Guide to the K. Leroy Irvis Papers, 1946-1995 AIS.1971.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biography
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Biography, 1956-1970
Biographical Data (1971 Original Deposit), 1956-1970
Biography (1974 Addition), n. d.
Series III. Legal Career, 1955-1996
Series II. Personal, 1939-2006
Personal Files (1971 Original Deposit), 1965-1971
Office Expenses (1974 Addition), 1969-1972
Personal and Travel Subject Files (1979 Addition), c. 1950s
Personal (1980 Addition), 1946-1947
Personal Correspondence (1995 Addition), 1974-1993
Hobbies (1995 Addition), 1989-1991
K. Leroy Irvis' Writings (1995 Addition), 1939-1952
Personal (2010 Addition), 1938-2006
Poetry (2010 Addition), 1919-1993
Africa, (2010 Addition), 1947-1985
Series IV. Legislative Files, 1865-2006
Legislative Files (1971 Original Deposit), 1951-1971
Legislation (1980 Addition), 1963-1976
Legislative (2010 Addition), 1865-2006
Series V. Subject Files, 1945-1978
Subject Files (1971 Original Deposit), 1947-1971
Subject Files (1974 Addition), 1965-1973
Subject Files (1975 Addition), 
Political Subject Files (1979 Addition), 1945-1978
Series VI. Correspondence, 1945-2007
Correspondence (1971 Original Deposit), 1965-1969
Correspondence (1974 Addition), 
Correspondence (1979 Addition), 1948-1978
Correspondence (2010 Addition), 1945-2007
Series VII. Community, 1945-2005
Community Programs (1980 addition), 1970-1978
Irvis's Early Employment (1980 addition), 1945-1955
Museums, Programs, and Committees (1995 addition), 1971-1994
Community Involvement (2010 addition), 1947-2005
Clarion Project (1995 addition), 1989-1992
Camp Hill Prison Riots (1995 addition), 1989-1990
African American Interests (2010 addition), 1933-2005
Housing (2010 addition), 1973-1999
Series VIII. Campaigns, 1958-1994
Election Campaign (1980 Addition), 1958
Irvis' Campaigns / Committee to Re-elect Irvis, (1995 Addition), 1978-1986
Election Campaign (1995 Addition), 1976-1994
Campaign (2010 Addition), 1958-1989
Series IX. Education, 1961-2005
Schools and Universities (1995 Addition), 1984-1994
University of Pittsburgh (2010 Addition), 1966-2005
Bidwell Training Center (2010 Addition), 1978-2005
Education (2010 Addition), 1961-2000
Pittsburgh Voyager (2010 Addition), 1992-1996
Series X. Political Activities, 1962-1996
Political Activities (1971 Original Deposit), 1962-1970
Democratic National Convention (1979 Addition), 1968-1976
House of Representatives, Law Suits, etc. (1995 Addition), 1971-1994
Political Organizations and Conventions (1995 Addition), 1968-1988
Democratic Party Involvement/Conventions (2010 Addition), 1965-1996
Series XI. Speeches and Interviews, 1969-1991
Speeches, Interviews, Tapes (1971 Original Deposit), 1969-1970
Transcripts from Taped Interviews (1995 Addition), 1981-1987
Business and Speaking Engagements (1995 Addition), 1980-1991
Series XII. Katharyne Irvis, 1941-1959
Katharyne Irvis (1980 Addition), 
Katharyne Irvis (2010 Addition), 1941-1959
Series XIII. Cathryn Irvis, 1936-2004
Cathryn Irvis (1995 Addition), 1977-1987
Cathryn Irvis (2010 Addition), 1936-2004
Series XIV. Photographs, 1947-2005
Photographs (1971 Original Deposit), 1963-1971
Photographs (1995 Addition), 1958-1988
Photographs (2010 Addition), 1947-2005
Series XV. Audio-Video Material, 1955-2006
Audio, 1955-1994
Video, 1955-2006
Series XVI. Media, 1946-2006
News Clippings, (1971 Dep), 1960-1971
News Releases (1971 Original Deposit), 1963-1970
Newspaper Clippings (1980 Addition), 1946-1969
Newspaper Clippings (1995 Addition), 1949-1994
News Clippings (2010 Addition), 1948-2006
Series XVII. Awards, Realia, Etc., 1936-2006
Realia and Awards (1995 Addition), 1936-1994
Awards, Degrees, and Honors (2010 Addition), 1938-2006
Realia (2010 Addition), 1940-2003

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
K. Leroy Irvis Papers
Creator
Irvis, K. Leroy, 1919-2006
Collection Number
AIS.1971.06
Date [inclusive]
1865-2007
Date [bulk]
1945-2006
Extent
121.7 Linear Feet
Extent
(194 boxes)
English .
Abstract
The K. Leroy Irvis Papers document the life of one of Pennsylvania's prominent politicians. Irvis, a Democrat, represented Pittsburgh in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1958-1988. Among his achievements, Irvis was elected Speaker of the House in 1977, the first African-American to hold that position in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction. The collection contains a wide variety of material, including correspondence, legislative material, interviews, photographs, publications, and campaign literature.

Preferred Citation

K. Leroy Irvis Papers, 1947-1995, AIS.1971.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Kirkland Leroy Irvis was born in Saugerties, N.Y., December 27, 1919, son of Francis H. and Harriet Ten Broeck (Cantine) Irvis. His education includes an A.B. summa cum laude in 1938 and an M.A. in 1939 from N.Y. State Teacher's College (now SUNY) in Albany. Irvis received an LL.B. in 1954 and a J.D. in 1969 from University of Pittsburgh Law School. Irvis received the title of Doctor of Laws from both Lincoln University and The State University of New York at Albany. He also received the Owens Fellowship in Law, The Order of the Coif, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to his successful political career, Irvis worked as a teacher, Pittsburgh steel worker, editor, civil rights worker, news commentator, law clerk, assistant district attorney, civilian attaché to the War Department, and author. Irvis was a member of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, a life member of NAACP, served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh, and served on the Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

After his 1957 appointment as Assistant District Attorney in Pittsburgh, Irvis began his state political career. In 1958, he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Pittsburgh's Hill District. During this same year, his first wife, Katharyne Jones, passed away. Irvis became the Democratic Caucus Chairman in his third term in Congress, and he continued to rise through the ranks of leadership as Majority Caucus Chairman, Minority Whip, and Majority Leader. Along the way, he married Cathryn L. Edwards in 1973. In May 1977 the House unanimously elected him Speaker - the only African-American to hold the position in the United States at that time. In January 1979 the Democratic Caucus elected Irvis to serve as the Democratic Leader for the 1979-1980 session. He was re-elected to the same post for the 1981-82 session. He served again as speaker from 1983 until his retirement in 1988.

Irvis was a delegate to the 1967-1968 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention and a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984. During the 1980 Democratic National Convention, he served as Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Delegation and as Convention Co-Chairman. In 1982 Irvis was elected to serve as a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Irvis sponsored thousands of pieces of legislation addressing his concerns for education, civil rights, health, consumer protection, prison reform, housing, and governmental reform. His most noted achievements include the sponsorship and passage of legislation creating the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Pennsylvania Higher Education Equal Opportunity Program, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Minority Business Development Authority, House Ethics Committee, Lobbyist Registration Act, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, House Bipartisan Management Committee, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Irvis is also credited with suggesting the creation of the Community College System in the Commonwealth. Other noteworthy education legislation Irvis sponsored included the 1966 bill that made the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Lincoln, and Temple state-related universities.

Among the organizations to have formally honored Irvis are the NAACP, University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, and Dominion Resources. The University of Pittsburgh has a K. Leroy Irvis Reading Room in Hillman Library. In 2003, the South Office Building within the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex was renamed the Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Office Building. Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman T. J. Rooney described Rep. Irvis as, "one of greatest legislative giants that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has ever seen ... [and] one of the most admired and respected Pennsylvanians we'll ever know."

Away from politics, Irvis was an accomplished artist and author. In the same year he retired (1988), Irvis wrote a book of poems called, This Land of Fire, published by Temple University. His wood sculptures have been displayed in exhibits throughout the country. Irvis died at age 86 of cancer.

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Scope and Content Notes

The K. Leroy Irvis Papers document the life of one of Pennsylvania's most prominent politicians. The collection contains a wide variety of material including correspondence, legislative material, interviews, campaign literature, publications, photographs, awards, audiovisual media, and newspaper clippings. The collection documents Irvis's early career and education, his campaigns and his career as a Representative in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, his time as Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House, his legislative priorities and accomplishments, his personal life and hobbies, and the accolades and honors he earned during his career as a public servant. Areas of concentration in the collection include: the Pennsylvania Legislature, higher education, prison reform, housing, Pennsylvania history, senior citizens, National Democratic Conventions, Pennsylvania African-American culture and history, mental health, civil rights, and Irvis' relationship with his family and constituents.

Note: Folders 61, 62, 67, 77, 104, 105, 106, 151, and 152 from the 1974 Addition and folder 26 from the 1995 Addition have been removed from this collection.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into the following series:

I. Biography

II. Legal Career

III. Personal

IV. Legislative Files

V. Subject Files

VI. Correspondence

VII. Community

VIII. Campaigns

IX. Education

X. Political Activities

XI. Speeches and Interviews

XII. Katharyne Irvis

XIII. Cathryn Irvis

XIV. Photographs

XV. Audiovisual Material

XVI. Media

XVII. Awards, Realia, Etc.

XVIII. Publications

Throughout the collection, subseries are frequently divided by the date materials in the series were acqiured by the University of Pittburgh rather than by content. Therefore, similar or related materials may have been donated at different times and included in different subseries under the same series heading.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist
URL: http://library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections

Access Restrictions

Folder 171 of 1971 Deposit is closed and has been removed from the collection.

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.

Accruals

Additional material received in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1995, and 2010.

Acquisition Information

The collection, a gift from K. Leroy Irvis, consists of an original deposit in 1971.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1995, 2010, and 2017. Two graduate students, Shelley Byron and Ashley Taylor, were instrumental in processing the 2010 addition. As noted above, the collection was processed on seven different occasions because it was donated to the Archives Service Center in several additions during the span of K. Leroy Irvis' political career. Since Irvis was such an important political figure in Pennsylvania, the ASC deemed it necessary and important to make the collection available to the public as each addition was donated. The collection was thematically organized in 2017 to connect similar material from each addition.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Legislators

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government

Personal Name(s)

  • Irvis, K. Leroy, 1919-2006

Subject(s)

  • Social action
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • African American lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • African American legislators -- Pennsylvania
  • African American politicians -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Legislation -- Pennsylvania
  • Legislators -- Pennsylvania
  • Personal papers
  • Politicians -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Politics

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Previous Citation

K. Leroy Irvis Papers, 1947-1995, AIS.1971.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

K. Leroy Irvis Papers, 1947-1995, ais 76:1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Biography, 1956-1970 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains biographical information written by or about Irvis, including correspondence with biographers and a sketch of his family background. In addition, there are awards and a career profile, as well as information on Irvis's leisure activities with model airplanes and wood carving.

More information on Irvis's personal life may be found in Series III: Personal; further information on his hobbies and other aspects of his personal life may be found in Series III: Personal, Series XII: Katharyne Irvis, Series XIII: Cathryn Irvis, and Series XIV: Photographs.

The series is arranged into two subseries based on the date the materials were acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Biographical Data (1971 Original Deposit), 1956-1970 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 1 contains correspondence, news releases, awards, and information Irvis's family, hobbies and professional memberships. These materials are arranged by subject.

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Sanford R. Starobin Biography: News Release, January 1, 1968 11
  boxfolder
Family background, brief sketches, notes, etc.12
  boxfolder
Correspondence of Mark Schwartz relating to KLI biography13
  boxfolder
Awards, honors, etc: Miscellaneous14
  boxfolder
Hobbies-Model aircraft: Correspondence and enclosures, 1965-1969 15
  boxfolder
Hobbies-Wood sculpture: Miscellaneous, including correspondence, 1956-1970 16
  boxfolder
Miscellaneous correspondence indicating local memberships, 1966-1969 17

Subseries 2. Biography (1974 Addition), n. d. 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains a profile of Irvis written for an unknown publication in the early 1970s.

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Irvis Profile, no date 231

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Series III. Legal Career, 1955-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains information about Irvis's legal career. Irvis was awarded a degree in law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1954. He was employed by the legal firm, Rose Schmidt and Dixon, where he oversaw a number of legal cases and eventually became Pittsburgh's Assistant District Attorney in 1957. This series includes records evidencing Irvis' law degree including his membership to the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, as well as his Attorney Certification. In addition to his certifications, the series contains analyses, appointments, cases, correspondence and publications. Most materials date from the 1970s and 80s, when Irvis was serving in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.

More information on Irvis's legal career can be found in Series VII, Subseries 2: Irvis's Early Employment.

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Allegheny County Bar Association, 1975 926
  boxfolder
Allegheny County Court Manual, 1975 927
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the Allegheny Lawyer, 1981 928
  boxfolder
American Bar Association, 1975 929
  boxfolder
American Criminal Law Review, 1996 9210
  boxfolder
Appointments, 1976 9211
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Attorney Certification, 1955 9212
  boxfolder
Barnes, Russell, 1975 9213
  boxfolder
Buchanon, Robert, 1976 9214
  boxfolder
Case Roster, 1973-1976 9215
  boxfolder
Claridge Properties, 1980 9216
  boxfolder
Coalworkers Pneumoconiosis, 1975 9217
  boxfolder
Comparative Analysis, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1974 9218
  boxfolder
Comparative Analysis, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1974 9219
  boxfolder
Comparative Analysis, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1974 9220
  boxfolder
Consolidated Coal Company, 1975-1977 9221
  boxfolder
Correspondence, 1975-1993 9222
  boxfolder
Daily Time Record, 1975 9223
  boxfolder
Eastern Associated Coal Corporation, 1976 9224
  boxfolder
Ewing Company, 1976 9225
  boxfolder
First Capitol Housing Partners, 1976 9226
  boxfolder
Homayoonfar, Mohamad, 1973 9227
  boxfolder
International Bar Association, 1978 9228
  boxfolder
Inter-office Memos, 1975-1976 9229
  boxfolder
Jeffries, Christina, 1975 9230
  boxfolder
Knox, Sherman, 1976 9231
  boxfolder
Legal Certification, 1977-1993 9232
  boxfolder
Legal Principles, undated 9233
  boxfolder
Membership Cards, 1977-1981 9234
  boxfolder
National Bar Association, 1993 9235
  boxfolder
Notes and Memos, 1979-1980 9236
  boxfolder
Ohong, Anna, 1975 9237
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Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1975-1995 9238
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Pennsylvania Legal Rules, 1977 9239
  boxfolder
Petition for Reassessment, 1975 9240
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Pittsburgh Courier, 1966 9241
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Rose, Schmidt, and Dixon Memos, 1977-1981 9242
  boxfolder
Schedule, 1976 9243
  boxfolder
Sex Discrimination, 1975 9244
  boxfolder
Slade, Trevelyn, 1958 9245
  boxfolder
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1976 9246
  boxfolder
Thomas, Lucille, 1974 9247
  boxfolder
United Refining Company, 1978 9248
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University of Pittsburgh Alumni Directory, 1971 9249
  boxfolder
University of Pittsburgh Alumni Directory, 1980 931
  boxfolder
U.S. - London Case, 1980 932
  boxfolder
Watson, William, 1976 933

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Series II. Personal, 1939-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains correspondence, memos, photographs and other documentation of Irvis's personal life and leisure time. Of particular note are the subseries and folders that document on his creative writing and poetry, as well as the documentation of his hobbies, including his woodcarving and model airplane building. In addition, there is some documentation of his schooling, including his time at Albany Senior High and his higher education, including articles and his M.A. thesis. There is also some documentation of Irvis's travel, including trips to Cote d'Ivoire and the Central African Republic, as well as his research and preparation for those trips and his planned Pan-African business ventures. Finally, there is some documentation of Irvis's awards and honors later in life, including his obituary, tributes, and some awards.

This series is divided into ten subseries, divided both by subject and by the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh. There is additional personal correspondence in Series VI, Subseries iv: Correspondence (2010 addition). There is also addional material pertaining to Irvis's personal life in Series I: Biography, Series XII: Katharyne Irvis, and Series XIII: Cathryn Irvis. Some of Irvis's original sculptures and artwork may be found in this collection in Subseries XVII: Awards, Realia, Etc. Photographs of Irvis's work may be found in Series XIV: Photographs.

Subseries 1. Personal Files (1971 Original Deposit), 1965-1971 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries primarily contains correspondence from family and other personal matters such as contributions, subscriptions, invitations, memorabilia, and miscellaneous social and financial files. This series is arranged by subject.

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Correspondence- Katherine Van Etten (aunt), 1965-1968 21343
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Correspondence- Leora Walker (aunt), 1965-1969 21344
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Correspondence- Insurance, 1967-1969 21345
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Correspondence- Contributions, 1964-1969 21346
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Correspondence- Subscriptions, 1966-1968 21347
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Correspondence- Miscellaneous financial, 1965, 1968 21348
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Correspondence- Miscellaneous social, 1965-1970 21349
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Correspondence- Formal invitations, 1967-1970 21350
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Correspondence- Miscellaneous, 1966-1971 21351
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Law practice, 1963-1971 22352-353
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Memorabilia, 1954-1969 22354-355

Subseries 2. Office Expenses (1974 Addition), 1969-1972 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains information about yearly expenses related to Irvis's office in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. There also is scant documentation of expenses of some House committees on which Irvis served.

