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Catherine R. Miller Collection

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MSS-1965.001
Scope and Contents

The Catherine R. Miller Collection contains 68 engravings, lithographs, and watercolors of 18th and 19th century Pittsburgh. The collection includes rare views of the city, maps, and numerous architectural drawings. Of particular note are works by Russel Smith, Tardieu, Currier, and Gillespie.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1755-1955; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965

Chatham College Coeducation Debate Collection

Identifier: 2016.001

This artificial collection documents the process by which coeducation was proposed, researched, debated, and ultimately defeated in the late 1960s and in the early 1990s. The bulk of the records originate from the office of President Stafford.  Coeducation in graduate programs and move to coeducation in 2016 are not included in this collection.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1890-1990; Other: Majority of material found within 1989-1990

Chatham Music and Arts Summer Camp Records

Identifier: 2022.001
Content Description This collection documents activities of the Chatham Music and Arts Summer Day Camp from its founding in 1956 through 2010. The materials include information generated during administration of the camp, including registrations, counselor interview notes, records of expenses and scholarships, camp schedules, fundraising efforts, and biographical information about the camp founders. Correspondence includes letters written to the camp directors from student campers. Promotional material used to...
Dates: 1956-2010

Chatham University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Identifier: 2021.001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains meeting agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, committee agendas and meeting minutes, presidential search records from a couple presidential searches in the mid to late 1900s, as well as other documents pertaining to the meetings and some photographs dating back to the 1800s. Additionally, information on a couple historic families and person was found and kept in this collection.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1869-2015; Other: Majority of material found in 1869 - 2006, 2009, 2011 - 2015

Chatham University Center for Regional Agriculture, Foodways, and Transformation Collection

Identifier: 2018.008
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities and programs of the Center for Regional Agriculture, Foodways, and Transformation (CRAFT) at Chatham University.  These documents include digital oral history recordings created as part of the “Babka and Beyond” and the “`Buckwheat’ County: The Agricultural History from Seed to Mill” and accompanying interview documentation such as release forms, interview transcripts, biographical information, interview summaries, and other administrative records...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 2017-2019; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

Chatham University Commencement Programs

Identifier: 2018.007

Chartered in 1869, Chatham University (formerly Pennsylvania Female College, Pennsylvania College for Women, and Chatham College) is a fully coeducation insitution of higher education located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  The Commencemetn Collection documents commencement excercises from 1870 to the present.  The collection primarily includes event programs, photographs, ephemera produced by Chatham University for the event.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1870-2018

Chatham University Faculty Manuals

Identifier: 2019.004
Scope and Contents

This collection is compiled of manuals regarding basic faculty obligations and information, faculty advising manuals, revised faculty manuals, and testing administration manuals. The materials span from 1947 to 2004.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1947-2004

Chatham University Faculty Meeting Minutes

Identifier: 2019.003
Scope and Contents This collection documents meetings of the Chatham University faculty from 1900 until 2015.  Consisting primarily of meeting minutes and agendas, both bound and unbound, the collection documents changes in staffing in all university departments, faculty compensation rates, college curriculum, scholarships and awards, campus initiatives—including student led initiatives—and events, collaborations with other organizations, secularization, and the activities of other campus committees.  Minutes...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1900-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-1990

Chatham University Music Department Records

Identifier: 2019.006
Scope and Contents This collection contains records created by the Chatham University Department of music between 1870 and 2016.  The collection contains significant gaps due to irregular deposit arrangements. Series I: Scrapbooks Sub-series A: Departmental Scrapbooks Scrapbooks in this subseries contain material relating to the Music Department of the Pennsylvania College for Women including concert programs, newspaper clippings relating to the program or program events, photographs of students, and...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1870-2016

Chatham University Rachel Carson Institute Records

Identifier: 2019.005
Scope and Contents The Rachel Carson Institute Records includes documentation of the Institute’s administrative and outreach programing dating from 1986 – 2012.  All materials relate to the Institute’s mission to spread the environmental message of Rachel Carson, member of the Chatham class of 1929. Material types include: documents, reports, program flyers, event brochures, curriculum outlines, photographs, and a placard. Files pertaining to the Institute’s records on operating plans, monthly payroll, energy...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1986-2008, 2011-2012

Chatham University Student Handbooks

Identifier: 2020.001
Scope and Contents The Chatham University College and University Student Handbook Collection is comprised of handbooks created to introduce students to rules and policies of the university.  Handbooks also provided a brief history of the institution, an overview of campus traditions and annual events, popular college songs, and advice for students. The main components of the Student Handbooks are the academic calendar, welcomes by the President and various other organizations, Student Government Constitution...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1923 – 1982, 1985 – 2003, 2011 - 2015

Chatham University Student Newspapers

Identifier: 2021.002
Scope and Contents The Chatham University Student Newspapers Collection includes issues of the student newspaper produced between 1895 and 2018. Most issues were published during the academic year between the months of September and June of each year. The newspapers were produced by students of Chatham University (formerly Chatham College, Pennsylvania College for Women, and The Pennsylvania Female College). Topics presented in the collection relate to current events, campus activities and events, updates from...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1895-2018

Chatham University Yearbook Office Records

Identifier: 2022.004
Scope and Contents The Chatham University Yearbook Records document the process of creating annual yearbooks for the Chatham undergraduate students, including the accumulation of photographs recording important moments during the academic year. The Chatham University Yearbook Records primarily includes photographs created and accumulated between 1987 and 2007 with a small amount of correspondence and clip art used in yearbooks. The photographs depict campus activities and members of the Chatham community...
Dates: 1987-2007

