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

Heinz History Center

Summary Information

Repository
Heinz History Center
Title
Pittsburgh Public Schools Records
Creator
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Collection Number
MSS#117
Date [inclusive]
1870-1999
Extent
123.5 cubic feet (197 Boxes)
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.
Sponsor Note
This finding aid has been encoded as a part of the Historic Pittsburgh project a joint effort of the University of Pittsburgh and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Funding for this portion of the project has been donated by the Hillman Foundation.

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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

Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
library@heinzhistorycenter.org
URL: https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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 Contents

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
  BoxFolder
Course Descriptions 1965 12
Allegheny High School 
  BoxFolder
Activities 1980 13
Awards 
  BoxFolder
Louis Kaplan 1982-1983 14
  BoxFolder
Senior 1980-1983 15
Miscellaneous 
  BoxFolder
 1957-1964 16
  BoxFolder
 1976 17
Commencement Programs 
  BoxFolder
 1891-1915 18
  BoxFolder
 1916-1926 19
  BoxFolder
 1927-1936 110
  BoxFolder
 1937-1948 111
  BoxFolder
 1949-1961 21
  BoxFolder
 1962-1971 22
  BoxFolder
 1972-1983 23
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 24
  BoxFolder
Handbooks 1967-1978 25
National Honor Society 
Applications 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1967 26
  BoxFolder
 1982 27
  BoxFolder
Awards File 1971-1975 31
  BoxFolder
Ceremony 1962-1974 32
  BoxFolder
Grading Sheets 1981-1983 33
  BoxFolder
Membership List 1953-1970 34
  BoxFolder
Publications 1982-1983 35
  BoxFolder
Newsletter 1977-1979 36
  BoxFolder
Open House 1982-1983 37
  BoxFolder
Programs 1982 38
Promenade 
  BoxFolder
 1977-1979 41
  BoxFolder
 1980-1982 42
Senior Day 
  BoxFolder
 1927, 1955-1961 43
  BoxFolder
 1962-1970 44
  BoxFolder
Variety Show 1964-1978 45
  BoxFolder
Allegheny Vocational High School 1962 46
  BoxFolder
Arlington 1961-1962 47
Arsenal Middle School 
  BoxFolder
Dedication Programs 1931-1940 51
  BoxFolder
Handbook 1971-1979 52
  BoxFolder
History 1933-1976 53
  BoxFolder
Arsenal Girls Vocational School 1962 54
  BoxFolder
Bane School 1947-1958 55
Banksville School 
  BoxFolder
History 1976 56
  BoxFolder
Maps 1955 57
  BoxFolder
PTA Meeting Minutes 1931-1948 58
  BoxFolder
Baxter School 1960-1976 59
Beechwood School 
  BoxFolder
Newspapers 1973-1981 61
  BoxFolder
PTA 1948-1966 62
  BoxFolder
Pupil Progress Reports 1945-1948 63
Beechwood Teacher Center 
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1973-1974 64
  BoxFolder
Reports 1972-1975 65
Beltzhoover School 
  volume
Picture Book c. 1905 [1]
  BoxFolder
Program 1937 66
  BoxFolder
Brashear School 1940 67
Brookline School 
Office Files 
  BoxFolder
Awards 71
  BoxFolder
Calendars 1956-1978 72
Classification Reports 
  BoxFolder
 1919-1937 73
  BoxFolder
 1946-1964 74
  BoxFolder
Community Promotional Literature 1920-1967 75
  BoxFolder
Histories 76
  BoxFolder
Maps and Geography 1973 77
  BoxFolder
Newsclippings 1920-1960 78
  BoxFolder
Objectives 1974 79
  BoxFolder
Open House Programs 1955-1959 710
  BoxFolder
Programs 1909-1976 81
PTA 
  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes 82
  BoxFolder
Programs 1949-1964 83
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 84
  BoxFolder
Student Handbooks 1957-1974 85
  BoxFolder
Student Council 1962-1970 86
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 87
Principal's Correspondence 
  BoxFolder
Art Department 1926-1937 91
  BoxFolder
Attendance Department 1919-1923 92
  BoxFolder
Buildings 1921-1936 93
Curriculum Department 
  BoxFolder
 1926-1930 94
  BoxFolder
 1931-1934 95
  BoxFolder
 1935-1938 96
  BoxFolder
Emergency Relief Fund 1953 97
  BoxFolder
Letters to Parents 1931-1935 98
  BoxFolder
Hygiene Department 1921-1932 101
Music Department 
  BoxFolder
 1920-1929 102
  BoxFolder
 1930-1936 103
  BoxFolder
Nature Study and Visualization 1927 104
  BoxFolder
Professional Reading and Study Committee 1927-1935 105
  BoxFolder
Science Department 1930-1938 106
  BoxFolder
Substitute Teachers 1937-1939 107
  BoxFolder
Supplies 1927-1939 111
Superintendent 
  BoxFolder
 1919-1941 112
Associate Superintendent 
  BoxFolder
 1934-1936 113
  BoxFolder
 1937 114
  BoxFolder
Traffic Safety 1927-1939 115
  BoxFolder
Tuition 1921-1932 116
Carmalt School 
Newspaper 
  BoxFolder
 1981-1983 121
  BoxFolder
 1984-1987 122
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1979-1981 123
Carrick School 
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1914-1916 124
  BoxFolder
Borough History 1981 125
  BoxFolder
Handbooks for Teachers 1975 126
  BoxFolder
Chartiers School 1959 127
  BoxFolder
Chatham - Opening Day 1925 128
  BoxFolder
Clayton School 1982 129
Colfax School 
"Colfax Club" 
  BoxFolder
 1964-1968 1210
  BoxFolder
 1969-1971 1211
  BoxFolder
History 1982 1212
  BoxFolder
Columbus School 1981 131
  BoxFolder
Connelley Vocational School 1960-1982 132
Conroy School 
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Publications 1975 133
  BoxFolder
Eighth Grade Graduation 1974 134
  BoxFolder
Record Book 1971-1973 135
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Student Files 1970-1974 136
  BoxFolder
Cowley School 1951 137
  BoxFolder
Crescent School 1979-1982 138
H. B. Davis Elementary School 
PTA Scrapbooks 
 1957 
 1959-1960 
 1962-1963 
 1967-1968 
  BoxFolder
Year Books 1962-1975 139
Dilworth School 
  BoxFolder
Opening Program 1915 1310
Parent Teacher Association 
  BoxFolder
Achievement Reports 1961-1979 1311
  BoxFolder
Agenda 1978-1980 1312
  BoxFolder
Bylaws 1967-1978 1313
  BoxFolder
City Council Program 1971-1975 141
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1969-1978 142
Financial Records 
  BoxFolder
Audit Reports 1957-1979 143
  BoxFolder
Bank Statements 1971-1980 144
Check Books 
  BoxFolder
 1972-1980 145
  BoxFolder
 1981 146
  BoxFolder
Ledger 1972-1979 147
  BoxFolder
Receipts 1975-1980 151
  BoxFolder
Treasurer's Reports 1968-1980 152
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 153
  BoxFolder
Founder's Day 1958-1978 154
  BoxFolder
Fund Raising 1973-1979 155
  BoxFolder
Fun Fair 1966 156
Hospitality 
  BoxFolder
 1958-1973 157
  BoxFolder
 1968-1972 158
Meeting Minutes 
  BoxFolder
 1974-1975 159
 1974-1978 
Membership 
  BoxFolder
Committee 1962-1979 161
  BoxFolder
List 1972-1978 162
  BoxFolder
Nominating Committee 1961-1979 163
Programs and Directories 
  BoxFolder
 1958-1971 164
  BoxFolder
 1971-1981 165
  BoxFolder
Publications 1958-1981 166
Publicity 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1976 167
  BoxFolder
 1977-1981 168
Scrapbooks 
 1956-1960 
 1960-1964 
  BoxFolder
State Organization 1978 171
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Files 172
  BoxFolder
East Hills School 1979-1981 173
  BoxFolder
East Street School 1950-1963 174
Fairywood Elementary School 
  BoxFolder
Building Files 1972 175
  BoxFolder
Certificates and Awards 1980-1982 176
  BoxFolder
Procedures c. 1927 177
PTA 
Procedure Books 
 1946-1952 
 1951-1952 
 1959-1960 
Scrapbooks 
 1951-1952 
 1952-1953 
 1955-1956 
 1956-1957 
 1957-1958 
 1958-1959 
 1967-1968 
  BoxFolder
School Closing Ceremony 1984 178
  BoxFolder
Students' Work 1980 179
  BoxFolder
PTA Ledgers 1946-1964 181
  BoxFolder
Fifth Avenue High School 1927 182
Frick Training School 
  BoxFolder
 1957-1970 183
  BoxFolder
 1971-1980 184
  BoxFolder
Friendship 1978 185
  BoxFolder
Fulton School 1980 186
  BoxFolder
Gladstone 1915-1965 187
  BoxFolder
Greenfield School 1960 188
  BoxFolder
Greenway School 1975 189
  BoxFolder
Halls Grove School 1981 1810
  BoxFolder
Herron Hill 1982 1811
Holmes School 
  BoxFolder
Bonds 1892-1910 191
  BoxFolder
Election Certificates 1906-1910 192
  BoxFolder
New Building Contracts 1908 193
  BoxFolder
Diagrams 1908-1963 194
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Histories 1969 195
PTA Scrapbooks 
 1959 
 1968 
  BoxFolder
Tax Reports 1951 196
  BoxFolder
Homewood School 1967 197
  BoxFolder
Irwin Avenue Girls Vocational High School 1950 198
  BoxFolder
M. L. King School 1980 199
  BoxFolder
Knoxville 1980-1982 1910
