Guide to the Records of Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1870-1980

Digital Research Library, University Library System

Summary Information

Title
Pittsburgh Public Schools Records
Creator
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Collection Number
MSS#117
Date [inclusive]
1870-1999
Extent
123.5(197 Boxes)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
Abstract
The Pittsburgh Public Schools began operating as an official institution in 1835 after the passage of the "Common School" Law of 1834 by the Pennsylvania Legislature. These records include correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, student records, minutes, and business records documenting the internal and external operations of a large, urban school district. The most thorough series of material is the Curriculum Division course descriptions and curriculum guides.

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Historical Sketch of the Pittsburgh Public Schools

The Pittsburgh Public Schools began operating as an official institution in 1835 after the passage of the "Common School" Law of 1834 by the Pennsylvania Legislature. The four wards of the city at that time became the school wards, West, South, East, and North. For the first fifteen years of its existence the Pittsburgh Public schools operated out of rented or loaned office space, churches or warehouses in the downtown area. An 1838 newspaper article reported 1420 students attended twelve different schools administered by 18 teachers. These schools consisted of five male, five female, one black(attended by both boys and girls) and one infant school. By 1850 each ward had constructed school buildings for the sole purpose of instruction.

In 1855 the commonwealth relinquished its supervisory role over public schools thus enabling the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education to assume control over the school system. A Central Board was created by the directors of each ward to oversee the administration of the schools, but, for the most part, each ward board had complete authority over the schools within its jurisdiction including the hiring of teachers and principals, construction of buildings, and the approval of curricula. This system permitted unscrupulous tactics for the collection and distribution of funds for the schools. Graft, patronage, spoils politics and corruption dictated school policy for the next fifty years. Stories of payoffs to illegal contractors, uneducated relatives of board members hired as teachers, and outright theft of school coffers for illicit activities flourished throughout the city, but little could be done to change this system.

Despite these practices the Pittsburgh Public Schools and its students did progress throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. The Central Board created the first High School in the city with the opening of the Central High School in September, 1855. One hundred fourteen students enrolled in three separate levels of instruction that fall. In 1859 three seniors attended ceremonies honoring the first graduating class of Central High.

With the appointment of George Luckey as Superintendent in 1868, the Schools acquired a long-term leader who worked to upgrade the conditions of the school system. He submitted the first annual report in 1869. Luckey served as superintendent until 1899. During his tenure the Pittsburgh Public Schools organized the Pittsburgh Teachers' Institute, began offering evening courses, opened the first kindergarten in Pittsburgh, received special service from the Carnegie Library, and offered special classes for the deaf.

The Pennsylvania Legislature enacted a new School Code in 1911 changing the structure and function of the Board of Education. Under this new organization all sixty one individual school districts were eliminated and a court appointed board of fifteen was established to oversee the administration of the school system. The restructured school district ended the corrupt practices of the ward boards and ensured a more efficient and productive system. Despite the evils of the previous system, many local groups criticized the new Board because of its central authority, these groups felt they were losing control of their own neighborhoods by the state instituting an appointed board. The change helped to elevate the Pittsburgh Public Schools to one of the top school districts in the country over the next several decades. Accolades from national organizations and government agencies recognized the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

The new board worked swiftly to advance the school district appropriating funds for the refurbishing, demolition and construction of several school buildings. At that time 12,000 students were attending school half-time because of lack of classrooms and teachers were carrying loads of over ninety students. The board formed the Building Department, which immediately began construction of five new elementary schools and two new high schools. From 1911 to 1920 annexation added more buildings desperately in need of repair. In the first thirty years of its existence, the board oversaw sixty five major building projects at a cost to the district of over 41 million dollars. But this building boom was necessary to make the education experience of sixty thousand pupils safe, secure and comfortable.

Other changes and improvements the new board adopted after its appointment were a uniform district wide system of record keeping and taxation, the establishment of a Department of Vocational Guidance, the abolishment of entrance examinations to high school which increased enrollment in the secondary schools 382% between 1914 and 1930, a normal school and retirement package for teachers, an evening school and continuation school for dropouts including Industrial and Trade Training programs, and took over the Open Air School at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement House.

Continuity in leadership also helped the Pittsburgh Schools to progress. While S. L. Heeter, the district's first superintendent, served only two years, Dr. William Mehard Davidson (1913-1930) and Dr. Benjamin G. Graham (1930-1942) combined to act as the school's top administrator until the middle of World War II. This long term commitment to service and a centralized board, many of whom served longer than both Davidson and Graham, enabled the board to correct many of the problems created by the previous sub-district system.

As the prosperity of the twenties gave way to the poverty of the Great Depression the Pittsburgh Public Schools adapted to the changing needs of the community and its children. Working in tandem with the Frick Educational Commission many schools became food distribution centers for needy families. In 1932 all teachers agreed to voluntarily give back ten percent of their salary to keep the schools open and functioning at normal schedule. Federal programs also worked with the district for the benefit of the community. The National Youth Administration hired students for non-academic maintenance and clerical positions in the schools. In addition, the Public Works Administration put construction crews to work building Schiller School and West Liberty School in 1939. Along with economic aid the school district also was concerned with the social welfare of its students replacing its ineffective Truant Officer with trained social workers called Home and School visitors. By 1940 the district mandated a Department of Special Education to provide extra instruction to mentally and physically disadvantaged youths.

The next two decades also saw the Pittsburgh Public Schools adjusting to the ebb and flow of local, national and international events. World War II brought civil defense training to the high schools and a decrease in enrollment as students and teachers joined in the service of their country. After the war the schools retooled their curriculum to train returning veterans who left without earning their diplomas. A more interdisciplinary approach to education became the standard reaction to a burgeoning global economy. Despite several budget crunches in the mid 1940s and early 1950s forced cutbacks and retrenchment of programs the board initiated a second building boom to keep pace with the city's own Renaissance.

The Post-war years also changed the racial matrix of the city of Pittsburgh affecting major policy of the school district into the 1980s. In 1945 the black student population in the schools was 18.8% by 1965 this figured doubled to 36.7%. The 1965 board annual report issued a statement of policy noting a need for, "All reasonable measures to integrate student population and staff." In 1967 the Columbus Middle School opened with much fanfare as the first attempt at desegregation in the school district. The magnet system of schools, as it was called, attempted to pull in students from different neighborhoods to one central location for a more consistent educational experience. Unfortunately the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) did not agree that the Columbus School changed segregation policy and ordered the Pittsburgh Public Schools to develop an official desegregation plan in February 1968. School and government leaders formed the Pittsburgh Council on Public Education (PCPE) to do just that. However, their first submissions were rejected by the PHRC creating a protracted battle between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg for the next fifteen years. Teacher strikes, frequent superintendent changes and calls for direct election of board members combined with the PHRC's ultimatums for integrated schools created tense situations for school administrators. In 1979 the PCPE instituted the "Pittsburgh Desegregation Plan" based on a similar magnet school concept of program oriented schools. The PHRC rejected the plan and held the district in contempt of court, but the board implemented the plan anyway and opened schools in September 1980 without incident.

Into the 1990s the Pittsburgh Public Schools continue to support its community just as it did when the central board was appointed in 1911. It still provides vocational training, adult education programs and free lunch programs to the disadvantaged. Despite the changes that have taken place throughout their history the Board of Education and School District of Pittsburgh have maintained their commitment to excellence in their service to the city of Pittsburgh.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Records of the Pittsburgh Public Schools are housed in 197 archival boxes and arranged in ten series. The records contain the following series: Series I: Individual Schools (1920-1980), Series II: Curriculum and Instruction Division (1927-1980), Series III: Assistant Superintent's Offices(1900-1982), Series IV: Superintendent and Board of Education (1925-1986), Series V: Board of Education, Annual Reports (1912-1945), Series VI: Board of Education, Committees (1911-1942), Series VII: Board of Education, Minute Books (1911-1999),Series VIII: Central Board of Education, Minutes (1890-1911), Series IX: Pittsburgh-Mount Oliver Intermediate Unit, Minutes (1971-1991), and Series X: Topical Materials (1889-1983).

These records include correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, student records, minutes, and business records documenting the internal and external operations of a large, urban school district. Although these records are not comprehensive they provide strong elements that include course descriptions, status reports, school records from closed schools and Parent Teacher Association(PTA) records. The most thorough series of material is the Curriculum Division course descriptions and curriculum guides. These records originated in an Assistant Superintendent's office and therefore would normally be located in Series III. However, because of their comprehensiveness and volume they are designated as a separate series. Nearly every class offered by the Pittsburgh School District is represented including core classes such as English and Mathematics, low interest but challenging courses(Russian Languages), the full gamut of vocational courses from Aeronautics to Ornamental Metal working, and various specialized courses for the mainstream students.

The first accession of records was collected through the Pittsburgh Public Schools Archival Survey Project in 1982 directed by Dr. Carolyn Schumacher. The project was funded with a grant from the H. C. Frick Educational Commission. The records were stored at various facilities and combined as one unit during the accessioning of the collection by the Historical Society. One problem encountered during the processing of the collection was the hit-or-miss appearance of certain records. For example, the business and finance records include detailed retirement and wage reports from 1941-1953 and withholding tax records from 1959-1969, but very little information beyond those materials. In addition, most of the individual school records are from closed schools or schools that changed function and unfortunately during the transition process many records were lost or destroyed. Likewise many of the assistant superintendent office files only contain records from particular personnel who held that position( e.g. the curriculum division records are exclusively from Dr. Mary Molyneaux's office). Lastly, some of the records are from school districts that were at one time not part of the Pittsburgh School District such as Minersville, Mount Oliver and East Street School of Allegheny, which, through annexation, became part of Pittsburgh and hence part of the school district.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Digital Research Library, University Library System Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Fall, 1999

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
library@hswp.org

Revision Description

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

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or publish, please contact the curator of the Archives.