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Expenses, 1972 2969-70

Subseries 3. Personal and Travel Subject Files (1979 Addition), c. 1950s 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains Irvis's personal subject files, which contain newsclippings and programs that document his interest in theatre, history, and religion, among other topics. Irvis's interest in travel, including travel brochures and articles clipped from periodicals and magazines, is also well-represented. The subseries consists largely of correspondence, periodicals, news clippings, articles, and publications.

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Bicentennial - Periodicals4951
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Friends4952
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Page One - Pittsburgh Newspaper Yearbook, 1955, 1956 4953
  boxfolder
Pennsylvania History4954
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Play Programs4955
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Religious Articles4956
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Space - Magazine Articles, c. 1950s 4957
  boxfolder
Travel4958
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Miscellaneous Magazine Articles, c. 1950s 4959

Subseries 4. Personal (1980 Addition), 1946-1947 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries documents Irvis's personal interest, including his work as an avid artist, woodcarver, model airplane builder, and writer. The series consists of publications, notes, poetry, artwork, information on model airplanes and correspondence, 1946-1947. These files are arranged by subject.

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Publications507
  boxfolder
Notes for Novel508
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Poetry and School Readings509
  boxfolder
Artwork5010
  boxfolder
Model Airplanes5011
  boxfolder
Christmas Cards and Correspondence5012
  boxfolder
Receipts5013
  boxfolder
Miscellaneous5014

Subseries 5. Personal Correspondence (1995 Addition), 1974-1993 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries largely consists of Irvis's incoming personal correspondence, including letters, holiday and birthday greeting cards, and other personal correspondence. The materials are arranged chronologically by subject.

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Personal Letters549
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Birthday Cards5410
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Father's Day Cards5411
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Personal Cards5412
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Christmas Cards, no date 5513
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Christmas Cards, 1974, 1977 5514
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Christmas Cards, 1984 5515-16
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Christmas Cards, 1986 5517
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Christmas Cards, 1987, 1989, 1993 5518
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Christmas Cards, 1988 5519
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Christmas Cards, 1988, 1991 5620-21
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Retirement Cards5622
  boxfolder
Thank-you Cards5623
  boxfolder
Cards - Various, 1984-1991 5624
  boxfolder
Correspondence - Various, 1977-1993 5625
  boxfolder
Irvis Resumes, Applications, and Appealments (REMOVED)5626

Subseries 6. Hobbies (1995 Addition), 1989-1991 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains materials relating to Irvis' hobbies, including model airplanes, brass and woodwind bands, craftsman guilds, art and artists, and wood sculpting. These materials include correspondence, brochures, clippings, awards, and publications. Of particular note is the folder which contains brochures, programs, and awards for shows of Irvis' wood sculptures.

Some of Irvis's original sculptures and artwork may be found in this collection in Subseries XVII: Awards, Realia, Etc. Photographs of Irvis's work may be found in Series XIV: Photographs.

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Airplanes / ARC67132
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Airplanes - ARCS67133
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American Wind Waterways Orchestra (AWWO)67134
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AWWO, 1989 68135
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Articles on KLI68136
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ArtSourceBook: A Directory of Minority Artists in Pa.68137
  boxfolder
Biography - KLI, notes68138
  boxfolder
Manchester Craftsmen Guild, 1989-1991 68139
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Pittsburgh Voyager68140
  boxfolder
River City Brass Band, Photos, 1991 68141
  boxfolder
KLI - Sculpture68142

Subseries 7. K. Leroy Irvis' Writings (1995 Addition), 1939-1952 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries documents Irvis's work as a writer; Irvis wrote academic research, fiction, essays, and poetry throughout his life. The subseries includes correspondence with publishers, manuscripts, publications, clippings, and notebooks containing fiction, poetry, notes, observations, and Irvis's M.A. thesis. The majority of these writing are from Irvis' youth and college years. These materials are arranged by subject.

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Fiction - A Hollow Tree Standing82281-282
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Poetry - The Land of Fire82283-284
  boxfolder
Various Notes, etc.82285
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Poetry82286-288
  boxfolder
Poetry83289-290
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Term Paper - Negro Folk Tales83291
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Literature - Ideas and Notes83292
  boxfolder
Poetry - Proofs83293-294
  boxfolder
Poetry, Writings, Copyright Forms83295
  boxfolder
Poetry - Lions and Great Bronze Bars84296-297
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Dust on Her Eyes Manuscript84298
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Correspondence from Publishers and Agents, 1947-1952 84299
  boxfolder
Master's Thesis - The Negro in the Civil War Ballads, 1939 84300
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Notebooks84300A

Missing Title

  1. Afrique Afrique! (black)
  2. For Kadim: A Love Song (white)
  3. Miscellaneous poems (blue)
  4. Notes 4 - KLI's notes for his fiction and poetry writing, observations of street vocabulary and dialect
  5. History of Robert Lee Vaughn, 1879-1940

Subseries 8. Personal (2010 Addition), 1938-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

The material in this subseries relates to Irvis's personal interests including model airplane and RC aeronautics clubs, art, sculpture and woodcarving. It contains notes and sketches completed by Irvis throughout his lifetime, childhood mementos, and membership cards for the many organizations to which he belonged. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Academy of Model Aeronautics, 1992 901
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Acknowledgements, 1999 902
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Aero Radio Control Society, 1982-2003 903
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Air Trails, 1976-1978 904
  boxfolder
Airplane Designs, 1955 905
  boxfolder
Albany Photographs, 2004 906
  boxfolder
Albany Senior High, 1934 907
  boxfolder
Archives, 2004 908
  boxfolder
Artsource Book, 1983 909
  boxfolder
Artwork, 1980-2000 9010
  boxfolder
Biographical Information, 1993 9011
  boxfolder
Biographical Sketch from Grandchild, 2003 9012
  boxfolder
Birthday, 1972 9013
  boxfolder
Calendar, 1973 9014
  boxfolder
Calendar, 1999 9015
  boxfolder
Carving Magazine, 2005 9016
  boxfolder
Certificates and Awards, 1939-1981 9017
  boxfolder
Chip Chats, 1980 9018
  boxfolder
Citations, 1999 9019
  boxfolder
Citizens Radio Station License, 1975 9020
  boxfolder
Commemorations, 2006 9021
  boxfolder
Condolences, 2006 9022
  boxfolder
Constitution of the USSR, 1977 9023
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COSERV, 1978 9024
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Datebooks, 1979-1985 9025
  boxfolder
Datebooks, 1972-1982 9026
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Datebook, 1990 9027
  boxfolder
Datebook, 1991 9028
  boxfolder
Family Calendar, 1998 9029
  boxfolder
Fly Paper, 1988 9030
  boxfolder
Flying Ace, 1939-1989 9031
  boxfolder
Friends, undated 9032
  boxfolder
Funeral, 2006 9033
  boxfolder
Government in Exile, 1995 9034
  boxfolder
Grandchildren, 1985 9035
  boxfolder
Grandchildren, 1996-2005 9036
  boxfolder
Guestbook, 1986 9037
  boxfolder
House of Representatives Memorial Ceremony, 2006 9038
  boxfolder
Hubbard, Vera, 1999 9039
  boxfolder
Interview Transcript, 1981 9040-41
  boxfolder
Irvis, Reginald, 2002 9042
  boxfolder
KLI Productions, 1998 9043
  boxfolder
K. Leroy Irvis Office Building, 2003 9044
  boxfolder
Lincoln University, 1979 9045
  boxfolder
Lion of Pennsylvania, 2003, undated 9046
  boxfolder
Marriage Certificate, 1945 9047
  boxfolder
Masonic Lodge, 1991-1995 9048
  boxfolder
Membership Cards and Name Badges, 1975-1997 9049
  boxfolder
Membership Cards and Name Badges, 1967-2002 9050
  boxfolder
Men and Steel, 1970 911
  boxfolder
Model Airplanes, 1986-1992 912
  boxfolder
Model Aviation, 1986 913
  boxfolder
Model Engines, 1984-1997 914
  boxfolder
Negro Folk Tales, 1938 915
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New York Folklore Quarterly, 1955 916
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Notes, 1940s 917
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Notes, 1950s 918
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Notes, undated 919
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Notes, undated 9110
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Notes, undated 9111
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Notes, undated 9112
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Notes, undated 9113
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Notes, undated 9114
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Obituary, 2006 9115
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Passports, 1972-1994 9116
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Pennsylvania Art Education Association, 1995 9117
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Pennsylvania Tercentenary, 1982 9118
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Pittsburgh Council for the Arts, 1989 9119
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Poetry for Critique, 1998 9120
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Poetry from Dorothy Blackwell and Travis Pumphrey, 2004 9121
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Poetry, the Look the Feel of Cotton, undated 9122
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Politicians, 1982 9123
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R/C Organizations, 1982-1997 9124
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Shrine of St. Benedict, undated 9125
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Sketches, undated 9126
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Sketches of Irvis, 1981 9127
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Society of Sculptors, 1966 9128
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Speakers' Portraits, 1993 9129
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State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, 1969 9130
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Starsburg Railroad, undated 9131
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Template, 1971 9132
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Tennyson House, 1975 9133
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Tribute by Sherri, 1996 9134
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University of Pittsburgh Commencement, 1954 9135
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Urban League of Pittsburgh, 1945 9136
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Venable, Sateria, 1992 9137
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Walker, Leona, 1959 9138
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Who's Who, 1976-1977 9139
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Who's Who Among Black Americans, 1975-1976 9140
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Who's Who in America, 1982-1983 921
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Wood Carving, 2005 922
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Woodworking, 2002, undated 923
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the Wrath of Agnes, 1972 924
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Yearbook, 1938 925

Subseries 9. Poetry (2010 Addition), 1919-1993 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis took great interest in poetry and composed a large amount of it. Some of his compilations of poetry include This Land of Fire and  Lions and Great Bronze Bars. There are various editions of each of these within this subseries, as well as manuscript editions. In addition to full compilations of poetry, this subseries also contains loose poems completed by Irvis with some accompanying handwritten notes. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Annotated Poetry, undated 959
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Assorted Poetry, undated 9510
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Early Poetry, 1919-1943 9511
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Hughes, Langston, undated 9512
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Lions and Bars, Original Manuscript with Edits, 1988 9513
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Lions and Bars, Original Manuscript with Edits, 1988 9514
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Lions and Great Bronze Bars, manuscript, undated 9515
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Lions and Great Bronze Bars, selections, undated 9516
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Lions and Great Bronze Bars, noted, undated 9517
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Temple University Poetry Reading, 1988 9518
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This Land of Fire, 1988 9519
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This Land of Fire, annotated, 1985 9520
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This Land of Fire, Correspondence and Translation with David Gould, 1985, 1987 9521
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This Land of Fire, Description, undated 9522
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This Land of Fire, manuscript, undated 9523
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This Land of Fire, notes on Dr. David Gould and translations, undated 9524
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This Land of Fire, final copy, 1988 9525
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This Land of Fire, Poetry Reading, undated 9526
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This Land of Fire, unpublished with note from H. William Deweese, Speaker, 1993 9527
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This Land of Fire, Wagger's Copy, undated 9528

Subseries 10. Africa, (2010 Addition), 1947-1985 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis took several trips to African countries, including the Central African Republic, and the Cote d'Ivoire. This subseries documents these trips, as well as Irvis's research on the conditions and history of these areas and information Irvis gathered about investing in Africa as part of a Pan-African business venture. The subseries is arranged alphabetically.

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C.A.R., Cameroon, Cote d' Ivoire, 1985 11259
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Cote d' Ivoire, 1973 1131
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Department of State Background Information, 1972-1974 1132
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Foreign Economic Trends, 1973-1974 1133
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Human Rights, undated 1134
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International Business Associates, 1976 1135
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Investing in Africa, Information, 1973 1136
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Investing in the Ivory Coast, undated 1137
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Mineral Surveys, undated 1138
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National Bank of Malawi, undated 1139
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Overseas Business Reports, 1963-1974 11310
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation, undated 11311
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Pan-Africa, 1947 11312
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Pan-African Business Ventures, 1975 11313
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Research, undated 11314

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Series IV. Legislative Files, 1865-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains information on legislation that Irvis supported or introduced during his career in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. It contains Irvis's statements, speeches and remarks about many legislative issues, as well as memoranda, correspondence, notes, and reports pertaining to legislation. In addition, the series documents Irvis's committee and leadership work in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives through items such as House calendars, documentation of legislative commissions, information on standing committees and membership lists.

The series is divided into three subseries based on the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh: the first from the original 1971 deposit, the second from the 1980 addition, and the third from the 2010 addition.

Supporting materials, including contemporaneous newsclippings, may be found in Series XVI: Media and in the scrapbooks in Series XVII, Subseries 3: Realia.

Subseries 1. Legislative Files (1971 Original Deposit), 1951-1971 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives including health, welfare, education, and government resolutions. House calendars and statements, speeches, and remarks by Irvis along with House offices held by Irvis and Committees and Commissions on which he served are included in this series. Series II is arranged alphabetically, by subject, except for the House calendars (Boxes 4-5) which are arranged by date. The House calendars are personal copies of bills introduced with holograph notes written by Irvis.

Section: Legislation Introduced

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Civil Rights, 1951-1979 18
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Constitutional Revision, 1963 19
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Consumer Protection, 1965, 1969 110
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Crime, juvenile delinquency, penal institutions, probation, etc., 1959-1971 111

Section: Education

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Primary, secondary, 1963-1971 112
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Higher, secondary, 1961-1967 113
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Higher, 1968-1971 114
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For the Handicapped, 1967-1971 115
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Libraries, museums, foundations, etc., 1965-1971 216
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Professional licensure, 1968-1971 217
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Electoral process, 1967-1971 218
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Family (adoption, divorce), 1969, 1971 219
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Food, drug, pest control, 1965-1971 220

Section: Government

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Local, 1961-1971 221
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State, 1964-1971 222
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State-Finances (appropriations, public debt, etc.), 1961-1971 223
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State-Legislature, 1965-1971 224

Section: Health and Welfare

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Public assistance (including blind, aged, etc.), 1965-1971 225
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Public health, health facilities, research, 1968-1971 226
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Mental health, mental retardation, 1961-1971 227
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Housing, urban renewal, local economic redevelopment, 1959-1971 228
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Insurance, 1967-1971 229
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Judiciary-Local, 1963-1969 230
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Judiciary-State, 1962-1971 231
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Labor-Public employees-Wages, retirement, collective bargaining, 1963-1971 232
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Labor-Wages, benefits, etc., 1963-1971 233
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Military and veterans, 1966-1968 334
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Natural resources, conservation, pollution, 1966-1971 335
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Public utilities, 1971 336
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Taxation, 1962-1971 337
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Transportation, 1961-1971 338
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Miscellaneous, 1963-1971 339
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Major bills sponsored by KLI, compilation, 1967-1968 340

Section: Resolutions Introduced in House

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Personal resolutions, 1964-1969 341
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States' rights, #9, 10, 11, 1963 342-43
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Station WXUR, Media, PA, investigation, #160, #12, 1965-1966 344
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Miscellaneous resolutions, 1965-1970 345

Section: House Calendars

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, January 28 - March 26, 1969 446
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, April 15 - May 27, 1969 447-48
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, June 2 - June 18, 1969 449
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, June 23 - July 30, 1969 45
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, September 8 - October 21, 1969 451
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, November 5 - December 31, 1969 452
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, January 6 - February 26, 1970 553-54
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, March 2 - April 29, 1970 555
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, June 8 - June 30, 1970 556
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, July 7 - September 22, 1970 557
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, November 9 - November 19, 1970 558
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Miscellaneous status of bills, legislation pending, etc., 1968-1970 559

Section: House Offices  (chronological)

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Minority Caucus Chairman, Miscellaneous, 1963-1964 660

Section: Majority Caucus Chairman, 1965-1966 

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Inter-govt. office correspondence and enclosures; Legislative Directory; Newsclippings661
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Appropriations Committee correspondence, clips662
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Correspondence of relative importance, pertaining to office, re specific legislation, or originated by KLI663
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General correspondence664

Section: Minority Whip, 1967-1968 

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Inter-govt. office correspondence and enclosures665
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Correspondence, notes, etc., re Democratic minority666
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Correspondence of relative importance, etc.667
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General correspondence668

Section: Majority Leader

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Inter-govt. office correspondence and enclosures, 1969 669
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Legislative Committees correspondence, 1969 670
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Democratic (party) Committee correspondence, 1969 671
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Correspondence of relative importance, etc., 1969 672
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Citizen Correspondence and ecls. Re income tax., 1969 773
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Correspondence, news clips, re "retirement", 1969 774
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General correspondence, January - March, 1969 775
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General correspondence, April - December, 1969 776
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Miscellaneous, 1970 777
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Correspondence (1 letter only), 1971 778

Section: Standing Committees

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Membership Lists, 1967-1968 779

Section: Legislative Commissions

Section: Joint State Government Commission

Scope and Content Notes

The first two objects contained under the Joint State Government Commission are notebooks pertaining to the executive committee, January 29, 1963-January 29, 1964; and February 21, 1964-November 18, 1966.