Langley High School 
  BoxFolder
Audio Visual Catalog 1979 1911
  BoxFolder
Fiftieth Anniversary 1973 1912
Handbooks 
  BoxFolder
 1927-1964 1913
  BoxFolder
 1970-1977 1914
New Building Contracts 1975 
  BoxFolder
Specifications 201
General Requirements 
  BoxFolder
Section 1-7 202
  BoxFolder
Section 8-12 203
  BoxFolder
Mechanical 204
  BoxFolder
Teaching Aids 205
  BoxFolder
Latimer School 1971-1974 206
Lemington School 
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1937-1972 207
PTA 
  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes 1936-1960 211
  BoxFolder
Roll Books 1936-1951 212
  BoxFolder
Letsche Alternative School 1973 213
  BoxFolder
Liberty School 1977-1982 214
Lincoln School 
  BoxFolder
Newspaper Clippings 1953-1957 215
PTA Files 
  BoxFolder
 1950-1956 216
  BoxFolder
 1956-1981 217
Scrapbook 1951-1952 
  BoxFolder
Reunion 1931-1937 218
  BoxFolder
Sketch Book 1971 219
  BoxFolder
Linden School 1976 221
  BoxFolder
Lockhart School 1956 222
  BoxFolder
Luckey School 1982 223
  BoxFolder
McCleary School 1976 224
  BoxFolder
McKelvey School 1975 225
  BoxFolder
McNaugher 1940-1980 226
  BoxFolder
Madison 1975 227
Manchester School 
  BoxFolder
Faculty Funds 1945-1956 228
PTA Files 
  BoxFolder
Flower Fund 1934-1957 229
  BoxFolder
Program and Directory 1930-1970 2210
  BoxFolder
Horace Mann School 1981 2211
  BoxFolder
Mifflin School 1978 2212
  BoxFolder
Milliones School 1950-1980 2213
  BoxFolder
Mineadeo School 1942-1957 2214
  BoxFolder
Moorhead School c. 1905 2215
  BoxFolder
Morrow School 1876-1973 2216
Mount Oliver Boro Schools 
Attendance 
  BoxFolder
 1962-1963 231
  BoxFolder
 1963-1964 232
Board Meeting Minutes 
  Boxvolume
 1900-1904 23[1]
  Boxvolume
 1910-1914 23[2]
  Boxvolume
 1914-1916 24[1]
  Boxvolume
 1916-1930 24[2]
  Boxvolume
 1930-1934 24[3]
  BoxFolder
 1937-1940 251
  BoxFolder
 1940 252
  BoxFolder
 1941 253
  BoxFolder
 1942 254
  BoxFolder
 1946-1961 255
Tax Reports and Resolutions 
  BoxFolder
 1959-1964 256
  BoxFolder
 1964-1965 261
  BoxFolder
Tax Payments 1964 262
  Box
Tax Statements 1963-1967 27
  BoxFolder
Phillip Murray School 1979 281
  BoxFolder
Northview Heights School 1969-1971 282
  BoxFolder
Oliver High School 1970-1980 283
  BoxFolder
Overbrook School 1974-1982 284
  BoxFolder
Peabody High School 1971-1980 285
Perry High School 
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1939-1972 286
  BoxFolder
PTA Meeting Minutes 1915-1921 287
  BoxFolder
Senior Student Council 1924-1927 288
  BoxFolder
Phillips School 1959 291
  BoxFolder
Pittsburgh Central High School 1869-1957 292
Prospect School 
  BoxFolder
Evaluations 1930-1940 293
  BoxFolder
History 1938 294
  BoxFolder
Open House 1965 295
  BoxFolder
Ralston School 1928 296
Reizenstein Middle School 
  BoxFolder
Class Books 1975-1982 297
  BoxFolder
Commencement Programs 1975-1982 298
  BoxFolder
Rogers School 1916-1965 299
Roosevelt(Quentin) School 
  BoxFolder
Awards 1971-1975 2910
  BoxFolder
Commencement Programs 1974-1984 2911
  BoxFolder
Dedication of New Building 1959 2912
  BoxFolder
Maps 1958-1979 2913
  BoxFolder
Newsclippings 1959 2914
  BoxFolder
PTA Meeting Minutes 1972-1973 2915
  BoxFolder
Schaeffer School 1960-1978 301
  BoxFolder
Schenley High School 1917-1980 302
Schiller School 
  BoxFolder
New Building 1940 303
PTA Files 
  BoxFolder
Bylaws 1964-1968 304
Correspondence 
  BoxFolder
 1967-1968 305
  BoxFolder
 1973-1976 306
  BoxFolder
 1976-1981 307
  BoxFolder
Directory 1964-1968 308
Financial Records 
  BoxFolder
Bank Statements 1971-1974 311
  BoxFolder
Bank Statements 1974-1978 312
  BoxFolder
Checkbooks 1964-1978 313
  BoxFolder
Receipts 1964-1968 314
  BoxFolder
Fund Raising 1967 315
Meeting Minutes 
  volume
 1953-1961 [1]
  BoxFolder
 1966-1967 321
  BoxFolder
Membership List 1954-1965 322
  BoxFolder
Newsletter 1967-1969 323
Procedure Books 
 1954-1955 
 1956-1957 
 1957-1958 
 1958-1959 
 1959-1960 
 1960-1961 
 1965-1966 
Programs 
  BoxFolder
 1964-1968 324
  BoxFolder
 1969 325
  BoxFolder
 1971-1982 326
  BoxFolder
Publicity 1938-1966 331
Scrap Books 
 1951-1952 
 1952-1953 
 1952-1957 
 1957-1962 
 1963-1964 
 1966-1967 
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1966-1968 332
  BoxFolder
South High School 1981 333
  BoxFolder
South Hills High School 1951 334
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Spring Garden School 1941 335
  BoxFolder
Sterret School 1981 336
  BoxFolder
Stevens School 1940-1961 337
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 
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Vann School (formerly Watt) 1915-1974 338
Washington Adult Education Center 
Attendance 
  BoxFolder
 1962-1963 339
  BoxFolder
 1963-1964 3310
  BoxFolder
 1964-1965 341
  BoxFolder
 1965-1966 342
  BoxFolder
 1966-1967 343
  BoxFolder
 1967-1968 344
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 1968-1969 345
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 1969-1972 346
  BoxFolder
 1972-1973 347
  BoxFolder
Blank Standard Forms 351
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1968-1971 352
  BoxFolder
Faculty List 1956-1971 353
  BoxFolder
Grades 1962-1970 354
Payroll 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1969 355
  BoxFolder
 1970-1973 356
Registration 
  BoxFolder
 1971-1972 357
  BoxFolder
 1972-1973 358
Receipts 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1970 359
  BoxFolder
 1971-1973 361
Reports 
  BoxFolder
Special Fees 1961-1968 362
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1961-1972 363
Roll Books 
  BoxFolder
 1962-1967 364
  BoxFolder
 1968-1970 365
  BoxFolder
Schedules 1972-1973 366
  BoxFolder
Tuition 1969-1972 367
Washington Vocational High School 
Commencement 
Programs 
  BoxFolder
 1943-1956 368
  BoxFolder
 1957-1966 371
  BoxFolder
 1967-1969 372
  BoxFolder
Dedication Program 1937 373
Graduation 
  BoxFolder
Attire 1968-1969 374
  BoxFolder
Certificates, blank n.d. 375
Lists 
  BoxFolder
 1942-1956 376
  BoxFolder
 1957-1964 377
  BoxFolder
 1965-1969 378
  BoxFolder
 1967-1969 381
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1963-1969 382
  BoxFolder
Handbooks c. 1940 383
  BoxFolder
Newspaper 1937-1939 384
  BoxFolder
OVT Exploratory 1970 385
  BoxFolder
Practical Arts Academy 1980-1982 386
  BoxFolder
Schedules 1970-1971 387
  BoxFolder
Senior Lists 1950-1970 388
  BoxFolder
Studies 1948-1952 391
  BoxFolder
Teacher Sign-In Sheets 1969-1971 392
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1938-1970 393
Leo Weil School 
  BoxFolder
Awards 1963-1966 394
  BoxFolder
Dedication Program 1942 395
PTA 
Meeting Minutes 
  BoxFolder
 1949-1954 396
  BoxFolder
1952-1967 397
Scrap Books 
 1943-1944 
 1944-1945 
 1945-1946 
 1946-1947 
 1947-1948 
 1949-1950 
 1950-1951 
 1952-1953 
 1953-1954 
  BoxFolder
Testimonial for Leo Weil 1928 398
  BoxFolder
Westinghouse High School 1958-1980 401
West Liberty School 
Bulletins 
  BoxFolder
 1963-1968 402
  BoxFolder
 1969-1980 403
Correspondence 
  BoxFolder
 1959-1979 404
  BoxFolder
 1980 405
  BoxFolder
Discipline 1972-1979 406
  BoxFolder
Educational Practices 1975-1976 407
  BoxFolder
Gifted Children c. 1970 408
Handbooks 
  BoxFolder
 1975 409
  BoxFolder
 1978-1979 411
  BoxFolder
History 1980 412
  BoxFolder
Honor Roll c. 1975 413
  BoxFolder
News 1960-1962 414
  BoxFolder
Notices to Parents 1975 415
PTA Files 
  BoxFolder
Membership 1972-1975 416
  BoxFolder
Newsletters 1980 417
  BoxFolder
Program and Directory 1961 418
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1965-1970 419
  BoxFolder
Principal's Conference 1966 421
  BoxFolder
Programs 1978-1980 422
  BoxFolder
Religious School Sharing 1965-1967 423
  BoxFolder
Rules 1970 424
Schedules 
  BoxFolder
 1968-1969 425
  BoxFolder
 1970-1971 426
  BoxFolder
 1972-1974 427
  BoxFolder
 1974-1975 428
  BoxFolder
 1975-1976 431
  BoxFolder
 1976-1977 432
  BoxFolder
 1977-1978 433
  BoxFolder
Teachers 1977-1978 434
  BoxFolder
Shared Time Program 1966 435
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1955-1963 436
  BoxFolder
Westwood School 1966 437
  BoxFolder
West View School 1979 441
Wightman Elementary School 
Scrap Books 
 1966-1967 
 1972-1975 
Wightman School 
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1958-1968 442
  BoxFolder
"New Life for Old Schools" 1967-1975 443
  BoxFolder
PTA Programs 1936-1970 444
  BoxFolder
Woolslair School Certificates 1893-1911 445