Acquisition Information

These items came in one accession in 1992.

Acc# 1992.300 Gift of the Board of Education of the Pittsburgh Public Schools (Records).

Acc# 2010.0060 Gift of the Board of Education of the Pittsburgh Public Schools (Records).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stephen Doell in December 1994.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Lisa Sheets in Fall, 1999.

Acc# 2010.0060 was incorporated into the existing collection by David R. Grinnell in 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Department of Public Instruction -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Pittsburgh Council on Public Education

Personal Name(s)

  • Davidson, William Mehard, -- (1863-1930)
  • Dimmick, Earl.
  • Faison, Helen S.
  • Graham, Benjamin G., -- (1880-1942)
  • Gross, Calvin.
  • Heeter, S.L.
  • Kishkinas, Louis, -- (1927-)
  • McCormick, Bernard, -- (1907-)
  • Marland, Sidney Percy.
  • Olson, Jerry, -- (1931-)
  • Wallace, Richard.

Subject(s)

  • Education -- Curricula -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Educational law and legislation -- Federal aid -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
  • Elementary schools -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Elementary school buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • High schools -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • High school buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Parents' and teachers' associations -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Personnel management -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • School integration -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • School libraries -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Student teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Vocational education -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.

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Collection Inventory

Series I Individual Schools  (1920-1980) 

Scope and Content Notes

The records include internal correspondence, commencement and event programs, PTA meeting minutes and financial reports, newspapers, and attendance records. Each school administration represented by these records maintained their own office files and retained records at their discretion. Therefore, the scope and comprehensiveness of the records varies from school to school (e. g. Brookline School consists of five boxes whereas Herron Hill School encompasses one item.) Several of the schools are not represented because of the loss or destruction of records. Also, some schools changed names over the years to honor former school administrators and teachers. For example, Minersville school became the A. Leo Weil School in 1942 to honor the man who helped to establish the Board of Public Education and to emphasize the annexation of the Minersville District by the city of Pittsburgh.

Arrangement

The individual school records are housed in fifty four archival boxes and are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subseries 1. Alphabetical Arrangement 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 1 is a simple alphabetical arrangement of the schools by name. These records consist of intra-school correspondence, student records, program notes, commencement lists and programs, and PTA files which include meeting minutes, officer reports and scrapbooks. Significant material includes the student records from the Twelfth Ward School of Allegheny city, programs for new building dedications and graduations ceremonies, board meeting minutes from Mount Oliver (1900-1961), and the principals correspondence from Brookline School.