Collection on Rachel Carson

Identifier: 2018.004
Scope and Contents The Collection on Rachel Carson documents activities of Chatham University to collect, research, and promote the work and successes of Rachel Carson following her graduation from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) in 1929. The collection includes copies of many, though not all, published writings by Rachel Carson dating from her years as a student at Pennsylvania College for Women (P.C.W.) and continuing throughout her career as a professional writer. The collection also...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1910-1964; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1964

Eden Hall Farm Records

Identifier: 2008.001
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1881-2007; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2012

Edna McKee-Houston Scrapbooks

Identifier: 2018.005
Scope and Contents The two scrapbooks from Edna McKee Houston detail her life while attending the Pennsylvania College for Women (P.C.W.) and shortly afterward as well as events in which P.C.W and alumnae were mentioned. The first scrapbook covers the years of 1897 – 1907 and includes photographs of her classmates, scenery, rooms, and events. The second scrapbook ranges from 1901 to 1918, containing only newspaper clippings from those years. The clippings detail events which she was part of as well as mentions...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1897-1911; Other: Majority of material found in 1904-1907

Eleanor Harbison Bream Letters and Diary

Identifier: 2016.005

Eleanor Harbison was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1931 she began her studies at The Pennsylvania College for Women (PCW), now Chatham University.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1930-1962; Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1962

Elizabeth Corey Wallis Papers

Identifier: 2017.004

Elizabeth Corey Wallis attended the Pennsylvania College for Women from 1924-1928. She was involved in many organizations at P.C.W. and these activities are documented in this collection.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1924-1928

Gateway Program Records

Identifier: 2022.003
Scope and Contents This collection documents the initiation, promotion, administration, and enrollment of the Chatham University (then Chatham College) Gateway Program through correspondence, reports, promotional material, photographs, and other business records. The collection also documents activities of Chatham students enrolled in the Gateway Program through records of the Gateway Student Association and event flyers. The collection includes material created between 1973 and 2001 with the bulk of...
Dates: 1973 - 2001

Jerry L. Caplan Papers

Identifier: 2013.001

Jerry L. Caplan was a professor of art at Chatham College from 1959 until 1988. He taught a variety of art courses including oil painting, design, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture, the latter being his primary subject. Caplan was the innovator of pipe sculpture, a technique in which industrial clay pipes are shaped, cut, and joined to form artworks. In his personal time, Caplan taught workshops for pipe sculptures, raku, and ceramics across the United States and around the world.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1930-2004; Other: Majority of material found in 1980-2004; Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2013

John W. Cummins Papers

Identifier: 2017.002
Abstract John W. Cummins was a professor of English at Chatham College from 1954-1985. He specialized in 19th century British literature and life and focused his scholarship and teaching in these areas. The John W. Cummins Collection consists of documents that chronicle teaching and life on the Chatham Campus from 1954-1989. Materials include information on curriculum, administrative processes, correspondence, and professional development activities in which Cummins...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1953-1989; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2007

Kathryn Watkins Strouss Diaries and Other Material

Identifier: 2022-003
Content Description This collection documents the life of Kathryn Watkins Strouss during her time as a student at the Pennsylvania College for Women (PCW, now Chatham University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The collection consists primarily of yearly diaries covering the year of her graduation from Allegheny High School and her matriculation to PCW in 1926 through her graduation and post-college months of 1929. The collection also includes a diary documenting a portion of her 1963 travels to Europe. Entries...
Dates: 1925 - 1929, 1963; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1963, 1925 - 1929

Laberta Dysart Papers

Identifier: 2017.003
Scope and Contents

This collection mainly contains the working manuscripts of Chatham College: The First Ninety Years. Within the collection is also the Centennial Award received by Dysart, a retirement book, and a portrait photograph of Dysart.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1931-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1959

Martha J. Crandall Scrapbook

Identifier: 2018.006
Scope and Contents Martha J. Crandall’s scrapbook provides in depth coverage of her time at the Pennsylvania College for Women (P.C.W.) from 1913 – 1917. The scrapbook begins with the address of classmates and photographs of classmates, the school, and professors. The scrapbook includes invitations, dance cards, flyers, notes, streamers from parties, and news clippings. The materials are arranged in chronological order with some marginalia. The scrapbook includes event programs, with full commencement programs...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1913-1917

Pittsburgh Female College Association Records

Identifier: MSS-2009.001

This collection documents the activities of the Pittsburgh Female College Association (PFCA), an organization formed in 1905 to preserve the memory of the Pittsburgh Female College (PFC).  The PFC was an educational institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that enrolled female students from 1855 to 1896.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1854-1993

Ruth J. Snowdon Papers

Identifier: MSS-1971.001
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 3 photo albums, a scrapbook, correspondence, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, travel postcards, a certificate from the “Amigos de Tikal,” maps and illustrations, as well as miscellaneous materials itemized below. The collection documents Ruth Snowdon's trip to the Yucatan in 1936-37, her involvement with the Tikal Project at the University of Pennsylvania, her involvement with the John Lloyd Stephens Memorial Plaque Committee and dedication, her...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1911-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1936-1947; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1971

The Minor Bird Collection

Identifier: 2019.001
Scope and Contents The Minor Bird Collection features issues of The Minor Bird from its initial time of publication in 1929, spanning to 2018. The collection is added to with regular accruals as new issues are published. The journal contains content including, but not limited to: poetry, prose, critical writing, drama, photography, visual art, and interviews with student writers and artists. Early issues of The Minor...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1929-1938, 1949-1992, 2005-2014, 2018

Virginia Sager Papers

Identifier: 2017.011

Virginia Ann Sager attended the Pennsylvania College for Women from 1944 – 1948 as a day student. She was the first woman in her family to receive a college education. The Virginia Sager Collection spans her time at the Pennsylvania College for Women.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1944-1948

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