Subseries 2. All Schools General Files 

Scope and Contents

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.

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American Service Institute 1942-1945 446
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American Cultural Education 1944 447
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Bureau of Smoke Prevention 1941 448
Commencements 
  BoxFolder
Custodial Pay Scales 1953 451
  BoxFolder
Cutstodial Supplies Data 1942 452
  BoxFolder
Coal Use Data 1941-1948 453
Electricity Use 
  BoxFolder
 1935-1938 454
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 1939-1940 455
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 1941-1947 456
  BoxFolder
Fire and Emergency Plans 1941 457
Gas Use 
  BoxFolder
 1935-1938 461
  BoxFolder
 1939-1940 462
  BoxFolder
 1941-1946 463
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Women's Labor Law 1937 464
Home Economics 
Checking Account 
  BoxFolder
 1971-1976 465
  BoxFolder
 1977-1980 466
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Check Books 1968-1980 467
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Committees 1960-1975 468
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Correspondence 1954-1978 471
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Constitution and Bylaws 1970 472
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Final Dinner 1979 473
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Membership List 1966-1975 474
  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes 1920-1947 475
  BoxFolder
Newsletters 1947-1970 476
Receipts 
  BoxFolder
 1959 477
  BoxFolder
 1966-1971 478
Treasurer 
  BoxFolder
Journal 1960-1979 481
  BoxFolder
Report 1960-1979 482
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 483
  BoxFolder
Maps-Miscellaneous Districts 1955-1970 484
  BoxFolder
PTA Brochures 1952-1970 484
  BoxFolder
PTA Miscellaneous 1960-1975 485
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Scrapbook - Teacher's at World's Fair 1893 486
Miscellaneous Publications 
Community Outreach 
  BoxFolder
 1967-1969 491
  BoxFolder
 1971-1973 492
  BoxFolder
 1975 493
  BoxFolder
 1978 494
Guidelines and Handbooks 
  BoxFolder
 1931-1955 495
  BoxFolder
 1957-1969 496
  BoxFolder
 1970-1975 501
  BoxFolder
 1980 502
  BoxFolder
 1980-1981 503
  BoxFolder
Pennsylvania Schools 1968 504
Reports and Studies 
  BoxFolder
 1949-1974 511
  BoxFolder
 1976-1980 512
Miscellaneous Periodicals 
  BoxFolder
School and Children Issues 1980-1983 513
Preschool Education 
  BoxFolder
 1972-1973 514
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 515
School Newspapers 
  BoxFolder
American Avenue 1947-1954 521
  BoxFolder
Arsenal 1946-1952 522
  BoxFolder
Banksville 1948-1953 523
  BoxFolder
Beechwood-Beltzhoover 1944-1953 524
  BoxFolder
Belmar-Boggs Avenue 1946-1954 525
  BoxFolder
Brookline 1930-1955 526
  BoxFolder
Burgwin-Chatham 1946-1953 527
  BoxFolder
Clayton-Conroy 1946-1951 531
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Cowley-Crescent 1946-1953 532
  BoxFolder
Dilworth-Fairywood 1947-1954 533
  BoxFolder
Fineview-Friendship 1946-1952 534
  BoxFolder
Fulton-Gladstone 1947-1953 535
  BoxFolder
Greenfield-Homebound 1946-1953 541
  BoxFolder
Homebound 1948-1953 542
  BoxFolder
Homewood-Larimer 1947-1952 543
  BoxFolder
Lemington 1944-1953 544
South Hills High School 
  BoxFolder
 1928-1934 551
  BoxFolder
 1934-1935 552
  BoxFolder
 1937-1940 553
  BoxFolder
 1940-1948 554
  BoxFolder
 1953-1956 555
  BoxFolder
 1957-1959 561
  BoxFolder
 1972-1975 562
  BoxFolder
 1976-1986 563

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Series  II Curriculum and Instruction 1927-1980 

Scope and Contents

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 Contents

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.

