Guide to the Richard E. Rauh Papers, 1863-2012

Rauh Jewish Archives

Summary Information

Repository
Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center
Title
The Richard E. Rauh Papers
Creator
Richard E. Rauh
Collection Number
mss301
Date [inclusive]
1863-2012
Extent
12.75 linear feet (23 boxes)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
Abstract
The history of the Rauh family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began in 1870 when Solomon Rauh, a dry-goods merchant, moved to the city. Since that time, four generations of Rauhs have been involved in the Jewish community, in civic affairs, in music and theater arts, and in philanthropy. These papers include personal and professional correspondence, news clippings, scrapbooks, travel souvenirs, materials related to local political, social, and arts organizations and activities; personal documents, and genealogical materials. The 2005 addition includes correspondence, particularly from Bertha Floersheim Rauh and Enoch Rauh while they are traveling and away from the family; books given to and inscribed to Bertha Floersheim Rauh and Richard E. Rauh, and a volume of bound early programs of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The 2013 addition includes publicity covering the philanthropic activities of Richard E. Rauh, theater programs and audio recordings relating to his acting career and home videos.

Preferred Citation

The Richard E. Rauh Papers, 1863-2012, MSS#301, Rauh Jewish Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center

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History

The history of the Rauh family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began in 1870 when Solomon Rauh, a dry-goods merchant, moved to the city. Since that time, four generations of Rauhs have been involved in the Jewish community, in civic affairs, in music and theater arts, and in philanthropy. Solomon Rauh and his wife, Rosalia Lippman Rauh had three sons, Enoch, Marcus, and Abraham. Enoch married Bertha Floersheim with whom he had two children, Helen B. and Richard S. Richard S. married Helen Wayne and had one son, Richard E. Rauh.

Bertha Floersheim Rauh (1865-1952)

Bertha Floersheim Rauh (BFR) was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 16, 1865, and died there on October 21, 1952, at the age of 87. She was the daughter of Samuel Floersheim, a merchant, who was associated with the firm of A. Guckenheimer and Brothers, and Pauline Wertheimer Floersheim. Known for her dramatic and musical talents, BFR was educated at the Grant School and Central High School, from which she graduated with highest honors. In 1888, she married Enoch Rauh and had two children.

BFR was active in civic and philanthropic community service from her student days. She helped to establish the Juvenile Court Association, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the League of Women Voters, and the Pennsylvania Workshop for the Blind, to name a few of her activities. She also served on the boards of directors of the Humane Society and the Irene Kaufmann Settlement, as well as many others. She and her son Richard were founders of the Pittsburgh Symphony Society.

In January 1922, she was appointed Director of Charities (later called the Pittsburgh Department of Public Welfare) by Mayor William Magee and was the first woman in the United States to be a member of a mayoral cabinet. Reappointed by mayors Charles Kline and John Herron, her tenure in the position lasted for twelve years. Bertha Rauh was a member of the Republican Party and of Rodef Shalom Congregation.

Enoch Rauh (1857-1919)

Enoch Rauh (ER) was born to Solomon and Rosalia Lippman Rauh in Dubuque, Iowa, on June 12, 1857. In 1863, the Rauh family moved from Iowa to Cincinnati, where ER was educated in the public schools, and then moved in 1870 to Pittsburgh. ER completed his education in night school. In 1882, ER founded the firm of Rauh Brothers & Company, a wholesale men’s furnishings business, with his brothers Marcus and Abraham. He was also a member of the Pittsburgh City Council from 1911 to 1919, and a member of the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men. In 1888, he married Bertha Floersheim, with whom he had two children.

In 1911, the state legislature abolished ward representation and the old Ward and Select Councils. The City Charter was amended and substituted one council of nine members elected at large, for terms of four years. Governor John K. Tener appointed ER to the Council of Nine, that first small council of citizens. ER was re-elected twice by popular vote and served under the Magee, Armstrong, and Babcock administrations.

ER’s most notable political accomplishment was authorship of the Rauh Act. Signed on June 12, 1913, by Governor Tener, the Rauh Act made it possible for first and second class cities in Pennsylvania to compensate reasonably city employees for time lost through injury, sickness, or other physical disablement sustained while on the job. Active on various committees while on council, Rauh also pursued remedial city and state legislation including enactment of an eight-hour work day and anti-child-labor laws.

For six terms, from 1908 to1914, ER served as president of the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men. He was also a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Credit Men.

At the time of his death, ER was a councilman; the senior member of Rauh Brothers & Company; trustee of the Carnegie Library, Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Music Hall; member of the board of directors of Gusky Orphanage; and member of the advisory board for the Young Men’s Hebrew Association. He was a life member of both Lodge No. 374 of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Pittsburgh Press Club. A member of the Elks and Moose Lodges, he served as president of the Concordia Club for 25 years. ER was involved with the Homer Laughlin China Company, which at that time operated the largest plant in the world for the manufacturing of dishes. As was his wife, ER was a member of the Republican Party and of Rodef Shalom Congregation.

Helen Wayne Rauh (1912-1993)

Helen Barbara Sisenwain (HWR) was born in Pittsburgh. She changed her name from Sisenwain to Wayne while a drama student at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. A promising young actress, HWR was seen on stage by Richard S. Rauh, a leader in both the arts and in business. Her need to have a theater in which to perform inspired RSR to bring together a group of civic leaders who established the Pittsburgh Playhouse. HWR and Richard S. Rauh were married in 1935 and had one child, Richard E. Rauh. Over the next four decades, she acted in 38 productions at the Playhouse. In addition to her career in live theater, for which she was widely acclaimed, HWR also appeared on radio and television, and, for a time, wrote an etiquette column.

Richard S. Rauh (1893-1954)

Richard S. Rauh (RSR) was a graduate of Fifth Avenue High School and of the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his business career in advertising, he was deeply involved in cultural and philanthropic activities. He was the founder of the Pittsburgh Playhouse and, with his mother, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Symphony Society. He married Helen Wayne.

He was the executive vice president and treasurer of the Bankers Lithographing Company. At his death, he was the president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, a trustee of the United Jewish Fund, vice president of the National Jewish Hospital in Denver, and director of the national board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. He had served as a trustee of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and on other boards. He was a member of the Concordia Club and the Republican Party.

