plaques, Pictures, Plans, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 995 #30 General Activities Pt. 13/Libraries, Labs, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 996 #31 General Activities Pt. 14/Professors in Action, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 997 #32 General Activities Pt. 15/Buildings on Campus, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 993 #33 General Activities Pt. 16/Students, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 992 #34 General Activities Pt. 17/Miscelleanous Students, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 36 #36-42 Khruschev at Pitt [Khrushchev], 1959 (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5 #36 = Reel 36 (Part 5 of 5) #37 = Reel 1002 (Part 3 of 5) #38 = Reel 1001 (Part 2 of 5) #39 = Reel 1000 (silent) #40 = Reel 1006 (silent) #41 = Reel 1078 (Part 4 of 5) #42 = Reel 1003 (Part 1 of 5))
Reel 1027 #43 1928 Graduation at Dental School, 1928 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1028 #44 Seniors Receive Grades at Dental Library 1929, 1929 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1081 #45 1929 Psi Omega Picnic, 1929 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1029 #46 1930 Psi Omega Picnic, 1930 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1030 #47 1932 Psi Omega Picnic, 1932 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1045 #48 1940 Psi Omega Picnic, 1940 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1031 #49 Psi Omega Picnic, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1033 #51 Litchfield and Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark/Scenes of Pitt vs. Navy Game 1964, Unknown and 1964 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1038 #54 Dedication of Engineering Hall, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1037 #55 Man Paints Cathedral of Learning Portraits, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1039 #56 Footage of Classroom Lectures and Discussions, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1040 #57 1958 U.S. Educators Visit Moscow, 1958 (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1022 #58 Higher Education in USSR, Litchfield, Other University Presidents in USSR, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1023 #59 Soviet Education NBC News, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1055 #60 Pitt Evening Classes, unknown (16mm film Contains 4 Reels Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1059 #61 Pitt Evening Classes, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1080 #66 Upward: A History of Pitt, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1050 #74 Upward: A Story of the High Place/ A History of Pitt, [DVD Available], unknown (Three 16mm film reels (#1050, 1051, 1054) Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1048 #79 Litchfield Etal Valparaiso, Chile, unknown (16mm film Media Room 5/6/5)
Reel 1008 Salute to Carl Olson, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 1009 Salute to Carl Olson, unknown (16mm film Media Room 6/6/5)
Reel 1066 V.F.E.W.D. Local 105 Peoria, Caterpillar Tractor Co.-Oct. 41, October ??, 1941 (16mm film Media Room 4/8/4)
Kruschev & David Lawrence at Pitt, 1959
Senior Queen, 1940
Interview with Colodny about Cuba, ca. 1960
Presentation to Eisenhower, 1973

Section: Video

Scope and Content Notes:

This section contains videos which pertain to the history of either the University of Pittsburgh or the city of Pittsburgh. It notably includes footage of the unveiling of Pitt’s Varsity Walk, as well as some for commencement programs.


Box 4
Videotape 151 Ground Breaking Ceremony, unknown (VHS T-120)

Box 9
Videotape 172 Ground Breaking Ceremony, unknown (VHS T-120 Needs Case)

Box 4
Videotape 153 Ground Breaking #1, unknown (3/4 Inch U-matic 20BQ Needs Case)

Box 9
Videotape 154 Ground Breaking #2, unknown (3/4 Inch U-matic 20BQ Needs Case)

Box 8
Videotape 128 Aerial footage April '91 Dusk, April ??, 1991 (Betacam SP 20 Minute)

Box 8
Videotape 339 The Editors - Friday July 5th - nordenberg interview, unknown (VHS T-40)

Box 9
Videotape 139 Varsity Walk Unveiling, April 6, 2000 (Betacam SP 30 Minute Needs Case)

Box 9
Videotape 142 1994 Pitt Commencement w/Doug Whaley & Matt Bloom, unknown (Betacam SP 30 Minute Needs Case)

Box 28
Videotape 535 Pitt Project, unknown (1 Inch Videotape)

Box 28
Videotape 536 Pitt Project Carnegie - 1937, unknown (1 Inch Videotape)

