Guide to the Joan Miller Papers, 1830-1975 AIS.1980.18

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Joan Miller Papers
Creator
Miller, Joan
Collection Number
AIS.1980.18
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1870-1900
Date [inclusive]
1830-1975
Extent
2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract
This collection is composed of Joan Miller's research on the "early historical development" of Hazelwood, Pennsylvania. The collection contains information from United States census, photographs, the 1870 Hazelwood Blue Book, maps, and church and community directories. The collection also contains a large amount of research produced on early computers.

Preferred Citation

Joan Miller Papers, 1830-1975, AIS.1980.18, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Joan Miller was a doctoral student in the history department at the University of Pittsburgh. She conducted her research in the 1970s. Her studies centered on the early urban development in the community of Hazelwood, Pennsylvania, in the mid to late nineteenth century.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains research conducted by Joan Miller as a student at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research includes census information, computer generated data lists and comparisons, notes and references to other articles, drafts, correspondence, and notes from other historical sources. The collection is arranged by series. Series I has financial information, series II contains citizenship information, series III deals with occupational information, series IV is a compilation of broad census information, series V holds information from secondary and other sources, series VI includes Miller's writing and correspondence, and series VII has Miller's computer research data and organization aids. Series VII also includes Miller's index card files. As much as possible, documents are arranged in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, October 2004

University of Pittsburgh Library System
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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joel Tarr, July 1, 1980.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jamie Peretich in October 2004.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath on November 10, 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 4417875

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Hazelwood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Directories
  • Hazelwood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Economic conditions
  • Hazelwood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- History
  • Hazelwood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Population
  • Hazelwood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Social conditions
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Miller, Joan

Subject(s)

  • Cities and towns -- Pennsylvania -- Growth
  • Ethnic groups
  • Ethnic groups -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Ethnic neighborhoods -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Personal papers
  • Women

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Previous Citation

Joan Miller Papers, 1830-1975, AIS.1980.18, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Financial 

Scope and Content Notes

Series I contains information on taxes, property, and wealth in Hazelwood in the late-nineteenth century. This information is mainly contained in computer-generated lists and likely gathered from the United States Census.

  BoxFolder
Tax Information, no date 11
  Folder
Tax Income, 1880 2
  Folder
Real Property Owners, 1880 3
  Folder
Financial Distribution, 1880 4
  Folder
Tax and Property Information, 1890 5
  Folder
Real Property, 1890 6
  Folder
Financial Distribution, 1890, 1900 7
  Folder
Wealth Distribution, no date 8
  Folder
Businesses from City Directory, no date 9

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Series  II. Citizenship 

Scope and Content Notes

Series II contains research concerning the population, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and community relationships of the Hazelwood community in the late-nineteenth century. The majority of the information in this series comes from computer printouts, again presumably gathered from the United States Census. Information from the 1870 Blue Book is also presented. When possible, information is in chronological order.

  Folder
Alphabetical List of All People (assumed from Hazelwood), no date 10
  Folder
Name List (assumed from Hazelwood), 1870-1880 11
  Folder
Hazelwood Population List, 1890 12
  Folder
Hazelwood Resident List, 1890, 1900 13
  Folder
Persistence Data, no date 14
  Folder
Blue Book Information on Hazelwood, no date 15
  Folder
Blue Book Information on Hazelwood churches, schools, and banks, 1870 16
  Folder
Ethnic Tabulations, no date 17
  Folder
Boarders, no date 18

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Series  III. Occupational 

Scope and Content Notes

Series III contains information about the occupational roles of the Hazelwood population in the late-nineteenth century. The information is a combination of hand-written notes and computer printouts. When possible, the folders are organized in chronological order.

  Folder
Occupational Information Summary, 1885-1920 19
  Folder
Worker Information and Wages, 1863, 1870, 1900 20
  Folder
Occupational List, 1890 21
  Folder
Occupational List, 1900 22
  Folder
Master Occupational and Wage Charts, no date 23

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Series  IV. Census Data 

Scope and Content Notes

Series IV contains raw information taken directly from the United States Census publications. It includes social and economic information about the Hazelwood region, and is organized in chronological order.

  Folder
City of Pittsburgh Census Information Summary, no date 24
  Folder
Hazelwood Census Information, no date 25
  Folder
Hazelwood Census, 1940 26
  Folder
Hazelwood Census, 1960 27
  Folder
Hazelwood Census, 1970 28

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Series  V. Secondary and Other Sources 

Scope and Content Notes

Series V contains information gathered by Miller from sources other than the census or Blue Book. Many items are notes on and ideas gathered from secondary sources. Folders 33 through 38 contain information from only secondary sources.

  Folder
Hazelwood Maps, 1876-1899 29
  Folder
Hazelwood Transportation Information, 1861-1967 30
  Folder
Election Results, local and federal, 1869-1910 31
  Folder
Jones Loughlin Information; Deeds of Property and Jones' Diary, c. 1870-1900 32
  Folder
Dunn/Bradstreet Notes and Information, no date 33
  Folder
Therstrom Article Notes, no date 34
  Folder
Descriptive Picture Notes (no accompanying pictures), no date 35
  Folder
Historical Methods Newsletter, September 1968 36
  Folder
Forums in History publications (2), 1973 37
  Folder
Article: What is the Intelligentsia, Martin Malia, no date 38
  Folder
"Old Histories" Notes, 1910-1942 39
  Folder
Book Review, "Fragmented Metaphors," 1967 40

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Series  VI. Writing and Correspondence 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VI contains Joan Miller's drafts, notes, and ideas for her dissertation and other writing, correspondence concerning her project, and compilations/charts of numerical data.

  Folder
Joan Miller's Doctoral Prospectus 41
  Folder
Drafts 42
  Folder
Dissertation Ideas and Drafts 43
  Folder
Analyzed Data (Charts used in dissertation) 44
  Folder
History Courses 145 and 375/376 45
  Folder
Correspondence 46
  Folder
Correspondence from Carolyn Schumacher 47

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Series  VII. Computer Data and Research Aids 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VII contains information pertaining to Joan Miller's information search during the course of her project. It contains information on 1970's computer technology and Miller's organizational system during her project. Box two contains two sets of index cards containing the organizational schemas for Miller's research.

  Folder
Dictionary of Terms 48
  Folder
Hazelwood Project History Study - Forms 49
  Folder
Computer Search Teaching tool 50
  Folder
Computer Search Information 51
  Folder
Product and Occupation Attributes 52
  Folder
Geographic Location and Tax Status Attributes 53
  Folder
Household, Family life, and Personal Characteristics Attributes 54
  Folder
Attribute Compilation 55
  Folder
Data-card Printout, 1890 56
  Folder
Data-card Printout, 1900 57-58
  Folder
Missing Persons Data, no date 59
  Folder
IBM Punch card forms, no date 60
  Folder
Man Names and Numbers, 1890 61
  Folder
Man Names and Numbers, 1900 62
  Folder
Numerical Data for Computer Search, no date 63
  BoxFolder
Small Data Cards, no date 21
  Folder
Large Data Cards, no date 2

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