Guide to the Agnes Lynch Starrett Research Files on the History of the University of Pittsburgh, 1787-1962 UA.0.3.1

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Agnes Lynch Starrett Research Files on the History of the University of Pittsburgh
Creator
Starrett, Agnes Lynch
Collection Number
UA.0.3.1
Date
1787-1962
Extent
8.3 linear feet (20 boxes)
Location
Thomas - 2nd - UA stacks - Range 1/1/3
Abstract
This collection consists of articles, clipping, correspondence and other materials that Starrett assembled to document the history of the University of Pittsburgh. She was directed to write a book of the University's history on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of its founding (1787). The book, Through One Hundred and Fifty Years, the University of Pittsburgh, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1937 and is available online.

Preferred Citation

Agnes Lynch Starrett Research Files on the History of the University of Pittsburgh, UA.0.3.1, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Agnes Lynch Starrett was an alumane of the Univeristy of Pittsburgh and a professor in the English Department until 1936 when Chancellor Bowman asked her to compile the history of the university for the 1937 sesquicentennial celebration. Titled Through One Hundred and Fifty Years, it was the first book published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Bowman then asked her to edit  Pitt Magazine. She was then named director of the Press in 1954 and remained so until her retirement in 1964. She was married to C.V. Starrett, Executive Director of the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, from 1940-1964. She died on November 17, 1988 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists of articles, clipping, correspondence and other materials that Starrett assembled to document the history of the University of Pittsburgh. She was directed to write a book of the University's history on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of its founding (1787). The book, Through One Hundred and Fifty Years, the University of Pittsburgh, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1937 and is available online.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2011

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.

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Related Materials

Related Material

University History and Memorabilia, 1894-1989, UA.0.3A, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Separated Material

Folder 14, containing the files of the 110th anniversary, was moved to UA 0/10/4; Folder 31 was empty and discarded.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pittsburgh. -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Starrett, Agnes Lynch. Through one hundred and fifty years : the University of Pittsburgh

Subject(s)

  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • University of Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Agnes Lynch Starrett Research Files on the History of the University of Pittsburgh, UA.0.3.1, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Early Western Pennsylvania History 11

Clippings, correspondence, chronology of events 1787-1817

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The Academy 2

Fact sheet, Thackery letter, Tannehill letter, Pittsburgh Blues, “The Burr Conspiracy and the Academy” by William Harrison Safford, clippings, correspondence, List of teachers in old Pittsburgh Academy 1789-1920 with biographical sketches.

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Charter, 1819 3

The change from Pittsburgh Academy to Western University of Pennsylvania

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History, 1819-1829 4

Chronology of events, clippings, correspondence, Agnew (1825) address to the Alumni Association in 1885; Philological Society; Biographical information on Black, Guthrie, McCandless; Samuel Ferguson Smith, Swift, Maguire; 1822 speech by Bruce; act of incorporation

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History, 1830-1844 5

Chronology of events, clippings, correspondence, biographical sketches; excerpts of speeches and addresses; account of the visit of Charles Dickens; Barbazat appointment. Samuel Black, Pentland family and Gilbert Morgan biographical information.

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History and Fires, 1849-1855 6

Chronology of events, correspondence, biographical sketches; Address by Biddle, 1846; Thomas Mellon excerpt; transcript of McKnight diary; Suspension of activities 1849-1855 due to fires; “Louis Kossuth’s Visit to Pittsburgh” by John Oliver; Account of the cornerstone from Ross and Diamond Streets building; Dyer’s “Records of an active life” transcript; McLaren and Riddle biographical information; Horner correspondence; University information on Preparatory Dept., Societies, Terms, Degrees, etc 1856-1881.

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History, 1858-1870 7

Chronology of events, correspondence, programs, biographical sketches, faculty list; Prize Exhibitions; Incorporation of Allegheny Observatory, text of act; Recovery of the University; Civil War.

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History, 1870-1874 8

Chronology of events, correspondence, clippings, faculty list, minutes and University "Laws".

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History, 1875-1879 29

Chronology of events, correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, trustee’s minutes; Pharmacy School; Watson Library donation; Ethelbert Nevin; Frank Ramsey correspondence.

