Summary Information
Title: State-Related Status of the University of Pittsburgh Files
Collection Number: UA.0.1A
Creator: University of Pittsburgh.

Collection Dates: 1936-1983
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Thomas - 2nd - UA stacks Range 1 / 1 / 1

Language: English

This is a collection of files that document the process of the University gaining state-related status.

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

May 2011

Finding aid prepared by Marianne Kasica.

Throughout its history the University of Pittsburgh has received occasional support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the early 1960's it suffered an unprecedented fiscal crisis and sought a solution that linked it to the Commonwealth. On August 23, 1966, House Bill No. 2 of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania was signed and the University officially became state-related.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection documents the process by which the University of Pittsburgh entered into state-related status with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Subject Terms

  • Higher education and state -- Pennsylvania
  • Universities and colleges -- Law and legislation -- Pennsylvania
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • University of Pittsburgh. -- History

  • University of Pittsburgh

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

State-Related Status of the University of Pittsburgh, 1936-1968, UA.0.1A, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center Staff in 1990.


All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.

Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1 1936-1964

Clippings and other materials on state appropriations.

Folder 2 1965

State Aid clippings; Ford Fund Study proposal, 1965; Request for public aid 1965; A possible Reorganization of the University of Pittsburgh as a State-Related Institution with Private Support, 1965; Remarks by Dr. Stanton C. Crawford…concerning state relationships 1965; Discussion paper of meeting of Council of Deans, 1965; Proposal for State Affiliation, 1965; speech, 1965

Folder 3 1966

Clipping of State-Aid Proposals and Grants; Ch. 11 – The University of Pittsburgh as a State Related University; House Bill no. 2 Third Special Session of 1966; news release “State Relatedness” 9/12/66; news release, Ford Foundation Report…1/18/66; McFadden, David. The Commonwealth of University. 1966; State-Pitt Relationship, 1966; An Act, 1966

Folder 4 1967

State-Aid Clippings; Cover letter for pamphlet from A.C. Van Dusen; Reception invitation for Jeanette Reibman, 1967

Folder 5 1968

Tuition, State Board of Education

Folder 6 1969

Budget, cutbacks, state-aid clippings; memo on elections

Folder 7 1970-1975

clippings-State-Aid; 1971-“Master Plan for Higher Education in PA”; memo from government relations, 1972; requirements for appropriation no. 69A of 12/6/72; An Act – 1972; message from Posvar 1975

Folder 8 1976-1977

State aid clippings; letter to Pitt Alumnus from Posvar, 11/4/77; Message to University Community from Wesley Posvar; brochure for speakers on Education 10/24/77; letter to faculty and staff on tuition, 11/6/77

Folder 9 1978-1979

Clippings on State-aid; questionnaire from staff Advisory Board, September 1978; PA Student Association State Related Universities, 1979

Folder 10 1980-1983

Clippings – state appropriations; news release “Pittsburgh establishes research exchange with commonwealth, 1983

Folder 11 Pennsylvania Assembly, 1968

"The Pennsylvania Assembly on the State Legislatures in American Politics" materials for the meeting in Bedford Springs, Pa. on May 9, 1968 and "The Pennsylvania General Assembly: Politics and Prospects" by Kenneth T. Palmer.