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Collection Inventory

Series I. Office Files, 1927-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This is a collection of office files from the Nationality Rooms Program. Included are reports, policies, correspondence, related organizations, newsletters, and other materials relating to the day to day operation of the office.

Subseries 1. Reports, 1927-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

Staff meetings, annual reports, financial reports, and projections of the rooms from 1927 until the G-20 Summit in 2009. Documents in this subseries also include the University of Pittsburgh’s history and description of each individual Nationality Room.


Box 1
Folder 1 Staff Meeting Minutes 1972-1973
Folder 2 Staff Meeting Minutes 1973-1974
Folder 3 Staff Meeting Minutes 1975-1978
Folder 4 Staff Meeting Minutes 1978
Folder 5 Staff Meeting Minutes 1978-1980
Folder 6 Annual Reports 1970-1980
Folder 7 Annual Reports 1971-1977
Folder 8 Complete Cost of Finished Nationality Rooms 1927-1954
Folder 9 Rooms Cost Projections 1977
Folder 10 Program Ideas 1955-1965
Folder 11 Tour Statistics 1981-1983
Folder 12 Nationality Rooms Descriptions Post-1995
Folder 13 Room Descriptions Undated
Folder 14 Brief Descriptions Undated
Folder 15 University of Pittsburgh History 1945-1976
Folder 16 History Notes Undated
Folder 17 Union Election 1978
Folder 18 Old World American 1940s
Folder 19 Miscellaneous Reports 1946-1971
Folder 20 Miscellaneous Reports 1958-1970
Folder 21 Report to Chancellor 1946-1971
Folder 22 P.I.P. Info Area – Room & V.C. Settlement 1978
Folder 23 Responsibilities of NRIEP 1974
Folder 24 Nationality Rooms Sixtieth Anniversary 1987
Folder 25 PA Heritage Affairs Commission 1991
Folder 26 Grant PHMC Commission 2000
Folder 27 G-20 2009

Subseries 2. Policies and Procedures, 1960-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

A collection of the policies and procedures implemented in the Nationality Rooms throughout the years that enabled the program to flourish. Sample policies and procedures include: fundraising, deed of gift procedure, and the architectural guidelines for the rooms.

Folder 28 Policies for the Nationality Rooms 1974-2001
Folder 29 Policies for the Nationality Rooms 1966-1996
Folder 30 University Policies 1990-1993
Folder 31 Procedures 1938-1988
Folder 32 Standing Rules and Function of RMS 1977-1982
Folder 33 Fundraising Ideas and Procedures 1979-1982
Folder 34 Deed of Gift Procedure and Samples 1965
Folder 35 Architect Guidelines 1983-1999
Folder 36 Alumni Giving 1976-1979
Folder 37 Budget 1994-1995
Folder 38 Outdated Information Circa 1960-1975

Subseries 3. Correspondence, 1938-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries has the different types of correspondence throughout the Nationality Rooms’ office and committees. The types of correspondence include: use of the room, inquiries, new room inquiries, complaints, and in-office memos to name a few.

Folder 39 Nationality Council Correspondence 1938-1954
Folder 40 Nationality Council Correspondence 1949-1954
Folder 41 Card from the Polish Room 1959
Folder 42 Use of the Nationality Rooms 1994-2000
Folder 43 Nationality Council 1991, 2008
Folder 44 New Room Inquiries 1973
Folder 45 New Room Inquiries 1976-1980
Folder 46 New Rooms 1972-1980
Folder 47 Bulgarian Room 1976, 1981
Folder 48 Nationality Rooms Program 1972-1975
Folder 49 Nationality Rooms Program 1970-1971
Folder 50 Nationality Rooms Program 1971-1976