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History, 1880-1884 10

Chronology of events, correspondence, clippings, trustee’s minutes, material of interest; Terms, Literary Societies, Examinations and Rank, Degrees, Tuition; Harper correspondence

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History, 1885-1889 11

Chronology of events, correspondence, trustee’s minutes, register of students; memorials of Frost, Robb, Milligan, Kerr, Smith, Taylor, Thaw; Chancellor’s reports; List of Medical College graduates 1887-1896; copy of the Annual Register, WUP, June 1886

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History, 1890-1894 12

Chronology of events, correspondence, clippings, trustee’s minutes; Darlington, Carhart, Phillips, Carnahan, des Islets, and Goff biographical information; enrollment; Columbian Exposition

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History, 1895-1899 13

Chronology of events, correspondence, clippings, trustee’s minutes, faculty list, biography of Gardner Steel; Balance Sheet 1898; Program for the WUP Glee, Mandolin and Banjo Club from 1895

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110th Anniversary 14

Moved to UA 0/10/4

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History, 1900-1904 315

Chronology of events, correspondence, clippings, invitations, financial statements of Western University of Pennsylvania, copy of real estate agreement made on January 27, 1902 between Western University of Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania Medial College, trustee’s minutes, balance sheet, income and expenditure account and relative exhibits; Brashear correspondence, letter of introduction and letter of resignation; Obituaries and resolution for Brashear; McCormick’s acceptance letter; Balance Sheet for 1903

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History, 1905-1909 16-16a

Correspondence, clippings, invitations, trustee’s minutes, minutes of faculty meeting, list of articles in copper box deposited in School of Mines building cornerstone, real estate agreement between trustee’s of University and Allegheny Orphans Asylum, extracts from “On to Schenley Farms”-article by John O’Connor, decree changing name of Western University of Pennsylvania to University of Pittsburgh; Sesquicentennial program for Pittsburgh, including very good photos of downtown, Perrysville Ave site, Carnegie Tech.; Birthday greeting from Thomas Mellon with good photograph of Mellon and wife Sarah Negley Mellon; Purchase of stock of W.Pa. Medical College. Material re cooperative agreements with Carnegie Institute of Technology (16a)

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History, 1910-1912 17

Correspondence, clippings, athletic programs-dedication of Tree’s Gymnasium, plans and budget of University, biennial report of the College and University Council of Pennsylvania to Congress, building dedication programs, summary and classification of students, McCormick’s appeal to Rockefeller board, “A Wilderness Dream”-play written for celebration of 125th Anniversary, 125th Anniversary program, “The Vision of She-Who-Knows”-pageant program (By George Seibel)

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History, 1913-1914 18

Correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, transcript of speech delivered by Edmund F. Howe before Historical Association of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County 125th Anniversary program, material on 126th anniversary of first University Charter, material on Anniversary fund, Founders Day address by Morris Jastrow Jr; Commencement address and photograph, Job E. Hedges

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History, 1915-1919 419

Correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, Chancellors report to trustees; list of first Pitt Clubs; "The Lights Go Out" Panama Pacific International Exposition program; Brochure: 4th Annual Interscholastic Literary Contest and 13th Annual Insterscholastic Track and Field Meet" 1918

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World War (First), 1917-1919 20-21A

Bulletin: The University and the War; Medical Officers Reserve Corps; Faculty lists; School of Medicine Base Hospital; Baccalaureate Sermon: The Soul of the Nation, 1916; Deaths; correspondence with Pitt people in France and in Army Training Camps; Housing for Student's Army Training Corps; Correspondence with people in England during the war; list of alumni in Service July 1, 1919.

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Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1922 522

Correspondence, plan of cooperation between the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Pittsburgh

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History, 1920-1924 23

Correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, trustee’s minutes; Alumni Building campaign; Walther Riddly biographical information; Clippings and program of Marie Curie visit

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History, 1925-1929 24

Correspondence, Charter Day programs. 1930-1932 and including menus; Founder’s Day Banquet program, 1932, including menu.