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Alcohol Abuse Education 1973 571
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Board Policy 1972 572
Budget 
  BoxFolder
 1972 573
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 1973 574
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 1974 575-6
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Special Programs 581
Consultants 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1961 582
  BoxFolder
 1968-1973 583
  BoxFolder
Clarifying Environments Program 1973 584
  BoxFolder
Contracts 1973-1974 585
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Correspondence 1973 586
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 587
Computer Assisted Instruction 
  BoxFolder
 1971 588
  BoxFolder
 1972 589
  BoxFolder
 1973 591
Courses of Study Requests 
  BoxFolder
 September 1970 592
  BoxFolder
 October 1970 593
  BoxFolder
 November-December 1970 594
  BoxFolder
 January-February 1971 595
  BoxFolder
 April 1971 596
  BoxFolder
 May-June 1971 607
  BoxFolder
 July-August 1971 608
Drug Abuse Education 
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 601
  BoxFolder
Committee Meeting Minutes 1970-1973 602
  BoxFolder
Workshops 603
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 604
Department of Public Education 
Correspondence 
  BoxFolder
 1965-1970 611
  BoxFolder
 1971-1972 612
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 613
  BoxFolder
Ecology 1973 614
  BoxFolder
Early Childhood Development 1971-1972 615
  BoxFolder
Educational Leadership 1971 616
  BoxFolder
Educational Programs 1972 617
  BoxFolder
Eisenhower Visit 1972 618
Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
  BoxFolder
Budget 1974 621
  BoxFolder
Evaluations 1973-1974 622
  BoxFolder
Human Development 1974 623
  BoxFolder
Learning Systems 1974 624
  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes 1974 625
  BoxFolder
Physical Education 1974 626
  BoxFolder
Reading Systems 1974 627
  BoxFolder
Individualized Instruction 1974 631
English as a Second Language 
  BoxFolder
Adjustment Reports 1970-1973 632
  BoxFolder
Assignments 1966-1972 633
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1972-1973 634
  BoxFolder
Free Learning Environment 635
  BoxFolder
Free Learning Experiment 636
Frick Educational Commission 
  BoxFolder
 1969-1972 637
  BoxFolder
 1973-1975 641
  BoxFolder
Frick School 1973-1975 642
  BoxFolder
Four Quarter School Year 1972 643
  BoxFolder
Foundations 1970-1974 644
  BoxFolder
"Good Start in the Pittsburgh Public Schools" 1971-1973 645
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Gateway to Music 1971-1973 646
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Governor's School for the Arts 1973 647
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Hebrew Studies 1970-1971 648
  BoxFolder
High School Reorganization Report 1955 649
  BoxFolder
Invoices 1973-1974 6410
  BoxFolder
Job Descriptions 1973 6411
Learning Research and Development 
  BoxFolder
 1964-1972 6412
  BoxFolder
 1973 651
  BoxFolder
 1974 652
  BoxFolder
Memoranda 1973-1974 653
  BoxFolder
Legal Department 1972-1973 654
  BoxFolder
Maps 1960-974 655
Master's in Teaching 
  BoxFolder
 1972 656
  BoxFolder
 1973 657
Model Cities 
Correspondence 
  BoxFolder
 1970-1971 661
  BoxFolder
 1972-1973 662
  BoxFolder
Evaluations 1973 663
Reports 
  BoxFolder
 1969-1970 664
  BoxFolder
 1971-1972 665
  BoxFolder
Music 666
  BoxFolder
National Defense Education Act 1973 667
  BoxFolder
Olson, Jerry C.(Superintendent) 1973 668
  BoxFolder
Physical Education 1973 671
  BoxFolder
Population Reference Bureau 1971 672
  BoxFolder
Project Read 1974 673
Primary Education Project 
  BoxFolder
Memorandum 674
  BoxFolder
 1970-1972 675
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 676
  BoxFolder
Planned Parenthood 1972-1973 677
  BoxFolder
Right to Read 1973-1974 678
  BoxFolder
School Volunteer 1966 681
Student Teaching 1970-1974 
Miscellaneous 
  BoxFolder
682
  BoxFolder
683
  BoxFolder
Clarion 684
  BoxFolder
Duquesne 685-6
  BoxFolder
D-F 691
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Feyetteville 692
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G-K 693
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M-P 694
  BoxFolder
University of Pittsburgh 695
  BoxFolder
P-R 696
  BoxFolder
Secondary Schools 701
  BoxFolder
Slippery Rock 702
  BoxFolder
Theil 703
  BoxFolder
704
  BoxFolder
General Correspondence 705
  BoxFolder
Assignments 706
  BoxFolder
Assignments 707
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 708
Assignments 
  BoxFolder
 1973 711
  BoxFolder
 1974 712
  BoxFolder
 1974 713
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 714
  BoxFolder
Guidelines 715
  BoxFolder
Reports 716
  BoxFolder
Reports 721
  BoxFolder
Assignments 722
  BoxFolder
Reports 723
  BoxFolder
Forms 724
University of Pittsburgh 
  BoxFolder
Grants 725
  BoxFolder
Leadership Training 1974 726
  BoxFolder
Vocational Educational Management Information Systems 1973 727
  BoxFolder
Year-Round School 1970-1973 728