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Joint State Government Commission Activities, 1963-65880
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Task Force on Admission Policy of Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing: Report drafts, 1967 881
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Miscellaneous, research reports, 1963-1970 882
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Miscellaneous correspondence and enclosures, 1965-1967 883

Section: Budget and Finance Committee

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Annual reports, 1962-1963 884
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Department of Revenue memos, 1967 885
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Miscellaneous Reports, 1963-? 886

Section: KLI statements, speeches, remarks - House

Section: Miscellaneous Legislative Journals

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, 1959-1961, 1963-1964 887
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, 1965-1966 888
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, 1967-1968 889
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, 1971 890
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Miscellaneous, 1963?-1971? 891-92

Subseries 2. Legislation (1980 Addition), 1963-1976 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes the text of bills and resolutions on which Irvis worked and voted during his time in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives between 1963 and 1987, as well as correspondence relating to those pieces of legislation. This series is arranged chronologically.

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, 1963-1964 5119
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, 1967-1969 5120
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, 1970-1971 5121
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, 1972-1976 5122
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Education Programs5123

Subseries 3. Legislative (2010 Addition), 1865-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

The material in this subseries pertains to Irvis' career as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1959-1988). During the span of his legislative career, he assisted with the introduction of a massive amount of legislation into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Some of this legislation is documented in this subseries in the form of a finalized House or Senate Bills and resolutions. Along the lines of legislation, Irvis collected information on Pennsylvania specific issues including Home Rule and the potential increase of the personal property tax; as well as how both issues adversely affected constituents.

The subseries also contains materials Irvis accumulated during his routine work day. These materials include House memorandums, yearly calendars, and staff communications. In relation to his legislative career, Irvis went on several trips which are documented in this subseries. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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A People's Dinner Party, 1977 10051
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A People's Dinner Party, 1977 10052
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A People's Dinner Party, Financial, 1977 10053
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ACT 101, 1981, 1983 10054
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Advisory Committee on Probation, 1971 10055
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Allegheny County Board of Commissioners, 1981 10056
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Allegheny Legislative Delegation Office, 1977 10057
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Bicentennial Legislative Session, 1976 10058
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Biographical Dictionary of Early Pennsylvania Legislators, 1990 10059
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Biography, 2003 10060
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Black Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1911-2000 10061
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Black Legislators in Pennsylvania History, 1911-1993 10062
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Budget Hearing Schedule, 1997-1998 10063
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Calendars, 2005, 2006 10064
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Capitol Preservation Committee Report, 2002 10065
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Commission on the Operation of the House, 1977 10066
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Committee to Re-Elect K. Leroy Irvis, 1976 10067
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Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 1975-1976 10068
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Commonwealth Lecture Series, 1986 1011
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Concord Resources Group, 1990 1012
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Congressional Recognition, 2003 1013
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Contact Information, undated 1014
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Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, 1984 1015
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Department of Aging, undated 1016
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Department of Revenue, 1979 1017
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Election Brochures, 1986 1018
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Electoral College, 1976 1019
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Employee Requests, 1985 10110
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Events, 1984-2005 10111
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Fact Sheet 110, 1980 10112
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Fact Sheet 112, 1980 10113
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Financial Aid for Higher Education, 1978-1979 10114
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Financial Aid for Higher Education, 1979 10115
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Freedom Corner, 2000 10116
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Governor's Health Task Force, 1975 10117
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Governor's Local Tax Reform Proposal, 1987 10118
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Government Relations Committee, 1991 10119
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Gubernatorial Inauguration, 2003 10120
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Health Education Programs, State Regulation, 1976 10121
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History Makers, Senate Recognition, 2005 10122
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Home Rule, 1992-1995 10123
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Home Rule, 1974, 1995 10124
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Home Rule Data, 1997-1998 10125
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H.B. 55, 1997 10126
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H.B. 77, 2003 10127
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H.B. 1213, 1971 10128
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H.B. 1817, 1976 10129
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H.B. 1883, 1993 10130
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H.B. 1852, 1988 10131
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H.B. 1973, 1999 10132
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H.B. 2059, 1984 10133
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H.B. 2061, 1980 10134
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H.B. 2073, 1976 10135
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H.B. 2045, undated 10136
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H.R. 237, 1980 10137
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Individual and Family Resources in Pennsylvania, undated 10138
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Institute of Politics, 1991 10139
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K. Leroy Irvis Office Building Dedication, 2003 10140
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The Irvis Report, 1976-1982 10141
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Kosmos Cement Company, 1992 10142
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Legislative School Art Exhibit, 1977 10143
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Legislative Initiative Program, 1992 10144
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Legislative Journal, House of Representatives, 1975 10145
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Legislative Journal, Senate, 1975 10146
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Legislative Office for Research Liaison, 2000 10147
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Legislative Office for Research Liaison, Minority Inquiry, 1995 10148
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Los Angeles Riots, 1992 10149
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Matthew J. Ryan Legislative Office Building, 1999 10150
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Mayor's Task Force on Racial Disorder, 1968 10151
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Membership Cards, 1977-1984 10152
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Membership Lists, 1979-1981 10153
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Memorandums, undated 10154
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Memorial, 1984, 2003 10155
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Memorial Addresses, David P. Richardson Jr., 1995 1021
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National Conference of State Legislators, 1978 1022
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News Digest, 1988 1023
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Newsletters, 1981, undated 1024
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Organized Crime Report, 1980 1025
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Panama Trip, 1979 1026
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Panama Trip, 1979 1027
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Panama Trip, 1979 1028
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Park & Ride Inc., 1981 1029
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Pennsylvania Bulletin, 1992 10210
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Pennsylvania's Capitol, undated 10211
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Pennsylvania's Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968 10212
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Pennsylvania's Economy League, 1993 10213
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Committees, 1986 10214
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Film, 1978 10215
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, General Assembly, 1987 10216
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, General Assembly, Bicentennial Joint Session, 1987 10217
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Legislative Directory, 1959 10218
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Legislative Directory, 1977-1978 10219
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Legislative Directory, 1987-1988 10220
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Publications, undated 10221
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Publications, undated 10222
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Publications, undated 10223
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, House Resolution, 1977 10224
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Speaker's Ball, 2005 10225
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Speakers' Portraits, 1993-1996 10226
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Swearing in Ceremonies, 1997-2004 10227
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Testimonial, undated 10228
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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 1995-1996 10229
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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 1999-2000 10230
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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, 1985-2001 10231
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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Swearing In, 1997 10232
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Pennsylvania Report, 1995, 1997 10233
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Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, 1991-1992 10234
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Personal Property Tax, 1993 10235
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Personal Property Tax, 1993 1031
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Personal Property Tax, 1993 1032
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Pittsburgh Convention-Exposition Center, 1980 1033
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Presidential Visits, 1993 1034
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Press Releases, 1972-1989 1035
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Prison Disturbances and Riots, 1990 1036
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Public Announcement, 1978 1037
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Public Participation Committee, 1990 1038
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Reception, 1986 1039
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Report to the Governor, 1989-1990 10310
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Report to the People, 1988 10311
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Rules of Criminal Procedure, 1974 10312
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Rules of the House of Representatives, 1999 10313
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Schedules, 1978, 1979, 1990 10314
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Seminar, Women at Work, 1979 10315
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S.B. 68, 1968 10316
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S.B. 178, 1997 10317
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S.B. 1227, 1993 10318
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S.B. 1367, 1980 10319
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Senate Bill History, 1975-1976 10320
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Senate Issue Paper, undated 10321
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South America Trip, 1979 10322
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South America Trip, 1979 10323
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South America Trip, 1979 10324
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Supreme Court, Disciplinary Board, 1982 10325
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State Equal Rights Convention, 1865 10326
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Three Rivers Improvement and Development Corporation, 1972 10327
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Union of South Africa, Statement, undated 10328
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University of Pennsylvania, University Museum, 1980 10329
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University of Pittsburgh, State and Local Government Archives Committee, 1998 10330
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Urban Redevelopment, 1988 10331
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Washington D.C. Amendment, undated 10332
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Welfare Code, 1990 10333
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Western Chapter, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 10334
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Workers' Compensation, 1978 10335
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Vice Presidential Visits, 1968 10336
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Voting Demographics, undated 10337
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1987 10338

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Series V. Subject Files, 1945-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains subject files maintained by Irvis during his tenure as a legislator. The subject files represent a wide range of issues that affected Irvis's work in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and which affected his constituents in Pittsburgh. While the subjects are varied, many relate to Irvis's long-standing legislative priorities and social concerns. There are many files that relate to educational issues, including both K-12 and higher education, the concerns of the African-American community and civil rights, as well as community development. Related material on legislation Irvis considered and enacted exists in Series IV: Legislative Files; there is also related material in Series VII: Community.

The series is arranged in four subseries based on the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Subject Files (1971 Original Deposit), 1947-1971 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries consists of subject files on agencies, social issues, and other work-related topics kept by Irvis between 1947 and 1971. All items refer to Pennsylvania unless otherwise specified. Some of the notable subjects include discrimination, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Coal Mining, Education (K-12/Pittsburgh Public Schools, higher education, educational institutions), Health and Welfare, Insurance, Labor, and Mental Health Investigations. It is arranged alphabetically.

Section: Art exhibits (black artists), 1969 

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Art exhibits (black artists), 1969 9101

Section: Blacks in government, 1966-1970 

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Blacks in government, 1966-1970 9102

Section: Budget Director [Democratic Party], 1969 

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Budget Director [Democratic Party], 1969 9103

Section: Civil Rights

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Civil Rights Legislation- SB 53, 1961 9104
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Civil Rights Legislation- Miscellaneous, 1965-1967 9105-106
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Civil Rights Legislation- School racial imbalance bill, 1968 9107
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Pittsburgh department stores hiring policy campaign: Miscellaneous, 1947-1966 9108
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Job training programs: Correspondence and enclosures, 1968-1969 9109
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Gov. Shafer's employment program, September-December, 1968 9110-111
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Discrimination in private clubs - Moose Lodge case, 1969-1971 10112-113
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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 1963-1967 10114-115
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Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, no date 10116
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Urban League of Pittsburgh - Miscellaneous, 1968-1969 10117
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Christian Service Council Community Center, Pittsburgh, no date 10118
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PSEA Human Relations Committee, 1968-1969 10119
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Henry N. Bradley, 1966 10120
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Radio, TV, 1964-1970 10121
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News releases, 1966-1971 10122
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News clips, 1963-1971 10123
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Miscellaneous correspondence and enclosures, 1965-1970 10124-125
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Reference materials, miscellaneous, no date 10126
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Reference materials - De facto school segregation, no date 10127

Section: Coal mining

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Legislation and Newsclippings, 1963-1965 11128
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Bituminous Mine Subsidence Act, 1966 11129
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Miscellaneous, no date 11130
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Failure to renew HB 1038 (Act 9) and Community Action Agencies, 1968-1969 11131
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Advocate Community Development Corp. (ACDC), Philadelphia, 1968-? 11132
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Conservation - John F. Laudalio address, 1969-1970 11133
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Constitutional revision, 1963-1968 11134
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Council on State Governments, Washington, D.C., 1969 11135
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Data processing, 1967-1968 11136
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Democratic [party] Study Council, 1966 11137

Section: Education

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School subsidy bill, 1965 11138
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School bus bills, 1965 11139
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School bus bills, Sb 3, HB 381, 1965 11140
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School bus legislation, 1969 11141
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Digest of enacted legislation, 1967 11142
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State aid to private schools-ACLU, Lutheran positions, 1967 11143
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State aid to private schools-House Committee on Basic Education- Hearings, 1968 11144
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Federal aid to private schools, no date 11145
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Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction, 1964-1967 11146
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News release, clips, 1963-1969 12147
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1969-1971 12148

Section: Higher Education

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Student rebellion bills, 1968-1969 12149-151
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Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), 1963-1969 12152-153
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Ad Hoc Committee on State Colleges, PA Div. AAUP, 1966 12154
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Association of State College Organizations (ASCO), no date 12155
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News clips, 1968-1971 12156
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1969 12157

Section: Higher Education Institutions

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Cheney State College, 1965-1969 12158-159
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Indiana University of PA, 1968-1969 12160
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Lincoln University, 1968-1969 12161
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Penn State University, 1964-1969 12162-163
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Point Park College, 1967-1971 12164
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University of Pittsburgh, 1965-1966 12165-166
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University of Pittsburgh - Change to State related status, 1965-1966 13167-169
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University of Pittsburgh - Correspondence, 1966-1970 13170
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University of Pittsburgh - Confidential correspondence re: administration [RESTRICTED]13171
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Miscellaneous institutions, 1965-1969 13172

Section: Pittsburgh Public Schools

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Correspondence and enclosures, 1968-1969 13173
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Superintendent Louis J. Kishkunas statement to House Basic Education Committee, May 7-8, 1969 13174
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Pittsburgh Council on Public Education (PCPE), February 24, 1968 13175
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Select Commission to Study the Pittsburgh School Board, 1969 13176-178
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Miscellaneous organizations' statements re School Board, 1968-1969 13179
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Mental health services, 1968 13180
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Miscellaneous publications, releases, clips, etc., 1963-1968 13181
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Pittsburgh Catholic schools, 1963-1965 13182
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General State Authority, 1963-1969 14183
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Governor's office, 1967-1969 14184
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Gun control, 1967-1968 14185

Section: Health and Welfare

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PK bill, HB 171, 1965 14186
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Welfare rights organizations, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, 1966-1969 14187
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Commonwealth Priorities Commission, Sub-committee on Health and Welfare, 1968-1969 14188
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Proposed medical examiner bill, 1969 14189
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Day care centers, 1967-1969 14190
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Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, 1963 14191
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News release, clips, 1963-1971 14192
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Reference materials, no date 14193
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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Miscellaneous, 1965-1974 14194

Section: Insurance

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Miscellaneous reports, 1965-1967 14195
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Taxi cab companies, 1967 14196
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News releases, 1968, 1970 14197
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1966-1969 14198
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Reference material, no date 14199
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Judges - SB 1075, 1966 14200

Section: Labor

Section: Public Employees

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Teachers' pensions (SB 188, 189; HB 414), 1966 15201
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Arbitration, police and firemen (SB 112), 1966 15202
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Arbitration, police and firemen, Pittsburgh (Act III), 1968 15203
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State employees retirement (HB 2768), 1968 15204
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Governor's Commission for Revision of PA Employee Laws, 1968 15205
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Collective bargaining, teachers, 1968 15206
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Collective bargaining, miscellaneous, 1961, 1969 15207
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News clips, 1969-1970 15208
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Miscellaneous correspondence (individual and agency), 1966-1969 15209

Section: Unemployment Compensation

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Joint State Government Task Force, 1963-1964 15210
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HB 1697; SB 2,3, 1963-1964 15211
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News clips, 1963-1964; 1969 15212
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Citizen correspondence, 1967; 1969 15213
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Reference material, no date 15214
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Legislation pending in other states, 1969 15215

Section: Legislative Reform

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Reappointment, 1964-1966 15216
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PA Commission on Legislative Modernization, 1968-1969 15217
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18-year-old vote: HB 38, 1969 15218
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News releases, clips, 1965-1970 15219

Section: Liquor Control Board, 1965-1969 

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Liquor Control Board, 1965-1969 16220

Section: Lobbyists, 1963, 1966, 1968 

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Lobbyists, 1963, 1966, 1968 16221

Section: Milk Control

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Governor's Milk Control Inquiry Committee, 1965 16222
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Milk Control Commission, 1967 16223
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Legislation, 1963, 1967-1968 16224-225
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News release, clips, 1963-1967 16226

Section: Mental Health

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Aftercare of mental patients, Special Committee on Aftercare of Mental Patients, 1966 16227-228
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Aftercare of mental patients- Council House, Pittsburgh, 1964-1965 16229-230
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Aftercare of mental patients- Reference materials, no date 16231
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House Committee to Investigate State Mental Institutions- Establishment, members, schedules, etc., no date 17232
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House Committee to Investigate State Mental Institutions- Report, 1967 17233
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House Committee to Investigate State Mental Institutions- House discussion transcript, September 12, 1966 17234
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House Committee to Investigate State Mental Institutions, Sub-committee-Appointments, no date 17235
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House Committee to Investigate State Mental Institutions, Sub-committee-Travel expenses, no date 17236

Section: Mental Health Investigations - State institutions

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Allentown State Hospital, no date 17237-239
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Clarks Summit State Hospital, no date 17240
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Cresson State School and Hospital, no date 17241
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Danville State Hospital, no date 17242
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Dixmont State Hospital-Sub committee visit, no date 17243
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Dixmont State Hospital-Margaret B. McBride, President Board of Trustees, 1963-1966 17244
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Dixmont State Hospital-Legislative visit, 1968 17245
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Eastern PA Psychiatric Institute, no date 17246
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Eastern State School and Hospital, no date 17247
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Ebensburg State School and Hospital, no date 17248
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Embreeville State Hospital, no date 17249
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Fairview State Hospital-Sub-committee visit, no date 17250
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Fairview State Hospital-Legislative visit, 1969 17251
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Hamburg State School and Hospital-Sub committee visit, no date 17252
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Hamburg State School and Hospital-Application for federal assistance, 1966 17253
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Harrisburg State Hospital, no date 18255
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Haverford State Hospital, no date 18256
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Holidaysburg State Hospital, no date 18257
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Laurelton State School and Hospital, 1967 18258-259
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Mayview State Hospital, no date 18260
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Mayview State Hospital, 1966, 1968 18261-263
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Norristown State Hospital, no date 18264-265
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Pennhurst State School and Hospital, 1965-1967 18266-270
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Philadelphia State Hospital (Byberry), 1966 18271-272
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Polk State School and Hospital, no date 18273
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Retreat State Hospital, no date 18274
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Selinsburg State School and Hospital, no date 18275-276
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Somerset State Hospital, no date 18277
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Torrance State Hospital, no date 18278
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Warren State Hospital, no date 18279
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Wernersville State Hospital, no date 18280
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Western State School and Hospital, 1965-1966 19281-286
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Whitehaven State School and Hospital, no date 19287
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Woodville State Hospital, 1966 19288-289
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Mental health legislation, HB 12, 16, 17, 20, 21, 1966 19290
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Mental health legislation, 1966 19291
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Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc., 1964-1967 19292
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Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children, Inc. (PARC), 1965-1967 19293
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Allegheny County Chapter for Retarded Children, PARC (ACC-PARC), 1966-1966 19294
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United Mental Health Services of Allegheny County, Inc. (UMHS), 1965-1967 19295
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Mental Hospital employees, 1966 19296
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News Release and News clips, 1963-1969 19297
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Citizen correspondence, 1965-1967 19298
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Miscellaneous organizations' correspondence and enclosures, 1964-1967 19299
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Correspondence re drug addiction, no date 19300
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Reference materials, no date 19301
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Board of Pardons, no date 20302
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Board of Parole. Advisory Committee on Probation, 1966 20303-305
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Board of Parole. Legislation, 1970-1971 20306
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Pittsburgh Convention Exposition Center, 1969-1970 20307
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Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), 1966-1971 20308
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Regional Industrial Development Corp. (RIDC) of Southwestern PA, 1965, 1969 20309
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Three Rivers Improvement and Development Corp. (TRIAD), no date 20310
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Pennsylvania State Police investigations, 1965-1966 20311
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Wilkes Barre-Urban Affairs Committee investigation, 1969 20312

Subseries 2. Subject Files (1974 Addition), 1965-1973 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains subject files arranged alphabetically. Some of the notable subjects include summer interns, Moose Lodge, Penn State, community affairs, and Black Caucus materials.