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History, 1930-1934 25

Correspondence, Charter Day programs. 1930-1932 and including menus; Founder’s Day Banquet program, 1932, including menu.

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History, 1935-1936 26-27

Commencement programs, clippings, copies of Alumni Review, copy of Pittsburgh Press special edition on The Great Flood (1936), transcript of broadcast of University of Pittsburgh Alumni sesquicentennial dinner; Brief..to the Pennsylvania House- May 1935 re: academic freedom and the Turner and Liberal Club controversies; Foster Memorial groundbreaking, Bowman's address "A Singer to Pioneers" Correspondence, clippings, material on investigation (AAUP-Gov. Earle) “Much-Ado”-paper on investigation of the Liberal Club and the dismissal of Ralph E. Turner.

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Courses of Study 628

List of courses by school in chronological order

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History, 1942 29

Correspondence, clippings, programs, copy of May 9, 1941 Pitt News with "Spoon Dipped" article and Starrett's Xylon award; 1942 Tap Day Program; John Black Biographical Information;

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History, 1943 30

Clippings, programs, “A Rededication of the University of Pittsburgh”-paper by Agnes Starrett, report on the Chicago Conference of the Military Government Training Program, transcript of address delivered by Alexander Silverman at Pittsburgh Award, Bishop Bowman Institute speech, by Agnes Starrett; Pharmacy School Senior Dinner program, 1943 with menu; Commencement program, Medicine, 1943; Convocation Program, Feb. 1943; C.G. King article from Pgh Press;

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Frick Acres 32

Building program; Mellon gift, 1921; Cathedral and landscaping

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The College 33-34

Clippings, curriculum, regulations of the college, statistics-number of freshmen in schools, changes in courses, faculty appointments and obituaries; Department of Latin-correspondence and newsletters; Department of Mathematics-correspondence; Department of Political Science-correspondence and national conference programs; Chronology;

Paper on philosophy of College, the aims of a college of liberal arts as outlined by department heads, chronological list of faculty members, report of the division of Social Work, Department of English-correspondence; Department of History-history of the department, Physics Department-correspondence and clippings, Zoology Department-lecture and course outlines and correspondence.

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School of Education 35

Correspondence, faculty members, “Some Interrelations of Schools of Education with Academic Departments for Supervision of Practice Teaching and Courses in Special Method”-paper by W.G. Chambers, abstract of remarks made by W.G. Chambers before the Conference on Higher Education, copy of Journal of Education, “The Professional School vs. The College in the Training of Secondary Teachers”-paper by W.G. Chambers, Pitt song written by Will Grant Chambers, paper-“Crisis in American Education: Significant Facts”

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Faculty Meetings, Minutes, 1906-1909 736-36a

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Allegheny Observatory 37

“John Alfred Brashear”-paper by Frank Schlesinger; interview with Dr. Jordan-Director of observatory; memorials to Frank Craig Jordan; clippings; School of Astronomy-correspondence, dedication program; Faculty lists for Astronomy; memorial for Heber Doust Curtis; program for Brashear's 100th birthday anniversary;

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School of Business 38

"School of Economics"; Correspondence, clippings, faculty list, social work courses-1917-1921 (Red Cross Home Service Institute)

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Bureau of Business Research 39

Correspondence, clippings, “Recording the Pulse of Pittsburgh’s Businesses”-paper by Ralph J. Watkins, “Economic Research and the Problem of Stabilization”-paper by Ralph J. Watkins; Sept. 1935 issue of Pittsburgh Business Review

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Curriculum 40

Schools and courses of study

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Chemistry Department 41

Correspondence, clippings, “A Preliminary Report on the Plans for a School of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh”-paper by Raymond F. Bacon

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School of Medicine 842-44

Correspondence, clippings, minutes of meeting of Committee of Management, Geographical distribution of students, Administration and Organization of American Medical Schools-report and accounts. Correspondence, report on a survey at the University of Pittsburgh of the facilities for the organization of a department of hygiene, hospitals and dispensaries, historical account of the school of medicine library. Biographies, cases of negro students (African American Students), co-education, faculty lists, gifts, correspondence about admitting women to medical school.

