Guide to the Joseph W. Eaton Papers, 1981-1997 UA.90.F58

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Joseph W. Eaton Papers
Creator
Eaton, Joseph W., 1919-
Collection Number
UA.90.F58
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1993-1997
Date [inclusive]
1981-1997
Extent
2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract
Dr. Joseph W. Eaton was appointed professor of social work research at the University of Pittsburgh in January of 1959 and shortly thereafter had a joint appointment to the Graduate School of Public Health. The collections consists almost entirely of documents related to two areas: national identity systems and the cable television franchise in the City of Pittsburgh.

Preferred Citation

Joseph W. Eaton Papers, UA.90.F58, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Dr. Joseph W. Eaton was appointed professor of Social Work Research in January at the University of Pittsburgh in 1959 and shortly thereafter had a joint appointment to the Graduate School of Public Health. In 1974 his appointment moved to the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs where he remained until his retirement on December 31, 1989. Born in Nuremberg, Germany on Sept. 28, 1919, he emigrated to New York in 1934, and married Helen Goodman in 1947. He earned a BS degree from Cornell University in Sociology in 1940 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1948.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists primarily of documents concerning Dr. Eaton's research interests in national identity card systems and his work with Cable Television franchising issues in Pittsburgh.

The collection contains correspondence, reports and publications regarding the possible implementation of a national identity card or identification number system that would document the employment eligibility status of immigrants, aliens and citizens. Related issues such as privacy, security, Alien Documentation, Identification and Telecommunication System (ADIT), social security cards, fair labor standards, legal and illegal immigration, Mexican migration, and migrant workers are also documented in this collection.

Dr. Eaton became involved with the issue of cable television rate pricing and cable channel packages in Pittsburgh in the mid 1990's. The collection contains correspondence on the Pittsburgh cable television franchise with Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI), minutes of the Pittsburgh Cable Communications Advisory Committee (PCCAC), the franchise agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and the local rate order reports and appeals.

Also in the collection are a small number of documents relating to firearms and crime as well as legislation on missing children.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, Summer 2001

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joseph Eaton on July 14, 1998.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Marianne Kasica. Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Eric Skinner and Kate Colligan in 2001. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 36233629.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Federation for American Immigration Reform.
  • Tele-Communications, Inc..
  • United States. Fair labor standards act of 1938.

Personal Name(s)

  • Eaton, Joseph W., 1919-

Subject(s)

  • Cable television -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Identification cards -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Immigrants -- United States -- Identification
  • Migrant labor -- United States
  • Missing children -- United States
  • Telecommunication policy -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Joseph W. Eaton Papers, UA.90.F58, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

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Correspondence, 1981-82 11

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Correspondence, 1983-84 2

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Correspondence, 1993 3

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Agendas and minutes Pittsburgh Cable Communications Advisory Committee (PCCAC), October -December 1993 4

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Correspondence, 1994 5

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Agenda and minutes PCCAC, 1994 6

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Correspondence, 1995 7

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Agenda and minutes PCCAC, 1995 8

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Correspondence and supporting documentation, Jan-May 1996 9

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Correspondence and supporting documentation, June-Dec. 1996 10

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Agenda and minutes PCCAC, 1996 11

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Research proposal on national identity databases 12

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Articles, news releases and brochures 13

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Articles and reports 14

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Published and unpublished reports by Bustamente, Torres, North, Piore, Camara and Roberts on immigration 15

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Franchise agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Tele-Communications, Inc. 16

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Document: cable rate approval 17

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Appeal of local rate order, June 30, 1997 18

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Opposition to appeal of 1997 local rate order, July 14, 1997 19

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Annual reports- TCI 1994 20-A

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Annual reports- PCCAC 1993-94 20-B

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Publications- Paine Webber Presentation from the 25th Annual Media Conference, 1977 21-A

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Publications- Keystone Connections 1996 21-B

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Publication: Nilson report, Feb. 1982-Jan.1985 22

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Publications- Fair Labor Standards Act, Feb. 1980 23-A

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Publications- Boe vs Wright; reports by Cornelius, Gordon and Newman on immigration 23-B

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Reports on employment eligibility and employer responsibility 24

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Publications: U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy; reports by Vialet, Masanz and North on immigration 25

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Reports on identifications systems 26

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Proposal on Automated Tax Administration System (IRS); reports on privacy and security including Giesecke Derrient (company). 27

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Publications: Workers Defense League,"Forgery, disinformation and political operations" (STA-501); ISR Newsletter Oct 1981 28

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Publications on labor 29

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Proceedings and reports on Soviet policy, slavery and peonage practices, missing children, and personal documentation 30

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Joseph Eaton in World War II, 2009 ("Joseph Eaton in World War II," online pending)

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