Alderdice High School 
  boxfolder
Alumni Association  c. 1965 11
  folder
Course Descriptions  1965 2
Allegheny High School 
  folder
Activities  1980 3
Awards 
  folder
Louis Kaplan  1982-1983 4
  folder
Senior  1980-1983 5
Miscellaneous 
  folder
 1957-1964 6
  folder
 1976 7
Commencement Programs 
  folder
 1891-1915 8
  folder
 1916-1926 9
  folder
 1927-1936 10
  folder
 1937-1948 11
  boxfolder
 1949-1961 21
  folder
 1962-1971 2
  folder
 1972-1983 3
  folder
Miscellaneous 4
  folder
Handbooks  1967-1978 5
National Honor Society 
Applications 
  folder
 1960-1967 6
  folder
 1982 7
  boxfolder
Awards File  1971-1975 31
  folder
Ceremony  1962-1974 2
  folder
Grading Sheets  1981-1983 3
  folder
Membership List  1953-1970 4
  folder
Publications  1982-1983 5
  folder
Newsletter  1977-1979 6
  folder
Open House  1982-1983 7
  folder
Programs  1982 8
Promenade 
  boxfolder
 1977-1979 41
  folder
 1980-1982 2
Senior Day 
  folder
 1927, 1955-1961 3
  folder
 1962-1970 4
  folder
Variety Show  1964-1978 5
  folder
Allegheny Vocational High School  1962 6
  folder
Arlington  1961-1962 7
Arsenal Middle School 
  boxfolder
Dedication Programs  1931-1940 51
  folder
Handbook  1971-1979 2
  folder
History  1933-1976 3
  folder
Arsenal Girls Vocational School  1962 4
  folder
Bane School  1947-1958 5
Banksville School 
  folder
History  1976 6
  folder
Maps  1955 7
  folder
PTA Meeting Minutes  1931-1948 8
  folder
Baxter School  1960-1976 9
Beechwood School 
  boxfolder
Newspapers  1973-1981 61
  folder
PTA  1948-1966 2
  folder
Pupil Progress Reports  1945-1948 3
Beechwood Teacher Center 
  folder
Correspondence  1973-1974 4
  folder
Reports  1972-1975 5
Beltzhoover School 
  folder
Program  1937 6
  folder
Brashear School  1940 7
Brookline School 
Office Files 
  boxfolder
Awards 71
  folder
Calendars  1956-1978 2
Classification Reports 
  folder
 1919-1937 3
  folder
 1946-1964 4
  folder
Community Promotional Literature  1920-1967 5
  folder
Histories  6
  folder
Maps and Geography  1973 7
  folder
Newsclippings  1920-1960 8
  folder
Objectives  1974 9
  folder
Open House Programs  1955-1959 10
  boxfolder
Programs  1909-1976 81
PTA 
  folder
Meeting Minutes 2
  folder
Programs  1949-1964 3
  folder
Miscellaneous  4
  folder
Student Handbooks  1957-1974 5
  folder
Student Council  1962-1970 6
  folder
Miscellaneous 7
Principal's Correspondence 
  boxfolder
Art Department  1926-1937 91
  folder
Attendance Department  1919-1923 2
  folder
Buildings  1921-1936 3
Curriculum Department 
  folder
 1926-1930 4
  folder
 1931-1934 5
  folder
 1935-1938 6
  folder
Emergency Relief Fund  1953 7
  folder
Letters to Parents  1931-1935 8
  boxfolder
Hygiene Department  1921-1932 101
Music Department 
  folder
 1920-1929 2
  folder
 1930-1936 3
  folder
Nature Study and Visualization  1927 4
  folder
Professional Reading and Study Committee  1927-1935 5
  folder
Science Department  1930-1938 6
  folder
Substitute Teachers  1937-1939 7
  boxfolder
Supplies  1927-1939 111
Superintendent 
  folder
 1919-1941 2
Associate Superintendent 
  folder
 1934-1936 3
  folder
 1937 4
  folder
Traffic Safety  1927-1939 5
  folder
Tuition  1921-1932 6
Carmalt School 
Newspaper 
  boxfolder
 1981-1983 121
  folder
 1984-1987 2
  folder
Miscellaneous  1979-1981 3
Carrick School 
  folder
Correspondence  1914-1916 4
  folder
Borough History  1981 5
  folder
Handbooks for Teachers  1975 6
  folder
Chartiers School  1959 7
  folder
Chatham - Opening Day  1925 8
  folder
Clayton School  1982 9
Colfax School 
"Colfax Club" 
  folder
 1964-1968 10
  folder
 1969-1971 11
  folder
History  1982 12
  boxfolder
Columbus School  1981 131
  folder
Connelley Vocational School  1960-1982 2
Conroy School 
  folder
Miscellaneous Publications  1975 3
  folder
Eighth Grade Graduation  1974 4
  folder
Record Book  1971-1973 5
  folder
Miscellaneous Student Files  1970-1974 6
  folder
Cowley School  1951 7
  folder
Crescent School  1979-1982 8
H. B. Davis Elementary School 
PTA Scrapbooks 
 1957 
 1959-1960 
 1962-1963 
 1967-1968 
  folder
Year Books  1962-1975 9
Dilworth School 
  folder
Opening Program  1915 10
Parent Teacher Association 
  folder
Achievement Reports  1961-1979 11
  folder
Agenda  1978-1980 12
  folder
Bylaws  1967-1978 13
  boxfolder
City Council Program  1971-1975 141
  folder
Correspondence  1969-1978 2
Financial Records 
  folder
Audit Reports  1957-1979 3
  folder
Bank Statements  1971-1980 4
Check Books 
  folder
 1972-1980 5
  folder
 1981 6
  folder
Ledger  1972-1979 7
  boxfolder
Receipts  1975-1980 151
  folder
Treasurer's Reports  1968-1980 2
  folder
Miscellaneous 3
  folder
Founder's Day  1958-1978 4
  folder
Fund Raising  1973-1979 5
  folder
Fun Fair  1966 6
Hospitality 
  folder
 1958-1973 7
  folder
 1968-1972 8
Meeting Minutes 
  folder
 1974-1975 9
 1974-1978 
Membership 
  boxfolder
Committee  1962-1979 161
  folder
List  1972-1978 2
  folder
Nominating Committee  1961-1979 3
Programs and Directories 
  folder
 1958-1971 4
  folder
 1971-1981 5
  folder
Publications  1958-1981 6
Publicity 
  folder
 1960-1976 7
  folder
 1977-1981 8
Scrapbooks 
 1956-1960 
 1960-1964 
  boxfolder
State Organization  1978 171
  folder
Miscellaneous Files 2
  folder
East Hills School  1979-1981 3
  folder
East Street School  1950-1963 4
Fairywood Elementary School 
  folder
Building Files  1972 5
  folder
Certificates and Awards  1980-1982 6
  folder
Procedures  c. 1927 7
PTA 
Procedure Books 
 1946-1952 
 1951-1952 
 1959-1960 
Scrapbooks 
 1951-1952 
 1952-1953 
 1955-1956 
 1956-1957 
 1957-1958 
 1958-1959 
 1967-1968 
  folder
School Closing Ceremony  1984 8
  folder
Students' Work  1980 9
  boxfolder
PTA Ledgers  1946-1964 181
  folder
Fifth Avenue High School  1927 2
Frick Training School 
  folder
 1957-1970 3
  folder
 1971-1980 4
  folder
Friendship  1978 5
  folder
Fulton School  1980 6
  folder
Gladstone  1915-1965 7
  folder
Greenfield School  1960 8
  folder
Greenway School  1975 9
  folder
Halls Grove School  1981 10
  folder
Herron Hill  1982 11
Holmes School 
  boxfolder
Bonds  1892-1910 191
  folder
Election Certificates  1906-1910 2
  folder
New Building Contracts  1908 3
  folder
Diagrams  1908-1963 4
  folder
Miscellaneous Histories  1969 5
PTA Scrapbooks 
 1959 
 1968 
  folder
Tax Reports  1951 6
  folder
Homewood School  1967 7
  folder
Irwin Avenue Girls Vocational High School  1950 8
  folder
M. L. King School  1980 9
  folder
Knoxville  1980-1982 10
Langley High School 
  folder
Audio Visual Catalog  1979 11
  folder
Fiftieth Anniversary  1973 12
Handbooks 
  folder
 1927-1964 13
  folder
 1970-1977 14
New Building Contracts  1975 
  boxfolder
Specifications 201
General Requirements 
  folder
Section 1-7 2
  folder
Section 8-12 3
  folder
Mechanical 4
  folder
Teaching Aids 5
  folder
Latimer School  1971-1974 6
Lemington School 
  folder
Miscellaneous  1937-1972 7
PTA 
  boxfolder
Meeting Minutes  1936-1960 211
  folder
Roll Books  1936-1951 2
  folder
Letsche Alternative School  1973 3
  folder
Liberty School  1977-1982 4
Lincoln School 
  folder
Newspaper Clippings  1953-1957 5
PTA Files 
  folder
 1950-1956 6
  folder
 1956-1981 7
Scrapbook  1951-1952 
  folder
Reunion  1931-1937 8
  folder
Sketch Book  1971 9
  boxfolder
Linden School  1976 221
  folder
Lockhart School  1956 2
  folder
Luckey School  1982 3
  folder
McCleary School  1976 4
  folder
McKelvey School  1975 5
  folder
McNaugher  1940-1980 6
  folder
Madison  1975 7
Manchester School 
  folder
Faculty Funds  1945-1956 8
PTA Files 
  folder
Flower Fund  1934-1957 9
  folder
Program and Directory  1930-1970 10
  folder
Horace Mann School  1981 11
  folder
Mifflin School  1978 12
  folder
Milliones School  1950-1980 13
  folder
Mineadeo School  1942-1957 14
  folder
Moorhead School   c. 1905 15
  folder
Morrow School  1876-1973 16
Mount Oliver Boro Schools 
Attendance 
  boxfolder
 1962-1963 231
  folder
 1963-1964 2
Board Meeting Minutes 
  boxvolume
 1914-1916 24
  boxfolder
 1937-1940 251
  folder
 1940 2
  folder
 1941 3
  folder
 1942 4
  folder
 1946-1961 5
Tax Reports and Resolutions 
  folder
 1959-1964 6
  boxfolder
 1964-1965 261
  folder
Tax Payments  1964 2
  box
Tax Statements   1963-1967 27
  boxfolder
Phillip Murray School  1979 281
  folder
Northview Heights School  1969-1971 2
  folder
Oliver High School  1970-1980 3
  folder
Overbrook School  1974-1982 4
  folder
Peabody High School  1971-1980 5
Perry High School 
  folder
Miscellaneous  1939-1972 6
  folder
PTA Meeting Minutes  1915-1921 7
  folder
Senior Student Council  1924-1927 8
  boxfolder
Phillips School  1959 291
  folder
Pittsburgh Central High School  1869-1957 2
Prospect School 
  folder
Evaluations  1930-1940 3
  folder
History  1938 4
  folder
Open House  1965 5
  folder
Ralston School  1928 6
Reizenstein Middle School 
  folder
Class Books  1975-1982 7
  folder
Commencement Programs  1975-1982 8
  folder
Rogers School  1916-1965 9
Roosevelt(Quentin) School 
  folder
Awards  1971-1975 10
  folder
Commencement Programs  1974-1984 11
  folder
Dedication of New Building  1959 12
  folder
Maps   1958-1979 13
  folder
Newsclippings  1959 14
  folder
PTA Meeting Minutes  1972-1973 15
  boxfolder
Schaeffer School  1960-1978 301
  folder
Schenley High School  1917-1980 2
Schiller School 
  folder
New Building  1940 3
PTA Files 
  folder
Bylaws  1964-1968 4
Correspondence 
  folder
 1967-1968 5
  folder
 1973-1976 6
  folder
 1976-1981 7
  folder
Directory  1964-1968 8
Financial Records 
  boxfolder
Bank Statements  1971-1974 311
  folder
Bank Statements  1974-1978 2
  folder
Checkbooks  1964-1978 3
  folder
Receipts  1964-1968 4
  folder
Fund Raising  1967 5
Meeting Minutes 
  boxfolder
 1966-1967 321
  folder
Membership List  1954-1965 2
  folder
Newsletter  1967-1969 3
Procedure Books 
 1954-1955 
 1956-1957 
 1957-1958 
 1958-1959 
 1959-1960 
 1960-1961 
 1965-1966 
Programs 
  folder
 1964-1968 4
  folder
 1969 5
  folder
 1971-1982 6
  boxfolder
Publicity  1938-1966 331
Scrap Books 
 1951-1952 
 1952-1953 
 1952-1957 
 1957-1962 
 1963-1964 
 1966-1967 
  folder
Miscellaneous  1966-1968 2
  folder
South High School  1981 3
  folder
South Hills High School  1951 4
  folder
Spring Garden School  1941 5
  folder
Sterret School  1981 6
  folder
Stevens School  1940-1961 7
Sylvan Avenue Scrapbook  1878 
Twelfth Ward, Allegheny City 
All Schools 
Monthly Reports 
 1883-1899 
 1899-1911 
East Street School 
Enrollment  c. 1913 
Monthly Reports  1897-1915 
Hill School Monthly Reports   1903-1905 
Nunnery Hill School 
Enrollment  1896-1909 
Monthly Reports  1894-1905 
Primary School 
Monthly Reports  1891-1912 
  folder
Vann School (formerly Watt) 1915-1974 8
Washington Adult Education Center 
Attendance 
  folder
 1962-1963 9
  folder
 1963-1964 10
  boxfolder
 1964-1965 341
  folder
 1965-1966 2
  folder
 1966-1967 3
  folder
 1967-1968 4
  folder
 1968-1969 5
  folder
 1969-1972 6
  folder
 1972-1973 7
  boxfolder
Blank Standard Forms 351
  folder
Correspondence  1968-1971 2
  folder
Faculty List  1956-1971 3
  folder
Grades  1962-1970 4
Payroll 
  folder
 1960-1969 5
  folder
 1970-1973 6
Registration 
  folder
 1971-1972 7
  folder
 1972-1973 8
Receipts 
  folder
 1960-1970 9
  boxfolder
 1971-1973 361
Reports 
  folder
Special Fees  1961-1968 2
  folder
Miscellaneous  1961-1972 3
Roll Books 
  folder
 1962-1967 4
  folder
 1968-1970 5
  folder
Schedules  1972-1973 6
  folder
Tuition  1969-1972 7
Washington Vocational High School 
Commencement 
Programs 
  folder
 1943-1956 8
  boxfolder
 1957-1966 371
  folder
 1967-1969 2
  folder
Dedication Program  1937 3
Graduation 
  folder
Attire  1968-1969 4
  folder
Certificates, blank  n.d. 5
Lists 
  folder
 1942-1956 6
  folder
 1957-1964 7
  folder
 1965-1969 8
  boxfolder
 1967-1969 381
  folder
Miscellaneous  1963-1969 2
  folder
Handbooks  c. 1940 3
  folder
Newspaper  1937-1939 4
  folder
OVT Exploratory  1970 5
  folder
Practical Arts Academy  1980-1982 6
  folder
Schedules  1970-1971 7
  folder
Senior Lists  1950-1970 8
  boxfolder
Studies  1948-1952 391
  folder
Teacher Sign-In Sheets  1969-1971 2
  folder
Miscellaneous  1938-1970 3
Leo Weil School 
  folder
Awards  1963-1966 4
  folder
Dedication Program  1942 5
PTA 
Meeting Minutes 
  folder
 1949-1954 6
  folder
1952-1967 7
Scrap Books 
 1943-1944 
 1944-1945 
 1945-1946 
 1946-1947 
 1947-1948 
 1949-1950 
 1950-1951 
 1952-1953 
 1953-1954 
  folder
Testimonial for Leo Weil  1928 8
  boxfolder
Westinghouse High School   1958-1980 401
West Liberty School 
Bulletins 
  folder
 1963-1968 2
  folder
 1969-1980 3
Correspondence 
  folder
 1959-1979 4
  folder
 1980 5
  folder
Discipline  1972-1979 6
  folder
Educational Practices  1975-1976 7
  folder
Gifted Children  c. 1970 8
Handbooks 
  folder
 1975 9
  boxfolder
 1978-1979 411
  folder
History  1980 2
  folder
Honor Roll  c. 1975 3
  folder
News  1960-1962 4
  folder
Notices to Parents  1975 5
PTA Files 
  folder
Membership  1972-1975 6
  folder
Newsletters  1980 7
  folder
Program and Directory  1961 8
  folder
Miscellaneous  1965-1970 9
  boxfolder
Principal's Conference  1966 421
  folder
Programs  1978-1980 2
  folder
Religious School Sharing  1965-1967 3
  folder
Rules  1970 4
Schedules 
  folder
 1968-1969 5
  folder
 1970-1971 6
  folder
 1972-1974 7
  folder
 1974-1975 8
  boxfolder
 1975-1976 431
  folder
 1976-1977 2
  folder
 1977-1978 3
  folder
Teachers  1977-1978 4
  folder
Shared Time Program  1966 5
  folder
Miscellaneous  1955-1963 6
  folder
Westwood School  1966 7
  boxfolder
West View School  1979 441
Wightman Elementary School 
Scrap Books 
 1966-1967 
 1972-1975 
Wightman School 
  folder
Correspondence  1958-1968 2
  folder
 1967-1975 3
  folder
PTA Programs  1936-1970 4
  folder
Woolslair School Certificates  1893-1911 5