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School of Dentistry 45-46

Correspondence, clippings, commencement programs (moved 2/86), minutes of meeting of the Committee on the Dental Department, financial statement, minutes of Committee on Management. Correspondence, general history, list of professors-1910-1935, biographies and pictures, reports of school to the Board of Trustees.

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Downtown Division 947

Correspondence and Bulletins

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Schools of Engineering and Mines, 1873-1910 48

Correspondence, clippings, programs, faculty list, material on new engineering building.

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Schools of Engineering and Mines, 1911-1937 49

Correspondence, clippings, distribution of alumni, outline of courses, copy of The Pitt Engineer, copy of The Journal of Engineering Education, material on cooperative plan, “History of Radio”-paper by S.M. Kintner, copy of University of Pittsburgh Engineering and Mining Bulletin

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School of Mines, 1909 50

Equipment, Blueprints, Correspondence

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School of Engineering Reports, 1906 51

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University Extension Centers, Summer Session 52

Correspondence, clippings, paper-“History of the Extension Division of the University of Pittsburgh”, paper -”History of the Summer Sessions at the University of Pittsburgh,” University Bulletins

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Falk School 1053

Clippings, biographical material on Fanny Edel Falk and Leon Falk, correspondence and article by Chworowsky, Ch. report 1935-36, paper-“Conceptual Background of Falk School”

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Stephen Foster Memorial 54

Correspondence, clippings, songbook, memorial programs, Foster Hall Bulletin

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School of Law 55

Correspondence, Clippings, Law school bulletins, biographical material, legal journals

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Libraries 56

Correspondence, Papers: “The University Libraries” by J. Howard Dice, “The Reference Department” by Lorena A. Garloch, “Student Reading Rooms” by Jean Donaldson Wood, “The Howard Downs, “The Darlington Memorial Library” by Lois Mulkearn, “The Law School Library” by Marie G. Lindsay, “The New Library of the Dental School” by Alice M. McCann, “School of Medicine Library”, “Book and art” by Walter Reed Hovey, “The Music Library” by Theodore M. Finney, “The Foster Hall Collection” by Fletcher Hodges Jr., “The Mellon Institute Library” by Edith Portman, “The Carnegie Library-A Good Neighbor” by Ralph Munn

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Property 1921-1923 58

Correspondence

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History, 1937-1940 1159

Correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, copy of Arthur Meighen commencement address-1939 (moved to 0/10/5/1 1939); dates of schools and research divisions; 1937 senior queen program; Mellon Institute dedication program including menu; Sesquicentennial dinner programs and information including menu; Freshman reception program; 1938 Commencement program; 1939 Honorary degrees; painting of WUP downtown (1825) that was donated to PCW in 1939; Dice memorial program; 1940 band concert program;

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History, 1941 60

Correspondence, clippings, commencement and senior queen 1941, two copies of Sky Magazine with Frank Jordan biographical information; honorary degrees; Samuel Church biographical information; Thrysa Amos death and biography, clippings, Howard Heinz obits; Ogden Edwards obits; Memorial program for Kahl; 1941 senior queen and commencement; Lowy obits

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General history, 1938-1949 61

Correspondence, clippings, programs (commencement, coronation 1944) (Articles on Pittsburgh, Presbyterian Hospital, Mellon article from 1949 Time

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Mellon Institute 1262-63

Bulletins; Correspondence, clippings, biographies, copy of speech on Industrial Fellowships, “Various Results of Being Researchful”-paper by Edward R. Weidlein

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Military Department 64

Correspondence, Chancellors report on the department-1932, brief history of the department; photograph of soldiers in training

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School of Pharmacy 65

Correspondence, clippings, biographies, Chancellors report on school-1935, historical background

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Research Bureau for Retail Training 66

Bureau bulletins, Chancellors report on Bureau-1932

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University Seismograph 67

Clippings

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“The University and the Recent Past” by Dean Crawford, 1935 68

Manuscript

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Surveys 69

Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey, Sections of Chancellors report -1932-1936 (moved to 0/9/15)

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Alumni Association, 1911-1918 1370