Box 9
Videotape 173 Bob Wiley Presentation #1, unknown (VHS Needs Case)

Box 29
Videotape 540 Vets Hyland Tape 1, unknown (Betacam SP Needs Case)

Box 39
Videotape 817 History, unknown (Betacam SP 30 Minute Needs Case)

Box 21
Videotape 372 100 Yrs. Pitt - Music 2 Cuts Ch1 only, unknown (Betacam SP 10 Minute)

Box 43
Videotape 961 Pitt Auditions, unknown (VHS T-10)

Box 43
Videotape 958 Pitt Senior Ceremonies, unknown (Betacam SP 30 Minute)

Box 52
Videotape 1147 Pitt Show Air Lock (Reel Footage), August 30, 1986 (1 Inch Videotape 480 Master Broadcast)

Box 52
Videotape 1146 Pitt Pride 1987 Reel Footage (Reel A), unknown (1 Inch Videotape 480 Master Broadcast)
Videotape 1156 "Miner Picket West Penn Power--Masontown, PA", unknown (3/4 Inch U-matic MBU-18 Media Room 6/6/4)
Videotape 1158 Roberts Jaworski and Peter Flaherty: Native Son I, September 6, 1991 (VHS T-15 :30 Media Room 6/6/4)
Videotape 1159 Gold Medal Presentation/Dr. Posvar Presentation, October 27, 1990 (Betacam SP Media Room 6/6/4)

Box 43
Videotape 956 TCI 1996, unknown (VHS)

Box 53
Videotape 1174 Chancellor W.W. Posvar comments on proposed state budget that would eliminate aid to the University (broadcast on 6 p.m. news, WIIC, WTAE, KDKA-TV), August 4, 1977 (3/4 Inch U-matic Archive Collection Room 17/6/6)

Box 53
Videotape 1171 Flood victims housed at the University of Pittsburgh's Johnstown campus, July 28, 1977 (3/4 Inch U-matic Archive Collection Room 17/6/6)

Box 53
Videotape 1176 Debate on J.P. Stevens Co. vs Union, July 13, 1977 (1/2 Inch Videotape Tape 1 of 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/6)

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Videotape 1177 Debate on J.P. Stevens Co. vs Union, July 13, 1977 (1/2 Inch Videotape Tape 2 of 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/6)

Box 3
Videotape 1179 “An Uncommon Woman” (Judge Genevieve Blatt) March 3, 1988 produced by Governor’s Cultural Advisor, Length 28:08, March 3, 1988 (VHS T-30 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 3
Videotape 1180 The University of Pittsburgh Archives with Marilyn Whitmore and Jeannine Kreyenbuhl, 1982? (3/4 Inch U-matic KCA-30 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 3
Videotape 1181 General Matthew B. Ridgway Dinner on the occasion of naming the Center for International Security Studies in his honor 4/21/88, April 21, 1988 (3/4 Inch U-matic KCA-60 Tape 1 of 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 3
Videotape 1182 General Matthew B. Ridgway Dinner on the occasion of naming the Center for International Security Studies in his honor 4/21/88, April 21, 1988 (3/4 Inch U-matic KCA-60 Tape 2 of 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 53
Videotape 1183 Greek Sing 1984, March 1984 (3/4 Inch U-matic Copy 1 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1184 Greek Sing 1984, March 1984 (3/4 Inch U-matic Copy 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1185 Greek Sing 1985, March 1985 (3/4 Inch U-matic UCA 60 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1195 Greek Sing 1986, March 1986 (VHS T-120 Tape 1 of 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1196 Greek Sing 1986, March 1986 (VHS T-120 Tape 2 of 2 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1197 Greek Sing 1987, March 1987 (VHS Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1191 Greek Week 1988-“Lighting the Way”, March 1988 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1192 Greek Week 1988-Commercials, news clips, March 1988 (VHS T-120 Tape 1 of 3 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1193 Greek Sing 1988, March 1988 (VHS T-120 Tape 2 of 3 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1194 Greek Sing 1988, March 1988 (VHS T-120 Tape 3 of 3 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1190 Greek Week Dance Marathon – April 9, 1989, April 9, 1989 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 53
Videotape 1189 Greek Week Dance Marathon – March 31, 1990, March 30-31, 1990 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 53
Videotape 1188 University of Pittsburgh Commencement Press Conference April 1990, April 30, 1990 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 53
Videotape 1187 University of Pittsburgh Commencement April 1990, April 30, 1990 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 48
Videotape 1,257-1,258 University of Pittsburgh Commencement -Paul O'Neill, April 27, 2003 (VHS 1:41:10)
Videotape 1,259-1,261 University of Pittsburgh Commencement -Paul C. Lauterbur, April 25, 2004 (VHS 2:43)
Videotape 1,262 Graduation Video (Hi Mom), April 23, 2004 (VHS Skutski and Oldmanns 19:23 Looped 38:52)

