Guide to the David Houston Collection on Pittsburgh Corporations, 1967-1972 AIS.2010.07

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
David Houston Collection on Pittsburgh Corporations
Creator
Houston, David B., 1930-2008
Collection Number
AIS.2010.07
Date
1967-1972
Extent
1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
David Houston was an economics professor at the University of Pittsburgh from the 1960s to 1993. His Marxist views and left-leaning classes resulted in comprehensive studies of contemporary economic issues that have become classics in his field. This collection includes research on the corporate elite of Pittsburgh-based companies.

Preferred Citation

David Houston Collection on Pittsburgh Corporations, 1967-1972, AIS.2010.07, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Born on December 21, 1930, David Houston was a Wharton School graduate before earning his doctorate in American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania. The Marxist scholar became a professor in the economics department at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1960s. He was an activist that protested war and the university’s investment practices. Houston was also a founding member of the Union of Radical Political Economists and was managing editor of its publication for ten years. Houston retired in 1993 and died April 4, 2008.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes lists of executives that worked for Pittsburgh-based corporations and universities. Also included is a Fortune study on the Mellon family and a report from David Houston’s class on the ruling class in Pittsburgh.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 2010

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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David Houston in June 1993.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zachary Brodt in July 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pittsburgh. -- Faculty

Genre(s)

  • Student projects

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Economic conditions

Personal Name(s)

  • Houston, David B., 1930-2008

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • College teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Corporations -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Executives -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Marxian economics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Upper class -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Research

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Previous Citation

David Houston Collection on Pittsburgh Corporations, 1967-1972, AIS.2010.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Economic's Class Project on Pittsburgh Based Corporations and the Ruling Class, 1972 11

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  Item
The Mellons of Pittsburgh by Charles J.V. Murphy of  Fortune, 1967 1

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  Item
Pittsburgh Executives by Company 2-5

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  Item
Pittsburgh Executives by Last Name 6-9

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Abbreviation Keys 10

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