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Advocate Community Development Corporation3071
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Bidwell, 1965-1972 3072-73
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Black Caucus3074
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Black Elected Officials3075
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Black Higher Education Conference3076
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Chester Situation (REMOVED)3077
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Community Affairs3078-79
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Cheyney State College3180
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Congressional Black Caucus3181
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Corporate Business Tax3182
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Data Preparation Corporation3183
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Democratic Convention, 1972 3184
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Disadvantaged Students3185
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Elections, 1972 3186
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Elections - Presidential, 1972 3187
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Employment3188
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Erie3189
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Federal Programs3190
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Flood Disaster3291
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Proposed Flying Fields3292
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Foundations3293
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Governor's Tax Reform3294
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House Campaign3295
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House Committees3296
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Housing (H.B. 959, Sessions), 1971 3297
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Indiana University3298
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Insurance Premiums3299
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Intermediate Units (H.B. 40-41)32100
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Interns, Summer - Correspondence32101
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Interns, Summer - Work Completed32102
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Interns, Summer - Evaluations of Program32103
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Interns, Summer - Applications/Resumes (REMOVED)33104
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Interns, Summer - Rejected Applications (REMOVED)33105
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Interns, Summer - Miscellaneous (REMOVED)33106
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Jackson, Fannie (Ashland, WI)33107
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Justice, Department of33108
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Legislative Audit Advisory Committee33109
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Lincoln University33110
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Lotteries33111
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Mailing Lists33112
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Manpower Training33113
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Medico Logical Investigations33114
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Metropolitan Tenants' Organization33115
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Minority Groups33116
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Moose Lodge - Court Documents33117
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Moose Lodge - Legislation34118
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Moose Lodge - Correspondence, 1968-1972 34119-121
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Moose Lodge - Miscellaneous34122
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Narcotics34123
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N.A.A.C.P.34124
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National Democratic Convention34125
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No Fault Insurance34126
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Nursing, Law, Professional (H.B. 968, Session), 1971 34127
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Appendices F and G to Jurisdictional Statement (U.S. Supreme Court)341

This volume includes: PA Liquor Code and Regulations and the Constitution of Supreme Lodge of the World, Loyal Order of the Moose.

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Opportunities Industrialization Centers - Pittsburgh, Phila.35128
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Penn State, 1968-1971 35129-130
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Penn State - Black Students Union35131-132
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Penn State - Equal Opportunity Program35133-134
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Penn State - Equal Opportunity Program Miscellaneous36135
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Pennsylvania - Budget, 1972-1973 36136-137
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Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (Senate Bill #1407)36138
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P.H.E.A.A. (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency)36139-140
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PA Human Relations Commission37141-142
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PA Unemployment Compensation Laws37143
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Pittsburgh37144-145
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University of Pittsburgh, 1969-1972 38146-148
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Politics - Campaign Material38149
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Recommendations38150
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Resumes - A-L (REMOVED)38151
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Resumes - M-Z (REMOVED)39152
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Semi-trailer39153
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Students Concerned with Public Health, 1971-1972 39154
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Summer Employment39155
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Temple University39156
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United Black Front39157
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United Black Front40158
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Vietnam Bonus Claim40159
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Vote - 18 Year Old40160
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Welfare Rights Organization40161
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West Chester State College40162
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Yale Tuition Deferment Option40163
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Young, Whitney40164
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Miscellaneous Subjects40165
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Newspaper Clippings40166

Subseries 3. Subject Files (1975 Addition)

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries is a subject file of newspaper clippings, primarily from Pennsylvania newspapers for 1974-1975. Topics covered by the clippings are varied and include the state budget, Robert P. Casey, drugs liquor, Herbert Fineman, housing, state legislation, state officials' salaries, minorities, Pittsburgh Convention Center, prison reform, schools, taxes, and transportation.

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Allegheny County411
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Appropriations412
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Banking413
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Bicentennial414
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Budget - Pennsylvania415
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Busing416
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Colleges418
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Casey, Robert P.417
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Consumer Protection419
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Convention Center - Pittsburgh4110
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Crime4111
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Day Care4112
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Democratic Party4113
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Drugs Liquor4114
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Economic Conditions4115
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Elections4116
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Employment4117
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Ethics4118
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Expense Accounts, Legislator4119
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Fineman, Herbert4120
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General State Authority4121
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Graduated Income Tax4122
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Highways4123
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Housing4124
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Irvis, K. Leroy4125
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Judges4126
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Law and Order4127
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Legislation4128
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Legislative Compensation4129
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Legislative Reform4130
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Lobbyists4131
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Malpractice4132
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Minorities4133
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No Fault Insurance4134
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PA Department of Environmental Resources4135
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PA Senate4136
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Pensions4137
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Philadelphia - Taxes4138
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Pittsburgh Courier4139
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Presidential Candidates4140
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Prison Reform4141
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Public Defender4142
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Red-Lining4143
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Scandal4144
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Schools4145
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School Board4146
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Shapp, Governor Milton4147
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Sickle Cell4148
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State Government4149
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State Workman's Insurance Fund4150
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Sunshine Law4151
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Sweeney, Leonard4152
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Taxes4153
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Transportation4154
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Utilities4155
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Volkswagen4156
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Miscellaneous4157

Subseries 4. Political Subject Files (1979 Addition), 1945-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries consists of reports, statements, brochures, correspondence, news clippings, remarks, newsletters, speeches, and notes all related to politics. They include files on education, legislature, prison reform, and speaking engagements. The files are arranged alphabetically.

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Budgets and Taxes - Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1976 428-9
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Business4210
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Conferences4211
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Consumer Protection4312
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Education: University of Pittsburgh - Dollars that Make the Difference Campaign, 1975 4313
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Education: University of Pittsburgh - FAS Gazette, 1975 4314
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Education: University of Pittsburgh - Newspapers4315
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Education: University of Pittsburgh - Trustees4316
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Education: University of Pittsburgh - Western Psychiatric Institute4317
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Education: University of Pittsburgh - Miscellaneous, 1971-1975 4318
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Education: SUNY Albany Alumni4319
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Education: SUNY Albany Alumni Newspapers4320
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Education: Pennsylvania Colleges4421
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Education: Miscellaneous4422
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Election, 1958 4423
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Environment4424
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Government Reform4425
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Health and Welfare4426-27
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Labor, Jobs4428
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Legislature, 1959-1971 4429
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Legislature, 1971-1977 4530
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Legislature - Newspaper Clippings4531
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Legislature - House Bills4532
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Minority Concerns4533
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Organizations4534
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Prison Reform, 1970-1976 4635
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Prison Reform - Neighborhood Centers Youth Service Bureau Grant Application4636
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Prison Reform - Report on Allegations of Police Misconduct and Abuse After the Fatal Shooting of Pittsburgh Police Officer Patrick J. Wallace, 1975 4637
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Prison Reform - Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1976 4638
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Speaking Engagements Programs, 1945-1974 4639-41
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Speaking Engagements Programs, 1975-1978 4742
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Transit4743

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Series VI. Correspondence, 1945-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series consists primarily of Irvis's professional correspondence with constituents, legislators and other government officials, staffers, and community organizers during his legislative career. Also included are related items, such as job applications sent to Irvis's office and formal invitations. Finally, there is a substantial amount of correspondence about the University of Pittsburgh contained in Subseries iv of this series.

This series has been arranged into four subseries by the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh. Subseries 3 and 4 of this series also contain a substantial amount of personal correspondence; other personal correspondence, some with fellow legislators, can be found in Series II: Personal. Additional community-related and election-related correspondence can be found in Series VII: Community and Series VIII: Campaigns, respectively.

Subseries 1. Correspondence (1971 Original Deposit), 1965-1969 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries consists primarily of correspondence from constituents but also includes correspondence about professional licensure and correspondence regarding miscellaneous conferences. The records are arranged by subject.

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Elnora L. Head, 1965-1966 22356
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Miscellaneous requests involving Rep. William S. Morehead's office, 1965-1969 22357
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Employment, 1966-1969 22358-359
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Employment, House of Representatives, 1965-1969 22360
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Academic admissions, requests for scholarships, etc., 1965-1969 22361
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Mental and correctional institutions admissions, transfers, etc., 1967-1969 22362
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Professional licensure, 1967, 1969 22363
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Miscellaneous conferences, 1968-1969 22364

Subseries 2. Correspondence (1974 Addition)

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains Irvis's professoinal correspondence, including job applications, correspondence about scholarships, invitations, crank letters, as well as a folder of memos. General correspondence is arranged alphabetically, but some is arranged by subject.

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Correspondence, A-B, 1971-1972 2316-18
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Correspondence, C-U, 1969-1970 232-15
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Correspondence, C-H, 1971-1972 2419-25
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Correspondence, H-P, 1971-1972 2526-33
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Correspondence, R-Z, 1971-1972 2634-41
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Correspondence, January-February 1972 2642-44
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Correspondence, March-June 1972 2745-51
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Correspondence, July-October 1972 2852-59
  boxfolder
Correspondence, November 1972 2960
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Correspondence, Job Applications  (REMOVED)2961
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Correspondence, Scholarships, Financial Assistance (REMOVED)2962
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Correspondence, Thank You Letters2963
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Correspondence, Invitations2964
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Correspondence, Richard Partee's Letters2965
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Correspondence, Crank Letters2966
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Correspondence, Confidential  (REMOVED)2967
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Memos, Miscellaneous2968

Subseries 3. Correspondence (1979 Addition), 1948-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains correspondence to and from state officials, as well as communication from constituents and personal letters. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Correspondence, 1948-1959 421-3
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Correspondence, 1960-1969 422
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Correspondence, 1970-1971 423
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Correspondence, August-October, 1972 424
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Correspondence, November-December, 1972 425
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Correspondence, 1973-1978 426
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Correspondence- Notes and Messages, undated 427

Subseries 4. Correspondence (2010 Addition), 1945-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

The correspondence in this subseries is mainly incoming communication to Irvis from state officials, constituents, staff, or personal family and friends. The subseries also contains a large collection of personal greeting cards to the Irvis', some of which have been received from state officials. The correspondence subseries has been arranged according to its personal, community involvement, legislative, or University of Pittsburgh oriented nature. The subject matter of some correspondence overlaps between two of the aforementioned topics, so a majority of the correspondence has been identified as personal in nature. This subseries is arranged chronologically by date.

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Personal, 1945 9529
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Personal, 1946 9530
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Personal, 1949 9531
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Personal, 1951 9532
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Personal, 1952 9533
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Personal, 1953 9534
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Personal, 1954 9535
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Personal, 1955 9536
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Personal, 1956 9537
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Personal, 1957 9538
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Personal, 1958 9539
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Personal, 1959 9540
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Personal, 1960 9541
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Personal, 1961 9542
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Personal, 1963 9543
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Personal, 1964 9544
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Personal, 1965 9545
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Personal, 1966 9546
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Personal, 1967 9547
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Personal, 1968 9548
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Personal, 1969 9549
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Personal, 1970 9550
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Personal, 1971 961
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Personal, 1972 962
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Personal, 1973 963
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Personal, 1974 964
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Personal, 1975 965
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Personal, 1976 966
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Personal, 1977 967
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Personal, 1978 968
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Personal, 1979 969
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Personal, 1980 9610
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Personal, 1981 9611
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Personal, 1982 9612
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Personal, 1983 9613
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Personal, 1984 9614
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Personal, 1985 9615
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Personal, 1986 9616
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Personal, 1987 9617
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Personal, 1988 9618
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Personal, 1989 9619
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Personal, 1990 9620
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Personal, 1991 9621
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Personal, 1991 9622
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Personal, 1992 9623
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Personal, 1992 9624
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Personal, 1992 9625
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Personal, 1992 9626
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Personal, 1993 9627
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Personal, 1993 9628
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Personal, 1993 971
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Personal, 1993 972
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Personal, 1994 973
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Personal, 1995 974
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Personal, 1995 975
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Personal, 1996 976
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Personal, 1996 977
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Personal, 1996 978
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Personal, 1996 979
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Personal, 1997 9710
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Personal, 1998 9711
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Personal, 1998 9712
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Personal, 1998 9713
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Personal, 1999 9714
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Personal, 1999 9715
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Personal, 2000 9716
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Personal, 2001 9717
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Personal, 2002 9718
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Personal, 2003 981
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Personal, 2003 982
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Personal, 2003 983
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Personal, 2004 984
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Personal, 2005 985
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Personal, 2006 986
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Personal, 2006 987
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Personal, 2006 988
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Personal, 2006 989
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Personal, 2007 9810
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Personal, undated 9811
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Personal, undated 9812
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Personal, undated 9813
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Personal, undated 9814
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Personal, undated 9815
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Personal, undated 9816
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Personal, undated 9817
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Personal, undated 991
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Personal, undated 992
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Personal, undated 993
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Personal, undated 994
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Personal, undated 995
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Personal, undated 996
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Personal, undated 997
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Personal, undated 998
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Personal, undated 999
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Personal, undated 9910
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Personal, undated 9911
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Personal, undated 9912
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Personal, undated 9913
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Community Involvement, 1947 9914
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Community Involvement, 1959 9915
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Community Involvement, 1975 9916
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Community Involvement, 1976 9917
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Community Involvement, 1986 9918
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Community Involvement, 1989 9919
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Legislative, 1958 9920
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Legislative, 1959 9921
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Legislative, 1961 9922
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Legislative, 1962 9923
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Legislative, 1963 9924
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Legislative, 1964 9925
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Legislative, 1965 9926
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Legislative, 1966 9927
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Legislative, 1967 9928
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Legislative, 1971 9929
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Legislative, 1974 9930
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Legislative, 1975 9931
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Legislative, 1976 9932
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Legislative, 1977 9933
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Legislative, 1978 9934
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Legislative, 1979 9935
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Legislative, 1980 9936
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Legislative, 1981 9937
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Legislative, 1982 9938
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Legislative, 1983 9939
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Legislative, 1984 9940
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Legislative, 1985 9941
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Legislative, 1986 9942
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Legislative, 1987 9943
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Legislative, 1988 1001
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Legislative, 1989 1002
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Legislative, 1990 1003
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Legislative, 1991 1004
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Legislative, 1992 1005
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Legislative, 1993 1006
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Legislative, 1994 1007
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Legislative, 1995 1008
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Legislative, 1996 1009
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Legislative, 1997 10010
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Legislative, 1998 10011
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Legislative, 1999 10012
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Legislative, 2000 10013
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Legislative, 2001 10014
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Legislative, 2002 10015
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Legislative, 2003 10016
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Legislative, 2004 10017
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Legislative, 2005 10018
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Legislative, 2006 10019
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Legislative, undated 10020
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University of Pittsburgh, 1967 10021
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University of Pittsburgh, 1974 10022
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University of Pittsburgh, 1975 10023
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University of Pittsburgh, 1976 10024
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University of Pittsburgh, 1978 10025
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University of Pittsburgh, 1979 10026
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University of Pittsburgh, 1981 10027
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University of Pittsburgh, 1982 10028
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University of Pittsburgh, 1983 10029
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University of Pittsburgh, 1985 10030
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University of Pittsburgh, 1987 10031
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University of Pittsburgh, 1988 10032
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University of Pittsburgh, 1989 10033
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University of Pittsburgh, 1990 10034
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University of Pittsburgh, 1991 10035
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University of Pittsburgh, 1992 10036
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University of Pittsburgh, 1993 10037
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University of Pittsburgh, 1994 10038
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University of Pittsburgh, 1995 10039
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University of Pittsburgh, 1996 10040
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University of Pittsburgh, 1997 10041
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University of Pittsburgh, 1998 10042
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University of Pittsburgh, 1999 10043
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University of Pittsburgh, 2000 10044
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University of Pittsburgh, 2001 10045
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University of Pittsburgh, 2002 10046
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University of Pittsburgh, 2003 10047
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University of Pittsburgh, 2005 10048
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University of Pittsburgh, 2006 10049
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University of Pittsburgh, undated 10050

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Series VII. Community, 1945-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis was active in community organizations and programs, particularly ones related to arts and culture, racial justice and equality, housing, and education. This series documents his involvement with many of those organizations through correspondence, publications, programs and pamphlets created by the organizations, reports, press releases, and newsclippings. It also documents some of Irvis's early employment in community-related enterprises, such as his time at the Urban League, with the Pittsburgh Courier, and as a law clerk and practicing lawyer.