Subseries 2. All Schools General Files 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 2 is a more general arrangement of records that correspond to all schools. These records include files from the Home Economics Club, guidelines and manuals, utility records and miscellaneous reports. The American Service Institute materials are noteworthy because they provide specific demographic information for Pittsburgh neighborhoods in the 1940s.

  folder
American Service Institute  1942-1945 6
  folder
American Cultural Education  1944 7
  folder
Bureau of Smoke Prevention  1941 8
Commencements 
  boxfolder
Custodial Pay Scales  1953 451
  folder
Cutstodial Supplies Data  1942 2
  folder
Coal Use Data  1941-1948 3
Electricity Use 
  folder
 1935-1938 4
  folder
 1939-1940 5
  folder
 1941-1947 6
  folder
Fire and Emergency Plans  1941 7
Gas Use 
  boxfolder
 1935-1938 461
  folder
 1939-1940 2
  folder
 1941-1946 3
  folder
Women's Labor Law  1937 4
Home Economics 
Checking Account 
  folder
 1971-1976 5
  folder
 1977-1980 6
  folder
Check Books  1968-1980 7
  folder
Committees  1960-1975 8
  boxfolder
Correspondence  1954-1978 471
  folder
Constitution and Bylaws  1970 2
  folder
Final Dinner  1979 3
  folder
Membership List  1966-1975 4
  folder
Meeting Minutes  1920-1947 5
  folder
Newsletters  1947-1970 6
Receipts 
  folder
 1959 7
  folder
 1966-1971 8
Treasurer 
  boxfolder
Journal  1960-1979 481
  folder
Report  1960-1979 2
  folder
Miscellaneous 3
  folder
Maps-Miscellaneous Districts  1955-1970 4
  folder
PTA Brochures  1952-1970 4
  folder
PTA Miscellaneous  1960-1975 5
  folder
Scrapbook - Teacher's at World's Fair  1893 6
Miscellaneous Publications 
Community Outreach 
  boxfolder
 1967-1969 491
  folder
 1971-1973 2
  folder
 1975 3
  folder
 1978 4
Guidelines and Handbooks 
  folder
 1931-1955 5
  folder
 1957-1969 6
  boxfolder
 1970-1975 501
  folder
 1980 2
  folder
 1980-1981 3
  folder
Pennsylvania Schools  1968 4
Reports and Studies 
  boxfolder
 1949-1974 511
  folder
 1976-1980 2
Miscellaneous Periodicals 
  folder
School and Children Issues  1980-1983 3
Preschool Education 
  folder
 1972-1973 4
  folder
 1973-1974 5
School Newspapers 
  boxfolder
American Avenue  1947-1954 521
  folder
Arsenal  1946-1952 2
  folder
Banksville  1948-1953 3
  folder
Beechwood-Beltzhoover  1944-1953 4
  folder
Belmar-Boggs Avenue  1946-1954 5
  folder
Brookline  1930-1955 6
  folder
Burgwin-Chatham  1946-1953 7
  boxfolder
Clayton-Conroy  1946-1951 531
  folder
Cowley-Crescent  1946-1953 2
  folder
Dilworth-Fairywood  1947-1954 3
  folder
Fineview-Friendship  1946-1952 4
  folder
Fulton-Gladstone  1947-1953 5
  boxfolder
Greenfield-Homebound  1946-1953 541
  folder
Homebound  1948-1953 2
  folder
Homewood-Larimer  1947-1952 3
  folder
Lemington  1944-1953 4
South Hills High School 
  boxfolder
 1928-1934 551
  folder
 1934-1935 2
  folder
 1937-1940 3
  folder
 1940-1948 4
  folder
 1953-1956 5
  boxfolder
 1957-1959 561
  folder
 1972-1975 2
  folder
 1976-1986 3

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Series II Curriculum and Instruction  1927-1980 

Scope and Content Notes

This series encompass the largest and most comprehensive series within these records. They include correspondence, program reports (1950-1975), published course descriptions from a variety of classes (1927-1985), text book approval and rejection records(1940-1976) and miscellaneous program and national testing data involving curricula creation and assessment.

Arrangement

The Curriculum and Instruction Division Records are housed in sixty two archival boxes.

Arrangement

Series II, Curriculum and Instruction Divison, is arranged in four subseries.

Subseries 1. Office Files 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 1 consists of the office files generate by the division. These files originate from the office of Dr. Mary Molyneaux, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and include interoffice correspondence and reports of projects and studies. Significant records include student teaching placement files for student teachers from various universities in southwestern Pennsylvania into the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

  boxfolder
Alcohol Abuse Education  1973 571
  folder
Board Policy  1972 2
Budget 
  folder
 1972 3
  folder
 1973 4
  folder
 1974 5-6
  boxfolder
Special Programs 581
Consultants 
  folder
 1960-1961 2
  folder
 1968-1973 3
  folder
Clarifying Environments Program  1973 4
  folder
Contracts  1973-1974 5
  folder
Correspondence  1973 6
  folder
Correspondence 7
Computer Assisted Instruction 
  folder
 1971 8
  folder
 1972 9
  boxfolder
 1973 591
Courses of Study Requests 
  folder
 September 1970 2
  folder
 October 1970 3
  folder
 November-December 1970 4
  folder
 January-February 1971 5
  folder
 April 1971 6
  boxfolder
 May-June 1971 607
  folder
 July-August 1971 8
Drug Abuse Education 
  folder
Correspondence 1
  folder
Committee Meeting Minutes  1970-1973 2
  folder
Workshops 3
  folder
Miscellaneous 4
Department of Public Education 
Correspondence 
  boxfolder
 1965-1970 611
  folder
 1971-1972 2
  folder
 1973-1974 3
  folder
Ecology  1973 4
  folder
Early Childhood Development  1971-1972 5
  folder
Educational Leadership  1971 6
  folder
Educational Programs  1972 7
  folder
Eisenhower Visit  1972 8
Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
  boxfolder
Budget  1974 621
  folder
Evaluations  1973-1974 2
  folder
Human Development  1974 3
  folder
Learning Systems  1974 4
  folder
Meeting Minutes  1974 5
  folder
Physical Education  1974 6
  folder
Reading Systems  1974 7
  boxfolder
Individualized Instruction  1974 631
English as a Second Language 
  folder
Adjustment Reports  1970-1973 2
  folder
Assignments  1966-1972 3
  folder
Correspondence  1972-1973 4
  folder
Free Learning Environment 5
  folder
Free Learning Experiment 6
Frick Educational Commission 
  folder
 1969-1972 7
  boxfolder
 1973-1975 641
  folder
Frick School  1973-1975 2
  folder
Four Quarter School Year  1972 3
  folder
Foundations  1970-1974 4
  folder
"Good Start in the Pittsburgh Public Schools"  1971-1973 5
  folder
Gateway to Music  1971-1973 6
  folder
Governor's School for the Arts  1973 7
  folder
Hebrew Studies  1970-1971 8
  folder
High School Reorganization Report  1955 9
  folder
Invoices  1973-1974 10
  folder
Job Descriptions  1973 11
Learning Research and Development 
  folder
 1964-1972 12
  boxfolder
 1973 651
  folder
 1974 2
  folder
Memoranda  1973-1974 3
  folder
Legal Department  1972-1973 4
  folder
Maps  1960-974 5
Master's in Teaching 
  folder
 1972 6
  folder
 1973 7
Model Cities 
Correspondence 
  boxfolder
 1970-1971 661
  folder
 1972-1973 2
  folder
Evaluations  1973 3
Reports 
  folder
 1969-1970 4
  folder
 1971-1972 5
  folder
Music 6
  folder
National Defense Education Act  1973 7
  folder
Olson, Jerry C.(Superintendent)  1973 8
  boxfolder
Physical Education  1973 671
  folder
Population Reference Bureau  1971 2
  folder
Project Read  1974 3
Primary Education Project 
  folder
Memorandum 4
  folder
 1970-1972 5
  folder
 1973-1974 6
  folder
Planned Parenthood  1972-1973 7
  folder
Right to Read  1973-1974 8
  boxfolder
School Volunteer  1966 681
Student Teaching 1970-1974 
Miscellaneous 
  folder
2
  folder
3
  folder
Clarion 4
  folder
Duquesne 5-6
  boxfolder
D-F 691
  folder
Feyetteville 2
  folder
G-K 3
  folder
M-P 4
  folder
University of Pittsburgh 5
  folder
P-R 6
  boxfolder
Secondary Schools 701
  folder
Slippery Rock 2
  folder
Theil 3
  folder
4
  folder
General Correspondence 5
  folder
Assignments 6
  folder
Assignments 7
  folder
Miscellaneous 8
Assignments 
  boxfolder
 1973 711
  folder
 1974 2
  folder
 1974 3
  folder
 1973-1974 4
  folder
Guidelines 5
  folder
Reports 6
  boxfolder
Reports 721
  folder
Assignments 2
  folder
Reports 3
  folder
Forms 4
University of Pittsburgh 
  folder
Grants  5
  folder
Leadership Training  1974 6
  folder
Vocational Educational Management Information Systems  1973 7
  folder
Year-Round School  1970-1973 8

Subseries 2. Courses of Study 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 2 includes courses of study and curriculum guides for most class offered between 1927 and 1985. Contemporary issues dictate the curriculum as with World War II creating the need for air raid warden instruction and physical education classes geared toward civil defense. This societal influence on the curriculum can also be seen in the history curriculum incorporating diverse coursed including African American History and Urban America in 1971. These course guidelines also reflect the changing scope of the school district's responsibility to provide education to all students. Special education courses and accelerated programs are included.