Subseries 2. Courses of Study 

Scope and Contents

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[1]
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 1979 731
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Guidelines 1972 732
  BoxFolder
Nongraded Schools 1967 733
Arts and Crafts 
  BoxFolder
Creative 1950-1970 734
  BoxFolder
Visual 1979 735
English 
  BoxFolder
 1928-1950 741
  BoxFolder
 1954-1955 742
  BoxFolder
 1979 743
  BoxFolder
Reading 1971-1979 744
  BoxFolder
Guidance 1940 745
  BoxFolder
Health 1973 746
  BoxFolder
Library 1955 747
Mathematics 
  BoxFolder
 1928-1945 751
  BoxFolder
 1950-1971 752
  BoxFolder
 1972 753
Music 
  BoxFolder
K-6 1960 754
  BoxFolder
4-6 1970 755
Physical Education 
  BoxFolder
Grade 1 1965 756
  BoxFolder
Grade 4 1965 761
  BoxFolder
Grades 1-5 1944-1976 762
Science 
  BoxFolder
 1970 763
  BoxFolder
 1979 764
Social Studies 
  BoxFolder
 1937 765
  BoxFolder
 1940 766
  BoxFolder
 1953-1961 771
  BoxFolder
 1964 772
  BoxFolder
 1972 773
  BoxFolder
 1979 774
  BoxFolder
Special Education 1956 775
Writing 
  BoxFolder
 1937 776
  BoxFolder
 1968 777
  BoxFolder
Kindergarten 1969-1972 778
Middle and High Schools 
  BoxFolder
Aeronautics 1942-1943 781
Art 
  BoxFolder
African 1972 782
  BoxFolder
Jewelry and Metal Craft 1969 783
  BoxFolder
Project Fine Arts 1973 784
  BoxFolder
Visual Arts 1970-1973 785
General 
  BoxFolder
1931-1951 786
  BoxFolder
Junior High Level 1950 787
  BoxFolder
Senior High Level 1931-1950 788
  BoxFolder
Scholars 1970 789
  BoxFolder
Consumer Education 1948-1949 791
  BoxFolder
Driver's Education 1970 792
English/Lanuage Arts 
General Overview 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-9 1941-1944 793
  BoxFolder
Grades 10-12 1939-1940 794
Grades 7-12 
  BoxFolder
 1927 795
  BoxFolder
 1967-1971 796
  BoxFolder
Grammar 1963-1974 797
Language Arts 
  BoxFolder
Preliminary Intro 1971 801
  BoxFolder
Rhetoric/Semantics 1968 802
Literature 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1953-1970 803
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-12 1967 804
  BoxFolder
Grades 9-10 1972 805
  BoxFolder
Selected Reading 1964-1968 806
  BoxFolder
African American 1969 807
Scholars Program 
  BoxFolder
General, 7-8 1965-1971 808
  BoxFolder
General 10-12 1964-1969 811
  BoxFolder
Language Supplement 1966 812
Writing/Composition 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1966 813
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-12 1966 814
  BoxFolder
Grades 9-12 1967 815
Miscellaneous 
  BoxFolder
Certificate of Accomplishment 1967 816
  BoxFolder
Speech, Journalism and Drama 817
  BoxFolder
Spelling 1968 821
  BoxFolder
Mini Courses 822
  BoxFolder
Mini Courses 823
  BoxFolder
Fine Arts-Scholars 1970 824
  BoxFolder
Fine Arts-Scholars, Revised 825
Health 
  BoxFolder
Drug Abuse 1971 826
  BoxFolder
First Aid 1942 827
General 
  BoxFolder
 1936-1970 828
  BoxFolder
Intermediate 1942 831
High School 
  BoxFolder
 1943 832
  BoxFolder
 1963 833
  BoxFolder
Junior High 1942 834
  BoxFolder
Safety Education 1940-1949 835
Social Hygiene 
Female 
  BoxFolder
 1940-1951 836
  BoxFolder
 1967 837-8
  BoxFolder
 1970 839
  BoxFolder
Male 1951-1969 8310
Home Economics 
Junior Level 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1939 841
  BoxFolder
Grades 9 1939 842
Secondary Level 
  BoxFolder
I-II 1941 843
  BoxFolder
III-IV 1942 844
  BoxFolder
VII-VIII 1943 845
  BoxFolder
IX-XI 1943 851
  BoxFolder
Suggested Guidelines 1953 852
  BoxFolder
Tentative Guidelines 1952 853
Languages, Foreign 
  BoxFolder
General 1961-1970 854
  BoxFolder
English as a Second Language 1976 855
French 
  BoxFolder
Grades 1-6 1940-1941 856
  BoxFolder
Standard and Scholars 1972 857
  BoxFolder
I-IV Revised 1980 861
  BoxFolder
German 1966-1973 862
  BoxFolder
Latin 1927-1969 863
  BoxFolder
Russian 1970 864
  BoxFolder
Spanish 1943-1993 865
  BoxFolder
Library - Guides 1935-1973 866
Mathematics 
Genma Program 1973 
  BoxFolder
Chapter 1 871
  BoxFolder
Chapter 2 872
  BoxFolder
Chapter 3-4 873
  BoxFolder
Chapter 5, Block 1-9 874
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Chapter 5, Block 10-18 881
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Chapter 6 882
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Chapter 7 883
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Chapter 8 884
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Chapter 9 885
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Chapter 9 891
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Chapter 10 892
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Chapter 11 893
  BoxFolder
Addendum 894
  BoxFolder
Diagrams 895
  BoxFolder
Grade 7 1965 897
Grades 7-8 
  BoxFolder
 1928 901
  BoxFolder
 1965 902
  BoxFolder
 1971 903
  BoxFolder
Grade 8 1965 905
  BoxFolder
Grades 9 1970 906
  BoxFolder
General Arithmetic 1944-1947 907
  BoxFolder
Advanced 1963-1969 908
Algebra 
  BoxFolder
First Year 1957 911
  BoxFolder
Second Year 1956 912
  BoxFolder
Basic 1972 913
  BoxFolder
One 1972-1975 914
  BoxFolder
Two 1965-1975 915
  BoxFolder
Applied 1967 916
Geometry 
  BoxFolder
Basic 1965 917
  BoxFolder
Plane-Solid 1958 918
  BoxFolder
Maintenance Program 1967 919
  BoxFolder
Technical 1971 9110
  BoxFolder
Trigonometry, Analysis and Statistics 1958-1974 921
  BoxFolder
Math in Science 1965 922
  BoxFolder
Mentally Superior Students 1950-1958 923
Music 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1937-1967 924
  BoxFolder
Vocal 1969 925
Physical Education 
  BoxFolder
Boys and Girls 1972 926
  BoxFolder
Boys 6-12 1969 927
  BoxFolder
Girls 6-12 1965 928
  BoxFolder
War Program 1942-1947 929
Science 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1955 931
  BoxFolder
Grade 7 1964 932
  BoxFolder
Grade 8 1964 933
  BoxFolder
Anthropology 1972 934
Biology 
  BoxFolder
Advanced Placement 935
  BoxFolder
Scholars 936
One 
  BoxFolder
 1937 937
  BoxFolder
 1955 938
  BoxFolder
 1964 939
  BoxFolder
 1970 9310
  BoxFolder
Two 1968 941
Chemistry 
  BoxFolder
Advanced Placement 1944-1969 942
  BoxFolder
 1931-1970 943
  BoxFolder
Earth and Space 1967-1974 944
  BoxFolder
Nature Studies 1928 945
Physics 
  BoxFolder
 1956-1971 946
Experimental Lab 1967 
  BoxFolder
1-25 947
  BoxFolder
26-40 948
  BoxFolder
Appendix 951
  BoxFolder
"Teaching for Scientific Literacy" c. 1965 952
Social Studies 
  BoxFolder
Survey 1969 953
General 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1955 954
  BoxFolder
Grade 9 1971 955
  BoxFolder
Citizenship 1945 956
  BoxFolder
Economics 1940-1967 957
  BoxFolder
Geography-World 1963 958
Geography-Political 
  BoxFolder
Unit 1 961
  BoxFolder
Unit 2 962
  BoxFolder
Unit 3 963
  BoxFolder
Unit 4 964
  BoxFolder
Government 965
History 
  BoxFolder
African American 1971 966
  BoxFolder
European-Advanced Placement 1959-1975 967
  BoxFolder
History-Modern 1972 971
History-United States 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1931-1969 972
  BoxFolder
Grade 8 1963-1967 973
  BoxFolder
Grade 11 1968-1970 974
  BoxFolder
Advanced Placement 1958-1965 975
  BoxFolder
History-World 1960 976
  BoxFolder
International Relations 1966 977
  BoxFolder
Law Education 1971 978
  BoxFolder
Sociology 1966-1968 979
  BoxFolder
Urban America 1971-1972 981
Urban America (Scripts) 
  BoxFolder
1-9 982
  BoxFolder
10-17 983
  BoxFolder
18-25 984
  BoxFolder
World Cultures 1971 985
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 986
Special Education 
  BoxFolder
Grades 7-8 1963 991
  BoxFolder
Grades 9-10 1963 992
  BoxFolder
Suggestions for Slow Learners 1946 993
Tentative Outline 
  BoxFolder
 1940 994
  BoxFolder
 1948-1951 995
  BoxFolder
Training Classes 1966 996
Vocational 
  BoxFolder
Pre Induction Training 1936-1943 1001
  BoxFolder
Air Conditioning 1967 1002
  BoxFolder
Appliance Repair 1966 1003
  BoxFolder
Auditorium Practices 1936 1004
  BoxFolder
Auto Mechanics 1968 1005
  BoxFolder
Automation 1960 1006
  BoxFolder
Beauty Culture Theory 1936 1007
  BoxFolder
Bricklaying 1972 1008
Vocational-Business 
  BoxFolder
Apprentice Training 1934-1965 1009
  BoxFolder
Bookkeeping 1967-1971 10010
  BoxFolder
Clerical 1941 10011
  BoxFolder
Clerical Work Book 1941 10012
  BoxFolder
Clerical 1969 10013
Distributive Education 
  BoxFolder
 1966 1011
  BoxFolder
 1972 1012
  BoxFolder
Duplicating Process 1968 1013
  BoxFolder
Economics 1014
Exploratory Business 
  BoxFolder
 1965-1971 1015
  BoxFolder
 1972 1016
  BoxFolder
Law 1972 1017
  BoxFolder
Minor Office Activities 1941 1018
  BoxFolder
Office Machines 1966 1019
  BoxFolder
Secretarial Training 1972 10110
  BoxFolder
Shorthand 1960-1968 10111
  BoxFolder
Sales 1943-1963 10112
Typewriting 
  BoxFolder
 1930-1952 1021
  BoxFolder
 1970 1022
Vocational 
  BoxFolder
Carpentry 1972 1023
Child Development 
  BoxFolder
 1965 1024
  BoxFolder
 1966 1025
  BoxFolder
 1972 1026
  BoxFolder
Clothing and Textiles 1971 1031
  BoxFolder
Commercial Art 1965 1032
  BoxFolder
Construction 1966 1033
  BoxFolder
Cosmetology 1968 1034
  BoxFolder
Dental Assistant 1970 1035
  BoxFolder
Dental Lab Technician 1970 1036
  BoxFolder
Drafting 1965-1966 1037
  BoxFolder
Drafting and Design 1966-1967 1038
  BoxFolder
Electricity 1941 1039
Electronics 
  BoxFolder
General 1959-1966 1041
  BoxFolder
Small Electrical 1965 1042
  BoxFolder
Radio and TV 1966 1043
  BoxFolder
Exploratory Courses 1966 1044
  BoxFolder
Fashion 1965-1971 1045
Health Services 
  BoxFolder
Food and Nutrition 1977 1046
  BoxFolder
Food Science 1965 1047
  BoxFolder
Home Instructional 1965-1966 1048
  BoxFolder
Laundry and Press 1965 1049
  BoxFolder
Medical Assistant 1051
  BoxFolder
Home Economics 1964 1052
  BoxFolder
Horticulture 1968 1053
Industrial Arts 
  BoxFolder
Graphic Arts 1966 1054
  BoxFolder
Printing 1965 1055
  BoxFolder
Maintenance 1965-1967 1056
Metals 
  BoxFolder
Ornamental 1932-1965 1057
  BoxFolder
Sheet 1965 1058
  BoxFolder
Mechanical Drawing 1943 1059
  BoxFolder
Plumbing 1966-1967 1061
Printing 
  BoxFolder
 1931-1963 1062
  BoxFolder
 1965 1063
  BoxFolder
 1973 1064
  BoxFolder
Research Development Laboratory Technology 1967 1065
  BoxFolder
Retailing 1966 1066
  BoxFolder
Small Engine Repair 1965-1968 1067
  BoxFolder
Wood Working 1068
War Related 
  BoxFolder
Adjusting the Schools 1943 1069
  BoxFolder
Air Raid Wardens 1941 10610
  BoxFolder
Victory Gardens 1943 10611

Subseries 3. Textbook Adoptions 

Scope and Contents

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 
  BoxFolder
 1944 1072
  BoxFolder
 1949-1961 1073
  BoxFolder
 1952 1074
  BoxFolder
 1968 1075
  BoxFolder
 1971 1076
Book Removal Requests 1973 
  BoxFolder
A-D 1081
  BoxFolder
E-H 1082
  BoxFolder
K-P 1083
  BoxFolder
1084
  BoxFolder
Evaluations 1940-1950 1085
Correspondence 
  BoxFolder
 1940-1944 1091
  BoxFolder
 1945-1950 1092
  BoxFolder
 1963-1964 1093
  BoxFolder
 1967 1094-5
  BoxFolder
 1968 1096
  BoxFolder
Reference Material 1965 1101
Subjects 
1940-1947 
  BoxFolder
1102
  BoxFolder
B-G 1103
  BoxFolder
H-L 1104
  BoxFolder
Maps 1105
  BoxFolder
M-R 1106
  BoxFolder
S-T 1107
  BoxFolder
Veteran's Training Program 1111
1964 
  BoxFolder
A-G 1112
  BoxFolder
I-L 1113
  BoxFolder
Languages 1114
  BoxFolder
1115
  BoxFolder
 1965 1116
  BoxFolder
1965 1121
  BoxFolder
 1965-1966 1122
1966 
  BoxFolder
A-I 1123
  BoxFolder
L-M 1124
  BoxFolder
1125
  BoxFolder
 S 1131
  BoxFolder
U. S. History 1132
  BoxFolder
1133
  BoxFolder
World Geography 1134
1966-1967 
  BoxFolder
General 1135
  BoxFolder
A-E 1136
  BoxFolder
1137
  BoxFolder
 L-M 1141
  BoxFolder
S-T 1142
  BoxFolder
 1971 1143
  BoxFolder
 1972 1144
  BoxFolder
1973 1145
  BoxFolder
 1973 1146
  BoxFolder
 1974 1151-2
1975 
  BoxFolder
A-C 1153
  BoxFolder
English 1154-5
  BoxFolder
Home Economics 1156
  BoxFolder
L-P 1157
  BoxFolder
Mathematics 1161
  BoxFolder
Reading 1162-3
  BoxFolder
Shorthand 1164
1976 
  BoxFolder
Educable Mentally Retarded 1165
  BoxFolder
Science 1166
  BoxFolder
Social Studies 1167
  Box
Textbooks-Miscellaneous 117
Vocational Studies Evaluative Reports 
  BoxFolder
 1963 1181
  BoxFolder
 1969 1182
  BoxFolder
 1970 1183
  BoxFolder
 1972 1184
Comprehensives 
  BoxFolder
No. I 1975 1191
  BoxFolder
No. II 1975 1192
  BoxFolder
 1976-1977 1193-4
  BoxFolder
 1980 1195
  BoxFolder
Writing Standards Handbook 1967 1196
Student Writing 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1961 1197
  BoxFolder
 1962-1963 1198
  BoxFolder
 1964-1966 1199
  BoxFolder
 1966-1967 11910
  BoxFolder
 1971 11911