This series has been divided into subseries based on both the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh as well as by subject.

Subseries 1. Community Programs (1980 addition), 1970-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains memos, correspondence, brochures, reports, and press releases related to community events in the Pittsburgh area, 1970-1978. This series is arranged chronologically.

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, 1970 5124
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, 1971-1972 5125
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, 1973-1974 5126
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, 1975-1976 5127
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, 1977-1978 5128

Subseries 2. Irvis's Early Employment (1980 addition), 1945-1955 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains clippings, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to Irvis' employment, 1945-1955. These file are arranged by subject.

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Urban League, 1945 501
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Law School502
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Pittsburgh Courier, 1954 503
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Law Clerk Appointment, 1955 504
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District Attorney and Rose, Schmidt, Dixon505
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Miscellaneous506

Subseries 3. Museums, Programs, and Committees (1995 addition), 1971-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains clippings, programs brochures, correspondence, press releases, reports, and statements relating to various, cultural, civic, and educational organizations that Irvis has been associated. This series is arranged alphabetically by organization.

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Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum (AAHCM), 1992, 1993-1994 6593
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AAHCM6594-96
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Action-Housing, INC6597
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Allegheny Conference on Community Development6598
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Allegheny County Bicentennial6599
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Allegheny Home Rule Charter, July 11, 1978 65100
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Annual Legislative School Art Exhibition65101
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Associated Artists of Pittsburgh65102
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Bicentennial Subcommittee, September 18, 1987 65103
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Bidwell Training Center65104
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Biographical Dictionary of Early Pennsylvania Legislators65105
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The Carnegie Museum - Art/Artifact: African Art66106
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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh66107
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Child Lures(Child Abuse Prevention)66108
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Franklin Institute Science Museum, 1984 66109
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Higher Education, 1978 66110
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Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Court, 1989 66111
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K. Leroy Irvis Towers, 1978 66112
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Lemington Home for the Aged66113
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Mobilizing for Adult Literacy and Learning, 1994 66114
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Murray - Irvis Genetic Disease Center66115
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Novak Report, 1981 66116
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Nursing Recruitment Coalition (NRC)66117
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Olympic Committee, 1980 66118
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Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL)66119
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Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce66120
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Philadelphia Museum of Art67121-122
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Pittsburgh Convention Center, 1978 67123
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Greater Pittsburgh Magazine, 1971 67124
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Project 90 - Speaker67125
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Public Support for the Gifted and Talented Education, 1981 67126
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Shooting Star Productions, INC67127
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Sixteen Black Artists67128
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South Africa67129
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Speeches and Eulogies67130
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The Student Conservation Program, 1983 67131

Subseries 4. Community Involvement (2010 addition), 1947-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis used his legislative influence from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to benefit surrounding communities. This series includes information related to his involvement with various community and educational organizations, including Temple University, the State University of New York at Albany, the Heinz History Center, and various local, statewide, and national art foundations, among many others. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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10000 Friends of Pennsylvania, 1996-1999 10339
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10000 Friends of Pennsylvania, 1998-1999 10340
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Abidjan World Conference on World Peace, 1973 10341
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Acknowledgements, An Effective Delivery System for the Aged, 1972 10342
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Acknowledgements, Deny Me Not, undated 10343
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Acknowledgements, Poverty's Children, undated 10344
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Acknowledgements, Vocational Plan of Career Development for Female Residents of Correctional Facilities, 1971 10345
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Addison Terrace Learning Center, 1992 1041
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African American Community Development, 1995 1042
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African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1979 1043
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Albany High School, 1987 1044
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Alleghians LTD, 1997 1045
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Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 1994 1046
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Allegheny River Edge Park, 1979 1047
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American Youth Wind Orchestra, 1992 1048
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Americans for Democratic Action, 1971, 1981 1049
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AMA Flying, 1997 10410
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American Waterways Wind Orchestra, 1993 10411
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Arts Lottery, undated 10412
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Bidwell, 1981 10413
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Bishop McDevitt High School, 1972 10414
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Black Caucus' Higher Education Leadership Summit, 1992 10415
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Boy Scouts of America, 1993 10416
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Business and Job Development Corporation, Annual Meeting, 1975 10417
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California State College of Pennsylvania, 1982 10418
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Carlow Cottage, 1994 10419
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Carnegie Mellon, undated 10420
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Center for Studying Social Welfare and Community Development, 1980 10421
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Center on Race and Social Problems, 2005 10422
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Century Technologies, 1992 10423
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Cheyney University, 1989 10424
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Child Development Program, 1977 10425
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Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992 10426
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Citizens for Arts in Pennsylvania, 1980 10427
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Civic Glossary, 1998 10428
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Clarion University, 2005 10429
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Community Action, Pittsburgh, 1968-1969 10430
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Community College African American Caucus, 1995 10431
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Community College of Allegheny County, 1995-1999 10432
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Community College of Allegheny County, Legends in Leadership, 1999 10433
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Connecticut Citizen Action Group, 1980 10434
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Concord Resources Group, 1991-1992 10435
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Council of the Americas, 1978 10436
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Crime Prevention, undated 10437
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Daisy Lampkin Week, 1983 10438
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1998-1999 10439
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Art Committee, 1999 10440
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Declaration of Independence, Draft Resolution, 1975 10441
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Division of Film Promotion, 1980 10442
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Dominion Strong Men and Women, Excellence in Leadership, 2003 10443
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Edinboro College, undated 10444
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Editing, undated 10445
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Equal Employment Opportunity, 1976 10446
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Fair Budget Coalition, 1981 10447
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First Continental Congress Reconvened, 1974 10448
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Forbes Field II Task Force, 1995 10449
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Forbes Field II Task Force Committee Information, 1995 10450
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Forbes Field II Task Force Committee Information, 1995 10451
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Freedom Corner, 1999 10452
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Gettysburg, 1992 10453
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Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services, 1990 10454
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Governor's Sports and Exposition Facilities Task Force, 1996 10455
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Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council, 1988 10456
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Green for State Assembly, 1980 10457
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Hamilton School, 1981 10458
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Harper, Ruth B., State Representative, 1992 10459
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Harrah's Entertainment, 1996 10460
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Harris Learning Center, 1976 10461
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Harrisburg Area Community College, undated 10462
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Harrisburg School District, undated 10463
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Heinz History Center Tribute, undated 10464
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H. John Heinz III Public Policy Symposium, 1993 10465
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H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, 1992 10466
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Howard Heinz Endowment, 1990-1991 10467
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Vira I. Heinz Endowment, 1990 10468
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Heinz Family Foundation, 1993 1051
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Hillman State Park Conservation, 1985 1052
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Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1992 1053
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History Makers, 2004 1054
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History Makers, 2005 1055
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Home Rule Charter, 1995-1996 1056
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Homer S. Brown Legacy, 1986 1057
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Hudson Valley Girl Scout Council, 1987 1058
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Human Relations, 1968, 1995 1059
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Industry Day, 1984 10510
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Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, 1997 10511
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International Year of Older Persons, 1999 10512
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Investing Now, 1990 10513
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Irvis Video Project, undated 10514
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Judge Genevieve Blatt Endowment Fund, 1996 10515
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K. Leroy Irvis Minority Public Affairs Program Project Concept, 1994 10516
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Kennedy-Lawrence Annual Dinner, 1978, 1981 10517
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Knoll, Catherine-Baker, 1987-1988 10518
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Kury Campaign, 1996 10519
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Kutztown University, 1997 10520
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Lincoln Portrait, 1991 10521
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Lincoln University, 1989-1993 10522
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Lincoln University ACT 101/TIME, 1999 10523
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Magee-Women's Health Foundation, 1992 10524
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Martin Luther King Jr., 1983, 1993 10525
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Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, 1992 10526
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Masons, 1995 10527
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Mass, 1974 10528
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McDonald, Valerie A., 1997 10529
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Medical, Health Spirit, 1980 10530
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Mini-White House Conference on Aging, 1994 10531
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Montefiore Hospital, 1988 10532
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NAACP, 1977, 1986 10533
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National Association of Social Workers, 1995 10534
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National Visionary Leadership Project, 2006 10535
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Neighborhood Platform Conference, undated 10536
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Nursing Recruitment Coalition, 1991 10537
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Oakland Preservation, 1991 10538
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Opera America, 1980-1981 10539
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Pamphlets, African American Interests, 1968-1999 10540
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Pamphlets, Art, 1981-2001 10541
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Pamphlets, Community Development, 1976-2000 10542
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Pamphlets, Legislative/Political, 1969-2005 10543
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Pamphlets, Miscellaneous, 1957-2002 10544
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Pamphlets, Music, 1947-1998 10545
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Pamphlets, Personal, 1966-1998 10546
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Pamphlets, Religious, 1976-1999 10547
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, 1986 10548
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Pennsylvania Art Education Association, 1996 10549
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Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee, 1994-2005 10550
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Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries, 1992-1995 10551
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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, undated 10552
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Pennsylvania Director's Association for Community Action, 1986 10553
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Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission, 1975 10554
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Personal Assistance, 1980-1987 10555
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Philadelphia Civic Center, 1979-1980 10556
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Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1990-1992 10557
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Philadelphia Foundation, undated 10558
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The Pierans, Inc., 1995 10559
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The Pierans, Art Awareness, 1989 10560
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Pirates, 1995 1061
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Pittsburgh, 1980-1993 1062
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Pittsburgh Brag Book, 2000 1063
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Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 1992-1995 1064
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Pittsburgh Conference for Replication of the Ex-Offenders Program, 1980 1065
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Pittsburgh Courier, 1981 1066
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Poetry Editing, undated 1067
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Portrait of a Speaker, 1989 1068
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Preserving Pittsburgh, 1994 1069
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Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE), 1998 10610
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Project 90, 1995 10611
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Public Art Committee, 2000, 2005 10612
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Public Participation Committee, 1989 10613
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Public Transportation, undated 10614
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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 1988 10615
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Resumes, undated 10616
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Rockefeller Institute, 1993 10617
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Shadyside Academy, 1970 10618
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Sickle Cell Society Inc., 1992-2004 10619
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Singel Campaign, undated 10620
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Slippery Rock State College, 1976 10621
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Slippery Rock University, undated 10622
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Southdown Inc., 1991 10623
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State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1993 10624
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SUNY Albany, 1986-2002 10625
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SUNY Albany Magazine, 2005 10626
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Temple University, 1990-1995 10627
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Temple University Alumni Magazine, 1986 10628
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Temple University Institute of African and African American Affairs, 1988-1989 10629
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Temple University Institute of African and African American Affairs, 1989 10630
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Temple University, North Philadelphia Community Resource Guide, undated 10631
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Temple University Public Policy, 1995-1996 10632
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Three Rivers Improvement and Development Corporation, 1971-1972 10633
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Tri-State Consortium, 1992 10634
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Ujima, 2002 10635
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Understanding the Oceans, 1979 10636
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U.S. Constitutional Bicentennial, 1976 10637
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U.S.S. Independence, 1988 10638
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U.S.S. Pittsburgh, 1985 10639
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Unity Center, Friend of Unity Award, 1974 10640
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Unity Institute, 1977-1979 10641
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Unity Institute, 1978-1979 10642
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University of Pennsylvania, 1992, 1996 10643
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1991-1992 10644
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Urban Redevelopment Authority, undated 10645
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Verna D. Wolford Memorial Service, 1996 10646
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What About Pittsburgh? Three Rivers Improvement and Development Corporation, 1972 10647
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Vanguard Jaycees Chapter, 1973 10648
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YWCA, 1981 10649
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Youth Choral Festival, 2002 10650

Subseries 5. Clarion Project (1995 addition), 1989-1992 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes presentations, history, reports, correspondence, and news releases regarding the construction of a hazardous waste management facility in Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pa. These materials are arranged by subject.

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Technology Evaluation, November 16, 1989 77237
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Proposed Phase II Evaluation Report, March-May, 1990 77238-239
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Conceptual Facility Design Review, April, 1990 77240
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Conceptual Design Presentation, April, 1990 77241
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Compliance History, March-May, 1990 77242-243
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Candidate Sites for Hazardous Waste Management Facility, July, 1990 77244
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Tier 1 Site Evaluation Report, August, 1990 77245
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Tier 2 Soils, Geologic, Groundwater Investigation Work Plan, November, 1990 77246
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Phase I Application, June, 1991 77247
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Citizen Correspondence78248
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Various Correspondence78249
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Public Advisory Committee78250-251
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Public Participation Committee78252
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News Releases78253
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All Fired Up: Burning Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns, 1992 78254
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Miscellaneous78255

Subseries 6. Camp Hill Prison Riots (1995 addition), 1989-1990 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries consists of materials related to the Camp Hill Prison Riots of October 1989. Inmates held the State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill for four days. There were no escapes, however, 138 corrections officers were injured and 17 more were held hostage. Seventy inmates were also injured and 14 buildings were destroyed. The resulting costs for police, rescue, repairs and cleanup ran into the millions and were paid by Pennsylvania taxpayers. Irvis was a member of the Governor's Commission to investigate the riots.

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Governor's Commission on Riots- Final Report531
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Governor's Commission on Riots- Correspondence, October, 1989 532
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Governor's Commission on Riots- Correspondence, November 1, 1989-November 9, 1989 533
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Governor's Commission on Riots- Correspondence, November 10, 1989-November 30, 1989 534
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Governor's Commission on Riots- Correspondence, December, 1989 535
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Governor's Commission on Riots- Correspondence, January, 1990-February, 1990 536
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Various Newsclippings, 1990 537
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Photographs of Camp Hill Prison (after the riot)538

