Guide to the Nationality Rooms Program Office Files, Second Deposit, 1927-2012 UA.40.01a

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ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Nationality Rooms Program Office Files, Second Deposit
Creator
Mitchell, Ruth Crawford, 1890-
Collection Number
UA.40.01a
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-2012
Date [inclusive]
1927-2012
Extent
12.92 linear feet (11 boxes)
Abstract
These records represent the second deposit of office files created and collected by the Nationality Rooms Program.

Preferred Citation

Nationality Rooms Program Office Files, Second Deposit, 1927-2012, UA.40.01a, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms Program was developed by Chancellor Dr. John G. Bowman and Ruth Crawford Mitchell to engage the citizens in the Pittsburgh region. Following the completion of the Cathedral of Learning in 1926, Bowman and Mitchell aimed for unique classrooms that reflect the ethnic heritage of the people who settled Western Pennsylvania. As the rooms were being planned and constructed, there was a need to oversee these activities and to develop the policies under which they were to operate. After their rooms were built, the committees focused on raising funds for scholarships for University of Pittsburgh students. The Summer Study Abroad scholarships sponsored by the Nationality Rooms Committees reflect decades of work by those committees to honor an ideal--education through cultural exchange.

The Nationality Rooms Program Office continues to administer and oversee the scholarships, oversee the construction of new rooms and the ongoing maintenance of existing rooms.

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Scope and Content Notes

This is a collection of office files from the Nationality Rooms Program. Included are reports, policies, correspondence, related organizations, newsletters, and other materials relating to the day to day operation of the office. It also includes the documents that are created by the administration of the Study Abroad Scholarships.

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Arrangement

The collection comprises the following series:

Series I. Office Files

Series II. Scholarships

Series III. Events

Series IV. Publicity

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, February 2015

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

All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.

Custodial History

The collection was housed in the Nationality Rooms Office until it was processed from October 2014 to January 2015. It was transferred to the University Archives after processing.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Nationality Rooms Program Office in December 2014.

Processing Information

The initial arrangement plan and first series processing was completed by Emily Reed in August 2014. The final arrangement plan for the collection was completed by Bryan Brown in October-November 2014.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Nationality Rooms Program Office Files, Initial Deposit, UA.40.01, 1926-1966, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Cathedral of Learning (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Nationality Rooms (Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • University of Pittsburgh. Nationality Rooms Program.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Nationality Rooms Program.
  • University of Pittsburgh.

Personal Name(s)

  • Blatt, Genevieve, 1913-1996
  • Bowman, John G. (John Gabbert), 1877-1962
  • Bruhns, E. Maxine
  • Bruhns, Fred C., 1916-2006
  • Heinz, Vira I., 1888-1983
  • Hunt, Rachel McMasters Miller, 1882-1963
  • Knox, James, 1919-2002
  • Lawrence, David Leo, 1889-1966
  • Manasterski, Eugene
  • McGunagle, George F., 1919-1970
  • McGunagle, Mary Ann, 1929-2007
  • Mitchell, Ruth Crawford, 1890-
  • Prostrednik, Stanley, 1901-1986
  • Rush, Helen Pool, 1897-1992
  • Skewis, Savina S., 1906-1993
  • Slater, Frank, 1914-2002
  • Slater, Vilma, 1914-1984
  • Tsui, John H., 1900-1978

Subject(s)

  • Classrooms -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Ethnic groups -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Nationality Rooms Program Office Files, Second Deposit, 1927-2012, UA.40.01a, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Office Files 1927-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This is a collection of office files from the Nationality Rooms Program. Included are reports, policies, correspondence, related organizations, newsletters, and other materials relating to the day to day operation of the office.

Subseries  1. Reports, 1927-2009 

Scope and Content Notes

Staff meetings, annual reports, financial reports, and projections of the rooms from 1927 until the G-20 Summit in 2009. Documents in this subseries also include the University of Pittsburgh’s history and description of each individual Nationality Room.