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous 

Scope and Contents

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
  BoxFolder
Medical 1202
  BoxFolder
Social 1203
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1204
  BoxFolder
Newsclippings 1205
Graduation Requirements 
  BoxFolder
 1937-1949 1206
  BoxFolder
 1950-1959 1211
  BoxFolder
 1967-1976 1212
Listing of Programs and Services 
Elementary Schools 
  BoxFolder
Arlington-Linden 1977 1213
  BoxFolder
Madison-Woolslair 1977 1214
  BoxFolder
Middle Schools 1977 1215
  BoxFolder
Pa. Pitt Reports 1965 1216
Public Service Study 1966 
  BoxFolder
Draft 1217
  BoxFolder
History 1218
  BoxFolder
History 1221
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1222
  BoxFolder
Quality Education Assessment 1967-1973 1223
  BoxFolder
Rachelwood Foundation 1972 1224
  BoxFolder
Reading Certification 1973 1225
  BoxFolder
Safety in the Classroom 1974 1226
  BoxFolder
Standard Forms Handbook 1967 1227
Testing Services 
English with an Emphasis on Reading (EWER) 
  BoxFolder
Guidelines 1967 1228
  BoxFolder
Correspondence 1972-1974 1229
  BoxFolder
Evaluations 1970-1974 12210
  BoxFolder
Inservice Conference 1972-1974 12211
  BoxFolder
High School Entrance Exam 1902-1903 1231
Iowa Basic Skills 
Results 
  BoxFolder
 1973 1232
  BoxFolder
 1974 1233
  BoxFolder
Tests 1973 1234
  BoxFolder
Metropolitan Achievement Tests 1970 1235
  BoxFolder
Pupil Progress Reports 1967-1975 1236
  BoxFolder
Stanford Tests 1973 1237
  BoxFolder
Status Reports 1972-1973 1238
  BoxFolder
Summary Sheets 1973-1974 1239

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Series  III Assistant Superintendent Offices 1900-1982 

Scope and Contents

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 Contents

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
  BoxFolder
 1953-1956 1242
  BoxFolder
 1957-1960 1243
  BoxFolder
Bond Reports 1965 1244
  BoxFolder
Consultants 1965 1245
Department of Public Instruction 
  BoxFolder
Average Daily Membership 1962-1967 1251
Annual Reports 
  BoxFolder
 1960 1252
  BoxFolder
1960 Supplements 1253
  BoxFolder
 1964-1966 1254
  BoxFolder
Compensory Education 1965-1966 1255
Enrollment 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1962 1256
  BoxFolder
 1963-1965 1261
  BoxFolder
Earned Income Tax 1962 1262
  BoxFolder
Fire Insurance 1945-1950 1263
  BoxFolder
Fringe Benefits 1959-1963 1264
  BoxFolder
General Fund Financial Statements 1963 1265
  BoxFolder
General Instructions 1266
  BoxFolder
Health Services 1962-1964 1267
  BoxFolder
Homebound Teachers 1957-1961 1268
  BoxFolder
Instruction Expense 1957-1962 1269
  BoxFolder
Personnel Records 1963 12610
  BoxFolder
Scholarship Program 1964-1965 12611
Special Education Budget 
  BoxFolder
 1955-1960 1271
  BoxFolder
 1963 1272
  BoxFolder
Statistics 1965 1273
  BoxFolder
Summer School 1962-1964 1274
Team Teaching 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1962 1275
  BoxFolder
 1962-1964 1276
Tuition 
  BoxFolder
 1961-1963 1277
  BoxFolder
 1964 1278
Elementary and Secondary Education Act III and IV 
Proposal 
  BoxFolder
 1972-1973 1281
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 1282
  BoxFolder
Handbook 1972-1974 1283
  BoxFolder
Discrepancy Evaluation 1972-1974 1284
Funds and Grants 
  BoxFolder
Committee Meeting Minutes 1963-1965 1291
File Names 
  BoxFolder
A-H 1292
  BoxFolder
L-M 1293
  BoxFolder
S-U 1294
  BoxFolder
United Fund 1295
  BoxFolder
1296
  BoxFolder
1297
Great Cities Program 
  BoxFolder
 1963 1301
  BoxFolder
 1964 1302
Group Insurance 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1962 1303
  BoxFolder
 1962-1965 1304
  BoxFolder
 1965-1967 1305
Long Range Planning Committee 
  BoxFolder
 1956-1959 1306
  BoxFolder
 1960-1964 1307
  BoxFolder
Nurses Training Program 1949-1956 1308
Retirement Fund 
Contributions 
  BoxFolder
 1941-1944 1311
  BoxFolder
 1944-1945 1312
  BoxFolder
 1946-1947 1313
  BoxFolder
 1952-1953 1314
  BoxFolder
Equitable Insurance Company 1955-1964 1315
Special Projects 
Targeting Resources on the Educational Needs of the Disadvantaged (TREND) 
  BoxFolder
Agenda 1321
  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes 1322
Memoranda 
  BoxFolder
 1970-1971 1323
  BoxFolder
 1973 1324
  BoxFolder
 1974 1325
  BoxFolder
Renewal Application 1326
  BoxFolder
Reviews 1971 1327
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1972 1331
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Studies 1332
  BoxFolder
School Subsidies 1333
Survey of Financial Status 
  BoxFolder
 1960-1961 1334
  BoxFolder
 1962-1966 1335
  BoxFolder
Vocational Arts 1954-1961 1336
Withholding Tax 
  BoxFolder
 1959-1965 1341
  BoxFolder
 1966 1342
  BoxFolder
 1967 1343
  BoxFolder
 1968 1344
  BoxFolder
 1969 1345
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1346

