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Chatham University-- history-- sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Chatham University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 Collection
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: Created: 1869-2015; Other: Majority of material found in 1869 - 2006, 2009, 2011 - 2015

Chatham University Faculty Manuals

 Collection
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: Created: 1947-2004

Chatham University Faculty Meeting Minutes

 Collection
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: Created: 1900-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-1990

Chatham University Music Department Records

 Collection
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: Created: 1870-2016

Chatham University Rachel Carson Institute Records

 Collection
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: Created: 1986-2008, 2011-2012

Chatham University Student Handbooks

 Collection
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: Created: 1923 – 1982, 1985 – 2003, 2011 - 2015

Chatham University Student Newspapers

 Collection
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: Created: 1895-2018

Collection on Rachel Carson

 Collection
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: Created: 1910-1964; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1964

Eden Hall Farm Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001
Dates: Created: 1881-2007; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2012

Edna McKee-Houston Scrapbooks

 Collection
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: Created: 1897-1911; Other: Majority of material found in 1904-1907

Gateway Program Records

 Collection
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

John W. Cummins Papers

 Collection
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: Created: 1953-1989; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2007

Kathryn Watkins Strouss Diaries and Other Material

 Collection
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

The Minor Bird Collection

 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: Created: 1929-1938, 1949-1992, 2005-2014, 2018

Virginia Sager Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017.011
Abstract

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: Created: 1944-1948