  BoxFolder
Staff Meeting Minutes 1972-1973 11
  Folder
Staff Meeting Minutes 1973-1974 2
  Folder
Staff Meeting Minutes 1975-1978 3
  Folder
Staff Meeting Minutes 1978 4
  Folder
Staff Meeting Minutes 1978-1980 5
  Folder
Annual Reports 1970-1980 6
  Folder
Annual Reports 1971-1977 7
  Folder
Complete Cost of Finished Nationality Rooms 1927-1954 8
  Folder
Rooms Cost Projections 1977 9
  Folder
Program Ideas 1955-1965 10
  Folder
Tour Statistics 1981-1983 11
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Descriptions Post-1995 12
  Folder
Room Descriptions Undated 13
  Folder
Brief Descriptions Undated 14
  Folder
University of Pittsburgh History 1945-1976 15
  Folder
History Notes Undated 16
  Folder
Union Election 1978 17
  Folder
Old World American 1940s 18
  Folder
Miscellaneous Reports 1946-1971 19
  Folder
Miscellaneous Reports 1958-1970 20
  Folder
Report to Chancellor 1946-1971 21
  Folder
P.I.P. Info Area – Room & V.C. Settlement 1978 22
  Folder
Responsibilities of NRIEP 1974 23
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Sixtieth Anniversary 1987 24
  Folder
PA Heritage Affairs Commission 1991 25
  Folder
Grant PHMC Commission 2000 26
  Folder
G-20 2009 27

Subseries  2. Policies and Procedures, 1960-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

A collection of the policies and procedures implemented in the Nationality Rooms throughout the years that enabled the program to flourish. Sample policies and procedures include: fundraising, deed of gift procedure, and the architectural guidelines for the rooms.

  Folder
Policies for the Nationality Rooms 1974-2001 28
  Folder
Policies for the Nationality Rooms 1966-1996 29
  Folder
University Policies 1990-1993 30
  Folder
Procedures 1938-1988 31
  Folder
Standing Rules and Function of RMS 1977-1982 32
  Folder
Fundraising Ideas and Procedures 1979-1982 33
  Folder
Deed of Gift Procedure and Samples 1965 34
  Folder
Architect Guidelines 1983-1999 35
  Folder
Alumni Giving 1976-1979 36
  Folder
Budget 1994-1995 37
  Folder
Outdated Information Circa 1960-1975 38

Subseries  3. Correspondence, 1938-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries has the different types of correspondence throughout the Nationality Rooms’ office and committees. The types of correspondence include: use of the room, inquiries, new room inquiries, complaints, and in-office memos to name a few.

  Folder
Nationality Council Correspondence 1938-1954 39
  Folder
Nationality Council Correspondence 1949-1954 40
  Folder
Card from the Polish Room 1959 41
  Folder
Use of the Nationality Rooms 1994-2000 42
  Folder
Nationality Council 1991, 2008 43
  Folder
New Room Inquiries 1973 44
  Folder
New Room Inquiries 1976-1980 45
  Folder
New Rooms 1972-1980 46
  Folder
Bulgarian Room 1976, 1981 47
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Program 1972-1975 48
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Program 1970-1971 49
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Program 1971-1976 50
  BoxFolder
Nationality Rooms Program 1966-1985 251
  Folder
Memos on Committees 1954-1963 52
  Folder
Memos on Committees 1955-1957 53
  Folder
Chinese Historical Society of America 1970 54
  Folder
Courthouse Gallery/Forum 1978-1980 55
  Folder
Van Dusen Memos 1972-1981 56
  Folder
Complaints 1974-1991 57
  Folder
Complaints 1992-2011 58
  Folder
Complaints 1976-1977 59
  Folder
Public Relations 1977-1981 60
  Folder
Frank A. Zabrosky 1968-1969 61
  Folder
Obituaries 1962-1974 62
  Folder
Obituaries 1974-1983 63
  Folder
Obituaries 1962-2012 64
  Folder
Sympathy 1973-1983 65
  Folder
Testimonials 1973 66
  Folder
Inter-Office Memos 1971-1979 67
  Folder
Inter-Office Memos 1970-1971 68
  Folder
Inter-Office Memos 1966-1968 69
  Folder
Staff Memos 1986-1998 70
  Folder
Miller, Donald 1972-2004 71
  Folder
Pitt Informal Program 1978-1979 72
  Folder
Office of Urban and Community Services 1975 73
  Folder
Physical Plant 1980-1981 74
  Folder
References 1969-1980 75
  Folder
Foreign Festival Customs Undated 76
  Folder
American Association of Museums 1986-1988 77
  Folder
PA Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations 1998-2011 78
  Folder
Pittsburgh Foundation 2001 79
  Folder
Museum Grant 2004 80
  Folder
Postcards with Script 1978 81
  Folder
Pathfinders 2007-2009 82
  Folder
Mongolian Higher Education Project 1993-1994 83