Subseries 7. African American Interests (2010 addition), 1933-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis' interest in African American affairs began early upon his arrival in Pittsburgh in the 1940s. During this time, Irvis joined the Urban League of Pittsburgh and took part in demonstrations against discrimination in Pittsburgh department stores. The African American Interests subseries documents Irvis' involvement with organizations and the African American community. Irvis was involved with a number of organizations including the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the American Foundation for Negro Affairs, the Black Elected Officials Summit, the NAACP, the National Black Caucus of State Legislatures, the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and the University of Pittsburgh as each corresponded to issues pertinent to the African American Community. Irvis' membership within these organizations has produced event and conference information, pamphlets, organization literature, news clippings, publications and flyers. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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A Better Chance Program, 1972 11044
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African American Summit, 1999 11045
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African American Hall of Fame Sculpture Garden, 1986 11046
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African American Lawyers, 1994-1995 11047
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African American Women, 2000 11048
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African American Women for Political Change, 2002 11049
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Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, 1990-1994 11050
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Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, 1989-1992 11051
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All African People's Revolutionary Party, 1989 11052
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American Foundation for Negro Affairs, 1984 11053
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American Heritage, 1992 11054
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Apartheid, 1985 11055
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April 4th Mobilization Committee, Pittsburgh Coalition to Stop the Atlanta Child Murders, 1981 11056
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Architects, 1991 11057
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Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, undated 11058
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Black Artists, undated 11059
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Black Caucus Review, 1983 11060
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Black Contractors Association, undated 11061
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Black Culture, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, undated 11062
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Black Elected Officials, 1988 11063
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Black elected Officials Summit, 1995 11064
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Black Extravaganza, 1996-2001 11065
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Black History, 1990 11066
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Black History Museum Committee, 1983 11067
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Blacks in Pittsburgh, 1992 11068
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Black Law Journal, 1974 1111
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Black Law Journal, 1974 1112
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Black Leadership and Community Conference, 1981 1113
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Black Opinion Magazine, 2005 1114
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Black Politics, 1972 1115
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Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial, 1988 1116
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Black Solidarity Fair, undated 1117
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Black United Fund of Pennsylvania, 1988 1118
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BWPC, 1987, 1988 1119
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Black Voters, 1987 11110
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Bowen, Uvella S. Adkins, Temple University, 1993 11111
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1996 11112
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Carving, undated 11113
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Civil Rights in Pittsburgh, undated 11114
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Commission on Human Rights, 1995 11115
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Commission on Minority Participation in Education and American Life, 1988 11116
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Committee to Elect & Friends of Rufus Lynch, 1998 11117
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CCAC, 1996, undated 11118
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Conference on Black Basic Education, 1980 11119
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Conference on Black History, 1990 11120
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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Policy Review, 1994 11121
  boxfolder
The Crisis, 1949 11122
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Democratic National Committee, 1968, 1984 11123
  boxfolder
Editorial, 1968 11124
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Education of Black Americans, 1979 11125
  boxfolder
Erie I Community Center, 1983 11126
  boxfolder
Fact Sheets, 1980 11127
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Figureheads, undated 11128
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Ghana, undated 11129
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Grolier Books, 1956 11130
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Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1997 11131
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Homer S. Brown Law Association, 2001 11132
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Housing Authority, 1991 11133
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International Review of African American Art, 2000 11134
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Inter-Racial Action Council of Pittsburgh, undated 11135
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Irvis, the Negro in the Civil War, 1933 11136
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Journal of African American History, 2003 11137
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Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 1996 11138
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Kuumba Trust, 1997 11139
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Lincoln University, 1989 11140
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Mandela, Nelson, 1990, 1991 11141
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Manuscript, undated 11142
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Martin Luther King Jr., 1988-2003 11143
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MLK Jr. Photo Exhibit, Countdown to Eternity, undated 11144
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MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast, 2001 11145
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Minority Employment, 1980 11146
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Minority Enterprise Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1992-1996 11147
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NAACP, 1993, 1997 11148
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NAACP Bicentennial Calendar, 1976 11149
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NAACP Events, 1980-1992 11150
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NAACP Membership, 1978 11151
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National Association of Black Journalists, Frank Bolden, 2003 11152
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National Bar Association, 2001 11153
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National Black Assembly, undated 11154
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National Black Caucus of State Legislators, 1985 11155
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National Black Caucus of State Legislators, 1987 11156
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National Black Caucus on the Black Aged, 1980 11157
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National Database of Arts Organizations of Color, 1995 11158
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National Society of Black Engineers, 1990 11159
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News clippings, 1976-2000 11160
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Newsletters, 1970-2005 11161
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Notes, 1957-1959 11162
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Pamphlets, 1977-2004 11163
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Pan-African Association of America, 1995 11164
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Pelosi Report, 2003 11165
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Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, 1970-2000 11166
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Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, 1994-1996 11167
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Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, 1992-2000 1121
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Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Journal, 1996 1122
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Pennsylvania Black History Committee, undated 1123
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Pennsylvania Black Legislators, 1985 1124
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Pennsylvania Blackbook, 1981 1125
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Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, 1987 1126
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Pennsylvania Heritage, Black History and Culture, 1977-1978 1127
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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1968 1128
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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, 1974-1998 1129
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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, 1992, 2000 11210
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Penn State Racism, undated 11211
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Pittsburgh Council on Intercultural Education, 1947 11212
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Pittsburgh Foundation, 1998 11213
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Political Trailblazers, 2003 11214
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PACE, 1994 11215
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Project 90 Inc., 1995 11216
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Racial Inequality Education, undated 11217
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Reinventing Brown v. Board of Education, undated 11218
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Resumes, undated 11219
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Riot Fact Finding Committee FOP, 1968 11220
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St. Francis, 1992 11221
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School Segregation, undated 11222
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Shooting Star Black Literary Magazine, 1989 11223
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Smithsonian, 1979 11224
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Speaking Engagement, undated 11225
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Springer-Kemp, Maida, 2000 11226
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SUNY Albany, 1990 11227
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Supreme Court, Irvis v. Moose Lodge, 1972 11228
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Symposium on the State of States, 1990 11229
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Temple University, 1990 11230
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Temple University, Center for African American History and Culture, 1987 11231
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United Negro College Fund, undated 11232
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University of Pittsburgh, 1997, 2005 11233
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University of Pittsburgh, African American Deans, 2001 11234
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University of Pittsburgh, African Heritage Classroom, 1987-1996 11235
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University of Pittsburgh, Black Studies Major, undated 11236
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University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 1998 11237
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University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics, 1995 11238
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University of Pittsburgh, Kenya Pilot Project, 1986-1989 11239
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Urban League, 1997-2003 11240
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Urban League Annual Report, 2002-2003 11241
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Urban League, Interview, undated 11242
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Urban League, Ronald H. Brown Banquet & Awards, 1998 11243
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Vital Issues, 1991 11244
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Western Pennsylvania Black Political Assembly, 1980 11245
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Western Pennsylvania Black Political Statement of Accord, undated 11246
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Zaire-American Research Institute, 1989 11247

Subseries 8. Housing (2010 addition), 1973-1999 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis was interested in providing housing opportunities for all people, regardless of financial ability. The material in this subseries contains research compiled by Irvis concerning housing issues in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, articles he authored concerned with the availability of equal-opportunity housing, and legislative material related to the various issues he identified. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Action Housing Inc., 1991 11248
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Articles, 1973-1976 11249
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Hill House Association, 1985 11250
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Irvis Report, 1976-1977 11251
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K. Leroy Irvis Towers, 1999 11252
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Legislation, 1973-1977 11253
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Metropolitan Tenants' Organization of Allegheny County, undated 11254
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Notes, undated 11255
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Press Releases, 1973-1976 11256
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Report of Financial Status of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, 1978 11257
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WAMO Radio Show, 1977 11258

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Series VIII. Campaigns, 1958-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This series documents Irvis's own campaigns for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives as well as his involvement in some of the campaigns of his colleagues in the State House and Senate. The series consists primarily of promotional material (flyers, posters, buttons, fact sheets, etc.) and correspondence, as well as a substantial amount of financial documentation, including donations and expenses.

The series has been divided into four subseries based on the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Election Campaign (1980 Addition), 1958 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes posters, flyers, correspondence, clippings, notes and literature from Irvis' election campaign, 1958.

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, 1958 5131-33
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Miscellaneous Literature5134

Subseries 2. Irvis' Campaigns / Committee to Re-elect Irvis, (1995 Addition), 1978-1986 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes correspondence, expense reports, contributions, and other re-election materials relating to campaigns, 1978-1986. These materials are arranged by chronologically by campaign.

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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Fundraiser5727
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Contributions5728
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Correspondence5729
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Expenses5730
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Campaign Contributions, 1980 5731
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Campaign Expenses, 1980 5732
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Reappointment Information, 1981 5833
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Expenses/Donations, 1982 5834-35
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Contributions, 1982 5836
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Expenses/Donations, 1983 5837
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Contributions, 1984 5838
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Expenses, 1985 5939-40
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Contributions, 1985 5941
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Expenses, 1985 5942-43
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Contributions, 1985 5944
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Expenses/Donations, 1986 6045-46
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Contributions, 1986 6048
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KLI Report - Senior Citizen Handbook, no date 6048

Subseries 3. Election Campaign (1995 Addition), 1976-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes correspondence, brochures, and other campaign materials for colleagues of Irvis, 1976-1994. Included are materials for John, Cohn, Dwight Evans, and Jimmy Carter. These materials are arranged by alphabetically by subject.

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Joseph Cohn73195
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Dwight Evans73196
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Campaigns - Correspondence, 1992-1994 73197
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Invitations from Various Campaigns73198
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Letters of Importance73199
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White House Correspondence, 1978, 1980-1981 73200
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Jimmy Carter, 1976-1980 73201

Subseries 4. Campaign (2010 Addition), 1958-1989 

Scope and Content Notes

The campaign subseries includes posters, flyers, clippings, literature, and financial information from Irvis' election campaigns. The subseries is arranged chronologically by election year.

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Campaign, 1958 11315
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Campaign, 1976 11316
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Campaign, 1976 11317
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Campaign, 1976 11318
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Campaign, 1978 11319
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Campaign, 1982 11320
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Campaign, 1984 11321
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Campaign, 1986 11322
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Campaign, 1984 11323
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Campaign, 1988 11324
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Campaign, 1988 11325
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Campaign, undated 11326
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Finances, 1984-1985 11327
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Finances, 1986-1987 11328
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Committee to Re-elect Irvis, Finances, 1988 11329
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Finances, 1988-1989 11330
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General Election Material, 1979-1986 11331

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Series IX. Education, 1961-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains documentation of Irvis's involvement in educational activities during and after his time as a legislator. He was invited to speak and attend functions at many higher education institutions because of his legislative work in that area; many of those invitations, programs, correspondence, and other documentation are represented here. There is also some documentation of Irvis's legislative work relating to education, including the ACT 101 legislation and the establishment of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Committee, and files on other educational programs and legislation. In addition, Irvis served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh and assisted in planning and fundraising for the Bidwell Training Center and Pittsburgh Voyager projects. The series consists largely of reports, invitations, programs, and correspondence.

The series is arranged into five subseries, both by subject and by the date the materials were acquired by the University of Pittsburgh. There is additional information in Irvis's educational legislative work in Series IV: Legislative Files and Series XI: Speeches and Interviews. Many of the subjects represented here are also represented in Series V: Subject Files.

Subseries 1. Schools and Universities (1995 Addition), 1984-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes commencement invitations, programs, correspondence, memos, and speaking engagements at various schools and universities. Pennsylvania colleges and universities such as Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Temple, and Dickinson are included. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by institution.

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California University of Pennsylvania, January 17, 1991 6149
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Carlow College6150
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Carnegie Mellon University6151
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania6152-53
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Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)6154-55
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Davidson College6156
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Dickinson College6157
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Drexel University6158
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Famous Artists School6159
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St Joseph's University6160
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Harrisburg Area Community College6161
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Harvard University6162
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Keystone Junior College6163
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Lincoln University6164
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Lock Haven University6165
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Moravian College6166
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New York University6167
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North Carolina Central University6168
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Pennsylvania State University6169
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Rockefeller College6170
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Rutgers University6171
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Shippensburg University of PA6172
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Slippery Rock State University6173
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Susquehanna University6174
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Temple University6275-77
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University of Albany6378-80
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University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine6381
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University of Pittsburgh- African Heritage Classroom Committee6382
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University of Pittsburgh- Board of Trustees (member)6383
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University of Pittsburgh- Correspondence from Chancellor6484
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University of Pittsburgh- Correspondence-Various6485
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University of Pittsburgh- Correspondence, 1984 6486
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University of Pittsburgh- Investing Now (Advisory Board), 1989 6487
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University of Pittsburgh- Invitations, 1990-1994 6488
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University of Pittsburgh- School of Law6489
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University of Pittsburgh- Programs6490
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University of Pittsburgh- Publications6491
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Various Schools - Miscellaneous Correspondence6492

Subseries 2. University of Pittsburgh (2010 Addition), 1966-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis served on the Board of Trustees at the University of Pittsburgh for a number of years and collected a large amount of university-related documentation. A majority of the material in this subseries relates to Irvis' position on the Board of Trustees and includes agendas, memorandums, correspondence, and event information. In addition, this subseries also includes information on Irvis' involvement in the development of African American programs at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the African American Heritage Classroom. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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African Heritage Classroom Committee, 1978-1995 1071
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Alumni Association, undated 1072
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Alumni Association Dinner, 2004 1073
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Alumni Connections, 1995-1997 1074
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Benchmarks, 1995 1075
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Blue, Gold, and Black, 2004 1076
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Board of Trustees, Gift, 1988 1077
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Board of Trustees, Handbook, 1978-1982 1078
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Spring 1979 1079
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1979 10710
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1979 10711
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1993 10712
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Winter 1994 10713
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Spring 1995 10714
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1995 10715
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1995 10716
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1995 10717
  boxfolder
Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1995 10718
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Winter 1996 10719
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Spring 1996 10720
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1996 10721
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1996 10722
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Winter 1997 10723
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Spring 1997 10724
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1997 10725
  boxfolder
Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1997 10726
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Winter 1998 10727
  boxfolder
Board of Trustees Meeting, Spring 1998 10728
  boxfolder
Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1998 10729
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 1998 10730
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Winter 1999 10731
  boxfolder
Board of Trustees Meeting, Spring 1999 10732
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 1999 10733
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Summer 2005 1081
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Board of Trustees Meeting, Fall 2005 1082
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Board of Trustees, Members, 1979 1083
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Board of Trustees Memorandums, 1979-1996 1084
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Board of Trustees Memorandums, 1997-1999 1085
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Board of Trustees, Philanthropy, 1998 1086
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Board of Trustees, Retreat, 1995 1087
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Board of Trustees, Retreat, 1998 1088
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Book Dedication, 1997 1089
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Cancer Institute, 1997 10810
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Career Seminars, 1992 10811
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Center on Race and Social Problems, 2003 10812
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Ceremony, 1999 10813
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Chancellor's Report, 1998 10814
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Chancellor's Report, 2000 10815
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Commencement, 1981 10816
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Commencement, 2001 10817
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Community Resource, 1993 10818
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Conference on Aging, 1994 10819
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Continuing Legal Education, 1979 10820
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Developments, 1992 10821
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Distinguished Alumni Recipients, 1992 10822
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Donation of Papers, 1995 10823
  boxfolder
Elected Officials Retreat, 1998 10824
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Fact Book, 1979 10825
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Fact Book, 1995 10826
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Financial Report, 1997-1998 10827
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Fiscal Year 1995 Budget, 1997 10828
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Francophone Development Management Seminar, 1989-1992 10829
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From Here You Can See the World, 1998 10830
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Graduate School of Business, 1979-1981 10831
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Graduate School of Public Health, 1996-1997 10832
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Graduate School of Public Health, 1999 10833
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Health Sciences Committee, 1996 10834
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Honors Convocation, 1993 10835
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Honors Convocation, 1999 10836
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H.B. 1268, 1979 10837
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Institute of Politics, 1991 10838
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Institute of Politics, Communications, Media and Public Affairs, 1991 10839
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Institute of Politics, Report, 2001 10840
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K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, 2000-2003 10841
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K. Leroy Irvis and Helen Faison Fellowship Forum, 2003 10842
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K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship, 2000 10843
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K. Leroy Irvis Reading Room, 2001 10844
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Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 1998 10845
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Launch, 2000 10846
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Law Alumni Association, 2005 10847
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Law Notes, 1980-1999 10848
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Library Review, 2000 10849
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The Lion of Pennsylvania, 2004 10850
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Management Perspectives, 1977 10851
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Memorandums, 1981-1999 10852
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Miss African Heritage Competition, 1977 10853
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Neal, Harold, 1972 10854
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Office of Child Development, 1996-1998 10855
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Office of Child Development, 1996-1998 10856
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Overview of Institutional Progress, 1997 1091
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PITT Magazine, 1996-2002 1092
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Pitt Portfolio, 1997 1093
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Pittsburgh History, 1995-1996 1094
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The Police, the Media and the African American Community, 1997 1095
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Press Releases, 1979-1999 1096
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Research Misconduct, 1991 1097
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Resources for the 80s, 1979 1098
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Scholarship Foundation, 1979 1099
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School of Health Related Professions, 1979 10910
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School of Law Notes, 1989 10911
  boxfolder
School of Pharmacy, undated 10912
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School of Social Work, 1980-2003 10913
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Selected Benchmarks, 1994 10914
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Senatorial Scholarships, 1975 10915
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State and Local Government Archive Interviews, 1999 10916
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State Mandated Services, undated 10917
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State-Related University, 1966 10918
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Toward a Better Balance, 1988 10919
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University/Community Coalition, 1980 10920
  boxfolder
University/Community Coalition Conference, 1980 10921
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University Facilities Plan, 1997 10922
  boxfolder
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005 10923
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University of Pittsburgh Review, 1995 10924
  boxfolder
University of Pittsburgh Review, 1996 10925
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University Planning Policies for the 80s, 1979 10926
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University Senate, 1979 10927
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Upward Bound, 1981 10928
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Western Pennsylvania Intergenerational Conference, 1996-1997 10929
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Wherrett Lecture Series, 1992 10930
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William J. Copeland Fund and Institute of Politics, 2003 10931
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Workforce Investment Act, 1998-1999 10932
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World of Giving, Strickland, 2000 10933

Subseries 4. Bidwell Training Center (2010 Addition), 1978-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

The Bidwell Cultural and Training Center was established in 1968 by the Bidwell Street Presbyterian Church and the Manchester Community as a response to the riots of the 1960s and lack of jobs for minorities. By 1972, the Bidwell Cultural and Training Center hired William Strickland, Jr. to lead the Center. Strickland urged the creation of a "unique learning environment serving the needs of the community and providing educational opportunities to anyone who aspired to positively change their lives." By the 1980s, the Center formally changed its name to the Bidwell Training Center and came to operate as it does today, providing education in the high tech and medical industries as well as the horticulture industry. Irvis took great interest in the original creation of the BTC and acted as an investor. In turn, he was placed on the Board. As a Board member, Irvis collected various agendas, correspondence, memorandums, and event information. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Art in Public Places, 1996 10934
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Board of Directors, 1997 10935
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Board of Directors, Reception, 1996 10936
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Board Meeting, 1993 10937
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Board Meeting, 1998 10938
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Board Meeting, 1999 10939
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Board Meeting, 2000 10940
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Board Meeting, 2001 10941
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Building Groundbreaking, 1998 10942
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By-laws, 1998 10943
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Correspondence, 1988 10944
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Correspondence, 1990 10945
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Correspondence, 1991 10946
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Correspondence, 1992 10947
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Correspondence, 1993 10948
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Correspondence, 1994 10949
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Correspondence, 1995 10950
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Correspondence, 1996 10951
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Correspondence, 1997 10952
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Correspondence, 1998 10953
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Correspondence, 1999 10954
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Correspondence, 2001 10955
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Correspondence, 2005 10956
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Employment Hires, 2001 10957
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Events, 1988-2001 10958
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Financial, 1978, 1998 10959
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Memorandums, 1991 10960
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Memorandums, 1992 10961
  boxfolder
Memorandums, 1993 10962
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Memorandums, 1996 10963
  boxfolder
Memorandums, 1997 10964
  boxfolder
Memorandums, 1998 10965
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News clippings, 1997 10966
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Strategic Plan, 1997-1999 10967