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Alumni Association, 1920-1934 71

Constitution of General Alumni Association

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Alumni Association Records 72

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Athletics 1912-1935 73-73a

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Anna Moody Browne Memorial Room 74

Correspondence, clippings, keys to room, list of articles and furniture donated by Mrs. Browne, list of books in Browne collection

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Band and Orchestra 75

Correspondence, Uniforms; (Band photo of 1911 in UA Photograph File – Groups)

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Co-eds (First Women attending the University) 76

Correspondence, clippings, “History of Women at the University”-paper by Jean Wright McLean which identifies the first degrees given to women at the University, copy of constitution and by-laws of the Women’s Self Government Association; Excerpts from History of the Women's Association;

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Student Board of Control (Student Council), 1910 77

Constitution

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Student Relationship with Administration (Student Affairs), 1895-1936 1478

Correspondence, petitions, Freshman Rules, Intercollegiate Socialist Society, Anti-War Demonstrations, Birth Control lecture controversy.

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Cap and Gown Club, 1915-1916 79

Correspondence about controversy, brief history

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Men's and Women's Debating Associations, 1910-1936 80

Clippings, correspondence, programs and brief history

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Fraternities and Interfraternity Council 81

Correspondence, clippings, list of fraternities, copy of petition for the revival and re-establishment of the inactive Sigma Xi chapter of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Pittsburgh

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Gifts to the University 1914-1936 82

Correspondence, clippings, list of gifts to the School of Medicine, list of gifts to the University

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Radio Studio 83

List of Radio Publications

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Tuition, 1840-1919 84

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Women at the University of Pittsburgh 85

Clippings, list of sororities, “Flashbacks” from Pitt News, Number of women in the University by department, 1936-1937

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Board of Trustees 86

Correspondence, Trustee’s list, 1855-1936 (inc.)

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College Journal material 87

Quotes from journal, 1869-1880, first board of trustees, 1870

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College Journal issues, October 1869-May 1880 88

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Photographs 89

Moved to historic photographs file

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Publicity clippings 90

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Publicity, University of Pittsburgh Press 1591-92

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Publicity, Avinoff Etchings 93

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Radio Publicity 94

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Twenty Year Service Club, 95

List of members, 1946-48; notes from speeches, correspondence; photograph of Bowman and Quick.

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Correspondence, 1791-1799 96-97

Typescript copies of correspondence between Hugh H. Brackenridge, Alexander Addison, William Findley, Charles Nisbet from the Darlington Library holdings.

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Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1937 98-99

Clippings, programs, publicity report, draft of articles; copy of brochure for sesquicentennial, transcript of broadcast of Alumni Sesquicentennial dinner, “The University of Pittsburgh”-paper, list of important dates in University history, Typographic July 1937; Langley pamphlet;

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175th Anniversary Programs, 1962 99

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175th Anniversary Celebration, 1962 16100

175th Anniversary plans, correspondence, clippings, programs

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Record of Donations of Historical Materials 101

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Samuel Yellin 102

List of wrought iron items executed by Yellin; clippings and articles.

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Western University of Pennsylvania Buildings 103

Some information on salvaging some of the buildings contents

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"Pittsburgh, The Story of a City"  104

Three engravings

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John Brashear and Jesse Barker Correspondence, 1897-1905 105

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Heman Dyer, Joseph M. Duff, and John M. Duff 106

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Leonard H. Eaton 107

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Justice Grier and Joseph Franklin Griggs 108

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Historical Narrative, 1787-1904 109

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Richard Lea Letters 110

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Samuel B. McCormick, C.C. McCabe and M. McCool letters, 1904-1937 111

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John M. Philips and Israel Phelps 112

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Pentland Family Letters and Correspondence, 1897-1917 112a

Handwritten essays from Abner Lacock Pentland as well as biographical information; Biographical information on Ephraim Pentland and Andrew Watson Pentland; Abner and Ephriam were Trustees; Andrew and Abner were Western University of Pennsylvania graduates.

