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Guide to the Robert B. Pitts Papers
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Description
Robert B. Pitts (1909-1982) was the first regional administrator of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and an advocate for housing and urban development.The Robert B. Pitts papers consist of speeches, housing reports, articles, correspondence, programs, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the Pitts' life and career.
Background
Robert B. Pitts (1909-1982) was the first regional administrator of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and an advocate for housing and urban development. Born on August 25, 1909 in Macon, Georgia, he earned a B.A. in mathematics from Howard University in 1938 and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Washington in 1941. After graduation, he was an instructor in economics at Lemoyne College in Memphis, Tennessee for one year before he was drafted into the U.S. military during World War II. During the war (1942-1946), he served as a master gunner overseas in Italy, the Philippines, and Japan.
Extent
6.5 linear feet (11 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Robert B. Pitts Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.