Subseries  4. Facility Management, 1962-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains the documents pertaining to the physical maintenance and management of the facilities. This includes the individual Nationality Rooms and the Cathedral of Learning in general.

  Folder
Annual Maintenance Tour 2008-2010 84
  Folder
Annual Maintenance Tour 2004-2008 85
  Folder
Annual Maintenance Tour 2003-2005 86
  Folder
Floor Care 1975-1986 87
  Folder
Exterior Soot Removal 2007-2010 88
  Folder
Commons Room Custodial Requests 1977 89
  Folder
Cathedral of Learning Custodial Requests 2007-2011 90
  Folder
Smoking Policies, 1967-1996 91-92
  Folder
Vandalism and Bomb Threats 1979 93
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Thefts 1962-1977 94
  Folder
Security Reports 1962-1985 95
  Folder
Space 1974-1980 96-97
  Folder
Space Management/Accounting & Analysis 1984-1997 98
  Folder
Furniture 2009 99
  Folder
Furniture Loans 1978-1979 100
  BoxFolder
Facilities Management 1994-2008 3101
  Folder
Elevator and Third Floor Access 1987-1994 102
  Folder
Electronic Upgrades 2006 103
  Folder
Lighting Maintenance 1994-2006 104
  Folder
Lighting Maintenance 1997-1999 105
  Folder
Chinese Lighting Fixtures 1993 106
  Folder
Markers for Classrooms, 2004-2007 107-111
  Folder
Historic Marker 2007 112
  Folder
Room Signs 1986-2009 113

Subseries  5. Complementary Facilities, 1951-2009 

Scope and Content Notes

A subseries of documents in regards to facilities which are administered by the Nationality Rooms Program.

  Folder
1209 Cathedral of Learning 1980-1984 114
  Folder
1228 Cathedral of Learning History 1992-1998 115
  Folder
1228 Cathedral of Learning History 1996 116
  Folder
1228 Cathedral of Learning History 1983-1992 117
  Folder
12th Floor Cathedral of Learning History and Policies 1951-2009 118
  Folder
12th Floor Cathedral of Learning History and Policies 2004-2005 119
  Folder
Information Center 1969-1971 120
  Folder
Visitor’s Center 1972-1975 121-122
  Folder
Visitor’s Center 1979-1980 123
  Folder
Visitor Information Center 1978-1982 124
  Folder
Garden Proposal and Memos 1993-2003 125
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Garden 1993-1998 126
  Folder
Gift Center Remodeling Project, 2003-2011 127-130

Subseries  6. Facilities with Historical Significance within the University, 1966-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries focuses on the facilities that are not officially affiliated with the Nationality Rooms Program, but are administrated by the University of Pittsburgh.

  BoxFolder
Heinz Memorial Chapel 1991-2001 4131-132
  Folder
Heinz Memorial Chapel 1972-1991 133
  Folder
Stephen Foster 1966-1985 134-136
  Folder
Stephen Foster Date Requests 1990-1996 137
  Folder
Stephen Foster New Policy 1982 138
  Folder
Log Cabin 1987-2000 139
  Folder
P.I.P. Downtown Info. Center 1980-1981 140
  Folder
Frick Fine Arts 1991-2010 141

Subseries  7. Similar Organizations, 1973-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries looks at the other programs similar to the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms. Focus is placed upon Cleveland Ethnic Rooms, Wayne State University, sister-city Scheffield, and Nationality Rooms elsewhere in the 1990’s.