Richard E. Rauh (1940- )

Richard E. Rauh (RER), the son of RSR and HWR, was born in Pittsburgh and educated at Shady Side Academy and the University of Pittsburgh. He is an actor, appearing on stage as early as 1946 in a Shady Side Academy production, director, and teacher. While an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, he was the founder in 1962 and station manager of WPGH, the University of Pittsburgh student radio station. He appeared on stage in 1966 in Moliere’s The Flying Doctor and Pirandello’s Man with a Flower in His Mouth. He has continued his career as an actor on the stage, in movies, and on television, and as a free-lance theater reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Until the series ended in 1994, RER was the producer of the Pittsburgh Playhouse Film Festival. He ran the summer film series for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at the Byham in 1997-1998. He teaches film and theater at Point Park College.

His philanthropy has encompassed both the Jewish community and the Pittsburgh theater and cultural arena. Among his endowments have been the dedication of the Rauh Jewish Archives of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania; the Richard E. Rauh Oral History Fund with the National Council of Jewish Women; the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater at Carnegie Mellon University; the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park College; the Helen Wayne Rauh Rehearsal Hall at the O’Reilly Theater; and the Richard S. Rauh Garden Room at Heinz Hall.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Richard E. Rauh Papers are housed in 23 boxes and arranged chronologically in seven series. Series have been designated for material related to the extended family, which includes great-grandparents of Richard E. Rauh; for each of his grandparents, Enoch Rauh and Bertha Floersheim Rauh; for each of his parents, Richard S. and Helen W. Rauh; for those papers relating to Richard E. Rauh, himself; and for those relating to institutions, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Playhouse, with which at least two generations of the Rauh family were involved. These papers include personal and professional correspondence, news clippings, scrapbooks, travel souvenirs, materials related to local political, social, and arts organizations and activities; personal documents, and genealogical materials.

2005 addition:

The papers include correspondence, particularly from BFR and ER while they are traveling and away from the family; books given to and inscribed to BFR and RER, and a volume of bound early programs of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Related specifically to RER are awards and diplomas, the schedules of the Pittsburgh Film Festival, sponsored first by Point Park College and later by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, as well as descriptions of the movies. The philanthropic activities of RER are also documented here.

2013 addition:

The papers include press articles chronicling the philanthropic activities of RER and the Rauh family in Pittsburgh. These are arranged alphabetically by institution name. Featured institutions include Point Park University, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center and Shady Side Academy, among others. Also included are theatre programs for productions in which RER acted and a set of audio and video tapes recorded by RER for personal and professional use. The audio reels include musical recordings from radio; RER’s performances of “Krapp’s Last Tape;” and his radio show on WPGH. Video additions include family and travel home movies and a recording from RER’s 60th birthday party.

Digitized copies of AV materials from accession 2013.0137 are available.

Series I: Extended Family

The Rauh Family papers relate to several members of the family including BFR’s parents, Samuel Floersheim and Pauline Wertheimer. An album of inscriptions, variously in German and in English, addressed to Pauline Wertheimer Rauh from her friends is included. A letter in German, and the translation, written by Pauline Wertheimer to Samuel Floersheim’s sister at the time that the couple became engaged is included. News clippings describe their wedding and reception. The papers of Berthold Floersheim, BFR’s brother, include some poetry and an advertising piece describing his business, B. Floersheim &Company, Inc., a business that manufactured valves, fittings, and piping. A copy of an inscription found on the back of a framed picture entails the history of Babetta Lippman, ER’s paternal grandmother. The obituaries of Rosalia Rauh, ER’s mother, and his brothers and business partners Abraham Rauh and Marcus Rauh are here as are other genealogical materials.

Series II: Bertha Floersheim Rauh (BFR)

Two sub-series are designated for BFR’s personal papers and for her papers related to work as Director of the Department of Public Welfare, with the personal papers arranged at the front. The folders are alphabetically arranged within each series. The Department of Public Welfare materials are divided into two sub-series. One pertains to her general responsibilities as director of the department. The other sub-series holds materials that directly relate to the Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital, Mayview, Pa., referred to here as “Mayview.”

Sub-series 1: Personal Papers

The personal papers of BFR include material written about her and articles and speeches written by her, correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook with the letters and clippings she saved in it, and papers related to organizations with which she was involved. Here are letters she received following the death of her husband ER in 1919. Her involvement in social issues is clearly discernable through these papers and there is some overlap with her professional role as Director of the Department of Public Welfare. For this reason, the texts of the addresses she gave, both as a private citizen and in her capacity as Director of the Department of Public Welfare are arranged together in this sub-series. Clippings and correspondence provide information about such organizations as the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Milk and Ice Association. Documentation of the years 1903-1922 during which BFR was president of National Council of Jewish Women (originally the Columbian Council) includes a time line for those years, correspondence and clippings. The articles include the annual New Year’s essays she wrote for the Jewish press each fall. BFR’s work on a labor memorial in 1915 is extensively documented with news clippings.

Her personal correspondence includes letters to and from family and friends, fund-raising letters to members of the community for organizations that she supported, and letters pertaining to many of the organizations to which she belonged. Of note in her correspondence are an undated thank-you card signed by Louise and Andrew Carnegie; the letters she received upon the death of her husband Enoch Rauh (1919-1920); a letter from George Gershwin thanking her for an invitation (1933); a letter from A.W. Mellon acknowledging her letter congratulating him on the gift of “a National Gallery for Washington” (1937). Other documents found among her correspondence are a history of the Pittsburgh Public Schools (1938); and a copy of a report submitted to Mayor Cornelius Scully by the commission named by the mayor to study the problem of eliminating smoke in Pittsburgh (1941). A program (1934) for the Alvin Theatre contains a history of the first movie theater, and information pertaining to the Harris Amusement Company. Found here, also, are several pieces of anti-Semitic literature and correspondence addressed to BFR.

BFR compiled several scrapbooks. The earliest was a scrapbook begun by her in 1882 and discontinued in 1906. The original clippings, which remain in the scrapbook, have been photocopied. The correspondence, programs, and other materials, which were also in the scrapbook are arranged together. The later volumes have been microfilmed and separated to the microfilm collections.

In this sub-series are materials sent to her during 1943 and 1944 by William N. Robson, a Pittsburgh print and radio personality. He sent her transcripts of his radio show “Editor’s Round Table” which dealt with local issues and copies of letters he wrote to and received from others such as Sidney Teller, former director of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. Mention is made in his correspondence to BFR of her letters. Several articles pertaining to or written by Robson were kept in a scrapbook. These items have been removed from the scrapbook and filed here.