Arrangement

The records are divided into Elementary (Kindergarten-6) and High school levels (7-12) and arranged alphabetically by course name with general material placed in the front of each curricula subject. Substantial course descriptions of the vocational curriculum appear in the High School section.

Elementary 
General 
  boxvolume
 1949 73
  folder
 1979 1
  folder
Guidelines  1972 2
  folder
Nongraded Schools  1967 3
Arts and Crafts 
  folder
Creative  1950-1970 4
  folder
Visual  1979 5
English 
  boxfolder
 1928-1950 741
  folder
 1954-1955 2
  folder
 1979 3
  folder
Reading  1971-1979 4
  folder
Guidance  1940 5
  folder
Health  1973 6
  folder
Library  1955 7
Mathematics 
  boxfolder
 1928-1945 751
  folder
 1950-1971 2
  folder
 1972 3
Music 
  folder
K-6  1960 4
  folder
4-6  1970 5
Physical Education 
  folder
Grade 1  1965 6
  boxfolder
Grade 4  1965 761
  folder
Grades 1-5  1944-1976 2
Science 
  folder
 1970 3
  folder
 1979 4
Social Studies 
  folder
 1937 5
  folder
 1940 6
  boxfolder
 1953-1961 771
  folder
 1964 2
  folder
 1972 3
  folder
 1979 4
  folder
Special Education  1956 5
Writing 
  folder
 1937 6
  folder
 1968 7
  folder
Kindergarten  1969-1972 8
Middle and High Schools 
  boxfolder
Aeronautics  1942-1943 781
Art 
  folder
African  1972 2
  folder
Jewelry and Metal Craft  1969 3
  folder
Project Fine Arts  1973 4
  folder
Visual Arts  1970-1973 5
General 
  folder
1931-1951 6
  folder
Junior High Level  1950 7
  folder
Senior High Level  1931-1950 8
  folder
Scholars  1970 9
  boxfolder
Consumer Education  1948-1949 791
  folder
Driver's Education  1970 2
English/Lanuage Arts 
General Overview 
  folder
Grades 7-9  1941-1944 3
  folder
Grades 10-12  1939-1940 4
Grades 7-12 
  folder
 1927 5
  folder
 1967-1971 6
  folder
Grammar  1963-1974 7
Language Arts 
  boxfolder
Preliminary Intro  1971 801
  folder
Rhetoric/Semantics  1968 2
Literature 
  folder
Grades 7-8  1953-1970 3
  folder
Grades 7-12  1967 4
  folder
Grades 9-10  1972 5
  folder
Selected Reading  1964-1968 6
  folder
African American  1969 7
Scholars Program 
  folder
General, 7-8  1965-1971 8
  boxfolder
General 10-12  1964-1969 811
  folder
Language Supplement  1966 2
Writing/Composition 
  folder
Grades 7-8  1966 3
  folder
Grades 7-12  1966 4
  folder
Grades 9-12  1967 5
Miscellaneous 
  folder
Certificate of Accomplishment  1967 6
  folder
Speech, Journalism and Drama 7
  boxfolder
Spelling  1968 821
  folder
Mini Courses 2
  folder
Mini Courses 3
  folder
Fine Arts-Scholars  1970 4
  folder
Fine Arts-Scholars, Revised 5
Health 
  folder
Drug Abuse  1971 6
  folder
First Aid  1942 7
General 
  folder
 1936-1970 8
  boxfolder
Intermediate  1942 831
High School 
  folder
 1943 2
  folder
 1963 3
  folder
Junior High  1942 4
  folder
Safety Education  1940-1949 5
Social Hygiene 
Female 
  folder
 1940-1951 6
  folder
 1967 7-8
  folder
 1970 9
  folder
Male  1951-1969 10
Home Economics 
Junior Level 
  boxfolder
Grades 7-8  1939 841
  folder
Grades 9  1939 2
Secondary Level 
  folder
I-II  1941 3
  folder
III-IV  1942 4
  folder
VII-VIII  1943 5
  boxfolder
IX-XI  1943 851
  folder
Suggested Guidelines  1953 2
  folder
Tentative Guidelines  1952 3
Languages, Foreign 
  folder
General  1961-1970 4
  folder
English as a Second Language  1976 5
French 
  folder
Grades 1-6  1940-1941 6
  folder
Standard and Scholars  1972 7
  boxfolder
I-IV Revised  1980 861
  folder
German  1966-1973 2
  folder
Latin  1927-1969 3
  folder
Russian  1970 4
  folder
Spanish  1943-1993 5
  folder
Library - Guides  1935-1973 6
Mathematics 
Genma Program   1973 
  boxfolder
Chapter 1 871
  folder
Chapter 2 2
  folder
Chapter 3-4 3
  folder
Chapter 5, Block 1-9 4
  boxfolder
Chapter 5, Block 10-18 881
  folder
Chapter 6 2
  folder
Chapter 7 3
  folder
Chapter 8 4
  folder
Chapter 9 5
  boxfolder
Chapter 9  891
  folder
Chapter 10 2
  folder
Chapter 11 3
  folder
Addendum 4
  folder
Diagrams 5
  folder
Grade 7  1965 7
Grades 7-8 
  boxfolder
 1928 901
  folder
 1965 2
  folder
 1971 3
  folder
Grade 8  1965 5
  folder
Grades 9  1970 6
  folder
General Arithmetic  1944-1947 7
  folder
Advanced  1963-1969 8
Algebra 
  boxfolder
First Year  1957 911
  folder
Second Year  1956 2
  folder
Basic  1972 3
  folder
One  1972-1975 4
  folder
Two  1965-1975 5
  folder
Applied  1967 6
Geometry 
  folder
Basic  1965 7
  folder
Plane-Solid  1958 8
  folder
Maintenance Program  1967 9
  folder
Technical  1971 10
  boxfolder
Trigonometry, Analysis and Statistics  1958-1974 921
  folder
Math in Science  1965 2
  folder
Mentally Superior Students  1950-1958 3
Music 
  folder
Grades 7-8  1937-1967 4
  folder
Vocal  1969 5
Physical Education 
  folder
Boys and Girls  1972 6
  folder
Boys 6-12  1969 7
  folder
Girls 6-12  1965 8
  folder
War Program  1942-1947 9
Science 
  boxfolder
Grades 7-8  1955 931
  folder
Grade 7  1964 2
  folder
Grade 8  1964 3
  folder
Anthropology  1972 4
Biology 
  folder
Advanced Placement 5
  folder
Scholars 6
One 
  folder
 1937 7
  folder
 1955 8
  folder
 1964 9
  folder
 1970 10
  boxfolder
Two  1968 941
Chemistry 
  folder
Advanced Placement  1944-1969 2
  folder
 1931-1970 3
  folder
Earth and Space  1967-1974 4
  folder
Nature Studies  1928 5
Physics 
  folder
 1956-1971 6
Experimental Lab  1967 
  folder
1-25 7
  folder
26-40 8
  boxfolder
Appendix 951
  folder
"Teaching for Scientific Literacy"  c. 1965 2
Social Studies 
  folder
Survey  1969 3
General 
  folder
Grades 7-8  1955 4
  folder
Grade 9  1971 5
  folder
Citizenship  1945 6
  folder
Economics  1940-1967 7
  folder
Geography-World  1963 8
Geography-Political 
  boxfolder
Unit 1 961
  folder
Unit 2 2
  folder
Unit 3 3
  folder
Unit 4 4
  folder
Government 5
History 
  folder
African American  1971 6
  folder
European-Advanced Placement  1959-1975 7
  boxfolder
History-Modern  1972 971
History-United States 
  folder
Grades 7-8  1931-1969 2
  folder
Grade 8  1963-1967 3
  folder
Grade 11  1968-1970 4
  folder
Advanced Placement  1958-1965 5
  folder
History-World  1960 6
  folder
International Relations  1966 7
  folder
Law Education  1971 8
  folder
Sociology  1966-1968 9
  boxfolder
Urban America  1971-1972 981
Urban America (Scripts) 
  folder
1-9 2
  folder
10-17 3
  folder
18-25 4
  folder
World Cultures  1971 5
  folder
Miscellaneous 6
Special Education 
  boxfolder
Grades 7-8  1963 991
  folder
Grades 9-10  1963 2
  folder
Suggestions for Slow Learners  1946 3
Tentative Outline 
  folder
 1940 4
  folder
 1948-1951 5
  folder
Training Classes  1966 6
Vocational 
  boxfolder
Pre Induction Training  1936-1943 1001
  folder
Air Conditioning  1967 2
  folder
Appliance Repair  1966 3
  folder
Auditorium Practices  1936 4
  folder
Auto Mechanics  1968 5
  folder
Automation  1960 6
  folder
Beauty Culture Theory  1936 7
  folder
Bricklaying  1972 8
Vocational-Business 
  folder
Apprentice Training  1934-1965 9
  folder
Bookkeeping  1967-1971 10
  folder
Clerical  1941 11
  folder
Clerical Work Book  1941 12
  folder
Clerical  1969 13
Distributive Education  
  boxfolder
 1966 1011
  folder
 1972 2
  folder
Duplicating Process  1968 3
  folder
Economics 4
Exploratory Business 
  folder
 1965-1971 5
  folder
 1972 6
  folder
Law  1972 7
  folder
Minor Office Activities  1941 8
  folder
Office Machines  1966 9
  folder
Secretarial Training  1972 10
  folder
Shorthand  1960-1968 11
  folder
Sales  1943-1963 12
Typewriting 
  boxfolder
 1930-1952 1021
  folder
 1970 2
Vocational 
  folder
Carpentry  1972 3
Child Development 
  folder
 1965 4
  folder
 1966 5
  folder
 1972 6
  boxfolder
Clothing and Textiles  1971 1031
  folder
Commercial Art  1965 2
  folder
Construction  1966 3
  folder
Cosmetology  1968 4
  folder
Dental Assistant  1970 5
  folder
Dental Lab Technician  1970 6
  folder
Drafting  1965-1966 7
  folder
Drafting and Design  1966-1967 8
  folder
Electricity  1941 9
Electronics 
  boxfolder
General  1959-1966 1041
  folder
Small Electrical  1965 2
  folder
Radio and TV  1966 3
  folder
Exploratory Courses  1966 4
  folder
Fashion  1965-1971 5
Health Services 
  folder
Food and Nutrition  1977 6
  folder
Food Science  1965 7
  folder
Home Instructional  1965-1966 8
  folder
Laundry and Press  1965 9
  boxfolder
Medical Assistant 1051
  folder
Home Economics  1964 2
  folder
Horticulture  1968 3
Industrial Arts 
  folder
Graphic Arts  1966 4
  folder
Printing  1965 5
  folder
Maintenance  1965-1967 6
Metals 
  folder
Ornamental  1932-1965 7
  folder
Sheet  1965 8
  folder
Mechanical Drawing  1943 9
  boxfolder
Plumbing  1966-1967 1061
Printing 
  folder
 1931-1963 2
  folder
 1965 3
  folder
 1973 4
  folder
Research Development Laboratory Technology  1967 5
  folder
Retailing  1966 6
  folder
Small Engine Repair  1965-1968 7
  folder
Wood Working 8
War Related 
  folder
Adjusting the Schools  1943 9
  folder
Air Raid Wardens  1941 10
  folder
Victory Gardens  1943 11