Subseries 2. Elementary Schools Assistant Superintendent 

Scope and Contents

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
  BoxFolder
Ba 1352
  BoxFolder
Baxter School Reorganization 1353
  BoxFolder
Brennan, Louise(Asst. Super) 1354
  BoxFolder
Be-Bi 1355
  BoxFolder
Bl-Bu 1356
  BoxFolder
Budget 1361
Carmalt 
  BoxFolder
Research 1362
  BoxFolder
Reports 1363
  BoxFolder
1364
  BoxFolder
Cl-Co 1365
  BoxFolder
Co 1366
  BoxFolder
Collective Bargaining 1367
  BoxFolder
Division for Exceptional Children 1371-2
  BoxFolder
1373
  BoxFolder
East Hills Elementary 1374
Enrollment 
  BoxFolder
 1973-1975 1375
  BoxFolder
 1975-1978 1376
  BoxFolder
1377
  BoxFolder
1378
  BoxFolder
Field Trips 1381
  BoxFolder
1382
  BoxFolder
1383-4
  BoxFolder
1385-6
  BoxFolder
Headstart 1387
  BoxFolder
Interscholastic Activities 1388
  BoxFolder
1389
  BoxFolder
1391
  BoxFolder
Kindergarten Schedules 1392
  BoxFolder
Kindergarten Schools 1393
  BoxFolder
1394
  BoxFolder
Magnet School Plan 1395
  BoxFolder
Magnet School Review 1396
  BoxFolder
Maintenance 1401
  BoxFolder
Me-Mi 1402
  BoxFolder
1403
  BoxFolder
News Releases 1404
  BoxFolder
Newsletters 1405
  BoxFolder
News Articles 1406
  BoxFolder
1407
  BoxFolder
Open Enrollment 1408
  BoxFolder
1411
  BoxFolder
Parent Representatives 1412
  BoxFolder
Parent-Park 1413
  BoxFolder
Pennsylvania Department of Education 1414
  BoxFolder
People-Personnel 1415
  BoxFolder
Personnel 1416
  BoxFolder
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers 1417
  BoxFolder
Phi-Principals 1421
  BoxFolder
Principals 1422
  BoxFolder
Programs-Projects 1423
  BoxFolder
Progress Reports 1424-5
  BoxFolder
Promotion 1426
  BoxFolder
Public 1427
  BoxFolder
Reorganization Plan 1431-4
  BoxFolder
Rules 1435
  BoxFolder
1436-7
  BoxFolder
Security 1441
  BoxFolder
Slingerland Test 1442
  BoxFolder
Space-Special Projects 1443
  BoxFolder
1444
  BoxFolder
St 1445
  BoxFolder
Student Management 1446
  BoxFolder
1447-8
  BoxFolder
Task Force 1451
  BoxFolder
Telephone-Time 1452
  BoxFolder
Time Schedules 1453
  BoxFolder
Transfers 1454
Transportations 
  BoxFolder
Assignments 1455
  BoxFolder
Carmalt 1456
  BoxFolder
Colonial Cab 1457
  BoxFolder
Distances 1461
  BoxFolder
Fact Sheet 1462
  BoxFolder
General 1463-4
  BoxFolder
Hazardous 1465
  BoxFolder
Task Force 1466
  BoxFolder
1467
  BoxFolder
1468
  BoxFolder
1469
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 14610
Professional Reading 1970-1978 
  BoxFolder
Curriculum 1471
  BoxFolder
English Curriculum Guides 1472
  BoxFolder
Drugs-Ideas 1473
  BoxFolder
Health, Education and Welfare 1474
  BoxFolder
International Reading Association 1475
  BoxFolder
Julie Jensen articles 1481
  BoxFolder
Jahari Windown-Language 1482
  BoxFolder
Learning Centers-Motivation 1483
  BoxFolder
NAACP 1484
  BoxFolder
Objectives-Open Education 1485
  BoxFolder
Personnel 1491
  BoxFolder
Perceptual Skills-Philosophy 1492
  BoxFolder
Phi Delta Kappa 1493
  BoxFolder
Pitt Programming Notes 1494
  BoxFolder
Reading 1495
  BoxFolder
Reading and Thinking 1496
  BoxFolder
Reading in Research 1501
  BoxFolder
Reading in Special Areas 1502
  BoxFolder
Research Institute 1503
  BoxFolder
Speaking-Teachers 1504
  BoxFolder
Testing 1505
  BoxFolder
Tutoring-Urban Education 1511
  BoxFolder
Vocabulary-Word Attack 1512
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1513
  BoxFolder
Periodicals 1514-6
  BoxFolder
Pitt School of Education Annual Report 1968 1517

Subseries 3. High School and Middle School Assistant Superintendent 

Scope and Contents

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
  BoxFolder
 1974-1975 1522
  BoxFolder
 1975-1976 1523
  BoxFolder
 1976-1977 1524
  BoxFolder
 1977 1525
  BoxFolder
1978 1531
  BoxFolder
 1978-1979 1532
  BoxFolder
 1979 1533
  BoxFolder
Middle School Committee 1966 1534
  BoxFolder
Reports Miscellaneous 1976 1535
Textbook Reports 
  BoxFolder
 1976 1536
  BoxFolder
 1977 1537
Street Directory 
  BoxFolder
 1977 1541
  BoxFolder
 1982 1542
  BoxFolder
Career Education Project 1971 1543
  BoxFolder
Junior Achievement 1544
Secondary School Standards 
  BoxFolder
Evaluation Explanation 1938-1940 1545
  BoxFolder
Evaluative Criteria 1938-1940 1546
Vocational Studies Material 
  BoxFolder
New York City Study 1968 1551
  BoxFolder
Preliminary Overview 1968 1552
  BoxFolder
School Dropout Study 1969 1553
State Plans 
  BoxFolder
Part I-II 1974 1554
  BoxFolder
Part III-IV 1974 1555
  BoxFolder
Summer Program 1968 1556
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1968-1969 1557

Subseries 4. Library Services 

Scope and Contents

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
  BoxFolder
 1910-1916 1562
  BoxFolder
 1917-1924 1563
  BoxFolder
 1925-1931 1564
  BoxFolder
 1932-1940 1565
  BoxFolder
 1941-1945 1566
  BoxFolder
 1946-1950 1571
  BoxFolder
 1951 1572
  BoxFolder
 1952 1573
  BoxFolder
 1953 1574
  BoxFolder
 1954 1575
  BoxFolder
 1955 1576
  BoxFolder
 1956 1577
  BoxFolder
 1957 1578
  BoxFolder
 1958-1959 1581
  BoxFolder
 1960 1582
  BoxFolder
 1961 1583
  BoxFolder
 1962 1584
  BoxFolder
 1963 1585
  BoxFolder
 1964 1586
  BoxFolder
 1965 1587
  BoxFolder
 1966 1588
  BoxFolder
 1967 1591
  BoxFolder
 1968 1592
  BoxFolder
 1969 1593
  BoxFolder
 1970 1594
  BoxFolder
 1971-1976 1595
  BoxFolder
 1977 1596
  BoxFolder
 1978 1601-2
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1947-1971 1603
Books 
  BoxFolder
Approvals 1960-1978 1604
  BoxFolder
Fiction 1973 1605
  BoxFolder
Lists 1964-1972 1606
  BoxFolder
Reference 1951 1607
Budget 
  BoxFolder
 1942-1974 1611
  BoxFolder
 1975-1976 1612
Carnegie Library 
  BoxFolder
 1933-1968 1613
  BoxFolder
 1970 1614
  BoxFolder
Cataloging 1970 1615
Circulation Statistics 
  BoxFolder
 1938-1955 1616
  BoxFolder
 1954-1970 1617
  BoxFolder
Contracts 1973-1977 1618
  BoxFolder
Cooperative Plan 1621
  BoxFolder
Director's Advisory Committee 1971-1974 1622
  BoxFolder
Examination for Librarians 1623
High Schools 
  BoxFolder
 1964-1968 1624
  BoxFolder
 1970 1625
  BoxFolder
 1973-1976 1626
  BoxFolder
 1977-1978 1631
  BoxFolder
Inservice 1968-1971 1632
Juvenile Literature 1948-1971 
  BoxFolder
Discard List 1633
  BoxFolder
Lists - General 1634
  BoxFolder
Meetings 1976-1980 1635
  BoxFolder
Large Type 1972-1978 1636
Lists of Book Suggestions 1970 
  BoxFolder
High School 1641
  BoxFolder
Junior High 1642
Memoranda 
  BoxFolder
 1947-1955 1643
  BoxFolder
 1957-1959 1644
  BoxFolder
 1960-1963 1645
  BoxFolder
 1964-1967 1646
  BoxFolder
 1968-1971 1647
  BoxFolder
 1970-1973 1651
  BoxFolder
 1973 1652
  BoxFolder
 1974 1653-4
High Schools 
  BoxFolder
 1956-1964 1655
  BoxFolder
 1965-1971 1656
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1657
  BoxFolder
Personnel 1945-1970 1658
  BoxFolder
Recommended Books 1661
  BoxFolder
Remedial Reading 1943 1662
  BoxFolder
Routines 1663
Withdrawn Collections 
  BoxFolder
 1926-1951 1664
  BoxFolder
 1952-1958 1665
  BoxFolder
 1956-1971 1666
Miscellaneous 
Histories 
  BoxFolder
 1920-1944 1667
  BoxFolder
Reprints 1668
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1669

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

Scope and Contents

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 Contents

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 
  BoxFolder
Court Rulings 1976-1980 1672
  BoxFolder
Statistics 1977 1673
  BoxFolder
System Wide Feeder Plan 1975-1976 1674
  BoxFolder
Carrick 1970-1971 1675
  BoxFolder
Concord 1971-1972 1676
  BoxFolder
Davis 1970-1980 1677
  BoxFolder
East Hills 1967-1973 1678
Fifth Avenue 
  BoxFolder
 1970-1972 1679
  BoxFolder
 1973-1976 16710
  BoxFolder
Fineview 1973 1681
  BoxFolder
Gladstone 1966-1976 1682
  BoxFolder
Halls Grove 1683
  BoxFolder
Hays-Homewood 1972-1976 1684
  BoxFolder
King-Knoxville 1973-1978 1685
  BoxFolder
Letsche 1969-1976 1686
  BoxFolder
Mann-Mount Oliver 1973-1980 1687
  BoxFolder
Northview Heights 1977-1979 1688
  BoxFolder
Oliver 1968-1969 1691
  BoxFolder
Opportunity 1968-1974 1692
  BoxFolder
Park Place 1969-1976 1693
  BoxFolder
Peabody-Prospect 1964-1981 1694
  BoxFolder
Regent Square 1974 1695
  BoxFolder
South Hills 1973-1975 1696
  BoxFolder
South Side 1971-1978 1697
  BoxFolder
Sterret 1976 1698
Swisshelm 
  BoxFolder
 1965-1967 1701
  BoxFolder
 1970-1976 1702
  BoxFolder
Washington Education Center 1971-1974 1703
Wightman 
  BoxFolder
 1974-February 1975 1704
  BoxFolder
 March 1975-1977 1705
  BoxFolder
Woods Run 1948-1965 1706