  Folder
Cleveland Ethnic Rooms 1979-1980 142
  Folder
Wayne State University 1973-1982 143
  Folder
Sister City Sheffield 1981 144
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Efforts Elsewhere 1993, 1995 145

Subseries  8. Newsletters, 1990-2003 

Scope and Content Notes

A collection of the newsletters sent out by the Nationality Rooms Office regarding the rooms. Topics range from Room history, scholarships, publicity, and events.

  Folder
 1990-1993 146
  Folder
 1993-1997 147
  Folder
 1997-2000 148
  Folder
 2001-2003 149

Subseries  9. Websites, 2003-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries is a collection that focuses on the websites created by the Nationality Rooms Office or the Rooms individually. Documents include memos, printed screenshots, and emails.

  Folder
Website 2003-2006 150

Subseries  10. Architectural Drawings, 1940-1998 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries has some of the architectural drawings and sketches for the Nationality Rooms as well as other rooms under the direction of the Nationality Rooms Office.

  Folder
3rd Floor Floor Plans 1989-1994 151
  Folder
3rd Floor Floor Plans 1994 152
  Folder
12th Floor Floor Plans 1993, 1997 153
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Floor Plans 1947-1948 154
  Folder
1st Floor Floor Plans Circa 1970s 155
  Folder
1st Floor Floor Plans Circa 1940s-1970s 156
  Folder
Facility Floor Plans and Policies 1980-1988 157
  Folder
Japanese Room Architectural Drawings 1971 158
  Folder
Armenian Room Architectural Drawings 1981 159
Oversized Drawings 1 

Contains architectural drawings and sketches for the following rooms: Croghan-Schenley, Welsh, Romanian, Hungarian, Scottish, Yugoslav, Swedish, Chinese, Czechoslovak, Norwegian, Polish, Italian, English, French, German, Russian, Syria-Lebanon and Armenian Rooms. Also several drawings for room 124 Cathedral (Executive Offices).

  Box
Oversized Drawings 2 6

Contains architectural drawings and sketches for the Ukranian and Armenian Classrooms and 3 copies of the Bowman Calligraphy.

Subseries  11. Other files, 1995-2002 

Scope and Content Notes

A collection of files with topics that were of interests to the Director.

  BoxFolder
Max Vanka Murals 1995-1997 4160

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Series  II. Scholarship Files 1957-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

A collection of the scholarships given out by the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program throughout the years. Reports by students who received the scholarships and who the scholarships are in honor of is also within this collection. This series also contains photographic materials.

Subseries  1. Scholarship Reports and Evaluations, 1957-2010 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries focuses on the reports given by the scholarship winners, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program. Correspondence, progress reports, finished reports, and photographic materials make up the bulk of this collection.

  BoxFolder
Summer Study Abroad Prgogram Survey 1969 5161
  Folder
Summer Study Abroad Prgogram Survey 1969 162
  Folder
Summer Study Abroad Prgogram Survey 1969 163
  Folder
Organization for the Foreign Visitor and Student in Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.A 1958  164
  Folder
Helen Pool Rush Grant – Rachel E. Kloock 1999  165
  Folder
Africa Room Nationality Scholarship Award – Rebecca Stroup (Rwanguba) 2002  166
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Committee and Women’s International Club – Heather H. Kiraly 2001  167
  Folder
Amy Erica Smith 2007  168
  Folder
Keith Williams (Uraguay) 1996  169
  Folder
Dan Bisbee (Scotland) 2010  170
  Folder
Sera W. Kariuki (Kenya) 1997  171
  Folder
Eugene Manasterski Memorial Ukrainian Room Research Grant – Kumen R. Call 2003 172
  Folder
Oksana Doroshkevich (Ukraine) 2003 173
  Folder
Abigail Chua, Medical Research in Philippines Poster 2008 174
  Folder
Ruth Crawford Mitchell Memorial Award – Adrienne R. Washington (Caribbean nations) 2008  175
  Folder
Center for Latin American Studies Field Trip – Monica Faust (Brazil) 2001 176
  Folder
Rachel Kloock (Mexico) 1999 177
  Folder
Miscellaneous Items 1967-1980  178
  Folder
Charles Elliot Scholarship Mate 1957-1958  179
  Folder
Elanore K. Shenesky – Fred Schaefer Memorial Scholarship 1966  180
  Folder
Carolyn J.P. Shaw – Stanton C. Crawford Scholarship 1966  181
  Folder
John S. Ruskay – “S” Award 1966 182
  Folder
Beverly Reifman – Frederic Schaefer Memorial Scholarship 1965 183
  Folder
Susan E. Scott – French Committee Scholarship 1965, 1965-1969 184
  Folder
Gladys Flesher – Vira Heinz Award 1957, 1957-1958 185
  Folder
Richard A. Moore – Italian Award 1958 186
  Folder
Maye Rattner – Student Hostess Award 1958 187
  Folder
Louis Sprajcar – Norwegian Award 1958 188
  Folder
Marcia H. Getting – Vira Heinz Award 1958 189
  Folder
Joseph J. Fitzharris – EMITT Award 1958  190
  Folder
Esther J. Mishelevich – French Award 1958 191
  Folder
Award Program – General 1957 192
  Folder
1958 Final Reports 1957-1958  193
  Folder
Student Award Program 1965  194
  Folder
Study Abroad Evaluation 1976  195