Subseries 3. Textbook Adoptions 

Scope and Content Notes

The Textbook adoptions in Subseries 3 document the processes used in the purchase of new books for courses described in subseries 2. The correspondence is a significant record of textbooks acquisitions.

Arrangement

This subseries is unique in its organization because it is arranged chronologically. This arrangement may seem confusing to researchers at first, unless they take note that within each year of the segment the subjects are arranged alphabetically. Unfortunately this makes for a less comprehensive list whereas some textbooks for particular subjects may not have been approved every year.

  boxfolder
Fees and Costs  1940-1967 1071
Book Lists 
  folder
 1944 2
  folder
 1949-1961 3
  folder
 1952 4
  folder
 1968 5
  folder
 1971 6
Book Removal Requests   1973 
  boxfolder
A-D 1081
  folder
E-H 2
  folder
K-P 3
  folder
4
  folder
Evaluations  1940-1950 5
Correspondence 
  boxfolder
 1940-1944 1091
  folder
 1945-1950 2
  folder
 1963-1964 3
  folder
 1967 4-5
  folder
 1968 6
  boxfolder
Reference Material  1965 1101
Subjects 
1940-1947 
  folder
2
  folder
B-G 3
  folder
H-L 4
  folder
Maps 5
  folder
M-R 6
  folder
S-T 7
  boxfolder
Veteran's Training Program  1111
1964 
  folder
A-G 2
  folder
I-L 3
  folder
Languages 4
  folder
5
  folder
 1965 6
  boxfolder
1965 1121
  folder
 1965-1966 2
1966 
  folder
A-I 3
  folder
L-M 4
  folder
5
  boxfolder
 S 1131
  folder
U. S. History 2
  folder
3
  folder
World Geography 4
1966-1967 
  folder
General 5
  folder
A-E 6
  folder
7
  boxfolder
 L-M 1141
  folder
S-T 2
  folder
 1971 3
  folder
 1972 4
  folder
1973 5
  folder
 1973 6
  boxfolder
 1974 1151-2
1975 
  folder
A-C 3
  folder
English 4-5
  folder
Home Economics 6
  folder
L-P 7
  boxfolder
Mathematics 1161
  folder
Reading 2-3
  folder
Shorthand 4
1976 
  folder
Educable Mentally Retarded 5
  folder
Science 6
  folder
Social Studies 7
  box
Textbooks-Miscellaneous 117
Vocational Studies Evaluative Reports 
  boxfolder
 1963 1181
  folder
 1969 2
  folder
 1970 3
  folder
 1972 4
Comprehensives 
  boxfolder
No. I  1975 1191
  folder
No. II  1975 2
  folder
 1976-1977 3-4
  folder
 1980 5
  folder
Writing Standards Handbook  1967 6
Student Writing  
  folder
 1960-1961 7
  folder
 1962-1963 8
  folder
 1964-1966 9
  folder
 1966-1967 10
  folder
 1971 11

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 4 consists of correspondence and reports from miscellaneous programs designed to supplement the standard curriculum and achievement testing data. Noteworthy material include the Drug Abuse Intervention initiative of 1950-1951 and the Quality Education Assessment of 1967-1973.

Drug Abuse Intervention   1950-1951 
  boxfolder
Correspondence 1201
  folder
Medical 2
  folder
Social 3
  folder
Miscellaneous 4
  folder
Newsclippings 5
Graduation Requirements 
  folder
 1937-1949 6
  boxfolder
 1950-1959 1211
  folder
 1967-1976 2
Listing of Programs and Services 
Elementary Schools  
  folder
Arlington-Linden  1977 3
  folder
Madison-Woolslair  1977 4
  folder
Middle Schools  1977 5
  folder
Pa. Pitt Reports  1965 6
Public Service Study  1966 
  folder
Draft 7
  folder
History 8
  boxfolder
History 1221
  folder
Miscellaneous 2
  folder
Quality Education Assessment  1967-1973 3
  folder
Rachelwood Foundation  1972 4
  folder
Reading Certification  1973 5
  folder
Safety in the Classroom  1974 6
  folder
Standard Forms Handbook  1967 7
Testing Services 
English with an Emphasis on Reading (EWER) 
  folder
Guidelines  1967 8
  folder
Correspondence  1972-1974 9
  folder
Evaluations  1970-1974 10
  folder
Inservice Conference  1972-1974 11
  boxfolder
High School Entrance Exam  1902-1903 1231
Iowa Basic Skills 
Results 
  folder
 1973 2
  folder
 1974 3
  folder
Tests  1973 4
  folder
Metropolitan Achievement Tests  1970 5
  folder
Pupil Progress Reports  1967-1975 6
  folder
Stanford Tests  1973 7
  folder
Status Reports  1972-1973 8
  folder
Summary Sheets  1973-1974 9

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Series III Assistant Superintendent Offices  1900-1982 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains records from the various departments of the Pittsburgh Public Schools designated as Assistant Superintendent Offices including Elementary Schools, Middle and High Schools, Pupil Services, Library Services and Business and Finance. These records include interdivisional and system-wide correspondence, reports, publication, newsletters and meeting minutes.

Arrangement

The Office Files of the Assistant Superintendents are housed in thirty-seven archival boxes and arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subseries 1. Business and Finance 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 1 Business and Finance is not comprehensive, but does contain significant material regarding grant funding, personnel and wage records, and retirement records. The grant proposals and funding records show what monetary help the schools needed and the extent of the school system's ability to obtain state and national finds, These records also show (in a historic sense) what issues became important to the schools and students from 1930-1975 based on the various programs that the Pittsburgh Public Schools attempted to initiate including special education, Head-Start, integration, reading programs, free lunch programs and latchkey programs.