Subseries 2. Construction Files 

Scope and Contents

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 
  BoxFolder
Proposals 1971-1975 1707
  BoxFolder
Memoranda 1971-1973 1708
  BoxFolder
Costs 1709
Educational Specifications 
  BoxFolder
Pages 1-121 1711
  BoxFolder
Pages 122-230 1712
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1713
  BoxFolder
Middle Schools 1714
Free Learning Environment 
  BoxFolder
 1971-1972 1715
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 1716
Schools 
  BoxFolder
Allegheny 1972-1974 1717
  BoxFolder
Carrick-Cowley 1973-1975 1718
  BoxFolder
Dilworth Specifications 1913 1721
  BoxFolder
East Hills 1975 1722
  BoxFolder
East Liberty Area 1972-1974 1723
  BoxFolder
Herron Hill 1724
  BoxFolder
Langely 1970-1974 1725
Southview 1972-1973 
  BoxFolder
Plans 1726
  BoxFolder
Specifications 1727
  BoxFolder
School Improvement Program 1973 1728

Subseries 3. Other Administrative Offices 

Scope and Contents

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
  BoxFolder
Building Dedications 1925-1959 1732
  BoxFolder
Central High Centennial 1959 1733
  BoxFolder
Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Board of Education 1986 1734
Schools-Miscellaneous 
  BoxFolder
Alderice-East Street 1956 1735
  BoxFolder
Fairywood-Linden 1956 1736
  BoxFolder
McKees-Roosevelt 1956 1737
  BoxFolder
Schaeffer-Woods Run 1956 1738
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1739
  BoxFolder
Alderice-Fifth Avenue 1982 1741
  BoxFolder
Fineview-Margaretta 1982 1742
  BoxFolder
Mifflin-Sherridan 1982 1743
  BoxFolder
Snodgrass-Woolslair 1982 1744
  BoxFolder
Building Inventories 1982 1745
Mount Oliver Intermediate Unit 
  BoxFolder
Employee Handbook 1982 1746
Special Education Plan 
  BoxFolder
Phase II 1974 1747
  BoxFolder
Parts 1-6.4 1976 1748
  BoxFolder
Parts 6.5-12 1976 1751
Personnel 
  BoxFolder
Directory 1969-1970 1752
Handbooks 
General Faculty and Staff 
  BoxFolder
 1948-1957 1753
  BoxFolder
 1965 1754
  BoxFolder
 1975 1755
  BoxFolder
Clerks 1951 1761
  BoxFolder
Nurses 1960 1762
  BoxFolder
Science 1959 1763
Teachers 
  BoxFolder
Arsenal School 1979 1764
  BoxFolder
All Schools 1943-1981 1765
  BoxFolder
Retirement Party Invitations 1972-1980 1766
  BoxFolder
Personnel Planning Report 1965 1767
Salary and Wage Schedules 
  BoxFolder
 1962-1970 1768
  BoxFolder
 1971-1979 1769
Pupil Services 
  BoxFolder
Career information 1972-1973 1771
Emergency School Aid 1975 
  BoxFolder
Budget Narratives 1772
  BoxFolder
Budget Sheets 1773
  BoxFolder
Graduate Follow-Up Study 1971 1774
  BoxFolder
Guidance Department Handbook 1933-1982 1775
  BoxFolder
Juvenile Delinquency and Student Rights 1954-1973 1776
Long Range Development Program 
  BoxFolder
Part I 1777
  BoxFolder
Part II 1778
  BoxFolder
Parkway Program 1971-1972 1779
Research Department 
  BoxFolder
Demographic Study 1962-1969 1781
Intelligence Testing 
  BoxFolder
 1918-1921 1782
  BoxFolder
 1926-1933 1783
  BoxFolder
Opportunity School Report 1971 1784
Reorganization Plan 
  BoxFolder
 1970-1972 1785
  BoxFolder
 1973-1974 1786
Miscellaneous Records 
Affirmative Action Plans 
  BoxFolder
Part 1-8 1980 1791
  BoxFolder
Part 9-21 1980 1792
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1793
  BoxFolder
Citizen's Committee 1967 1794
  BoxFolder
Community Contact Program 1970 1795
  BoxFolder
Great High Schools 1968 1796
  BoxFolder
Los Angeles Study 1977 1797
Pittsburgh Plan 1977 
  BoxFolder
I-IIIB2 1798
  BoxFolder
IIIB2-IIIB10 1801
  BoxFolder
IIIB11-IIIB16 1802
  BoxFolder
IIIB17-VI 1803
  BoxFolder
VII-X 1804
  BoxFolder
XI-XIII Addenda 1805
  BoxFolder
Supplements 1980 1806
Reconstruction of an Urban Education System 
Exhibits 
  BoxFolder
 1968 1807
  BoxFolder
 1986 1808
  BoxFolder
Grant Application 1968 1811
  BoxFolder
Memoranda 1965-1967 1812
Continued Funding 
  BoxFolder
Parts I-IV 1969 1813
  BoxFolder
Parts V-Appendix 1969 1814
Philosophy of Education 
  BoxFolder
Elementary Education 1981 1815
  BoxFolder
Magnet Programs 1982 1816
Promotional Material 
  BoxFolder
Teaching in Pittsburgh 1950-1980 1817
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous 1950-1970 1818
  BoxFolder
Magnet Schools 1975 1821
Publications 
  BoxFolder
Going Public 1985-1987 1822
The News 
  BoxFolder
 1965-1967 1823
  BoxFolder
 1968-1971 1824
  BoxFolder
 1972-1977 1825
  BoxFolder
Newsletter  1962-1964 1826
Newspaper Clippings 
  BoxFolder
 1927-1965 1827
 1942 
 1945 
  BoxFolder
 1952-1954 1828
 1954-1955 
  BoxFolder
 1955-1956 1829
 1959 
System-Wide Programs 1970-1972 
  BoxFolder
Budget 1831
  BoxFolder
Description 1832
  BoxFolder
Statistics 1833
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Statistics 1962 1834

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Series  V Board of Education, Annual Reports 1920-1980 

  Box
 [1912-1940] 184

Box contains 29 volumes, 1912-1940

  Box
 [1875-1883] 196
  Box
2 Volumes, Annual Report of the Superintendent 1930-1940 196
  Box
 [1941-1945] 185

Box contains 5 volumes, 1941-1945

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Series  VI Board of Education, Committees 1911-1942 

  Boxvolume
Finance Committee 1911-1917 1851
  Boxvolume
Finance Committee 1917-1924 1852
  Boxvolume
Finance Committee 1925-1935 1853
  Boxvolume
Finance Committee 1935-1942 1854
  Boxvolume
Instruction Committee 1912-1917 1851
  Boxvolume
Instruction Committee 1918-1929 1862
  Boxvolume
Minute Book of Multiple Committees 1911-1928 1861
  Boxvolume
Property and Supplies Committee 1912-1921 1861
  Boxvolume
Property and Supplies Committee 1921-1932 1862
  Boxvolume
Property and Supplies Committee 1932-1939 1863

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Series  VII Board of Education, Minute Books 1911-1999 

  Boxvolume
Typewritten Minute Book 1911-1912 1861
  Boxvolume
Typewritten Minute Book 1912-1913 1862
  Box
 [1911-1920] 187

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

  Box
 [1920-1930] 188

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

  Box
 [1930-1938] 189

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

  Box
 [1938-1944] 190

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

  Box
 [1944-1953] 191

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

  Box
 [1953-1964] 192

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

  Box
 [1964-1973] 193

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

  Box
 [1973-1982] 194

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

  Box
 [1982-1991] 195

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

  Box
 [1991-1999] 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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Minute book 1890-1896 F
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Minute book 1896-1901 G
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Minute book 1902-1906 H
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Minute book 1906-1908 I
  shelf
Minute book 1908-1911 J

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

  Box
 [1971-1991] 197

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

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Series  IV Topical Materials 1889-1983 

  Boxvolume
Annual Report, Superintendent of Schools and Secretary 1962 197[1]
  Boxvolume
Audit Report 1983 197[2]
  Boxvolume
Report of a Survey of the Public Schools of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1940 197[3]
  Boxshelf
Pittsburgh and Allegheny City School Survey 1889 197[1]

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