Sub-series 2: Department of Public Welfare

The Department of Public Welfare sub-series consists of letters, clippings, and documents related to BFR’s years as director of that city department. The correspondence discloses interactions with other city officials and offices, institutions and charities. Notable is the card with Charles Lindbergh’s signature (1927). BFR was also involved personally in the disposition of many cases through referrals to appropriate programs within her department or to outside charities and agencies. Complementing the correspondence addressed to her, found in these files are copies of many of her letters. Legislation records include the abstract of a proposed charter (1929) to create in the place of Allegheny County a consolidated city; a bill relating to the indigent burials and the use of human bodies in scientific research; and a proposal for an increase in payments to institutions for the care of the criminally insane. Correspondence, relevant legislation, and clippings to be found among the records relate to several significant issues dealt with during BFR’s tenure, including rabies control and the development of a communicable diseases hospital and are sorted separately in those categories. Materials related to organizations with which there was ongoing and significant interaction during her tenure, such as Associated Charities and Catholic Charities are also sorted separately and include case histories and letters for referral, fund-raising, event-planning, and efforts to coordinate services.

This sub-series has been divided between those more general records and the extensive correspondence and documents related to Mayview, which fell under BFR’s purview as Director of the Department of Public Welfare. These materials include correspondence with two superintendents of the facility, general correspondence, reports, materials and correspondence relating to the physical plant, and patient records. Correspondence in which patients are identified are restricted. However, copies have been made with the identifying information redacted.

Series III: Enoch Rauh

The papers of Enoch Rauh are arranged in three sub-series. Sub-series are designated for ER’s personal papers; his city council papers; and his papers related to his membership in the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men, with the personal papers arranged at the front.

Sub-series 1: Personal Papers

With ER’s personal papers are miscellaneous clippings, correspondence, documents, handwritten personal notes, poetry, and speeches. These papers include information about the clubs he belonged to as well as several programs of the Enoch Rauh Club, an organization posthumously named in his memory by boys at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. A few financial and medical records are included. Of interest are ER’s memo books for the years 1913 through 1916. A collection of obituaries and eulogies and memorial books complete Sub-series 1.

Sub-series 2: City Council

This sub-series includes newspapers clippings pertaining to ER’s appointment to the new City Council, “Council of Nine,” by Governor John Tener and the circumstances surrounding the appointment of that council. News clippings cover municipal issues arising during ER’s tenure. Materials include correspondence (including an autographed letter from H.J. Heinz, June 6, 1911), campaign materials, and copies of City Council ordinances, proceedings and reports. A copy of the Rauh Act is found here. Speeches and writing, all undated, are part of this sub-series.

Sub-series3: Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men

These materials relate to ER’s membership in the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men, which he served as president. The bulk of these papers are speeches, most of which are undated and were ER’s, although a few were those of other men. Among the other papers, which include correspondence, pamphlets, and annual reports, is a booklet containing the constitution, membership, and business classification list of the association.

Series IV Helen Wayne Rauh

The papers of HWR pertain primarily to her professional life as an actress which began during her student days. Her activities are documented through theater programs, news clippings of reviews and discussions of her work. A series of etiquette columns of which she was the author are collected here. News clippings concerning her private life, announcing her engagement and marriage to RSR and the birth of their son, RER, are also included.

Series V Richard S. Rauh

The papers of RSR chronicle his political activities as a young man, including a description of his 1915 address on behalf of Leo M. Frank. Also among these papers is a pamphlet he wrote protesting American neutrality during World War I. Clippings document his involvement in civic affairs, including the founding of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Society with his mother, Bertha F. Rauh, and establishment of the Pittsburgh Playhouse, as well as several pieces of undated poetry. Documented also is his professional work in advertising. Included are obituaries as well as memorial books from the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the Pittsburgh Symphony Society.

Series VI: Richard E. Rauh

These papers begin with correspondence and clippings related to RER’s childhood and school activities covering the years 1941 to 1953. Columns he wrote for the Beachcomber (1960) are collected here as is information concerning his work on the University of Pittsburgh radio station, WPGH. Here also are compiled theater reviews, and documentation of his acting roles. Information related to RER’s philanthropic activities, as well as audio and video recordings created by RER are included in the 2013 addition. The tapes include home movies of travels at home and abroad; rehearsal recordings for RER’s performance of “Krapp’s Last Tape;” recordings of RER’s University of Pittsburgh WPGH radio programs; music from the 1920s; and a video recording of RER’s 60th birthday party.

Series VII: Institutions

The two cultural institutions in this series were founded through efforts of the Rauh family. The involvement has continued into the present generation. Among the Pittsburgh Playhouse materials are documents related to the founding of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Documenting the history of the Playhouse are news clipping and programs. Minutes, correspondence, proposals, histories, and reports of the executive committee are compiled from 1964-1967. Clippings and schedules chronicle the history of the Playhouse Film Series. The Pittsburgh Symphony materials include histories, news clipping, booklets, and a program signed to “Mr. and Mrs. Rauh” (Richard S. and Helen Wayne) by Lorin Maazel and others.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Rauh Jewish Archives Senator John Heinz History Center, July 2008

Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Restrictions on Access

Correspondence concerning patients (1922-1928) at Mayview (Box 10) is restricted until 2008. Redacted copies of the correspondence are included with the general collection.

Acquisition Information

These materials came in 3 accessions and were combined into one collection in August 2001. In 2005, one accession was added to the collection. Another two accessions were added to the collection in 2013

Acc# 1999.0100 Gift of Richard E. Rauh

Acc# 2000.0153 Gift of Richard E. Rauh

Acc# 2001.0011 Gift of Richard E. Rauh

Acc# 2005.0277 Gift of Richard E. Rauh

Acc# 2013.0082 Gift of Richard E. Rauh

Acc# 2013.0137 Gift of Richard E. Rauh

Processing Information

October 15, 2001; records arranged and inventory written by  Susan M. Melnick. Additions arranged and added January 2006 by S. M. Melnick. Additions arranged and added January 2014 by Carly Lough.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

To the microfilm collection:

Five scrapbooks have been transferred to the microfilm collection.

Roll #1 Scrapbook Vol 1 1911 Enoch Rauh

Scrapbook Vol 2 1912-1914 Enoch Rauh

Roll #2 Scrapbook Vol 3 1917-1918 Enoch Rauh

Scrapbook Vol 4 1925-1928 Bertha Rauh

Roll #3 Scrapbook Vol 4 1925-1928 Bertha Rauh

Roll #4 Scrapbook Vol 5 1927-1928 Bertha Rauh

To the photographic collection:

1.5 linear feet of photographs: 0.5 linear feet of loose photos in folders, 0.5 linear feet of photograph albums, and 0.5 of block negatives arranged as MSP #301.

