Summary Information
Title: Robert J. Simonds Papers
Collection Number: AIS.1969.04
Creator: Simonds, Robert J.

Collection Dates: 1963-1966
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (15 folders)

Language: English


ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Date Published:

February 13, 1968

Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center Staff.

The personal material in this collection documents the time period when Robert J. Simonds worked for ALCOA (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in public relations and personnel. Simonds next worked for Kelchum, Inc., a fund-raising consultancy, where he spent the next 30 years before retiring as Executive Vice-President. He continues to work as a fund-raising consultant and is now associated with First Counsel, Inc. as president of the North Group and chairman of FCI International.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

Contains correspondence, memorabilia, and miscellaneous material pertaining to civil rights and interracial programs in the Pittsburgh Area Camp Achievement, George Washington Carver Week, Pittsburgh Interracial Home Visit Committee, Project Friendship, SHARE, United Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (Pittsburgh Presbytery) Membership Exchange Plan, and Mississippi Project; includes tape of Jazz for Freedom Concert, 17 January 1965.

Subject Terms

  • Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Human rights workers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Pittsburgh Interracial Home Visit Committee.
  • Project Friendship (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • South Hills Association for Racial Equality.
  • United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Pittsburgh.

Personal Names
  • Simonds, Robert J.

  • Correspondence
  • Memorabilia
  • Personal papers

  • Social action

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Robert J. Simonds on February 1, 1969.

Preferred Citation:

Robert J. Simonds Papers, 1963-1966, AIS.1969.04, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff.


The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1 Camp Achievement
Folder 2 Friendship Unlimited
Folder 3 George Washington Carver Week
Folder 4 Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Area, Religion and Race Council
Folder 6 Pittsburgh Interracial Home Visit Committee
Folder 7 Project Friendship
Folder 8 South Hills Association for Racial Equality (SHARE)
Folder 9 United Negro College Fund
Folder 10 United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Pittsburgh Presbytery
Folder 10a Committee on Racial Understanding
Folder 10b Membership Exchange Plan
Folder 10c Mississippi Project
Folder 11 United Presbyterian church in the U.S.A. Commission on Religion and Race
Folder 12 Citizen of the Week Citation. Robert J. Simonds