Subseries  2. Scholarship Information, 1969-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

A collection regarding the scholarships given out by the Nationality Rooms and the Office of Cultural Education Exchange. This collection also focuses on those whose names are honored by the scholarships. News clippings, photographic materials, published materials for publicity, correspondence, and obituaries of those involved are the types of documents that make up the bulk of this collection.

  Folder
Kosciuszko Foundation 1969-1982  196
  Folder
Sir William Radcliffe Award and Biography Information 1969-1983  197
  Folder
James W. Knox 1977-1982  198
  Folder
James Knox Scholarship Fund 1995-2003  199
  Folder
Tsui Endowment – New York Contact 1978-1986  200
  Folder
John Tsui 1982-2010  201
  Folder
Rosemund Fund 1974  202
  Folder
Prostrednik 1977-1981  203
  Folder
Savina S. Skewis – Memorial Service 1993 204
  Folder
Savina S. Skewis Endowment 1987 205
  Folder
Savina S. Skewis - General 1965-1993 206
  Folder
Helen Pool Rush 1965-2007  207
  Folder
Vira I. Heinz 1983-2005  208
  BoxFolder
Ivan Santa-Cruz 1994-2003  6209
  Folder
David L. Lawrence Award 1981-2010  210
  Folder
Ruth Crawford Mitchell 1975-2011  211
  Folder
Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholarship Fund 1991-2007  212
  Folder
Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholarship Fund 1980-1990  213
  Folder
Education Exchange Endowment Fund 1958 214
  Folder
Endowments 2005 215
  Folder
Caryl M. Kline 2002-2009 216
  Folder
Caryl M. Kline Scholarship 2002-2006 217
  Folder
John Heinz Scholarship Endowment Fund 1991 218
  Folder
E. Maxine Bruhns Scholarship 2005-2008 219
  Folder
Shiono Scholarship 2009-2011 220
  Folder
McGunagle Award 2007-2012 221
  Folder
Italian 1986-1992  222
  Folder
Slater, Frank and Vilma 1993 223
  Folder
Blatt Endowment 1996-1997  224
  Folder
Brown, Dorothy Bradley 1998-2007  225
  Folder
Brown P.T. Award 1998-2008  226
  Folder
Starrett, Charles and Agnes 1982-1989 227
  Folder
Kessler, Friedl 1998 228
  Folder
Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Scholarship 1979-2008  229
  Folder
Stadnick, Mary 1993-1995 230
  Folder
Scholarship – Publicity 1998-2007  231
  Folder
Rukavina, Miles (Mr. and Mrs.) 1980-1983 232
  Folder
Dravo 1998 233

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Series  III. Events 1942-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains documents, photographs, and other materials that reflect the various events that took place at, or were related to, the Nationality Rooms. Types of events include: a Christmas and Holiday Open House, Nationality Room dedications, foreign ambassador visits, the celebration of the United States of America’s Bicentennial, and more.

Subseries  1. Bicentennial of the United States of America 1974-1983 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries documents the city of Pittsburgh’s celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States of America. Included are correspondence and meeting minutes regarding the celebrations, as well as a history of the Cathedral of Learning.

