Summary Information
Title: Pittsburgh Renaissance Project: The Stanton Belfour Oral History Collection
Collection Number: AIS.1973.24
Creator: University of Pittsburgh. Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Collection Dates: 1971-1973
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (plus 110 cassette tapes)
Location: Cassettes are located in Audio Cabinet 1-1 in the UA stacks.

Language: English

Abstract:
The Pittsburgh Renaissance Project (The Stanton Belfour Oral History Collection) was initiated and carried out by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1971-1973 with funds from the Buhl Foundation. The purpose of the collection, as outlined in the funding proposal, was the "...creating [of] a new research source a living record of the Pittsburgh Renaissance obtained from the oral reminiscences of Pittsburghers' own lives and activities which would supplement documentary files and provide for the qualitative enrichment of the written record." The collection consists of 110 cassette tapes and accompanying transcripts.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

October 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center staff.
Collection Scope and Content Notes

The Pittsburgh Renaissance Project (The Stanton Belfour Oral History Collection) was initiated and carried out by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1971-1973 with funds from the Buhl Foundation. The purpose of the collection, as outlined in the funding proposal, was the "...creating [of] a new research source a living record of the Pittsburgh Renaissance obtained from the oral reminiscences of Pittsburghers' own lives and activities which would supplement documentary files and provide for the qualitative enrichment of the written record." The collection consists of 110 cassette tapes and accompanying transcripts.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • City planning -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Interviews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Oral history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century
  • Urban renewal -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Genres/Forms
  • Audiocassettes
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories (Document genres)
  • Transcripts

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Environment
  • Politics

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Tapes and transcripts were deposited in the Archives of Industrial Society by Mrs. Dorothea Carpenter of GSPIA at various times between 1973-1975.

Preferred Citation:

Pittsburgh Renaissance Project: The Stanton Belfour Oral History Collection, 1971-1973, AIS.1973.24, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

Series I. Interview Transcripts


Box 1
Volume A-B Arensberg, Charles C., 8/19/76
Barbour, David, 5/22/73
Barr, Joseph, 7/14/72
Block, William, 4/24/71
Bovard, James, 5/10/73
Brandon, Albert, 7/31/72
Braun, Arthur E., 9/08/72
Brosnahan, Patrick, 9/06/72
Brown, Homer S., 10/25/72
Brown, James P. & Sullivan, Paul G., 8/08/75
Burgwin, George, 5/09/73
Volume C-F Cheever, F. Sargent, 3/17/71
Colautti, Aldo, 12/15/71
Coles, Floyd, 9/11/73
Craig, David, 11/16/71
Cunningham, James, 3/15/73
Denton, Frank, 9/26/72
Farkas, William, 5/08/73
Fleming, Sen. Robert, 8/10/72
Froehlich, William, 9/20/72
Volume Gi-Haz Giesey, Walter , 12/20/72
Gow, J. Steele, 6/04/71
Grove, John J.
Haas, Robert, 6/07/73
Hanley, Edward J., 10/26/72
Hawkins, Frank, 5/25/71
Hays, Samuel, 10/25/72
Hazard, Leland, 11/29/72
Hazlett, Theodore, 11/22/71

Box 2
Volume He-Love Heintzleman, Walter, 4/03/73
Heinz, Mrs. Clifford, 7/07/72
Hickman, Leon, 3/02/70
Highlands, Delbert, 4/18/73
Hughes, Joseph D., 6/24/71
Illson, Erwin, 9/19/73
Jacobs, Allan B., 3/23/73
Kurtzman, Dr. David H., 11/10/71
Lavelle, Robert R., 3/26/73
Leuba, Walter Lawrence Howard, 7/27/73
Levey, Charles C., 3/15/73
Lippincott, Samuel, 12/20/72
Loshbough, Bernard, 12/07/72
Love, Gilbert, 12/19/72
Volume Mc-O McClain, James, 7/25/72
McClelland, William, 11/18/71
McKee, John J., 3/20/70
Magee, Frank, 9/07/72
Martin, Park, 11/17/71
Mauro, John, 6/17/70
Montgomerv. Edison, 2/08/71
Nama, George, 7/23/73
Oliver, William R., 2/01/74
Onque, Earl, 2/13/74
Optekar, Edward I., 6/29/73
Volume P-Re Pace, Mrs. Frankie, 4/08/73
Patrick, Leroy, 12/03/73
Pease, Robert, 4/26/73
Pease, Robert, 6/23/71
Price, Gwilym A., 9/18/72
Purnell, J. Stanley, 10/05/72
Rea, William H., 11/21/72