Annual Reports-Business Manager 
  boxfolder
 1950-1952 1241
  folder
 1953-1956 2
  folder
 1957-1960 3
  folder
Bond Reports  1965 4
  folder
Consultants  1965 5
Department of Public Instruction 
  boxfolder
Average Daily Membership  1962-1967 1251
Annual Reports 
  folder
 1960 2
  folder
1960 Supplements 3
  folder
 1964-1966 4
  folder
Compensory Education  1965-1966 5
Enrollment 
  folder
 1960-1962 6
  boxfolder
 1963-1965 1261
  folder
Earned Income Tax  1962 2
  folder
Fire Insurance  1945-1950 3
  folder
Fringe Benefits  1959-1963 4
  folder
General Fund Financial Statements  1963 5
  folder
General Instructions 6
  folder
Health Services  1962-1964 7
  folder
Homebound Teachers  1957-1961 8
  folder
Instruction Expense  1957-1962 9
  folder
Personnel Records  1963 10
  folder
Scholarship Program  1964-1965 11
Special Education Budget 
  boxfolder
 1955-1960 1271
  folder
 1963 2
  folder
Statistics  1965 3
  folder
Summer School  1962-1964 4
Team Teaching 
  folder
 1960-1962 5
  folder
 1962-1964 6
Tuition 
  folder
 1961-1963 7
  folder
 1964 8
Elementary and Secondary Education Act III and IV 
Proposal 
  boxfolder
 1972-1973 1281
  folder
 1973-1974 2
  folder
Handbook  1972-1974 3
  folder
Discrepancy Evaluation  1972-1974 4
Funds and Grants 
  boxfolder
Committee Meeting Minutes  1963-1965 1291
File Names 
  folder
A-H 2
  folder
L-M 3
  folder
S-U 4
  folder
United Fund 5
  folder
6
  folder
7
Great Cities Program 
  boxfolder
 1963 1301
  folder
 1964 2
Group Insurance 
  folder
 1960-1962 3
  folder
 1962-1965 4
  folder
 1965-1967 5
Long Range Planning Committee 
  folder
 1956-1959 6
  folder
 1960-1964 7
  folder
Nurses Training Program  1949-1956 8
Retirement Fund 
Contributions 
  boxfolder
 1941-1944 1311
  folder
 1944-1945 2
  folder
 1946-1947 3
  folder
 1952-1953 4
  folder
Equitable Insurance Company  1955-1964 5
Special Projects 
Targeting Resources on the Educational Needs of the Disadvantaged (TREND) 
  boxfolder
Agenda 1321
  folder
Meeting Minutes 2
Memoranda 
  folder
 1970-1971 3
  folder
 1973 4
  folder
 1974 5
  folder
Renewal Application 6
  folder
Reviews  1971 7
  boxfolder
Miscellaneous  1972 1331
  folder
Miscellaneous Studies 2
  folder
School Subsidies 3
Survey of Financial Status  
  folder
 1960-1961 4
  folder
 1962-1966 5
  folder
Vocational Arts  1954-1961 6
Withholding Tax 
  boxfolder
 1959-1965 1341
  folder
 1966 2
  folder
 1967 3
  folder
 1968 4
  folder
 1969 5
  folder
Miscellaneous 6

Subseries 2. Elementary Schools Assistant Superintendent 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 2 consists of records from the Elementary Schools Assistant Principal office originating from the files of Dr. Gregory Morris, Executive Assistant to the Elementary Schools Assistant Superintendent. Morris served as a consultant to the school system for over ten years. Significant material includes the Baxter School Reorganization correspondence between the principal, superintendent, board of education and parents of students there and court documents regarding the integration of the community and desegregation of the Baxter School.

Arrangement

These records contain incoming and outgoing correspondence from this office arranged alphabetically by subject with professional literature in the rear.

Correspondence, 1974-1979 
  boxfolder
1351
  folder
Ba 2
  folder
Baxter School Reorganization 3
  folder
Brennan, Louise(Asst. Super) 4
  folder
Be-Bi 5
  folder
Bl-Bu 6
  boxfolder
Budget 1361
Carmalt 
  folder
Research 2
  folder
Reports 3
  folder
4
  folder
Cl-Co 5
  folder
Co 6
  folder
Collective Bargaining 7
  boxfolder
Division for Exceptional Children 1371-2
  folder
3
  folder
East Hills Elementary 4
Enrollment 
  folder
 1973-1975 5
  folder
 1975-1978 6
  folder
7
  folder
8
  boxfolder
Field Trips 1381
  folder
2
  folder
3-4
  folder
5-6
  folder
Headstart 7
  folder
Interscholastic Activities 8
  folder
9
  boxfolder
1391
  folder
Kindergarten Schedules 2
  folder
Kindergarten Schools 3
  folder
4
  folder
Magnet School Plan 5
  folder
Magnet School Review 6
  boxfolder
Maintenance 1401
  folder
Me-Mi 2
  folder
3
  folder
News Releases 4
  folder
Newsletters 5
  folder
News Articles 6
  folder
7
  folder
Open Enrollment 8
  boxfolder
1411
  folder
Parent Representatives 2
  folder
Parent-Park 3
  folder
Pennsylvania Department of Education 4
  folder
People-Personnel 5
  folder
Personnel 6
  folder
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers 7
  boxfolder
Phi-Principals 1421
  folder
Principals 2
  folder
Programs-Projects 3
  folder
Progress Reports 4-5
  folder
Promotion 6
  folder
Public 7
  boxfolder
Reorganization Plan 1431-4
  folder
Rules 5
  folder
6-7
  boxfolder
Security 1441
  folder
Slingerland Test 2
  folder
Space-Special Projects 3
  folder
4
  folder
St 5
  folder
Student Management 6
  folder
7-8
  boxfolder
Task Force 1451
  folder
Telephone-Time 2
  folder
Time Schedules 3
  folder
Transfers 4
Transportations 
  folder
Assignments 5
  folder
Carmalt 6
  folder
Colonial Cab 7
  boxfolder
Distances 1461
  folder
Fact Sheet 2
  folder
General 3-4
  folder
Hazardous 5
  folder
Task Force 6
  folder
7
  folder
8
  folder
9
  folder
Miscellaneous 10
Professional Reading  1970-1978 
  box
Curriculum 147
  folder
English Curriculum Guides 2
  folder
Drugs-Ideas 3
  folder
Health, Education and Welfare 4
  folder
International Reading Association 5
  boxfolder
Julie Jensen articles 1481
  folder
Jahari Windown-Language 2
  folder
Learning Centers-Motivation 3
  folder
NAACP 4
  folder
Objectives-Open Education 5
  boxfolder
Personnel 1491
  folder
Perceptual Skills-Philosophy 2
  folder
Phi Delta Kappa 3
  folder
Pitt Programming Notes 4
  folder
Reading 5
  folder
Reading and Thinking 6
  boxfolder
Reading in Research 1501
  folder
Reading in Special Areas 2
  folder
Research Institute 3
  folder
Speaking-Teachers 4
  folder
Testing 5
  boxfolder
Tutoring-Urban Education 1511
  folder
Vocabulary-Word Attack 2
  folder
Miscellaneous 3
  folder
Periodicals 4-6
  folder
Pitt School of Education Annual Report  1968 7

Subseries 3. High School and Middle School Assistant Superintendent 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 3 contains Dr. Helen S. Faison's office files created during her tenure as Assistant Superintendent of Middle and High Schools. These records include outgoing correspondence and reports on secondary education issues. The memoranda to principals contain vital information regarding daily issues for the Junior and Senior High Schools. Appearing at the beginning of each school year is an index of subjects with date filed.

Notices to Schools 
  boxfolder
 1973-1974 1521
  folder
 1974-1975 2
  folder
 1975-1976 3
  folder
 1976-1977 4
  folder
 1977 5
  boxfolder
1978 1531
  folder
 1978-1979 2
  folder
 1979 3
  folder
Middle School Committee  1966 4
  folder
Reports Miscellaneous  1976 5
Textbook Reports 
  folder
 1976 6
  folder
 1977 7
Street Directory 
  boxfolder
 1977 1541
  folder
 1982 2
  folder
Career Education Project  1971 3
  folder
Junior Achievement 4
Secondary School Standards 
  folder
Evaluation Explanation  1938-1940 5
  folder
Evaluative Criteria  1938-1940 6
Vocational Studies Material 
  boxfolder
New York City Study  1968 1551
  folder
Preliminary Overview  1968 2
  folder
School Dropout Study  1969 3
State Plans 
  folder
Part I-II  1974 4
  folder
Part III-IV  1974 5
  folder
Summer Program  1968 6
  folder
Miscellaneous  1968-1969 7

Subseries 4. Library Services 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 4 includes records of the Library Services division in conjunction with the Carnegie Library System. Included in the records are comprehensive annual reports of the Library Committee, book approval and rejection reports, librarian training materials, budget reports, and general correspondence. These records will provide insight into the general reading genre of the school system, effects of contemporary issues on the book selection committee, and funding concerns from 1900 to 1978.

Annual Reports 
  boxfolder
 1900-1910 1561
  folder
 1910-1916 2
  folder
 1917-1924 3
  folder
 1925-1931 4
  folder
 1932-1940 5
  folder
 1941-1945 6
  boxfolder
 1946-1950 1571
  folder
 1951 2
  folder
 1952 3
  folder
 1953 4
  folder
 1954 5
  folder
 1955 6
  folder
 1956 7
  folder
 1957 8
  boxfolder
 1958-1959 1581
  folder
 1960 2
  folder
 1961 3
  folder
 1962 4
  folder
 1963 5
  folder
 1964 6
  folder
 1965 7
  folder
 1966 8
  boxfolder
 1967 1591
  folder
 1968 2
  folder
 1969 3
  folder
 1970 4
  folder
 1971-1976 5
  folder
 1977 6
  boxfolder
 1978 1601-2
  folder
Miscellaneous  1947-1971 3
Books 
  folder
Approvals  1960-1978 4
  folder
Fiction  1973 5
  folder
Lists  1964-1972 6
  folder
Reference  1951 7
Budget 
  boxfolder
 1942-1974 1611
  folder
 1975-1976 2
Carnegie Library 
  folder
 1933-1968 3
  folder
 1970 4
  folder
Cataloging  1970 5
Circulation Statistics 
  folder
 1938-1955 6
  folder
 1954-1970 7
  folder
Contracts  1973-1977 8
  boxfolder
Cooperative Plan 1621
  folder
Director's Advisory Committee  1971-1974 2
  folder
Examination for Librarians 3
High Schools 
  folder
 1964-1968 4
  folder
 1970 5
  folder
 1973-1976 6
  boxfolder
 1977-1978 1631
  folder
Inservice  1968-1971 2
Juvenile Literature  1948-1971 
  folder
Discard List  3
  folder
Lists - General  4
  folder
Meetings  1976-1980 5
  folder
Large Type  1972-1978 6
Lists of Book Suggestions  1970 
  boxfolder
High School 1641
  folder
Junior High 2
Memoranda 
  folder
 1947-1955 3
  folder
 1957-1959 4
  folder
 1960-1963 5
  folder
 1964-1967 6
  folder
 1968-1971 7
  boxfolder
 1970-1973 1651
  folder
 1973 2
  folder
 1974 3-4
High Schools 
  folder
 1956-1964 5
  folder
 1965-1971 6
  folder
Miscellaneous 7
  folder
Personnel  1945-1970 8
  boxfolder
Recommended Books  1661
  folder
Remedial Reading  1943 2
  folder
Routines 3
Withdrawn Collections 
  folder
 1926-1951 4
  folder
 1952-1958 5
  folder
 1956-1971 6
Miscellaneous 
Histories 
  folder
 1920-1944 7
  folder
Reprints 8
  folder
Miscellaneous 9

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Series IV  Superintendent and Board of Education Office Files  1925-1986 

Scope and Content Notes

This series is a catch-all for the office files associated with the Superintendent and the Board of Education including smaller divisions and departments that report directly to the superintendent.