Box 6
Videotape 1200 Founder’s Day Ball February 1987, February 1987 (3/4 Inch U-matic UCA 30 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 6
Videotape 1203 Dr. John M. Roberts (Anthropology Dept.) interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Sabloff (Anthropology Dept.) on December 5, 1988 for the Oral History of Anthropology Project sponsored by the University of Florida Anthropology Dept., December 5, 1988 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 6
Videotape 1204 The Editors: Interview with Wesley Posvar. September 13, 1989, September 13, 1989 (VHS T-30 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 54
Videotape 1206 Dr. Jacob G. Birnberg, Provost Inaugural Lecture, April 21, 1994 “An Overview of Management Control Systems”, April 21, 1994 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1208 Hart and Corrier – 11/9/78, November 9, 1978 (3/4 Inch U-matic KCA 60 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1210 "Fishbait" Miller, November 15, 1977 (3/4 Inch U-matic KCA 60 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7 Student Union Ballroom - 12 noon)

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Videotape 1211 Gongshow - Summer 1977, 1977 (1/2 Inch Videotape Tape 1 of ? Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1213 Women in Mathematical Sciences Connected to Industry, February 23-25, 1996, February 23-25, 1996 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 54
Videotape 1214 INFORMATION IN SOCIETY 7/18/98: Mulhollan, Daniel P. Directory, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress “Confidentiality and Objectivity in the Legislative Environment”, July 18, 1994 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 54
Videotape 1215 Martin Walker/Ethics Forum – October 7, 1996 “Give us Back Our Good Names: Media, Ethics, and Character.”, October 7, 1996 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 54
Videotape 1216 Dean’s Forum on the Ethics of Information in Society: Betti Clipsham – October 26, 1994. “Building the Ethical Corporation: The Motorola Story.”, October 26, 1994 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 54
Videotape 1217 International Student Party - January 17, 1992, January 17, 1992 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 54
Videotape 1221 University of Pittsburgh Commencement 1990 1990 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7 Needs Case)

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Videotape 1222 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Research Update. V. 1 Summer 1991, 1991 (VHS T-20 Tape 1 of 3 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1223 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Research Update. V. 2 Winter 1992, 1992 (VHS T-20 Tape 2 of 3 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

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Videotape 1224 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Research Update. V. 3 Summer 1992, 1992 (VHS T-20 Tape 3 of 3 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 10
Videotape 1226 Perspectives on the Dick Thornburgh Archival Collection. Founder’s Day February 27, 1998, February 27, 1998 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 10
Videotape 1227 University of Pittsburgh "Homecoming" 1992 (version 1), 1992 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 10
Videotape 1228 “The Information Age Unbridled” lecture – Robert E. Allen (AT&T Corporation) Information Science Lecture 11/11/97, November 11, 1991 (VHS T-120 Archive Collection Room 17/6/7)

Box 48
Videotape 1254 University of Pittsburgh PITT IN REVIEW, unknown (VHS T-30 RT 11:30)
Pitt Cap and Gown Club – Gene Kelly 1933-1936

Section: DVD


Box 1
Item 1-3 University of Pittsburgh Commencement, May 1, 2005
Item 4-6 University of Pittsburgh Commencement, 2008

Speaker is Dan Marino.

Item 7-9 University of Pittsburgh Commencement, 2010
Item 10 Chancellor's Message to Alumni, 2006