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Biographical

Physical Description: 14 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes resumes, biographical sketches, obituary, awards, Robert B. Pitts college scrapbook, and correspondence related to renaming ceremonies of Robert B. Pitts Westminster Neighborhood Center in Los Angeles, California and Robert B. Pitts Plaza in San Francisco, California.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Resumes 1968-1975

Box 1:2

Biographical sketches 1967-1969

Box 1:3

“Tribute to Robert B. Pitts” circa 1982

Box 1:3

“Who was Robert B. Pitts” circa 1982

Box 1:4

College scrapbook [University of Pittsburgh, Virginia State College, and Talledega College] 1927-1941

Box 1:5

Funeral program [two copies] 1982

Box 1:6

Obituary 1982

Box 1:7

Authorization for autopsy form 1982-08-30

 

Correspondence

Box 1:8

Letters of condolence upon the death of Robert B. Pitts 1982-1983

Box 1:9

Memorial to honor Robert B. Pitts 1982-1986

Box 1:10

Mattalyn Pitts 1950, 1982-1992 and undated

Box 1:11

Awards and resolutions 1966-1988

Box 1:12

Rockefeller Award nomination 1967-1969

 

Robert B. Pitts Westminster Neighborhood Center

Box 1:13

Invitation to renaming ceremony [five copies] 1985-02-20

Box 1:13

Renaming ceremony program [five copies] 1985-02-20

Box 1:13

Renaming ceremony news release 1985

Box 1:13

Outline of remarks of Emma McFarlin 1985

 

Robert B. Pitts Plaza

Box 1:14

Invitation to renaming ceremony 1989-08-17

Box 1:14

Renaming ceremony program [three copies] 1989-08-17

Box 1:14

Robert B. Pitts Plaza grand opening invitation 1991-10-30

Box 1:14

Robert B. Pitts Plaza grand opening program [two copies] 1991-10-30

Box 1:14

Robert B. Pitts Plaza resource guide 1991-10

Box 1:14

Robert B. Pitts Plaza news release undated

 

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Physical Description: 36 folders + 1 oversized box

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes speeches delivered by Robert B. Pitts at conferences, conference correspondence and programs, and HUD reports and correspondence while Pitts served as the HUD racial relations officer and regional director.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Conferences

 

Speeches

Box 3:1

"Loss of homes…," address to Alameda County Branch NAACP at Mr. Zion Baptist Church Oakland, California 1945-09-25

Box 2:1

"What steps can be taken [..]," circa 1949

Box 2:1

"Minority problems in housing" circa 1940s

Box 2:1

"The responsibilities of minority racial groups in a democratic community," remarks at a breakfast meeting of the San Pablo, California Branch NAACP 1949-05-21

Box 2:1

"Minority racial groups and the Housing Act of 1949," address delivered at a mass meeting sponsored by the ministers and the officers of branches of the NAACP in the Bay Area at the North Richmond Baptist Church 1949-08-28

Box 2:1

"Housing problems of minority groups in San Francisco, California," statement made by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Public Housing Administration, before Mayor's Commission on Human Relations, San Francisco, California 1949-10-18

Box 2:1

"The housing problems of minority racial groups on the West Coast (a challenge to social action in the Christian Church)," a paper submitted to a seminar on social action by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Public Housing Administration, at the Northern California Congregation Conference, First Congregational Church, San Francisco, California 1949-10-27

Box 2:1

"Flexible occupancy patterns in public housing - a challenge and a responsibility," circa 1949

Box 2:1

"The public housing program under the Housing Act of 1949," speech delivered to Marin County CCU [three copies] 1950-01-31

Box 2:1

"Race and housing in California," a paper submitted at a workshop on "Race and Human Relations" by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, San Francisco Field Office, Public Housing Administration, Cooper Zion Church, Oakland, California [two copies] 1950-01-29

Box 2:1

"Race and housing on the West Coast," an address delivered by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Public Housing Administration, at the annual conference of West Coast branches of the NAACP, Seattle, Washington 1950-03-03

Box 2:1

An address delivered at the Northern California Baptist Conference on community relations Berkeley Divinity School, Berkeley, California [two copies] 1950-11-11

Box 2:1

An address made by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Public Housing Administration, at meeting of Adult Forum, First Baptist Church, Oakland, California 1950-12-03

