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Guide to the Robert B. Pitts Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pitts (Robert B.) collection
    Dates: 1965-1988
    Collector: Pitts, Mattalyn.
    Collection Size: .1 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Robert B. Pitts Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Pitts (Robert B.) collection, MS 116, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 01/31/2014.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Biographical Series II. Printed material

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Pitts, Robert B.