2005 addition:

.25 linear feet of photographs, added to MSP #301.

To oversize photograph collection:

One oversize folder, .05 linear feet, arranged as MSR #301

Bertha F. Rauh, luncheon with 1915

Bertha F. and Enoch Rauh, formal dinner

Young woman, portrait, signed, “To Cousin Richard with Love from

Louise”

Richard E. Rauh

Bertha F. Rauh, portrait

Bertha F. Rauh, portrait

Richard S. Rauh, portrait

Pauline Wertheimer Floersheim ,70th birthday family dinner c1905

Andrew Mellon, portrait 1937

Charles Lindbergh, autographed photo

Bertha F. Rauh in her office

Bertha Rauh in her office with Richard S. Rauh and Helen Rauh

Member of Mayor’s cabinet, with Bertha Rauh

Council of Nine, with Enoch Rauh

Men in courtoom

2005 addition:

One folder added to MSR #301

Rauh, Enoch

Rauh, Helen Wayne and Richard E.

Rauh, Richard E. (4)

Rauh, Richard S. (3)

To the print collection:

Carnegie Mellon: Centennial Campaign, 2000

Councilman Handbook of Pittsburgh for 1919

Fanfare for Fifty Years: Pittsburgh Symphony Association 1939-1989

The Founding of Columbian Council, Selavan, Ida Cohen (reprint from American Jewish

Archives, Vol XXX, No. 1, April 1978.

The Frater of the Pi Lamdba Phi Fraternity, October 1934

Genesis of a Dream: The History of Heinz Hall

The Guggenheim/Wormser Family: A Genealogical 300-year Memoir.

Once in a Lifetime, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 1939

Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men, Bulletin, June 1908 to May 1909.

The Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men: Constitution, Membership, and Business

Classification List. 1910

Scaife Company and the Scaife Family, 1802-1952

Uncommon Women: FISA Foundations: The Story of the Federation of Independent

School Alumnae, 2001.

2005 accession:

The 1962 Owl

Academian1958. Shady Side Academy, 1958.

American Women: The Official Who’s Who Among The Women of the Nation Vol.II,

1937-38. Ed. By Durward Howes. American Publications, 1937.

Ausubel, Nathan. Pictorial History of the Jewish People. Crown Publishers, 1953.

Barrett, Joseph H. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1865.

Birmingham, Stephen; Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York; NY Harper & Row, 1967.

The Book of Prominent Pennsylvanians: A Standard Reference; 1913 Leader Pub. Co., Pittsburgh.

Brewster, Edward Tenney; “John A Brashear of Pittsburgh” 1911 (autographed by John Brashear to Mr. And Mrs. Enoch Rauh)

Career Women of America. Cultural Research Publishers, 1941.

Church, Samuel Harden. A Short History of Pittsburgh 1758 – 1908. The De Vinne Press,

1908

Duyckinck, Evert A. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, Vol. I. Johnson,

Fry & Company, 1861.

Duyckinck, Evert A. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, Vol II. Johnson, Fry & Company, 1862.

Elbogen, Ismar. A Century of Jewish Life. Jewish Publication Society, 1944.

Everett, Edward. The Life of George Washington.Gould and Lincoln, 1860.

Four Days. Compiled by United Press International and American Heritage Magazine.American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1964.

Gaul, Harriet A. and Ruby Eiseman. John Alfred Brashear. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940.

George Washington Farewell Address. Americanization Department Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, undated.

Harper, Frank C. Pittsburgh of Today Its Resources and People Vol. I. American Historical Society, 1931.

Harper, Frank C. Pittsburgh of Today Its Resources and People Vol. II. American Historical Society, 1931.

Harper, Frank C. Pittsburgh of Today Its Resources and People Vol. III. American Historical Society, 1931.

Harper, Frank C. Pittsburgh of Today Its Resources and People Vol. IV. American Historical Society, 1931.

Harper, Frank C. Pittsburgh of Today Its Resources and People Vol. V. American Historical Society, 1932.

Headley, J.T., The Great Rebellion; A History of the Civil War in the United States Vol. I. America Publishing Co. 1866.

Hungerford, Cy; “My Best Cartoons of 1949.

Hurwitz, Maximilian. The Workmen’s Circle. The Workmen’s Circle, 1936.

John Adams Inaugural Address. Americanization Department Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, undated.

Lardner, Ring W. Treat ‘Em Rough: Letters from Jack the Kaiser Killer. Bobs-Merrill,

1918

Long, Capt. James T. The 16th Decisive Battle of the World---Gettysburg; 1906

Metcalf, James J.; Portraits for Every Mood; Pittsburgh, Post Gazette; ND (inscription)

Margolis, Max L. and Alexander Marx. A History of The Jewish People. Jewish Pub. Soc., 1927.

Meredith, Roy. Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man. Scribner, 1946.

Meredith, Scott. George S. Kaufman and His Friends. Doubleday & Co., 1974.

Nevin, Adelaide Mellier. The Social Mirror: A Centennial Souvenir 1888, T. W. Nevin, 1888

Political Text-book for 1860. Complied by Horace Greeley and John F. Cleveland. The Tribune Association, 1860.

Prominent Men of Pittsburgh and Vicinity; 1912-1913, Pittsburgh, Press Club (encl. Card from Mrs. Enoch Rauh).

Rowswell, Albert Kennedy; Rosey Reflections: In Verse and Story; 1945, Pittsburgh (autographed by author).

The Sayings of Poor Richard. Ed. By Thomas Herbert Russell, Americanization Department Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, undated.

Sheahan, James W. The Life of Stephen A. Douglas. Harper, 1860.

Sobel, Bernard. A Pictorial history of Burlesque. Bonanza Books, 1956.

Stephens, Alexander H. The War Between the States. Vol I. National Publishing Co., Zeigler, McCurdy & Co., 1868.

Stephens, Alexander H. The War Between the States. Vol II. National Publishing Co., Zeigler, McCurdy & Co., 1870.

Swetnam, George P. So Stand Throughout the Years: A History of Shady Side Academy, 1883-1958. 1958/59.

Teichmann, Howard. George S. Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait. Atheneum, 1972.