  Folder
Bicentennial Committee 1975-1976 234
  Folder
Presentation of History of Cathedral of Learning Given by E.M. Bruhns 1983 235
  Folder
Pittsburgh Bicentennial Events 1975-1981 236-237
  Folder
Tourism Advisory Board Meetings 1974-1975 238

Subseries  2. VIP Visitors 1973-1982 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries is devoted to the various visitors that the University of Pittsburgh has welcomed, most of which toured the Nationality Rooms during their stay. VIPs include ambassadors from Greece, the United Nations, and Norway; the Swedish Consul; Polish Head of State; and Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

  Folder
VIPs 1974-1982 239
  Folder
Food Editors Visit 1982 240
  Folder
Cameroon Visitor, African Heritage Classroom Committee 1982 241
  Folder
American Debate Team, Russian Room 1982 242
  Folder
Lord Mayor of Sheffield 1981 243
  Folder
American Society of Interior Designers Tour 1981 244
  Folder
Greek Ambassador John A. Tzounis 1981 245
  Folder
American Orff-Schulwerk Association 1980 246
  Folder
Mayor of Lucca 1980 247
  Folder
Scottish Room VIPs 1979 248
  Folder
Mayor’s Conference 1979 249
  Folder
People's Republic of China, Minister of Metallurgic Industries 1979 250
  Folder
Japanese Room, Osaka Chamber Of Commerce 1978 251
  Folder
Russian VIPs 1978 252
  Folder
Swedish Consul General 1977 253
  Folder
United Nations Ambassadors Visit Correspondence 1977 254
  Folder
United Nations Ambassadors Visit Publicity 1977 255
  Folder
Norwegian Ambassador 1977 256
  Folder
Visit of Polish Head of State 1974 257
  Folder
U.S. Steel Christmas Choral Festival 1973 258
  Folder
French Ambassador Morot-Sir Visit 1967 259

Subseries  3. Anniversaries 1966-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries documents anniversaries celebrated by the Nationality Rooms and Cathedral of Learning, primarily through correspondence, photographs, and event programs.

  BoxFolder
Cathedral of Learning Anniversary 2012 7260
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Historic Marker 2004-2006 261
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Thank You Comments and Photo CD 2006 262
  Folder
Nationality Rooms Program 80th Anniversary Hillman Library Exhibit 2006 263
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary 2006 264
  Folder
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs 80th Anniversary Celebration 2006 265
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary 2006 266-267
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Invitation Design 2006 268
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Invitation Recipients 2006 269
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Labels 2002-2006 270
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary Program, Proclamation and Dance Groups 2006 271
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Planning Logistics 2006 272
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Cookies 2006 273
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Cookie Table 2006 274
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 80th Anniversary, Post-Event Feedback 2006 275
  Folder
Women's International Club 50th Anniversary, Winners Questionnaire 1989 276
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1976 277
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1975-1976 278
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1976 279
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary Mailing Lists 1971-1976 280
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 50th Anniversary 1976 281
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 40th Anniversary, Correspondence 1966-1967 282
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 40th Anniversary Mailing Lists 1966 283
  Folder
Nationality Rooms 40th Anniversary 1966 284

Subseries  4. Holiday and Open House 1942-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries is a collection of materials that relate to the Holiday and Open House Events that took place within the Cathedral of Learning and Nationality Rooms. Files include correspondence, promotional materials, publicity, photographs, requests for rooms, floor plans for the events, programs, event time slots, and committee lists.