Box 2
Folder 51 Nationality Rooms Program 1966-1985
Folder 52 Memos on Committees 1954-1963
Folder 53 Memos on Committees 1955-1957
Folder 54 Chinese Historical Society of America 1970
Folder 55 Courthouse Gallery/Forum 1978-1980
Folder 56 Van Dusen Memos 1972-1981
Folder 57 Complaints 1974-1991
Folder 58 Complaints 1992-2011
Folder 59 Complaints 1976-1977
Folder 60 Public Relations 1977-1981
Folder 61 Frank A. Zabrosky 1968-1969
Folder 62 Obituaries 1962-1974
Folder 63 Obituaries 1974-1983
Folder 64 Obituaries 1962-2012
Folder 65 Sympathy 1973-1983
Folder 66 Testimonials 1973
Folder 67 Inter-Office Memos 1971-1979
Folder 68 Inter-Office Memos 1970-1971
Folder 69 Inter-Office Memos 1966-1968
Folder 70 Staff Memos 1986-1998
Box 71 Miller, Donald 1972-2004
Folder 72 Pitt Informal Program 1978-1979
Folder 73 Office of Urban and Community Services 1975
Folder 74 Physical Plant 1980-1981
Folder 75 References 1969-1980
Folder 76 Foreign Festival Customs Undated
Folder 77 American Association of Museums 1986-1988
Folder 78 PA Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations 1998-2011
Folder 79 Pittsburgh Foundation 2001
Folder 80 Museum Grant 2004
Folder 81 Postcards with Script 1978
Folder 82 Pathfinders 2007-2009
Folder 83 Mongolian Higher Education Project 1993-1994

Subseries 4. Facility Management, 1962-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the documents pertaining to the physical maintenance and management of the facilities. This includes the individual Nationality Rooms and the Cathedral of Learning in general.

Folder 85 Annual Maintenance Tour 2008-2010
Folder 85 Annual Maintenance Tour 2004-2008
Folder 86 Annual Maintenance Tour 2003-2005
Folder 87 Floor Care 1975-1986
Folder 88 Exterior Soot Removal 2007-2010
Folder 89 Commons Room Custodial Requests 1977
Folder 90 Cathedral of Learning Custodial Requests 2007-2011
Folder 91-92 Smoking Policies, 1967-1996
Folder 93 Vandalism and Bomb Threats 1979
Folder 94 Nationality Rooms Thefts 1962-1977
Folder 95 Security Reports 1962-1985
Folder 96-97 Space 1974-1980
Folder 98 Space Management/Accounting & Analysis 1984-1997
Folder 99 Furniture 2009
Folder 100 Furniture Loans 1978-1979

Box 3
Folder 101 Facilities Management 1994-2008
Folder 102 Elevator and Third Floor Access 1987-1994
Folder 103 Electronic Upgrades 2006
Folder 104 Lighting Maintenance 1994-2006
Folder 105 Lighting Maintenance 1997-1999
Folder 106 Chinese Lighting Fixtures 1993
Folder 107-111 Markers for Classrooms, 2004-2007
Folder 112 Historic Marker 2007
Folder 113 Room Signs 1986-2009

Subseries 5. Complementary Facilities, 1951-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

A subseries of documents in regards to facilities which are administered by the Nationality Rooms Program.

Folder 114 1209 Cathedral of Learning 1980-1984
Folder 115 1228 Cathedral of Learning History 1992-1998
Folder 116 1228 Cathedral of Learning History 1996
Folder 117 1228 Cathedral of Learning History 1983-1992
Folder 118 12th Floor Cathedral of Learning History and Policies 1951-2009
Folder 119 12th Floor Cathedral of Learning History and Policies 2004-2005
Folder 120 Information Center 1969-1971
Folder 121-122 Visitor’s Center 1972-1975
Folder 123 Visitor’s Center 1979-1980
Folder 124 Visitor Information Center 1978-1982
Folder 125 Garden Proposal and Memos 1993-2003
Folder 126 Nationality Rooms Garden 1993-1998
Folder 127-130 Gift Center Remodeling Project, 2003-2011

Subseries 6. Facilities with Historical Significance within the University, 1966-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries focuses on the facilities that are not officially affiliated with the Nationality Rooms Program, but are administrated by the University of Pittsburgh.


