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Guide to the Robert B. Pitts Collection
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Description
Regional HUD director Robert B. Pitts (1909-1985) was born in Macon, Georgia. After earning degrees from Howard University and the University of Washington, he served as the first regional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department from 1964-1970. The Robert B. Pitts collection includes a portrait of William and Mattalyn Pitts, proclamations in memoriam, letters of condolence, a program of the Westminster Neighborhood Center renaming ceremony, and assorted magazine articles and newspaper clippings documenting to the career of HUD regional secretary William B. Pitts.
Background
Regional HUD director Robert B. Pitts (1909-1985) was born in Macon, Georgia. After earning degrees from Howard University and the University of Washington, he served as the first regional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department from 1964-1970. He was a founder of the Bay Area Black United Fund and the consulting firm Urban Consultants and was a lecturer in the School of Business Administration at the University of California Berkeley.
Extent
.1 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Robert B. Pitts Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.