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David Hunter Riddle 113

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Lemuel Stephens, J.M. Smith, William Speer, and Robert Emory Sellars 114

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Student Activities   Many items in these files are brittle.115-116

Correspondence, clippings, list of student organizations and publications-1905-1919, one copy of Pitt Compass, 1936-1937; Proposed Alma Mater for Band, 1910; Description of Literary Societies: Senate, Tilghman, Philimatheon, Irving, and Franklin; List of the George Wharton Pepper prize winners, 1922-1931; "Customs end for Freshmen" Nov. 1935 Pitt News; Manuscript Alma Mater by George M.P. Baird, 9/30/2010; Student Aid from Ch. Report 1932-34; Freshman rules poster from Dental Rays.

List of organizations, fraternities and sororities; College Journal material, Courant gleanings, Pennsylvania Western gleanings

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W.M. Thackeray and William Thaw Letters, 1853-1880 117

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Trustees, Incorporators and other Prominent figures in the University. 118

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G.H. Winslow, John Way and George Woods Letters 119

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Starrett Archives List 17120

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Alumni 121

Correspondence, clippings, list of outstanding alumni, Copy of Address to the Alumni by Daniel Agnew, June 16, 1885 (oldest living graduate, class of 1825), extractions from the American University magazine

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Alumni Association 122

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Andrey Avinoff Clippings 124

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Babcock Room Inscription 125

Also a list of the bronze plates in Alumni (now Eberly) Hall as of 1945

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Biographies and early Pittsburgh material from John E. McKirdy 126

Correspondence, “Old Pittsburgh Days” by T.J. Chapman, “Old Congruity Presbyterian Church” “Rehoboth Presbyterian Church” “History of Lodge No. 45 F.& A. M.”

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Biographies 127

James Keeler, Richard Beatty Mellon, John Weber, H.H. Brackenridge obit. and many others

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Leonard Boreman File 128

Correspondence re early University property, Academy deed

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Robert Bruce 129

Correspondence and biographical information about Robert Bruce, first Chancellor of the Western University

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Cathedral of Learning 130

List of possible inscription for Common Room; Names for the Shields and locations; Cathedral dimensions

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Women in the Laboratory 131

Copy of letter from Phillips asking to admit a woman to the Laboratory; Chancellors reception for parents

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Certificates 132

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Cathedral of Learning Cornerstone 133

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Croghan-Schenley Room 134

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Schools and Departments 135

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Dedications 136

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Disjecta Membra Material 137

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Duquesne College 138

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Early Pittsburgh 139

Chronology of events, clippings, biographical sketches, Dickens visit to Pittsburgh 1842

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Faculty Societies and Organizations 140

List of professors with twenty years service-1934, excerpts taken from Records of the Faculty, WUP (1864-66)

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Famous Visitors 141

Clippings, “Charles Dickens in Western Pennsylvania” by Leland Baldwin, King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, Belgian Royal family; Small notes about Emerson and Kossuth

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Foerster Family 142

Norman Foerster born in Pittsburgh, Professor of English University of North Carolina; Emil Foerster, famous artist; Adolph Foerster, musician; Correspondence, biographical sketches. Moved to Personal Files.

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Heinz Chapel and Stephen Foster Memorial 143

Programs and guides

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High School Relations 18144

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Western Pennsylvania Historical Series 145

Correspondence, proposals of Western Pennsylvania Historical Series, revolving fund for publication, program of research and writing budget

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History of Class of 1890, Western Theological Seminary 146

Manuscript

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List of Important Dates in History 147

Important in University History; Chronology, 1787-1917; Oakland, background of the name.

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Other Colleges and Universities 148

Programs, list of colleges and their dates of establishment

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General History 149

Correspondence, Chancellors report-1905, “History of Western University of Pennsylvania”-paper by Chancellor Samuel Black McCormick, Pittsburgh Press article on the history of the University “From Log Cabin to Skyscraper”-September 19, 1936; list of chancellors-Robert Bruce to Fitzgerald

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Faculty Interviews 150

Clippings, interview with Anne Moody Browne-6/4/36, interview with Dr. Henry S. Scribner-10/28/35, interview with Mr. Oliver Richardson, 6/4/36, interview with Dr. C.A. Buckner-12/8/36, progress report on the History of the University for Chancellor Bowman by Mrs. Starrett; “How Oakland Got It’s Name”-paper by Post-Gazette 10/12/13; material about University Seal