The Torch is Passed. The Associated Press, 1963.

Typo Graphic 25th Anniversary Number. March 1945.

Union Home Prayer Book; 1951 Central Conf. Of American Rabbis (Presentation copy, Sisterhood & Men’s Club Rodef Shalom to Richard Enoch Rauh).

Washburn, W. S.; Sketches, Serious and Otherwise: Men of Pittsburgh and Vicinity; 1914 Pittsburgh.

Whitman, Walt. Memories of President Lincoln. Thomas B Mosher, 1912.

To the oversized collection:

One box, 2.5 linear feet, arranged as MSO #301

The American Jewish Chronicle, April 6, 1917, Vol. 2, No. 22

“Bertha as a Bride”

“A Brilliant Wedding”

Carnegie Mellon: Centennial Campaign, 2000

Carnegie Tech Tartan, Oct.12, 1966, Vol. 66 No. 5

Bulletin No. 18, 27th Ward Progressive Club

Document from US Department of State, requesting that “Enoch Rauh accompanied by

his wife” be allowed “safely and freely to pass and in case of need to give him all lawful Aid and Protection” July 19, 1905

Gudenberg letter, 1794, in portfolio

“A Half Century of Faith,” from The Jewish Criterion, September 11, 1942

Invitation to inauguration of Dwight David Eisenhower addressed to Mr. and Mrs.

Richard S. Rauh, Jan 20, 1953

Marriage certificate, Bertha Floersheim and Enoch Rauh, Dec 5, 1888

“Mother of Million Dollar Labor Memorial Project” The National Labor Tribune 9-Sep-15

Paderewski: Now Making Eighteenth American Tour, 1931

“Rauh-Floersheim” Commercial Gazette

“Richard S. Rauh, Civic Leader, Dies” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July19, 1954, Vol. 27,

No. 299

Sample ballot

Scaife Company and the Scaife Family, 1802-1952

Seating chart (unidentified)

The Spectator: A Weekly Outlook on Incidents & Events

17-Mar-11 Vol. III No. 25

9-Jun-11 Vol. IV No. 11

“The Story of the Jews of Pittsburgh,” from The Jewish Criterion, May 31, 1918,

Vol. 49, No. 41

Weekly Bulletin, of the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men, June 5, 1911

2005 addition:

6 folders added to MSO #301

Hungerford, Cy cartoon

Good Friday

Memorial for Bertha Rauh

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, autographed collage of program and tickets

Rauh, Enoch Commonwealth of Pa., Certificate “Member of Council” of City of Pittsburgh

Rauh, Helen Wayne Pt. Park College Certificate for “recognition of her contributions to Pittsburgh Playhouse

Rauh, Richard S. Encomiastic and Eulogistic Panegyric on his election as President of the Executive Board of the Pittsburgh Playhouse

Stastny, Joseph Westinghouse Bridge

To the serials collection:

Jewish Criterion June 28, 1900 Vol. 9, No. 21

12-Apr-12 Vol. 34

Sept. 11, 1914 Vol. 38, No. 24

Sept. 22, 1916 Vol. 47, No. 5

Nov. 10, 1916 Vol. 47, No. 12

Sept. 14, 1917 Vol. 49, No. 4

12-May-22 Vol. 58, No. 11

American Jewish Outlook 23-Jul-54

26-Jun-53

The Index: Pittsburgh’s Illustrated and Society Weekly

10-May-19 Vol. 40

24-Feb-17 Vol. 36

To the museum:

Artifacts were donated to the museum division in 1999, 2000 and 2005.

2013 accession:

One folder added to the photograph collection arranged as MSP #301.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Catholic Charities (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Civic Club of Allegheny County
  • Congress of Women’s Clubs (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Allegheny City League of Women Voters
  • Allegheny County Juvenile Court
  • Allegheny Milk and Ice Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Alvin Theatre (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • American Red Cross (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Associated Charities (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Association for the Blind (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Association for the Improvement Poor (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • B. Floersheim & Company, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Carnegie Mellon University. Department of Drama
  • Columbian Council (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Department of Public Welfare (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Enoch Rauh Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Irene Kaufmann Settlement (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Jewish Big Brothers Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Mayview Home and Hospital (Mayview, Pa.)
  • National Council of Jewish Women (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania Committee of Penal Affairs
  • Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • Pittsburgh and Allegheny Milk/Ice Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men
  • Pittsburgh Child Health
  • Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital (Mayview, Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh Council of Nine
  • Pittsburgh Department of Public Works
  • Pittsburgh Department of Public Health
  • Pittsburgh Federation of Social Agencies
  • Pittsburgh Mental Health Clinic
  • Pittsburgh Municipal Band Concert Committee
  • Pittsburgh Playhouse
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Pennsylvania State Council Republican Women
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Public Charities Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Public Health Nursing Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Rauh Act
  • Travelers Aid Society (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Urban League of Pittsburgh
  • WPGH (radio station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Floersheim, Berthold
  • Floersheim, Samuel
  • Lippman, Babetta
  • Rauh, Abraham
  • Rauh, Bertha Florsheim
  • Rauh, Enoch S.
  • Rauh, Marcus
  • Rauh, Richard S.
  • Rauh, Richard E.
  • Rauh, Helen B.
  • Rauh, Helen Wayne.
  • Rauh, Rosalia
  • Robson, William N.
  • Sisenwain, Helen
  • Teller, Sidney
  • Tener, John
  • Wertheimer, Pauline

Subject(s)

  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Philanthropy
  • Theater--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jews--Charities--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Motion pictures--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Social life and customs
  • Jews, German--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jewish women--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • City councils--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Municipal government--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Actors

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Extended Family  1863-1999 

The Rauh Family papers relate to several members of the family including BFR’s parents, Samuel Floersheim and Pauline Wertheimer. An album of inscriptions, variously in German and in English, addressed to Pauline Wertheimer Rauh from her friends is included. A letter in German, and the translation, written by Pauline Wertheimer to Samuel Floersheim’s sister at the time that the couple became engaged is included. News clippings describe their wedding and reception. The papers of Berthold Floersheim, BFR’s brother, include some poetry and an advertising piece describing his business, B. Floersheim &Company, Inc., a business that manufactured valves, fittings, and piping. A copy of an inscription found on the back of a framed picture entails the history of Babetta Lippman, ER’s paternal grandmother. The obituaries of Rosalia Rauh, ER’s mother, and his brothers and business partners Abraham Rauh and Marcus Rauh are here as are other genealogical materials.