Box 2:2

"Working for the world we want," an address delivered by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Public Housing Administration, before the Albany (Calif.) Soroptimist Club [three copies] 1951-03-14

Box 2:2

"The nature of human rights," an address delivered at a meeting of the Women's Club, First Baptist Church Berkeley, California [four copies] 1952-08-27

Box 2:2

"Housing market factors and integration," statement of Robert B. Pitts at panel discussion on "Integrated housing - social work's challenge and opportunity," National Conference of Social Work, San Francisco, California 1955

Box 2:2

"The 'problem' of housing minority groups," remarks by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Federal Housing Administration, before Conference on Housing Minority Groups, Benjamin Franklin Hotel, Seattle, Washington [five copies] 1955-04-14

Box 2:2

"Integrated housing: social work's challenge and opportunity," a panel discussion presented by the National Urban League, National Conference of Social Work, San Francisco, California 1955-05-29

Box 2:2

"The housing industry and minority groups," an address by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Federal Housing Administration, given at luncheon meeting of the Southern Alameda County Board of Realtors, Villa Lorenzo, San Lorenzo, California [three copies] 1957-03-01

Box 2:2

"Colored people are always trying to get into our neighborhoods," a talk by Robert B. Pitts, racial relations officer, Federal Housing Administration, at a public meeting sponsored by the Palo Alto - Stanford University Chapters of the NAACP, Palo Alto Community Center [two copies] 1957-04-08

Box 2:2

Address delivered by Robert B. Pitts at seminar Congregational Church San Mateo, California 1958-03-10

Box 2:3

"The federal government and urban development," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Conference of Nevada State Council of Churches, Las Vegas, Nevada 1966-01-22

Box 2:3

"The challenge of change," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the luncheon meeting of the Federal Business Association, Seattle, Washington [two copies] 1966-01-25

Box 2:3

"Some concepts of federal aid in enhancing environmental beauty," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Governor's Conference on Natural Beauty and Community Appearance, Honolulu, Hawaii [two copies] 1966-02-05

Box 2:3

"Human welfare, 1966: the role of housing and urban development," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a Conference of the California Association for Health and Welfare, San Francisco, California [two copies] 1966-03-07

Box 2:3

"Public works - and the Department of Housing and Urban Development," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the American Public Works Association Spring session, Washington State Chapter, Olympia, Washington [two copies] 1966-03-09

Box 2:3

"Change and the man," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Father and Son Banquet, Jackson Street Community Council, Seattle, Washington [two copies] 1966-03-17

Box 2:3

"Private enterprise and the Department of Housing and Urban Development," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a seminar on federal housing opportunities sponsored by American Building Contractors Association and California Banker Broker Builder, San Francisco, California and Los Angeles, California [two copies] 1966-03-23

Box 2:4

"Mortgage banking and the Department of Housing and Urban Development," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a meeting of the Bay Area Mortgage Association, San Francisco, California [two copies] 1966-04-05

Box 2:4

"Government and the challenge of change," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the luncheon meeting Tacoma area executive association, Tacoma, Washington [two copies] 1966-04-14

Box 2:4

"Code enforcement and the future of cities," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the 6th National Codes Workshop, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Jack Tar Hotel, San Francisco, California [two copies] 1966-04-18

Box 2:4

"A new approach to the creation of a new urban environment," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a conference on housing subsidies sponsored by the Associated Home Builders of the Greater Eastbay, Inc., Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, California [two copies] 1966-05-04

Box 2:4

"Community development and the new breed - a call for local leadership," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Pacific Southwest Regional Council Conference of the National Association of Homebuilders and Redevelopment Officials, San Diego, California [two copies] 1966-05-24

Box 2:4

"Rent supplement program," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Rent Supplement Conference sponsored jointly by the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Real Estate Boards, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, San Francisco Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, California [two copies] 1966-05-27

Box 2:5

An address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Governor's Conference on Decisions for Progress sponsored by design for Washington, Inc. and Urban Affairs Coordinating Committee, Olympic Hotel Seattle, Washington [two copies] 1966-06-03

Box 2:5

"Leadership for the city of tomorrow," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, on the occasion of the 111th annual communication of the most worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, State of California, San Diego, California [two copies] 1966-07-18

Box 2:5

"Problems in achieving equal opportunity in housing," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the 9th annual meeting of the Federation of Masons of the World, Inc. Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California [two copies] 1966-08-18