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A.J. Kelly Letters 1911-1915 151-151a

President of Commonwealth Real Estate Company and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

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Killikelly Material 152

Information on the founding of Pittsburgh Academy and Allegheny Observatory

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Legislative Acts and Public Documents 153

Chronology of legislative acts and legislative askings of the University

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Historical Lists 154

Personnel in service over fifteen years as of 1935, heads of medical departments, record books belonging to Western University of Pennsylvania, gentlemen elected to faculty-1822 material which belonged to Dr. W.J. Holland, faculty in natural sciences-1856-1909, incorporators of the University

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McMaster Family 19155

Correspondence and clippings

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Alfred Lawrence Hall-Quest, Professor 156

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Board of Trustees Minutes, 1845-1930 19157-158

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Dean's Meeting Minutes, 1883-1914 159

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Miscellaneous Information 161

Terms of Admission, 1862-1900; List of some milestones, 1835-1892; A.W. Mellon will; An Educational Clinic, by J.Steele Gow; Information Sheet, Student Organizations, Research Bureau; Military Science, Mellon Institute and the Women's Association, 1922-1935;

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Members of the Faculty, 1899-1935 161

Listed by department and year

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Notes on Pitt News, 1936 162

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Ethelbert Nevin 163

Minor biographical information

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Transcribed Newspaper Articles, 1780-1830  164

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Original Documents 165

1892 letter to Dr. Holland re admission of women students; 1824 letters of recommendation signed by Bruce & Stockton for Joseph Buffinton

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Personnel and Alumni Lists 166

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Pitt Families 167

Correspondence, list of families

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Publicity 168

Clippings-1935-1937, Reliance Bulletin-1936, University Bulletin-1937, The Pitt Panther-1937

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Publicity 20169

Correspondence, clippings, Alumni Review-1937, The Presbyterian Banner-February 25, 1937, University Bulletin, University Announcements, The United Presbyterian February 25, 1937

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Resolution 170

Photostatic copy of a resolution of appreciation from the faculty to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, and the Vice Chancellor

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Enrollment, 1910-1935 171

Reports from Mr. Rupp and Mr. Quick; enrollment by school as of 1936; financial standing and worth of University as of 1936.

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Correspondence 172

Original letters mostly to McCormick but also Linhart and Frost; Signatures: H.C. Frick, Andrew and Louise Carnegie, George Westinghouse, W.J.Bryan, H. Morgenthau, H.C. Lodge, R.B. Mellon, A.W. Mellon, W.L. Scaife, J.C. Thaw, Woodrow Wilson, George Wharton Pepper; Taylor Allderdice, William Howard Taft, David Oliver, Henry Oliver, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Dreiser

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Simplified Speling Soesiety 173

Correspondence, programs, bulletins, including v.1, no.1 of "The Pioneer ov Simplified Speling"

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John Scull 174

Brief biographical information on the founder of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Elizabeth Gertrude (Levin) Stern 175

1910 graduate, Correspondence primarily with Ch. McCormick about her writing

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Joseph Stockton 176
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Joseph Stockton 176

Biographical information about Stockton, founder of Allegheny College and President of the Pittsburgh Academy (1810)

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Summer Session Enrollment, 1908-1936 177

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History of Term Changes, 1787-1894 178

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Prominent University Women 179

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Copy of Samuel B. Wylie's Notebook, 1850 180

Memoir of the late Reverend Dr. John Black by Samuel B. Wylie (about 1850); Black was a Professor of Latin and Greek from 1820-1832 and president of Duquesne College for one year.

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Source List 181

Original list of background material used in compiling the book sent to Library by Mrs. Starrett in 1937, related correspondence

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Illustrations and Photographs 182

Identification of pictures from Through One Hundred and Fifty Years. An Act of Incorporating the Western University of Pennsylvania (February 18, 1819) Petition changing Western University of Pennsylvania to the University of Pittsburgh (1908)

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