Subseries 3. Education (2010 Addition), 1961-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

Irvis took a great interest in education during his legislative career, having pursued a profession as a teacher before entering politics. He was responsible for passing educational reforms during his term in the Pennsylvania House, notably the creation of the state's community college system and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which helped encourage and enable more students to pursue degrees beyond their high school diplomas. The material in this subseries includes information relating to this legislation, as well as research about educational issues. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Academic Assistance Programs Conference, Penn State, 1994 1101
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ACT 101, 1971-1996 1102
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ACT 101 Newsletter, 1993, 1996 1103
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Adult Literacy, 1993-2000 1104
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Adult Literacy, Call to Action, 1994 1105
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1993 1106
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Andrew M. Bradley Scholarship Awards Banquet, 1987 1107
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California State College of Pennsylvania, undated 1108
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Community Art Centers, 1993 1109
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Community College of Allegheny County, 1981 11010
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Conference on Black Education, undated 11011
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Duquesne University, undated 11012
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Education for International Competence in Pennsylvania, 1988 11013
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Graduate School of Opportunities Conference, 1994 11014
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Higher Education Leadership Summit, 1992 11015
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Intellectual Heritage, 1993 11016
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International Education Conference, 1987 11017
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Inter-University Research, 1965 11018
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Multi-Cultural Education, 1987 11019
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Newsletters, 1991-1992 11020
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Partners in Education Consortium, 1999 11021
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Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, 1990 11022
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Pittsburgh, Division of Curriculum Development, 1986 11023
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Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1980, 1995 11024
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Pittsburgh Public Schools News, 1977-1981 11025
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Project 18, 1987-1988 11026
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans News Service, 1979 11027
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State System of Higher Education, 1991-1994 11028
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SUNY Albany Newsletter, 1961 11029
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Temple University, 1992-1993 11030
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Temple University Classes, 1993 11031
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Temple University Newsletters, 1968 11032
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Woodland Hills School District, 1992 11033

Subseries 5. Pittsburgh Voyager (2010 Addition), 1992-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

The Pittsburgh Voyager was a project founded in 1991 by a group of parents who desired to use the rivers of Pittsburgh as a teaching tool, an "experimental classroom to get children excited about science, mathematics, and learning." Irvis was involved in the development of the project, which led to his collection of correspondence, meeting minutes, and foundation materials. The physical vessel is currently operating as the Riverquest, which began in 2006, where it continues the educational mission of the original Pittsburgh Voyager. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Board of Directors, 1992-1994 11034
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Business Plan, 1993 11035
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Correspondence, 1992-1995 11036
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Events, 1995 11037
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Financial, 1994-1996 11038
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News clippings, 1992 11039
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Newsletters, undated 11040
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Photographs, undated 11041
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Program Development, undated 11042
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Program Policies, 1991 11043

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Series X. Political Activities, 1962-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains information about Irvis's political work on behalf of the Democratic party and other political organizations, as well as some information about lawsuits and other non-legislative work during his time as a Pennsylvania State Representative. Of particular note are the mateials in Subseries 2, 4, and 5 on Irvis's involvement in the Democratic National Convention. Irvis was vice-chair of the Pennsylvania Delegation to the DNC in 1976 and 1980 and was on the credentials comittee in 1988.

The series is divided into five subseries, organized both by subject and by the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Political Activities (1971 Original Deposit), 1962-1970 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains correspondence, enclosures, newsclippings, and campaign materials for various political campaigns. All folders pertain to other politicians except for folder 95 which contains materials from Irvis' County Court Judge campaign and withdrawal, 1965. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Correspondence and enclosures, 1962-1966, 1968-1970 993-94
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Campaigns- County Court Judge campaign and withdrawal, 1965 995
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Campaigns- Franklin L. Kury, 1966 996
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Campaigns- Miscellaneous, 1968-1970 997
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Elections - Miscellaneous, 1964-1969 998
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Blacks in Politics, 1966 999
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Newsclippings, 1963-1970 9100

Subseries 2. Democratic National Convention (1979 Addition), 1968-1976 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains convention packets, periodicals, materials, and brochures from Democratic National Conventions attended by Irvis. The materials are arranged chronologically.

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Periodicals, 1968 4744-45
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Periodicals, 1976 4746
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Political Materials, 1976 4747
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Shopping, 1976 4848
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Tourism, 1976 4849-50

Subseries 3. House of Representatives, Law Suits, etc. (1995 Addition), 1971-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes correspondence, briefs, press releases, and newsclippings from legislation, law suits, and individual cases in which Irvis was involved. Some of the subjects and cases contained in this series include the electoral college, minority studies, Pennsylvania Economy League, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and the Three Rivers Improvement Project. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject. Of particular note in this series is a scroll presented to Irvis on behalf of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum.

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Anderson, Sam, 1978 74202
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Barber, Richard, 1990 74203
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Richard W. Cowan, 1991 74204
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Larsen, Rolf, 1983 74205
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Law Cases74206
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Case - K. Leroy Irvis vs Moose lodge, 1972 74207
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Electoral College74208
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Federal Legislation74209
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KLI - Retirement74210
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Magee-Women's Hospital74211
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Minority Studies74212
  boxfolder
Multicultural Education74213
  boxfolder
NAACP74214
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National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 1978 74215
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Newsletters - Various75216
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New York State Legislature75217
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Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc.75218
  boxfolder
House Bills75219
  boxfolder
Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Correspondence75220
  boxfolder
Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Calendar, 1988 75221
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Pamphlets on various rules in House75222
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Financing Agency, 1979, 1984-1988 75223
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Various, 1971, 1976, 1984-1985 75224
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Citation Achievement76225
  boxfolder
PA State Legislature76226
  boxfolder
Political Booklets76227
  boxfolder
Remarks/Speakers76228
  boxfolder
Rose, Schmidt, and Dixon76229
  boxfolder
Sickov and Love76230
  boxfolder
Reports - Various76231
  boxfolder
Teleprompter Cable Bribe Allegation, 1980 76232
  boxfolder
Three Rivers Improvement Project (TRIAD)76233
  boxfolder
Various Correspondence, 1983-1994 76234
  boxfolder
Voter Registration76235
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Watson, Bill76236

Subseries 4. Political Organizations and Conventions (1995 Addition), 1968-1988 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains convention packets from Democratic National Conventions, 1968-1988, and correspondence, newsletters, and publications from political organizations including the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and Pennsylvania Democratic Committee. This subseries is arranged chronologically by subject.

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Democratic National Convention- Souvenirs, Maps, etc., 1968, 1984, 1988 71178
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Democratic National Convention- Chicago, 1968 71179-181
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Democratic National Convention- San Francisco, 1983-1984 71182-183
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Democratic National Convention- San Francisco, 1983-1984 72184
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Democratic National Convention- Calendar, 1986 72185
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Democratic National Convention- Atlanta, 1988 72186-187
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Democratic National Convention- Various Correspondence72188
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Democratic National Convention- Black Caucus72189
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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus73190
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Pennsylvania State Committee73191
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Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee73192
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Pennsylvania Democratic Party73193
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House Democratic Campaign Committee, 1970 73194

Subseries 5. Democratic Party Involvement/Conventions (2010 Addition), 1965-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

As a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Irvis found himself highly involved with the Democratic Party. His involvement garnished correspondence, newsletters, and publications from the party as well as the Democratic National Committee. Since Irvis was highly involved with the DNC, he often served as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. The materials which pertain to the national conventions are packets, periodicals, brochures, and convention memorabilia. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Allegheny County Democratic Party, 1983-1988 11332
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Articles, 1991, undated 11333
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Candidate Brochures, undated 11334
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Charters and By-laws, 1984-1991 11335
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Correspondence, 1980-1997, undated 11336
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Democratic National Committee Meeting, 1985 1141
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Democratic National Committee Meeting, 1990 1142
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Democratic National Convention, 1968 1143
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Democratic National Convention, 1980 1144
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Democratic National Convention, 1980 1145
  boxfolder
Democratic National Convention, 1980 1146
  boxfolder
Democratic National Convention, 1980 1147
  boxfolder
Democratic National Convention, 1980 1148
  boxfolder
Democratic National Convention, 1988 1149
  boxfolder
Democratic National Convention, 1988 11410
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Democratic National Convention, 1992 11411
  boxfolder
Democratic National Convention, Co-Chair Orientation, 1980 11412
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Democratic National Convention, Credentials Committee, 1988 11413
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Democratic National Convention, Passes, 1968, 1984-1985, 1988 11414
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Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, 1969-1996 11415
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La Rouche, Lyndon, 1996 11416
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Membership Card and Passes, 1965-1989 11417
  boxfolder
National Democratic Club, 1988, undated 11418
  boxfolder
Notes, undated 11419
  boxfolder
Presidential Campaign, 1984 11420
  boxfolder
Presidential Poll, 1995 11421

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Series XI. Speeches and Interviews, 1969-1991 

Scope and Content Notes

This series consists largely of interviews with Irvis in his last few years as a legislator before his retirement in 1988; these interviews cover all aspects of Irvis's life, including his childhood and family, his education, and his career as a lawyer and a legislator. In addition, there are some transcripts or texts from Irvis's speeches for community and civic organizations, as well as some invitations from groups inviting Irvis to speak and Irvis's correspondence about speaking engagements.

This series is arranged into three subseries according to the date the material was acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Speeches, Interviews, Tapes (1971 Original Deposit), 1969-1970 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes speeches, addresses, lectures, and interviews given by Irvis, 1969-1970. These include a speech to the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, address to Franklin and Marshall College, and a transcript of a TV interview which was hosted by Warren Dean and a panel of three Pennsylvania journalists, 1970. This series is arranged by subject.

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Speeches, 1969 20313
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Address, Franklin and Marshall College, (Tape and Transcription), October 6, 1969 20314
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Urban Politics Lecture, "Black Man in Politics", (Tape Only), no date 20314a
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Broadcast interview, "Black Perspective on the News", (Tape and Transcript), August 29, 1970 20315

Subseries 2. Transcripts from Taped Interviews (1995 Addition), 1981-1987 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains transcripts from taped interviews. Folders 159-162 consist of transcripts of Irvis answering questions that had been sent to him in 1981. Folders 163-177 contain interviews conducted by Janet Patterson, 1986-1987 and include all aspects of Irvis' life including childhood, campaigning, and presidents. These materials are arranged by date of interview.

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, November, 1981 70159-162
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, May 8, 1986 70163
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, May 12, 1986 70164
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, May 14, 1986 70165
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, May 22, 1986 70166
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, May 29, 1986 70167
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, June 29, 1986 70168
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, June 28, 1986 70169
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, July 9, 1986 70170
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, July 22, 1986 70171
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, September 4, 1986 70172
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, September 10, 1986 70173
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, October 3, 1986 70174
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, April 22, 1987 70175
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, April 30, 1987 70176
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, May 7, 1987 70177

Subseries 3. Business and Speaking Engagements (1995 Addition), 1980-1991 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes invitations, correspondence, pamphlets, honors, programs, and publications regarding Irvis' business and speaking engagements, 1980-1991. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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International Business Associates79256
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Invitations Requesting KLI to Speak79257
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Invitations - Various79258
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Irvis - Business Correspondence79259
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Miscellaneous, 1991 79260
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Pamphlets - Various79261
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Park and Ride, 1980 79262
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Programs - Honors80263
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Programs - Various Speaking Engagements80264
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Programs - Various80265
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Publications - Various80266
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Special Engagements - Memorial Services80267
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Special Engagements - Schools80268

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Series XII. Katharyne Irvis, 1941-1959 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains materials related to K. Leroy Irvis' first wife, Katharyne (1918-1959). After attending the Tuskegee Institute, Katharyne received a Bachelor of Science from Prairie View College. Kathryne was involved with a wide array of organizations including her career at the Pittsburgh Courier, membership at the Urban League of Pittsburgh, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, and Democrats for United Action. She was also a skilled tennis player who played competitively and won many titles.

This series is arranged into two subseries based on the date that the materials were acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Katharyne Irvis (1980 Addition)

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries documents the many awards and titles Katharyne Irvis won as a tennis player including the National Negro Women's Championship (Doubles - 1942; Singles - 1945), and the American Tennis Association National Women's Singles Title, 1946. She was an advertising rep for the Pittsburgh Courier as well as a member of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, and Democrats for United Action. These records are arranged by subject and include newsclippings, manuscripts, and other materials.

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Paper on Freedman's Bureau5015
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Tennis Newspaper Clippings5016
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Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings5017
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Miscellaneous5018

Subseries 2. Katharyne Irvis (2010 Addition), 1941-1959 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes records relating heavily to Katharyne Irvis' earlier life and education, as well as correspondence from K. Leroy Irvis from the duration of time while they lived at a distance from one another. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Correspondence, 1944 934
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Correspondence, 1945 935
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Correspondence, 1946 936
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Correspondence, 1948 937
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Correspondence, 1949 938
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Correspondence, 1950 939
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Correspondence, 1952 9310
  boxfolder
Correspondence, 1954 9311
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Correspondence, 1955 9312
  boxfolder
Correspondence, 1959 9313
  boxfolder
Correspondence, undated 9314
  boxfolder
Correspondence, undated 9315
  boxfolder
Correspondence, undated 9316
  boxfolder
News clippings, undated 9317
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Notebook, Simmons, Andrea, 1941 9318
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Obituary, 1959 9319
  boxfolder
School Diploma, 1943 9320
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School Notes, undated 9321
  boxfolder
School Notes, undated 9322
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Sketches by Irvis, 1947-1953 9323

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Series XIII. Cathryn Irvis, 1936-2004 

Scope and Content Notes

Cathryn, Irvis' second wife, was involved in several organizations including the Women in Urban Crisis, the Million Woman March, the Community College of Allegheny County, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Black Women's Political Crusade, the March of Dimes, and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. In addition to the organizations she was involved in, Mrs. Irvis was also highly involved in the organization of the International Year of the Child. She was a board member of Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), and Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, among other organizations. These materials also include information on the Black Women's Political Crusade, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and Vote America.

This series is divided into two subseries based on the date the materials in each were acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Cathryn Irvis (1995 Addition), 1977-1987 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains correspondence, programs, speeches, awards, and materials regarding Irvis' second wife, Mrs. Cathryn Irvis.

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Black Women's Political Crusade (BWPC), 1979-1987 69143-146
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Cards69147
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Carter/Mondale Campaign69148
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Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)69149
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Mrs. Irvis, 1980-1983, 1986 69150
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Hand in Hand, 1991 69151
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Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting (MPPB), 1983 69152
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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1977 69153
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Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), 1971, 1986 69154
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Programs, Speeches, Awards69155
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Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, 1983 70156
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United Way, 1986 70157
  boxfolder
Vote America, 1986 70158

Subseries 2. Cathryn Irvis (2010 Addition), 1936-2004 

Scope and Content Notes

The subseries focuses on Cathryn Irvis, highlights her organizational involvement and is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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APTA, 1987 9324
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Awards, 1990 9325
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Awards, 1978, 1995 9326
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Birthday, 2004 9327
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BWPC By-laws, undated 9328
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BWPC Employment Opportunities, 1988 9329
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BWPC Events, 1979-1990 9330
  boxfolder
BWPC Information, 1979-1985 9331
  boxfolder
BWPC Notes, 1985-1988 9332
  boxfolder
BWPC Membership, 1986 9333
  boxfolder
BWPC Minutes, 1979-1986 9334
  boxfolder
BWPC Memorabilia, undated 9335
  boxfolder
Campaign, 1986-1988 9336
  boxfolder
Campaign, 1988 9337
  boxfolder
Campaign Finances, 1988 9338
  boxfolder
Campaign Finances, 1988 9339
  boxfolder
Children's Needs Assessment Handbook, 1979 9340
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Correspondence, 1985-1993 9341
  boxfolder
Correspondence, undated 941
  boxfolder
Correspondence, undated 942
  boxfolder
Correspondence, undated 943
  boxfolder
Education, 1975 944
  boxfolder
Education, 1985 945
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Education, Research, 1965-1975 946
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Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1984 947
  boxfolder
Floods and High Water, 1936 948
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Harrisburg Area Community College, 1975 949
  boxfolder
Human Rights, 1986 9410
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National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1987, 2002 9411
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National Black Catholic Congress, 2002 9412
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National Political Congress of Black Women, Membership Dues, 1993-1994 9413
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News clippings, 1979-1986 9414
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Newsletters, 1976, 1987 9415
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Pennsylvania Commission for Women, 1975-1986 9416
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Personal Agenda, 1979 9417
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Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), 1987 9418
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PAT, Annual Report, 1986 9419
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PAT, Audit and Finance, 1987 9420
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PAT, Board Minutes, 1986 9421
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PAT, Board Orientation, 1985 9422
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PAT, Board Orientation, 1985 9423
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PAT, By-laws, undated 9424
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PAT, Disadvantaged Business Program, 1980-1986 9425
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PAT, Equal Employment Opportunity Subcommittee, 1986 9426
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PAT, Equal Employment Opportunity Subcommittee, 1987 9427
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PAT, Equal Employment Opportunity Subcommittee, 1986 951
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PAT, Executive Director Evaluation, 1986 952
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PAT, Group and Party Requirements, 1986 953
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United Way of Pennsylvania, Membership Manual, 1980 954
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Women in the Urban Crisis, 1979-1980 955
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Year of the Child, Contacts, 1979 956
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Year of the Child, Correspondence, 1979 957
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Year of the Child, Mailing Package, 1978-1979 958

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Series XIV. Photographs, 1947-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains photographs relating to Irvis's life and career, including his personal life, hobbies and artistic work, his legislative and legal work, and his speaking engagements, educational work, and civic involvement. Some photographs have associated newsclippings, notes, or other documentation.