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Floersheim, Berthold  undated 11
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Floersheim Samuel and Pauline Wertheimer  1864-1926 2
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Rauh Family  1910-1999 3
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Rauh, Rosalia Lippman  1911-1915 4

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Series II. Bertha F. Rauh  

Scope and Content Notes

Two sub-series are designated for BFR’s personal papers and for her papers related to work as Director of the Department of Public Welfare, with the personal papers arranged at the front. The folders are alphabetically arranged within each series. The Department of Public Welfare materials are divided into two sub-series. One pertains to her general responsibilities as director of the department. The other sub-series holds materials that directly relate to the Pittsburgh City Home and Hospital, Mayview, Pa., referred to here as “Mayview.”

Subseries 1. Personal  1883-1955 

Scope and Content Notes

The personal papers of BFR include material written about her and articles and speeches written by her, correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook with the letters and clippings she saved in it, and papers related to organizations with which she was involved. Here are letters she received following the death of her husband ER in 1919. Her involvement in social issues is clearly discernable through these papers and there is some overlap with her professional role as Director of the Department of Public Welfare. For this reason, the texts of the addresses she gave, both as a private citizen and in her capacity as Director of the Department of Public Welfare are arranged together in this sub-series. Clippings and correspondence provide information about such organizations as the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Milk and Ice Association. Documentation of the years 1903-1922 during which BFR was president of National Council of Jewish Women (originally the Columbian Council) includes a time line for those years, correspondence and clippings. The articles include the annual New Year’s essays she wrote for the Jewish press each fall. BFR’s work on a labor memorial in 1915 is extensively documented with news clippings.

Her personal correspondence includes letters to and from family and friends, fund-raising letters to members of the community for organizations that she supported, and letters pertaining to many of the organizations to which she belonged. Of note in her correspondence are an undated thank-you card signed by Louise and Andrew Carnegie; the letters she received upon the death of her husband Enoch Rauh (1919-1920); a letter from George Gershwin thanking her for an invitation (1933); a letter from A.W. Mellon acknowledging her letter congratulating him on the gift of “a National Gallery for Washington” (1937). Other documents found among her correspondence are a history of the Pittsburgh Public Schools (1938); and a copy of a report submitted to Mayor Cornelius Scully by the commission named by the mayor to study the problem of eliminating smoke in Pittsburgh (1941). A program (1934) for the Alvin Theatre contains a history of the first movie theater, and information pertaining to the Harris Amusement Company. Found here, also, are several pieces of anti-Semitic literature and correspondence addressed to BFR.

BFR compiled several scrapbooks. The earliest was a scrapbook begun by her in 1882 and discontinued in 1906. The original clippings, which remain in the scrapbook, have been photocopied. The correspondence, programs, and other materials, which were also in the scrapbook are arranged together. The later volumes have been microfilmed and separated to the microfilm collections.

In this sub-series are materials sent to her during 1943 and 1944 by William N. Robson, a Pittsburgh print and radio personality. He sent her transcripts of his radio show “Editor’s Round Table” which dealt with local issues and copies of letters he wrote to and received from others such as Sidney Teller, former director of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. Mention is made in his correspondence to BFR of her letters. Several articles pertaining to or written by Robson were kept in a scrapbook. These items have been removed from the scrapbook and filed here.

Section: Articles 

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About BFR  1903-1993 5
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By BFR  1900-1943 6
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Drafts  1883-1943 7
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Biography  1916-1955 8

Section: Correspondence 

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 1904-1913 9
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 1915-1917 21
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 1918-1924 2
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 1925-1929 3
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 1930-1932 4
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 1932-1935 5
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 1936-1940 6
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 1941-1943  7
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 1944-1951 8
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 undated 9
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 undated 31
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Christmas card lists  1941-1943 2
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Labor Memorial  1915 3
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Memorials 4

Section: Magee, Wm. Addison 1941 

Section: Falk, Maurice 1946 

Section: Organizations 

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Columbian Council  1907-1909 5
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Federation of Jewish Philanthropies 1923-1926 6
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Miscellaneous  1905-1936 7
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National Council of Jewish Women  1919-1943 8
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Pennsylvania State Council Republican Women  1923-1924 9
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Pittsburgh and Allegheny Milk/Ice Association  1922-1927 10
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Urban League of Pittsburgh   1922-1944 11
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Programs  1899-1937 12
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Religious bigotry  undated 13

Section: Robson, William N. 

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 April 1943-July 1943 14
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 August 1943-September 1943 41
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 October 1943-February 1944 2
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 April 1944-October 1944 3
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Scrapbook articles  1938-1943 4

Section: Scrapbook 

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Clippings  1882-1906 5
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Correspondence  1894-1906 51
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Printed materials  1884-1905 2

Section: Speeches 

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 1903-1927 3
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 1928-1935 4
  Folder
 undated 5

Subseries 2. Department of Public Welfare  1922-1944 

Scope and Content Notes

The Department of Public Welfare sub-series consists of letters, clippings, and documents related to BFR’s years as director of that city department. The correspondence discloses interactions with other city officials and offices, institutions and charities. Notable is the card with Charles Lindbergh’s signature (1927). BFR was also involved personally in the disposition of many cases through referrals to appropriate programs within her department or to outside charities and agencies. Complementing the correspondence addressed to her, found in these files are copies of many of her letters. Legislation records include the abstract of a proposed charter (1929) to create in the place of Allegheny County a consolidated city; a bill relating to the indigent burials and the use of human bodies in scientific research; and a proposal for an increase in payments to institutions for the care of the criminally insane. Correspondence, relevant legislation, and clippings to be found among the records relate to several significant issues dealt with during BFR’s tenure, including rabies control and the development of a communicable diseases hospital and are sorted separately in those categories. Materials related to organizations with which there was ongoing and significant interaction during her tenure, such as Associated Charities and Catholic Charities are also sorted separately and include case histories and letters for referral, fund-raising, event-planning, and efforts to coordinate services.

This sub-series has been divided between those more general records and the extensive correspondence and documents related to Mayview, which fell under BFR’s purview as Director of the Department of Public Welfare. These materials include correspondence with two superintendents of the facility, general correspondence, reports, materials and correspondence relating to the physical plant, and patient records. Correspondence in which patients are identified are restricted. However, copies have been made with the identifying information redacted.