  Folder
Christmas Carols Undated 285
  Folder
Christmas Languages 2003 286
  Folder
Christmas 2001 287
  Folder
Christmas in Many Languages, “Merry Christmas” 1978-1993 288
  Folder
Open House, General 1982-2012 289
  Folder
Holiday Rooms Write Ups Undated 290
  Folder
Christmas in Nationality Rooms Nations Undated 291
  Folder
Christmas Information 2001 292
  Folder
Open House Publicity 2011 293
  Folder
Christmas Information Publicity Packets 1993 294
  Folder
News Releases: Yearly Christmas Open House 1983-1996 295
  Folder
Christmas Publicity 1992 296
  Folder
Open House Publicity 1980-1995 297
  BoxFolder
Christmas Publicity 1972-1983 8298
  Folder
Christmas Decorating 1998-2008 299
  Folder
Holiday Open House 2008 300
  Folder
Holiday Open House 2006-2007 301
  Folder
Decorating Day 2006-2007 302
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Holiday Open House 2005 303
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Decorating Day 2004-2005 304
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Undecorating Day 2004-2005 305
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Holiday Open House 2004 306
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Decorating Day 1993-2004 307
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Open House 2003 308-309
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Decorating Day 2003 310
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Undecorating Day 2003 311
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Open House 2002-2003 312
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Decorating Day 2002 313
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Undecorating Day 2001-2002 314
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Open House 2001 315
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Decorating Day 2001 316
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Holiday Open House 2000-2001 317
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Decorating Day 2000 318
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Undecorating Day 1999-2000 319
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Open House 1999 320
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Decorating Day 1999 321
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Christmas Open House 1997-1998 322
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Undecorating Day 1997-1998 323
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Menu Cover for Open House 1998 324
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Open House 1997 325
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Open House, Decorating, and Undecorating Day 1996 326
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Open House 1995 327
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Holiday Decorating and Open House 1994 328
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Open House and Decorating Day 1993-1994 329
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Christmas Open House 1992-1993 330
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Christmas 1991 331
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Christmas Luncheon 1990 332
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Christmas Open House 1989 9333
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Christmas 1988 334
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Christmas 1987 335
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Christmas 1986 336
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Christmas 1985 337
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Christmas, Greek Room 1984-1985 338
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Christmas, English Room 1983 339
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Christmas 1983-1984 340
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Christmas, Finnish Room 1981-1982 341
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Christmas, German Room 1981 342
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Christmas 1980 343
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Christmas, Lithuanian Room 1971-1980 344
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Christmas, Romanian Room 1978 345
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Christmas, Greek Room 1976-1977 346
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Christmas, Yugoslavian Room 1976 347
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Christmas, Hungarian Room 1975 348
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Christmas, Scottish Room 1974 349
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Christmas 1973 350
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Christmas, English Room 1972-1975 351
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Christmas 1971 352
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Christmas 1970 353
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Christmas, Polish Room 1969-1970 354
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Christmas 1968 355
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Christmas 1967 356
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Christmas 1966 357
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Christmas 1965 358
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Christmas 1964-1965 359
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Christmas 1963 360
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Christmas 1962 361
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Christmas 1961 362
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Christmas 1960 363
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Christmas 1958-1959 364
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Christmas 1957-1958 365
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Christmas 1957 366
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Christmas 1942-1957 367

Subseries  5. Event Committee Member Lists 1976-2010  (Bulk, 2000-2010)

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries is comprised of committee member lists for each of the Nationality Rooms, which often include member names and contact information. There is also some correspondence regarding committee member changes.

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Membership Lists 2002-2010 368
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African Heritage Membership List 1991-2007 369
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Armenian Membership List c.2010 370
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Austrian Membership List c.2010 371
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Chinese Committee 1966-2004, c.2010  (Bulk, 1966-2004) 372
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Czechoslovak Committee c.2010 373
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Danish Membership 2010 374
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English Committee Membership 1976-2010 375
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Finnish Committee Membership 2010 376
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French Committee Membership c.2010 377
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German Committee Membership 2000-2010 378
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Greek Committee Membership 2010 379
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Hungarian Membership List c.2010 380
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Indian Membership List c.2010 381
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Irish Membership List c.2010 382
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Israeli Heritage Membership List c.2010 383
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Italian Committee Members 1997-2010 384
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Latin American Membership List c.2010 385
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Lithuanian Membership List c.2010 386
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Norwegian Membership List c.2010 387
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Russian Membership List c.2010 388
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Swiss Membership List 2010-2011 389
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Scandinavian Society in Western Pennsylvania Membership List 2003-2010 390
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Turkish Membership List c.2010 391
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Turkish Alumnus 2001 392
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Welsh Membership List 2010 393
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Women’s International Committee Membership List 2000-2010 394
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Yugoslav Membership c.2010 395

Subseries  6. Additional Events 1960-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains correspondence, photographs, and publicity materials for a variety of one-time events that took place at the Cathedral of Learning, Nationality Rooms, or at institutions related in some fashion to the Nationality Rooms. Classroom dedications, classroom materials auction, presentation guides, exhibits, and other events are represented.