The photoraphs are divided into three subseries based on the date the materials were originally acquired by the University of Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Photographs (1971 Original Deposit), 1963-1971 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains photographs of Irvis at various events. The photos are arranged by alphabetically by subject.

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KLI-Art exhibits, 1969 20317
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KLI-Awards, honors, etc., 1967, 1969 20318
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KLI-Bill signings, 1969-1971 20319
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KLI-Check presentations, 1968, 1970 20320
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KLI-Dedications, memorial services, etc., 1970-1971 20321
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KLI-Miscellaneous legislature, 1969 20322
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KLI-Majority Leader, 1969-1970 20323
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KLI-Mine inspection, no date 20324
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KLI-Testimonials (for others), 1969 20325
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KLI-with visiting groups, 1971 21326
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KLI-Miscellaneous, 1967-1971 21327
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Dixmont State Hospital, 1963, 1966 21328
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Political campaigns, 1970 21329

Subseries 2. Photographs (1995 Addition), 1958-1988 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains both work and family photographs of K. Leroy Irvis. Some photos (where indicated at folder level notes) include clippings, negatives, and correspondence. Photos containing unknown persons or places are described by "?". This series is arranged by subject.

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Photos 1-888356

Photo 8 is accompanied by a piece of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 1: KLI President Kennedy at White House (with Sarah Anderson) and "conversation" written on back, February 16,1963
  • Photo 2: KLI Herb Fineman, Early 1970's
  • Photo 3: KLI; Hon. Chas Rangel, NY; Bro. Walter Washington; Hon. Ernest Moneal (Mayor of New Orleans); and Harold R. Simms (Vice President National Urban League) at the AMA Eastern Regional Convention, 1971
  • Photo 4: Photo of city (Philadelphia?), February 13,1975
  • Photo 5: KLI, Lee Donaldson, "Doc", Senator Bob Fleming, February 1972
  • Photo 6: General Matthew Ridgeway reviewing the troops at the Point - Ft. Pitt Museum, June 13, 1975
  • Photo 7: KLI at desk, 1977
  • Photo 8: KLI, Rep. Joseph C. Manmiller and Thelma Mariana (retiring House Official Reporter), December 13, 1977

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Photos88357

  • Photo 9-18A: KLI at podium, 1977-1978
  • Photo 19: KLI's empty desk, 1977-1978
  • Photo 20-22: KLI at his desk, 1977-1978
  • Photo 23-25A: KLI at desk, 1977-1978
  • Photo 26: KLI with shovels, 1977-1978
  • Photo 27-31: KLI with 3 others, 1977-1978
  • Photo 32: KLI speaking on the Black presence in PA at the William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA., February 6, 1977
  • Photo 33-34: KLI, 1977-1978
  • Photo 35-35A: KLI handing over golden gavel, 1977-1978
  • Photo 36-37A: KLI macramé, 1977-1978
  • Photo 38-38A: KLI walking into his office, 1977-78
  • Photo 39: KLI at lunch, 1977-78
  • Photo 40-41: Mrs. Cathryn Irvis, 1977-78
  • Photo 42-43: Rufus Lynch, 1977-78
  • Photo 44-45: Woman at KLI's desk, 1977-78
  • Photo 46-47: unknown, 1977-78
  • Photo 48: KLI at his desk, 1977-78

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Photos88358

  • Photo 49-50: KLI Mrs. Cathy Irvis getting awards at "Blue Ribbon Citizens' Committee of ?" dinner, January 15, 1978
  • Photo 51: Mrs. Cathy Irvis, January 15, 1978
  • Photo 52: KLI, Byrd Brown, Dr. Wesley Posvar, Dr. Larry Howard at the Presentation of Homer S. Brown Papers, March 3, 1978
  • Photo 53: KLI with Kid Gavilan, April, 1978
  • Photo 54-57: KLI with Chuck Chietto(?) putting up new flags at the New Field airstrip, May, 1978

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Photos88359

Photo 58 is accompanied by a piece of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 58: KLI President Jimmy Carter shaking hands, autographed, September 23, 1978
  • Photo 59-68: KLI in reception line with Richard Caliguiri and others greeting President Jimmy Carter at Greater Pittsburgh Airport, September 23, 1978

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Photos88360

Photo 69 is accompanied by correspondence and Photo 76 is accompanied by clippings that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 69: KLI speaking at the Pittsburgh Hilton for the Kennedy Lawrence Dinner (Allegheny Co. Democratic Committee), October 16, 1978
  • Photo 70: KLI, Mrs. Cathy Irvis, Secretary Harris, October 28, 1978
  • Photo 71-73: KLI, October 28, 1978
  • Photo 74: Jack Seltzer KLI in Harrisburg announcing special election after the death of Frank Meloskey, November 27, 1978
  • Photo 75: Richard Caligiuri Mrs. Cathy Irvis, December 12, 1978
  • Photo 76: Placing Cornerstone for Riverview Children's Center (Valley News Dispatch), 1979
  • Photo 77: Mrs. Jean C. Young (National Chairperson IYC) with Mrs. Cathy Irvis, 1979
  • Photo 78: Mrs. Cathryn L. Irvis at Hershey Expo, September 17, 1979
  • Photo 79: Mrs. Cathy Irvis, Governor Dick Thornburgh, Mrs. Ginny Thornburgh, Malcolm Lazin, Judy Willam Henry (mascot) at Hostel Hershey Country Club, PA Exposition, International Year of the Child, September 17, 1979

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Photos88361

Photos 85-87 are accompanied by pieces of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 80: KLI at Phoenix Shopping Plaza (Shop N' Save) in the Hill District, 1980
  • Photo 81-83: KLI goofing around on the set of "Chiller Theatre" (Channel 11), hosted by his friend Bill Cardille, 1980
  • Photo 84: KLI with Carter/Mondale paraphernalia, 1980
  • Photo 85-86: KLI speaking at Justin Johnson's induction ceremony, December 16, 1980
  • Photo 87: KLI, Richard Caligiuri, John D. Locton (President Warner Amex Cable Commission, Inc.), LaDonna Lewis (graduate Bidwell, Inc.), March, 1981
  • Photo 88: KLI Olga ? at Democratic St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser, March 16, 1981
  • Photo 89: KLI with Jim M. at St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser, March 16, 1981
  • Photo 90: KLI with Nigerian Delegation in Harrisburg, March 24, 1981
  • Photo 91: KLI young friend of Rep. Williams, 1982

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Photos88362

Photos 92-103 are accompanied by negatives, Photo 113 is accompanied by is clippings, and Photo 114 is accompanied by a piece of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 92-93: Steps inside Capital, 1983
  • Photo 94: Rotunda inside Capital, 1983
  • Photo 95: KLI in front of steps in Capital, 1983
  • Photo 96: KLI at podium in House, 1983
  • Photo 97: KLI at desk with moose statue, 1983
  • Photo 98: Cactus decoration, 1983
  • Photo 99: Silver Light, 1983
  • Photo 100: Women in front of paintings, 1983
  • Photo 101: Men in front of paintings, 1983
  • Photo 102-103: KLI speaking in front of paintings, 1983
  • Photo 104-105: KLI at art exhibit, 1983
  • Photo 106-108: People at art exhibit, 1983
  • Photo 109-111: KLI at party in home with Cathryn Irvis, 1983
  • Photo 112-112C: Mrs. Cathy Irvis, Tom Foerester ? - Redevelopment Authority, July 21, 1983
  • Photo 113: KLI Mrs. Irvis with "Chemical People" (drug abuse programming), Governor Mrs. Thornburgh, September, 1983
  • Photo 114: KLI, October, 1983
  • Photo 115: KLI, Howard Hays Richard Caligiuri at opening of the New Pittsburgh Zoo, October 15, 1983

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Photos88363

Photos 116-125A are accompanied by negatives and Photos 126-130A and Photos 136-138 are accompanied by pieces of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 116-125A: Democratic National Convention, August, 1984
  • Photo 126-127: KLI with Ed Asner and others, 1984
  • Photo 128: President Gerald Ford listening to KLI speak at the William Penn Hotel, 1984
  • Photo 129: Market Square - KLI, Richard Caligiuri and Tom Foerester, 1984
  • Photo 130-130A: Market Square - KLI, 1984
  • Photo 131: 1984 Democratic National Convention - PA sign, 1984
  • Photo 132-135: KLI at 1984 Democratic National Convention, 1984
  • Photo 136-138: KLI Geraldine Ferraro in Harrisburg, 1984
  • Photo 139: Judge Rufus S. Lynch at desk, November , 1984

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Photos 140-142 are accompanied by pieces of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 140: KLI speaking at Temple University, 1985
  • Photo 141-141: KLI at PA Jewish Coalition "Legislator of the Year Reception", 1985
  • Photo 142: KLI at PA Jewish Coalition with Mrs. Cathy Irvis, Hal Bigler others, 1985
  • Photo 143: KLI with Dick Cyert (Pres. of Carnegie Mellon University ) Mrs. Margaret Cyert at 1st Chamber of Commerce Statewide Dinner, autographed, 1985
  • Photo 144-144B: KLI in House Chambers, January, 1985
  • Photo 145-145B: KLI, January, 1985
  • Photo 146: KLI Judge Loran Lewis (blurry), January 1, 1985

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  • Photo 147: KLI in House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 148: KLI at podium in House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 149: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 150: KLI at podium in House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 151: KLI at his desk with fruit basket, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 152: unidentified people in KLI's office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 153: KLI in his office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 154: KLI at his desk with fruit basket, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 155: KLI opening gifts at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 156: KLI shaking hands with men in his office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 157: KLI sitting at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 158-159: KLI standing behind his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 160: KLI at his desk with fruit basket, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 161: KLI on phone at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 162: KLI talking at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 163-164: Unidentified people in KLI's office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 165: KLI shaking hands with man in his office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 166: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 167: Judge woman in House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 168: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 169: KLI talking, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 170: KLI at podium in the House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 171: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 172: KLI standing at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 173: 3 people on KLI's office sofa, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 174-175: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 176: KLI at podium in the House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 177: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 178: KLI at podium in the House, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 179: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 180: KLI, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 181: KLI talking in his office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 182: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 183: KLI shaking hands in his office, January 1, 1985
  • Photo 184: KLI at his desk, January 1, 1985

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  • Photo 185-185B: KLI, January 16, 1985
  • Photo 186-186B: KLI child with gavel, January 16, 1985
  • Photo 187-187A: KLI PA Legislative Black Caucus Plaque, February, 1985
  • Photo 188: KLI at podium in House Chambers, February, 1985
  • Photo 189: KLI in House Chambers, February, 1985
  • Photo 190: KLI with young musicians, February, 1985
  • Photo 191: KLI listening to speaker, February, 1985
  • Photo 192-193A: KLI, February, 1985
  • Photo 194-194A: KLI, Rep. Ruth Harper, Rep. Pete Truman, Rep. David P. Richardson PA Legislative Black Caucus Plaque, February, 1985
  • Photo 195: KLI speaking at podium, February, 1985
  • Photo 196: KLI, February, 1985
  • Photo 197: KLI speaking, February, 1985
  • Photo 198: KLI at podium, February, 1985

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Photo 200 is accompanied by a piece of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 199-199A: Decorations for KLI's speech at Temple University, Spring 85
  • Photo 200: KLI Rep. Raymond Book with his pages, May 13, 1985
  • Photo 201: Woman (Janey Salary?) with dog on the Yellow Breeches (note on back), May 20,1985
  • Photo 202: KLI Andrew Dinniman (Chester Co.), Democratic National Committee Members, 1985-1986

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Photos 203-209 are accompanied by pieces of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 203-209: KLI on C-Span at Democratic National Convention, 1988

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  • Photo 210: Contact Sheet: series of photos with KLI in House Chambers (see photo 326), 1988
  • Photo 211: Contact Sheet: close-ups of KLI at podium in House Chambers (see photos 327-328), 1988
  • Photo 212: Contact Sheet: close-ups of KLI holding scepter in front of flag (see photos 318, 321-325), 1988
  • Photo 213: Contact sheet: close-ups of KLI holding scepter in front of bookshelves (see photos 319-320), 1988
  • Photo 214: Contact sheet: close-ups of KLI holding scepter in front of bookshelves, 1988
  • Photo 215: Democratic National Convention - Atlanta, GA - Clancy Myers (KLI's parliamentarian), Debbie Ellerman (Exec. Secretary), Susan Murin (Secretary to Clancy), July, 1988
  • Photo 216: Democratic National Convention - Atlanta, GA - KLI (Chair of Credentials Committee), Clancy Myers (KLI's parliamentarian), Debbie Ellerman (Exec. Secretary), Susan Murin (Secretary to Clancy), Cleo Pheinbo? (KLI's Exec.), Cleo's granddaughter, July, 1988

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  • Photo 217: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - Mr. James Getty dressed as Lincoln at podium in cemetery, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 218-220: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - Congressman William F. Golding (U.S. House of Rep.) at podium in cemetery, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 221: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - Chief Justice William F. Rehnquist at Gettysburg at Gettysburg College, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 222: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - Gettysburg College, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 223: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - KLI, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 224-225: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - KLI riding on steam railroad, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 226-227: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - KLI Rep. Donald Dorr. riding on steam railroad, November 19, 1988
  • Photo 228: 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA - KLI Sam Hayes, November 19, 1988

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Photos 229-233 are accompanied by pieces of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 229: Jennie boyfriend at prom, 1982
  • Photo 230: Price Demplar, age 17, 1979
  • Photo 231: Jennifer Demplar, age 16, 1979
  • Photo 232: Kim Demplar, age 15, 1979
  • Photo 233: Matt Demplar, age 7, 1979
  • Photo 234: Matt Demplar, age 6, 1978?
  • Photo 235: Matt Demplar, December, 1985

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  • Photo 236: KLI Mrs. Cathy Irvis, no date
  • Photo 237: KLI Mrs. Cathy Irvis being presented awards by same people as in previous photo, no date
  • Photo 238-239: KLI Mrs. Cathy Irvis at a formal dinner, no date

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  • Photo 240: KLI shaking hands, no date
  • Photo 241: KLI, no date
  • Photo 242: unidentified group photo, no date
  • Photo 243: KLI, no date

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  • Photo 244: KLI at podium, no date
  • Photo 245: unidentified woman by podium, no date
  • Photo 246-247: KLI and others at podium, no date
  • Photo 248: KLI in large group with kids, no date
  • Photo 249: KLI and others at podium, no date

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All photos in this folder are accompanied by negatives that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 250-251: KLI at his desk, no date
  • Photo 252: KLI on stairs, no date
  • Photo 253: Capital Rotunda, no date
  • Photo 254: Statue at the bottom of stairs inside capital, no date
  • Photo 255: KLI being filmed inside capital, no date
  • Photo 256: unknown, no date
  • Photo 257-260: KLI in his office, no date
  • Photo 261: KLI at his desk, no date
  • Photo 262: KLI in his office, no date
  • Photo 263: KLI's office, no date
  • Photo 264-265: KLI in his office, no date
  • Photo 266: Mrs. Cathryn Irvis at KlI's desk, no date
  • Photo 267-268: KLI in hotel room, no date
  • Photo 269: Mrs. Cathryn Irvis in hotel room, no date
  • Photo 270-272: unknown, no date
  • Photo 273: KLI in hotel room, no date

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  • Photo 274: KLI in front of flags, October 4, 1984
  • Photo 275 - 276: KLI with Geraldine Ferraro, October 4, 1984

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  • Photo 277: Navy speakers, no date
  • Photo 278: Navy speaker, no date
  • Photo 279: Flag salute on submarine, no date
  • Photo 280 - 281: Submarine with sailors, no date
  • Photo 282-285: Submarine, no date
  • Photo 286: Inside submarine, no date

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  • Photo 287-289: KLI group of people in front of airplane, no date
  • Photo 290-291: KLI group of people inside airplane, no date

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  • Photo 292: Negro History Week display with KLI section, no date
  • Photo 293: Negro History Week display, close-up of sculpture, no date
  • Photo 294: Negro History Week display, close-up of KLI section, no date

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Photo 297 is accompanied by a piece of correspondence that can be found in the Photo Correspondence and Clippings File (Box 37, Folder 386)

  • Photo 295: Photo of table with KLI at dinner, no date
  • Photo 296: KLI Herb Fineman, no date
  • Photo 297: KLI and woman in Hill District, no date
  • Photo 298: KLI at desk, no date
  • Photo 299: KLI at podium in House Chambers, no date
  • Photo 300: KLI at signing ceremony, no date
  • Photo 301-301A: KLI man handing over gavel, no date
  • Photo 302: KLI unidentified man (possibly Fineman), no date
  • Photo 303: KLI, Wesley Posvar unidentified man (autographed "To Lee Irvis" the best man in Harrisburg), no date
  • Photo 304: KLI and Mrs. Cathy Irvis with children at ? School Art Exhibit, no date
  • Photo 305: KLI, Sherri Lewis, Mrs. Cathy Irvis, Victor Mazyirin (Chief of Russian Delegation), no date
  • Photo 306: KLI at outdoor rally?, sticker on the back for Rep. John E. Peterson, no date
  • Photo 307: KLI sitting behind podium in House, no da