Subseries 1. General departmental records  1922-1943 

Section: Correspondence by date 

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 1920-1923 6
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 1924-1925 7
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 1926-1927 8
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 1928-1930 61
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 1931 2
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 1932-1933 3

Section: Government offices 

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Allegheny County Juvenile Court  1922-1924 4
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Pennsylvania Committee of Penal Affairs  1923-1924 5
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Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare  1923-1931 6
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Pittsburgh Department of Public Health  1922-1925 7
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Pittsburgh Department of Public Works  1922-1925 8
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Pittsburgh Mental Health Clinic  1922-1932 9
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Pittsburgh Municipal Band Concert Committee  1925-1928 10

Section: Organizations 

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Allegheny City League of Women Voters 1922-1941 11
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American Red Cross 1922-1926 12
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Associated Charities 1921-1927 13
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Association for the Blind 1922-1927 14
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Association for the Improvement /Poor 1922-1925 15
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Catholic Charities 1922-1928 71
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Civic Club of Allegheny County 1922-1943 2
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Congress of Womens Clubs 1922-1931 3
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Crank letters 1923-1924 4
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Girl Scouts 1923-1925 5
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Irene Kaufmann Settlement  1921-1932 6
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Jewish Big Brothers Club  1922-1924 7
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Kingsley Association  1923 8
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Pittsburgh Child Health Committee  1923-1924 9
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Pittsburgh Federation of Social Agencies 1922-1927 10
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Public Charities Association 1925-1927 11
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Public Health Nursing Association 1922-1926 12
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Salvation Army 1922-1926 13
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Travelers Aid Society 1922-1950 14
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Welfare Fund 1922-1927 15
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Williams, Catherine  1931-1933 16

Section: Documents 

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History, Dept. of Public Welfare  1923-1935 17
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Legislation  1925-1929 18
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Relief Cards  1921-1922 19

Section: Issues 

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Birth control  1923-1924 20
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Communicable diseases hospital  1923-1929 21
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Police women  1925-1926 22
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Rabies control  1926-1928 81
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Santa Claus  1927 2

Section: Solicitations 

Section: Correspondence 

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 1918-1925 3
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 1926-1928 4
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Ordinance  1923-1925 5
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Public (Tag Days) 1922-1929 6

Subseries 3. Department of Public Welfare  1922-1944 

Subseries 2. Mayview  1922-1942 

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Budgets  1923-1925 7

Section: Building Program 

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Architect  1926-1927 8
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Bids  1928-1931 9
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Bond Issue  1922-1926 10
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Clerk of Works  1926-1928 11
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Plans  1927 12

Section: Correspondence 

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1922-1927 91
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H.G. Clarke, M.D.  1922-1924 2
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James Hammer, M.D.  1923 3
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James Hammer, M.D.  1924-1934 4
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Patients (redacted copies)  5-8

Section: Patients (restricted) 

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A-E 101
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F-L 2
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M-R 3
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S-Z 4
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Staff  1922-1932 111
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Dedication  1926 2
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Dietary Committee  1921-1923 3
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Entertainment  1931, 1944 4
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Nurses  1924-1933 5

Section: Physical Plant 

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Bids  1922-1931 6
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Correspondence  1922-1931 7
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Grounds  1923-1926 8
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Roads  1922, 1926 9

Section: Reports 

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1922-1931 10
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Efficiency  1924-1926 11

Section: Services 

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Correspondence  1922-1927 12
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Diagnostic Clinic  undated 13
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Occupational Therapy  1924-1925 14
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Psychiatry  undated 15

Section: Staff 

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Information  undated 16

Section: Visiting 

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Correspondence 1922-1928 17
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Minutes 1922-1923 18
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Supplies  1922-1925 19

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Series III. Enoch Rauh  

Scope and Content Notes

The papers of Enoch Rauh are arranged in three sub-series. Sub-series are designated for ER’s personal papers; his city council papers; and his papers related to his membership in the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men, with the personal papers arranged at the front.

Subseries 1. Personal  1909-1920) 

Scope and Content Notes

With ER’s personal papers are miscellaneous clippings, correspondence, documents, handwritten personal notes, poetry, and speeches. These papers include information about the clubs he belonged to as well as several programs of the Enoch Rauh Club, an organization posthumously named in his memory by boys at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. A few financial and medical records are included. Of interest are ER’s memo books for the years 1913 through 1916. A collection of obituaries and eulogies and memorial books complete Sub-series 1.

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Clubs  1911-1920 20
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Correspondence  1893-1919 21
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Enoch Rauh Club  1920-1940 22
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Financial records  1909-1920 121
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Medical records  1909 2
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Memo books  1913-1916 3
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Memo books  1917-1919 4

Section: Memorial books 

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Miscellaneous  1911 131
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Notes  undated 2
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Obituaries and Eulogies  1919 3
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Poetry  undated 4
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Speeches  undated 5

Subseries 2. City Council  1901-1919 

Scope and Content Notes

This sub-series includes newspapers clippings pertaining to ER’s appointment to the new City Council, “Council of Nine,” by Governor John Tener and the circumstances surrounding the appointment of that council. News clippings cover municipal issues arising during ER’s tenure. Materials include correspondence (including an autographed letter from H.J. Heinz, June 6, 1911), campaign materials, and copies of City Council ordinances, proceedings and reports. A copy of the Rauh Act is found here. Speeches and writing, all undated, are part of this sub-series.

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Correspondence  1910-1913 7
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Election campaigns  1913-1917 8
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Ordinances  1901-1919 9
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Proceedings and reports  1910-1919 10
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Rauh Act  1913 11

Section: Speeches 

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Writings  undated 15

Subseries 3. Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men  1893-1919 

Scope and Content Notes

These materials relate to ER’s membership in the Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men, which he served as president. The bulk of these papers are speeches, most of which are undated and were ER’s, although a few were those of other men. Among the other papers, which include correspondence, pamphlets, and annual reports, is a booklet containing the constitution, membership, and business classification list of the association.

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Correspondence  1893-1919 141
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Miscellaneous  1907-1920 2
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Pamphlets  1909-1912 3
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Reports  1909-1912 4

Section: Speeches 

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 1911-1916 5
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 undated  6
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 undated 7
  Folder
 undated 8
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 undated 9
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 undated 10
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 undated 11
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Speeches by others  undated 12

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Series IV. Helen Wayne Rauh 1930-1971 

Scope and Content Notes

The papers of HWR pertain primarily to her professional life as an actress which began during her student days. Her activities are documented through theater programs, news clippings of reviews and discussions of her work. A series of etiquette columns of which she was the author are collected here. News clippings concerning her private life, announcing her engagement and marriage to RSR and the birth of their son, RER, are also included.