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Special Events 2010-2011 396
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Welsh Room Dedication 2008 397
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Hillman Library Display Case  1983-2007 398
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Auction 2001 399
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Nationality Rooms Catalog 2001 400
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Lace Day 1993-1994 401
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Frick Fine Arts Museum 1984-1989 402
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David Lawrence Memorial Award Luncheon 1981-1989 403
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Slide Presentation 1970-1989 404
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Slide Presentation: Orders 1979-1985 405
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Slide Presentation: Script, Care of, How to give 1980-1984 406
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Slide Presentations 1983-1984 407
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Ethnic Arts Project, Kent State University 1981 408
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Ethnic Music Festival 1981 409
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Visitor Center Display 1976-1980 410
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Hunt Botanical Exhibit 1979-1980 411
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Annual Giving Fund 1977-1979 412
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Urban 13 1978 413
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Robert Morris College and International Newsletter 1974-1976 414
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Unitarian Church 1973 415
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William Hung, Scroll Presentation 1973 416
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David L. Lawrence Hall Floor Plan and Dedication 1960-1971 417

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Series  IV. Publicity 1937-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains publicity materials regarding the Nationality Rooms, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, and City of Pittsburgh. Materials include local, national and international newspapers, newsletters, pamphlets, books, magazines, and correspondence.

Subseries  1. Newsletters 1959-2009 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries is a collection of the newsletters published and distributed by the Nationality Rooms program. A Nationality Room was highlighted for each publication.

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Newsletters 1959-1975 10418
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Newsletters 1975-1984 419
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Newsletters 1985-1995 420
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Newsletters 1996-2003 421
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Newsletters 2003-2009 422

Subseries  2. Cathedral of Learning Publicity 1937-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries documents publicity regarding the Cathedral of Learning. Information concerning the building’s funding, construction, completion, room dedications, ghost stories, and publications regarding the Cathedral of Learning and Nationality Rooms compose this subseries.

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Nationality Rooms Book Undated 423
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Blue and Gold Building Undated 424
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Secrets of the Cathedral of Learning 2009-2011 425
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Cathedral of Learning History 1979-2010 426
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Cathedral of Learning Publicity ca. 1937-2010 427
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Cathedral of Learning DVD 2008 428
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Nationality Rooms History 19938-2003 429
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History Channel 1997-1998 430
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Cathedral of Learning News Articles 1970-1985 431
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Geise Proposal 1974 432
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Presentation of the Scottish, German, Swedish, and Russian Rooms 1938 433

Subseries  3. General Publicity 1949-2009 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains general publicity regarding the Nationality Rooms and the City of Pittsburgh. Correspondence for one-time events; news stories from local, national, and international sources; magazines; and room dedications are found within this subseries.

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Newspapers, Language Undated 434
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Heinz Chapel Undated 435
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Publicity, December 2009 436
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Publicity, November 2009 437
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Publicity, October 2009 438
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Publicity, September 2009 439
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Publicity, August 2009 440
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Publicity, June 2009 441
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Publicity, May 2009 442
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Publicity, April 2009 443
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Publicity, March 2009 444
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Publicity, January 2009 445
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Publicity, December 2008 446
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Publicity, November 2008 447
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Publicity, October 2008 448
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Publicity, September 2008 449
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Publicity, August 2008 450
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Publicity, July 2008 451
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Publicity, June 2008 452
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Publicity, May 2008 453
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Publicity, April 2008 11454
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Publicity, March 2008 455
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Publicity, February 2008 456
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Publicity, January 2008 457
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Moscow State University 2003-2006 458
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Publicity Magazines 1998-2004 459
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Carnegie Magazine 1975 460
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Pittsburgh Publicity 1949-1969 461

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