Arrangement

The Superintendent and Board Office files are housed in fifteen archival boxes and arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subseries 1. Closed or Shifted Function Schools 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 1 includes correspondence and status reports from the superintendent's office regarding closed or shifted function schools. It contains information about buildings and educational programs unique to individual schools and the process whereby the board of education decided to maintain or close certain schools.

  boxfolder
Arsenal  1971-1975 1671
Baxter 
  folder
Court Rulings  1976-1980 2
  folder
Statistics  1977 3
  folder
System Wide Feeder Plan  1975-1976 4
  folder
Carrick  1970-1971 5
  folder
Concord  1971-1972 6
  folder
Davis  1970-1980 7
  folder
East Hills  1967-1973 8
Fifth Avenue 
  folder
 1970-1972 9
  folder
 1973-1976 10
  boxfolder
Fineview   1973 1681
  folder
Gladstone  1966-1976 2
  folder
Halls Grove 3
  folder
Hays-Homewood  1972-1976 4
  folder
King-Knoxville  1973-1978 5
  folder
Letsche  1969-1976 6
  folder
Mann-Mount Oliver  1973-1980 7
  folder
Northview Heights  1977-1979 8
  boxfolder
Oliver  1968-1969 1691
  folder
Opportunity  1968-1974 2
  folder
Park Place  1969-1976 3
  folder
Peabody-Prospect  1964-1981 4
  folder
Regent Square  1974 5
  folder
South Hills  1973-1975 6
  folder
South Side  1971-1978 7
  folder
Sterret  1976 8
Swisshelm 
  boxfolder
 1965-1967 1701
  folder
 1970-1976 2
  folder
Washington Education Center  1971-1974 3
Wightman 
  folder
 1974-February 1975 4
  folder
 March 1975-1977 5
  folder
Woods Run  1948-1965 6

Subseries 2. Construction Files 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 2 includes correspondence, maps, drawings and reports concerning the construction of new school and administration buildings or additions onto existing buildings. Most of the data contained in this series derives from later work after World War II so it includes very little information about the building boom instituted by the school board between 1912 and 1920.

Architects 
  folder
Proposals  1971-1975 7
  folder
Memoranda  1971-1973 8
  folder
Costs 9
Educational Specifications 
  boxfolder
Pages 1-121 1711
  folder
Pages 122-230 2
  folder
Miscellaneous 3
  folder
Middle Schools 4
Free Learning Environment 
  folder
 1971-1972 5
  folder
 1973-1974 6
Schools 
  folder
Allegheny  1972-1974 7
  folder
Carrick-Cowley  1973-1975 8
  boxfolder
Dilworth Specifications  1913 1721
  folder
East Hills  1975 2
  folder
East Liberty Area  1972-1974 3
  folder
Herron Hill 4
  folder
Langely  1970-1974 5
Southview   1972-1973 
  folder
Plans 6
  folder
Specifications 7
  folder
School Improvement Program  1973 8

Subseries 3. Other Administrative Offices 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries 3 consists of files from miscellaneous departments within the school operations Offices including Personnel, Research, Pupil Services, and the Mount Oliver Intermediate Unit which is a special school for disruptive students. These records contain correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and miscellaneous data. Researcher interested in general historical information about individual schools should consult the first box of this subseries which contains school histories written by the principals in 1957.

Historical Data 
  boxfolder
Biographies of Past Superintendents and Board Members 1731
  folder
Building Dedications  1925-1959 2
  folder
Central High Centennial  1959 3
  folder
Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Board of Education  1986 4
Schools-Miscellaneous 
  folder
Alderice-East Street  1956 5
  folder
Fairywood-Linden  1956 6
  folder
McKees-Roosevelt  1956 7
  folder
Schaeffer-Woods Run  1956 8
  folder
Miscellaneous  9
  boxfolder
Alderice-Fifth Avenue  1982 1741
  folder
Fineview-Margaretta  1982 2
  folder
Mifflin-Sherridan  1982 3
  folder
Snodgrass-Woolslair  1982 4
  folder
Building Inventories  1982 5
Mount Oliver Intermediate Unit 
  folder
Employee Handbook  1982 6
Special Education Plan 
  folder
Phase II 1974 7
  folder
Parts 1-6.4  1976 8
  boxfolder
Parts 6.5-12  1976 1751
Personnel 
  folder
Directory  1969-1970 2
Handbooks 
General Faculty and Staff 
  folder
 1948-1957 3
  folder
 1965 4
  folder
 1975 5
  boxfolder
Clerks  1951 1761
  folder
Nurses  1960 2
  folder
Science  1959 3
Teachers 
  folder
Arsenal School  1979 4
  folder
All Schools  1943-1981 5
  folder
Retirement Party Invitations  1972-1980 6
  folder
Personnel Planning Report  1965 7
Salary and Wage Schedules 
  folder
 1962-1970 8
  folder
 1971-1979 9
Pupil Services 
  boxfolder
Career information  1972-1973 1771
Emergency School Aid  1975 
  folder
Budget Narratives 2
  folder
Budget Sheets 3
  folder
Graduate Follow-Up Study  1971 4
  folder
Guidance Department Handbook  1933-1982 5
  folder
Juvenile Delinquency and Student Rights  1954-1973 6
Long Range Development Program 
  folder
Part I 7
  folder
Part II 8
  folder
Parkway Program  1971-1972 9
Research Department 
  boxfolder
Demographic Study  1962-1969 1781
Intelligence Testing 
  folder
 1918-1921 2
  folder
 1926-1933 3
  folder
Opportunity School Report  1971 4
Reorganization Plan 
  folder
 1970-1972 5
  folder
 1973-1974 6
Miscellaneous Records 
Affirmative Action Plans 
  boxfolder
Part 1-8  1980 1791
  folder
Part 9-21  1980 2
  folder
Miscellaneous  3
  folder
Citizen's Committee  1967 4
  folder
Community Contact Program  1970 5
  folder
Great High Schools  1968 6
  folder
Los Angeles Study  1977 7
Pittsburgh Plan  1977 
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I-IIIB2 8
  boxfolder
IIIB2-IIIB10 1801
  folder
IIIB11-IIIB16 2
  folder
IIIB17-VI 3
  folder
VII-X 4
  folder
XI-XIII Addenda 5
  folder
Supplements  1980 6
Reconstruction of an Urban Education System 
Exhibits 
  folder
 1968 7
  folder
 1986 8
  boxfolder
Grant Application  1968 1811
  folder
Memoranda  1965-1967 2
Continued Funding 
  folder
Parts I-IV  1969 3
  folder
Parts V-Appendix  1969 4
Philosophy of Education 
  folder
Elementary Education  1981 5
  folder
Magnet Programs  1982 6
Promotional Material 
  folder
Teaching in Pittsburgh  1950-1980 7
  folder
Miscellaneous  1950-1970 8
  boxfolder
Magnet Schools  1975 1821
Publications 
  folder
 1985-1987 2
 
  folder
 1965-1967 3
  folder
 1968-1971 4
  folder
 1972-1977 5
  folder
 1962-1964 6
Newspaper Clippings 
  folder
 1927-1965 7
 1942 
 1945 
  folder
 1952-1954 8
 1954-1955 
  folder
 1955-1956 9
 1959 
System-Wide Programs  1970-1972 
  boxfolder
Budget  1831
  folder
Description 2
  folder
Statistics 3
  folder
Miscellaneous Statistics  1962 4

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Series V Board of Education, Annual Reports  1920-1980 

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 184

Box contains 29 volumes, 1912-1940

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 185

Box contains 5 volumes, 1941-1945

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Series VI Board of Education, Committees  1911-1942 

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Instruction Committee 1918-1929 1862

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Series VII Board of Education, Minute Books  1911-1999 

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 187

Box contains Print Minute Books 1-9, 1911-1920.

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 188

Box contains Print Minute Books 10-19, 1920-1930.

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 189

Box contains Print Minute Books 20-27, 1930-1938.

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 190

Box contains Print Minute Books 28-33, 1938-1944.

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 191

Box contains Print Minute Books 34-42, 1944-1953.

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 192

Box contains Print Minute Books 43-53, 1953-1964.

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 193

Box contains Print Minute Books 54-62, 1964-1973.

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 194

Box contains Print Minute Books 63- 71, 1973-1982.

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 195

Box contains Print Minute Books 72-80, 1982-1991.

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 196

Box contains Print Minute Books 81-88 [except 82-86], 1991-1999.

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Series VIII Central Board of Education, Minutes  1890-1911 

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Series IV Pittsburgh-Mount Oliver Intermediate Unit, Minutes  1971-1991 

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 197

Volumes [missing Jan 1984-Dec 1985], 1971-1991.

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Series IV Topical Materials  1889-1983 

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