Box 4
Folder 131-132 Heinz Memorial Chapel 1991-2001
Folder 133 Heinz Memorial Chapel 1972-1991
Folder 134-136 Stephen Foster 1966-1985
Folder 137 Stephen Foster Date Requests 1990-1996
Folder 138 Stephen Foster New Policy 1982
Folder 139 Log Cabin 1987-2000
Folder 140 P.I.P. Downtown Info. Center 1980-1981
Folder 141 Frick Fine Arts 1991-2010

Subseries 7. Similar Organizations, 1973-1995

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries looks at the other programs similar to the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms. Focus is placed upon Cleveland Ethnic Rooms, Wayne State University, sister-city Scheffield, and Nationality Rooms elsewhere in the 1990’s.

Folder 142 Cleveland Ethnic Rooms 1979-1980
Folder 143 Wayne State University 1973-1982
Folder 144 Sister City Sheffield 1981
Folder 145 Nationality Rooms Efforts Elsewhere 1993, 1995

Subseries 8. Newsletters, 1990-2003

Scope and Content Notes:

A collection of the newsletters sent out by the Nationality Rooms Office regarding the rooms. Topics range from Room history, scholarships, publicity, and events.

Folder 146 1990-1993
Folder 147 1993-1997
Folder 148 1997-2000
Folder 149 2001-2003

Subseries 9. Websites, 2003-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries is a collection that focuses on the websites created by the Nationality Rooms Office or the Rooms individually. Documents include memos, printed screenshots, and emails.

Folder 150 Website 2003-2006

Subseries 10. Architectural Drawings, 1940-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries has some of the architectural drawings and sketches for the Nationality Rooms as well as other rooms under the direction of the Nationality Rooms Office.

Folder 151 3rd Floor Floor Plans 1989-1994
Folder 152 3rd Floor Floor Plans 1994
Folder 153 12th Floor Floor Plans 1993, 1997
Folder 154 Nationality Rooms Floor Plans 1947-1948
Folder 155 1st Floor Floor Plans Circa 1970s
Folder 156 1st Floor Floor Plans Circa 1940s-1970s
Folder 157 Facility Floor Plans and Policies 1980-1988
Folder 158 Japanese Room Architectural Drawings 1971
Folder 159 Armenian Room Architectural Drawings 1981

Contains architectural drawings and sketches for the following rooms: Croghan-Schenley, Welsh, Romanian, Hungarian, Scottish, Yugoslav, Swedish, Chinese, Czechoslovak, Norwegian, Polish, Italian, English, French, German, Russian, Syria-Lebanon and Armenian Rooms. Also several drawings for room 124 Cathedral (Executive Offices).

Box 6 Oversized Drawings 2

Contains architectural drawings and sketches for the Ukranian and Armenian Classrooms and 3 copies of the Bowman Calligraphy.

Subseries 11. Other files, 1995-2002

Scope and Content Notes:

A collection of files with topics that were of interests to the Director.


Box 4
Folder 160 Max Vanka Murals 1995-1997

Series II. Scholarship Files 1957-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

A collection of the scholarships given out by the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program throughout the years. Reports by students who received the scholarships and who the scholarships are in honor of is also within this collection. This series also contains photographic materials.

Subseries 1. Scholarship Reports and Evaluations, 1957-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries focuses on the reports given by the scholarship winners, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program. Correspondence, progress reports, finished reports, and photographic materials make up the bulk of this collection.