Box 3
Volume Ro-Ry Robin, John P, 9/20/72
Rubinstein, Irving, 3/27/73
Rush, Helen P., February 1971
Ryan, Robert, 7/13/71
Volume S-V Santicola, Henry, 4/11/73
Schmidt, Adolph, 10/09/72
Sedlak, Emery, 10/20/71
Smuts, Edward E., 9/12/72
Starrett, C.V. & Agnes, 5/10/72
Stewart, Howard B., 10/20/71
Sullivan, Paul G. (See: Brown, James P.)
Taylor, Robert, January 1973
Tronzo, Alfred, 8/19/74
Unkovlc, Nicholas, 4/17/73
Van Buskirk, Arthur, 10/28/71
Van Dusen, A. C., February 1971
Volume W Walker, John
Wallace, Bryce, 7/23/73
Weidlein, Edward R., 9/14/72
Weisberg, Saul, 11/24/71
Whitehill, Robert, 5/31/73
Willis, William, 4/16/73
Wolk, Judge A. L., 4/26/73
Wood, Mary E., 6/28/73

Series II. Transcripts of Lectures

Series III. Cassette Tapes

Subseries 1. Interviews

Scope and Content Notes:

Arensberg, Charles C.; Barbour, David; Barr, Joseph; Block, William; Bovard, James; Brandon, Al; Braun, Arthur; Brosnahan, Patrick; Brown, Homer; Burgwin, George C.; Burke, Selma; Colautti, Aldo; Coles, Floyd; Craig, David; Cunningham, James; Denton, Frank; Farkas, William; Finch, L.; Fleming, Robert; Froehlich, William; Giesey, Walt; Gow, J. Steele; Grove, John J.; Haas, Robert; Hanley, Ed; Hazard, Leland; Hazlett, Theodore; Heintzleman, Walter; Heinz, Mrs. Clifford; Highland, Delbert; Hughes, Joseph; Illson, Erwin (See: Tape 1, Onque, E.); Jacobs, Allan B.; Kurtzman, Dr. David A.; Leuba, Walter; Levey, Charles C.; Linden, Edward; Lippincott, Samuel & McClain, James (a simultaneous interview); Loshbough, Bernie; McClelland, William; Mackay (See: Renaissance meeting 5/22/73, Barbour); Magee, Frank; Martin, Park; Mauro, John; Montgomery, Edison; Netting, Graham; Nama, George; Oliver, William; Onque, Earle (Tape 1 also contains Illson, E.); Optekar, Edward; Pace, Mrs. Frankie; Patrick, Dr. Leroy; Robin, J.P.; Pease, Robert; Pease, Robert; Price, Gwilym A.; Purnell, J. Stanley; Rea, William; Rubenstein, Irving; Santicola, Henry; Schmidt, Adolph; Sedlak, Emery (See: Tape 1, Stewart, H. B.); Stewart, Howard B. (Also contains: Sedlak, E.); Smuts, Edward E.; Starrett, C. V. & Agnes; Tronzo, Alfred (See also: Seminars Kurtzman, Side 2); Unkovic, Nicholas; Van Buskirk, Arthur; Walker, John; Wallace, Bryce (Tape also contains: Whitehill, R.); Whitehill, Robert (On tape with Wallace, B.); Weidlein, Edward R.; Weisberg, Saul; Willis, William; and Wolk, Abraham.

Subseries 2. Seminars

Scope and Content Notes:

Kurtzman, Dr. David H.; 9/11/72 1 9/25/72 (Side 2 contains interview 1 with Alfred Tronzo by D. Carpenter, 8/19/74) 10/02/72 W. Froehlich 1 10/16/72 1 10/16/72 J. Grove 1 10/23/72 2 11/06/72 P. Cusick 2 11/13/72 J. Robin 1 11/27/72 T. Hazlett 1 12/04/72 1 12/11/72 R. Ryan 1

*Originally on 3 tapes; tape 1 apparently jammed and was rtd. to BASF. AIS never received.

Subseries 3. Lectures with Cutler Andrews and Befour Stanton, 1971

Box 3 Unplanned growth in Pittsburgh (1865-1910). 9/28/71
Pittsburgh, 10/05/71
Pittsburgh large and small (Side 1, Andrews lecture; Side 2 contains scrapbook of major events and dates of the Pgh. Renaissance. Source: Pittsburgh Renaissance Scrapbook (v. 1) compiled by the staff of Pa. Division, Carnegie Public Library. 10/12/71
(Side 1 contains Workshop; Oral History Colloquium; Side 2, Andrews lecture), 10/12/71
Planned growth of Pittsburgh since 1910 and The Pgh. Renaissance, 10/19/71
History of the labor movement in Pittsburgh; History of Culture during the last 100 years, 10/26/71

Subseries 4. Discussion

Shiloh, Ailon, 1/17/73
Selevan, Ida, 1/17/73
Linder, Edward, 5/18/73
Linder, Sally, 5/18/73
Howard, Dr. Larry, 5/18/73
Carpenter, Dodie, 5/18/73
Walters, Gary, 5/18/73
Walters, Barbara, 5/18/73
Meyer, Lewis, 5/18/73

Subseries 5. Renaissance Meeting

Burgwin, G. C., 5/09/73
Linden, Edward, 5/16/73
End of Mackay; Barbour, David, 5/22/73