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 1935-1993 151
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Etiquette columns  1939 2
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Scrapbook  1932-1935 3

Section: Theater roles 

  Folder
1931-1934 4
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1935-1962 5
  Folder
1962-1973 6

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Series V. Richard S. Rauh 1908-1955 

Scope and Content Notes

The papers of RSR chronicle his political activities as a young man, including a description of his 1915 address on behalf of Leo M. Frank. Also among these papers is a pamphlet he wrote protesting American neutrality during World War I. Clippings document his involvement in civic affairs, including the founding of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Society with his mother, Bertha F. Rauh, and establishment of the Pittsburgh Playhouse, as well as several pieces of undated poetry. Documented also is his professional work in advertising. Included are obituaries as well as memorial books from the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the Pittsburgh Symphony Society.

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1908-1955 7
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Business  1916-1947 8
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Correspondence  1920-1950 9

Section: Memorial books 

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Pittsburgh Symphony Society  1954 16
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Poetry  undated 1

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Series VI. Richard E. Rauh 1941-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

These papers begin with correspondence and clippings related to RER’s childhood and school activities covering the years 1941 to 1953. Columns he wrote for the Beachcomber (1960) are collected here as is information concerning his work on the University of Pittsburgh radio station, WPGH. Here also are compiled theater reviews, and documentation of his acting roles. Information related to his philanthropic activities is also included.

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 1941-2000 1
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Beachcomber  1960 2

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Dedications  1998-2000 171
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Dedications  2000-2001 2
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Theater reviews  1995-2000 3
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Theater roles  1951-1986 4
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Theater roles  1987-2001 5
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WPGH radio  1959-1962 6

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Series VII. Institutions 1935-1999 

Scope and Content Notes

The two cultural institutions in this series were founded through efforts of the Rauh family. The involvement has continued into the present generation. Among the Pittsburgh Playhouse materials are documents related to the founding of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Documenting the history of the Playhouse are news clipping and programs. Minutes, correspondence, proposals, histories, and reports of the executive committee are compiled from 1964-1967. Clippings and schedules chronicle the history of the Playhouse Film Series. The Pittsburgh Symphony materials include histories, news clipping, booklets, and a program signed to “Mr. and Mrs. Rauh” (Richard S. and Helen Wayne) by Lorin Maazel and others.

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Miscellaneous  1994-2001 7

Section: Pittsburgh Playhouse 

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1935-1999 181
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Board of trustees, Staff list  undated 2
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Charter 1935 3
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Executive Board  1964-1967 4
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Film series  1957-1999 5
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Histories  1967-1995 6
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Plan, survival  1968 7
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Programs  1999-2000 8

Section: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 

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1939-1999 9
  Folder
Histories  1999 10

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Section: 2005 accession: 

Scope and Content Notes

The papers include correspondence, particularly from BFR and ER while they are traveling and away from the family; books given to and inscribed to BFR and RER, and a volume of bound early programs of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Related specifically to RER are awards and diplomas, the schedules of the Pittsburgh Film Festival, sponsored first by Point Park College and later by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, as well as descriptions of the movies. The philanthropic activities of RER are also documented here.

Section: Family 

Section: Correspondence from Bertha Florsheim 

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To her aunt  1878 191
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To Enoch on 38th birthday  1895 2
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From Europe 1905 3
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Bertha and Enoch Rauh from Florida & Bermuda  1907, 1909 4

Section: Correspondence to  

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Floersheims  1904-1909 5
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Rauh, Bertha - From Ida Tarbell  1939 6
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Rauh, Enoch - on engagement  1888 7
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Rauh, Enoch and Bertha  1906-1917 8
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Rauh, Helen B.  1906-1911 9
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Rauh, Richard S.  1901-1909 10
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from Jan Sibelius  1951 11
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Rauh, Rosalia  1905 12
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Wagner, Richard letter  1914 13

Section: Rauh, Bertha 

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book and letter Corinne Roosevelt Robinson 1921 14
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book from Ntl. Fed. of Temple Sisterhoods 15
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Rauh, Bertha and Enoch - Items found in their books  n.d. 16
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Rauh, Helen Wayne  1993, 2000 17
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Rauh, Richard S., First Annual Rauh Award Dinner  1946 18
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Rauh, Richard S., Helen W., Richard E. Christmas card  c1940 19

Section: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 

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Inaugural Concert  1927 20
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Early Programs  1927-1933 201

Section: Richard E. Rauh 

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Chamber of Commerce Award  1950 2
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Commencement programs  1956-1991 3
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Diplomas  1958-1964 4
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First book: A Childs Garden of Verses given to him  1940 5
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First earned dollar  1952 6

Section: Film Festival  

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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  1997-1998 7

Section: Pittsburgh Playhouse 

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Calendars  1978-1994 8
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Movie descriptions  1978-1981 211

Section: Philanthropy 

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Carnegie Mellon  2000 2
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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: OReilly Theater  1997-1999 3
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Pittsburgh Musical Theater  2002-2004 4
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Point Park College  1999-2004 5
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Rauh Jewish Archives  1999-2003 6
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Shadyside Academy  2002-2005 7
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Starmakers Gala  2001-2005 8
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Theater productions  2000-2005 9
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University of Pittsburgh  2000 10

Section: Theater 

  Folder
2000-2005 11
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Roles  2001-2004 12
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Rauh family in publications  1999-2004 13

Section: Philanthropy 

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Miscellaneous 221
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Miscellaneous  2
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AIDS Task Force  2010-2011 3
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre  2009-2010 4
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Carnegie Mellon School of Drama  2000-2011 5
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Hillel Jewish University Center  2007-2012 6
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Irish and Classical Theater  2007-2011 7
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Jewish Community Center  2007-2009 8
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Jewish Community Center  2010-2011 9
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Kelly-Strayhorn Theater  2011 10
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New Works Festival  2005-2008 11
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Point Park University  1998-2007 12
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Point Park University  2008-2011 13
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Pittsburgh Public Theatre  2005-2007 14
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Pittsburgh Public Theatre  2008-2012 15
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  2008 16
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Rauh Family  2001-2012 17
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Shady Side Academy  2006-2008 18
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Sprout Fund  2010 19

Section: Richard E. Rauh 

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RER Theater Programs  2006 

Section: RER Tapes 

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