Box 5
Folder 161 Summer Study Abroad Prgogram Survey 1969
Folder 162 Summer Study Abroad Prgogram Survey 1969
Folder 163 Summer Study Abroad Prgogram Survey 1969
Folder 164 Organization for the Foreign Visitor and Student in Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.A 1958
Folder 165 Helen Pool Rush Grant – Rachel E. Kloock 1999
Folder 166 Africa Room Nationality Scholarship Award – Rebecca Stroup (Rwanguba) 2002
Folder 167 Nationality Rooms Committee and Women’s International Club – Heather H. Kiraly 2001
Folder 168 Amy Erica Smith 2007
Folder 169 Keith Williams (Uraguay) 1996
Folder 170 Dan Bisbee (Scotland) 2010
Folder 171 Sera W. Kariuki (Kenya) 1997
Folder 172 Eugene Manasterski Memorial Ukrainian Room Research Grant – Kumen R. Call 2003
Folder 173 Oksana Doroshkevich (Ukraine) 2003
Folder 174 Abigail Chua, Medical Research in Philippines Poster 2008
Folder 175 Ruth Crawford Mitchell Memorial Award – Adrienne R. Washington (Caribbean nations) 2008
Folder 176 Center for Latin American Studies Field Trip – Monica Faust (Brazil) 2001
Folder 177 Rachel Kloock (Mexico) 1999
Folder 178 Miscellaneous Items 1967-1980
Folder 179 Charles Elliot Scholarship Mate 1957-1958
Folder 180 Elanore K. Shenesky – Fred Schaefer Memorial Scholarship 1966
Folder 181 Carolyn J.P. Shaw – Stanton C. Crawford Scholarship 1966
Folder 182 John S. Ruskay – “S” Award 1966
Folder 183 Beverly Reifman – Frederic Schaefer Memorial Scholarship 1965
Folder 184 Susan E. Scott – French Committee Scholarship 1965, 1965-1969
Folder 185 Gladys Flesher – Vira Heinz Award 1957, 1957-1958
Folder 186 Richard A. Moore – Italian Award 1958
Folder 187 Maye Rattner – Student Hostess Award 1958
Folder 188 Louis Sprajcar – Norwegian Award 1958
Folder 189 Marcia H. Getting – Vira Heinz Award 1958
Folder 190 Joseph J. Fitzharris – EMITT Award 1958
Folder 191 Esther J. Mishelevich – French Award 1958
Folder 192 Award Program – General 1957
Folder 193 1958 Final Reports 1957-1958
Folder 194 Student Award Program 1965
Folder 195 Study Abroad Evaluation 1976

Subseries 2. Scholarship Information, 1969-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

A collection regarding the scholarships given out by the Nationality Rooms and the Office of Cultural Education Exchange. This collection also focuses on those whose names are honored by the scholarships. News clippings, photographic materials, published materials for publicity, correspondence, and obituaries of those involved are the types of documents that make up the bulk of this collection.

Folder 196 Kosciuszko Foundation 1969-1982
Folder 197 Sir William Radcliffe Award and Biography Information 1969-1983
Folder 198 James W. Knox 1977-1982
Folder 199 James Knox Scholarship Fund 1995-2003
Folder 200 Tsui Endowment – New York Contact 1978-1986
Folder 201 John Tsui 1982-2010
Folder 202 Rosemund Fund 1974
Folder 203 Prostrednik 1977-1981
Folder 204 Savina S. Skewis – Memorial Service 1993
Folder 205 Savina S. Skewis Endowment 1987
Folder 206 Savina S. Skewis - General 1965-1993
Folder 207 Helen Pool Rush 1965-2007
Folder 208 Vira I. Heinz 1983-2005

Box 6
Folder 209 Ivan Santa-Cruz 1994-2003
Folder 210 David L. Lawrence Award 1981-2010
Folder 211 Ruth Crawford Mitchell 1975-2011
Folder 212 Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholarship Fund 1991-2007
Folder 213 Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholarship Fund 1980-1990
Folder 214 Education Exchange Endowment Fund 1958
Folder 215 Endowments 2005
Folder 216 Caryl M. Kline 2002-2009
Folder 217 Caryl M. Kline Scholarship 2002-2006
Folder 218 John Heinz Scholarship Endowment Fund 1991
Folder 219 E. Maxine Bruhns Scholarship 2005-2008
Folder 220 Shiono Scholarship 2009-2011
Folder 221 McGunagle Award 2007-2012
Folder 222 Italian 1986-1992
Folder 223 Slater, Frank and Vilma 1993
Folder 224 Blatt Endowment 1996-1997
Folder 225 Brown, Dorothy Bradley 1998-2007
Folder 226 Brown P.T. Award 1998-2008
Folder 227 Starrett, Charles and Agnes 1982-1989
Folder 228 Kessler, Friedl 1998
Folder 229 Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Scholarship 1979-2008
Folder 230 Stadnick, Mary 1993-1995
Folder 231 Scholarship – Publicity 1998-2007
Folder 232 Rukavina, Miles (Mr. and Mrs.) 1980-1983
Folder 233 Dravo 1998