Box 2:5

"Community development - the total approach," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Biennial conference Pacific Northwest Regional Council, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Eugene, Oregon [two copies] 1966-09-15

Box 2:5

"Designing the regional office organizational structure Department of Housing and Urban Development (a case study in intergovernmental relations)," presented by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a conference on intergovernmental relations, Berkeley, California [two copies] 1966-09-29

Box 2:5

"Government and the challenge of change," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the luncheon meeting regional staff IRS equal opportunity seminar San Francisco, California 1966-10-25

Box 2:5

"Government and the problems of urban development," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the 15th annual Northwest Regional Conference of the American Institute of Architects, Seattle, Washington [two copies] 1966-10-26

Box 2:6

"Intergovernmental relations and the challenge of change," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the quarterly meeting of the San Francisco Federal Executive Board, San Francisco, California [two copies] 1966-12-08

Box 2:6

"Land acquisition or easements which way to open space?" an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Natural Beauty and Recreation Congress of the National Association of Counties, Honolulu, Hawaii [two copies] 1967-01-26

Box 2:6

"The economics of community planning," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the 1967 Business Outlook Conference, San Diego, California [two copies] 1967-03-10

Box 2:6

"The federal government in California's future," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the annual conference of the California Chapter, American Institute of Planners, Monterey, California [two copies] 1967-03-17

Box 2:6

"Intergovernmentalizing the great society," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the National Conference on Public Administration San Francisco, California 1967-03-29

Box 2:6

"The challenge of urban renewal," a paper by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, delivered at the first annual inter-collegiate conference on urban problems, University of Southern California 1967-04-15

Box 2:6

"Leadership for urban tomorrow," a talk by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the 1967 annual conference of the Men of Tomorrow, Lake Arrowhead, California [two copies] 1967-04-29

Box 2:6

"Private finance and urban problems," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the annual loan clinic of the Savings and Loan Industry Los Angeles, California [two copies] 1967-05-24

Box 2:7

"The church and the technological society," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the church planning conference at Westlake Village, California 1967-09-21

Box 2:7

"Challenges and opportunities in meeting the nation's housing needs," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Region Vi Turnkey Conference, Jack Tar Hotel San Francisco, California 1967-10-26

Box 2:7

"The value of citizen participation in community development," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Areas of Concern Conference, Compton, California 1967-10-28

Box 2:7

"Model cities conference" circa 1960s

Box 2:7

"Community development and the role of public utilities," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Northwest Public Power Association's workshop conference, Spokane, Washington 1968-04-10

Box 2:7

"Model cities and black and tan power," a paper by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the 20th annual conference of official human rights agencies, Portland, Oregon 1968-07-07

Box 2:7

Mini-park groundbreaking, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 1968-08-09

Box 2:7

"Urban America renewal and innovation: the role of the federal government," an address delivered at the 20th annual conference of the Canadian Public Affairs Institute, Victoria, British Columbia 1968-09-06

Box 2:7

"Cities in the 70's - new and renewed," a paper by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a seminar for architects and engineers sponsored by the Northwest Electric Light and Power Association and Electric League of the Pacific Northwest Spokane, Washington 1969-03-13

Box 2:7

"Cooperation in community development," a paper by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Honolulu conference on housing and urban development Honolulu, Hawaii 1969-03-17

Box 2:7

"Man, his cities and his environment - the challenge of open space," an address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the annual seminar of the American Institute of Landscape Architects, University of California Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, California 1969-09-06

Box 2:7

"HUD in the Pacific," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2nd annual statewide conference on housing and urban development Honolulu, Hawaii [two copies] 1969-11-17

Box 2:7

"Housing needs and our natural resources," address by Robert B. Pitts, regional administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, annual meeting Northern California Section American Foresters Oakland, California [three copies] 1969-12-06

Box 2:7

"Intergovernmental relations and the times," a speech presented by Robert B. Pitts (retired), former chairman to the San Francisco Federal Executive Board, on occasion of its 10th anniversary Treasure Island, California [two copies] 1972-03-08

 

Correspondence

Box 3:2

1966

Box 3:3

1967

Box 3:4

1968-1970

 

Programs

Box 3:5

A dialogue in depth on the five major issues facing the State of Nevada, Las Vegas Convention Center 1966-01-20

Box 3:5

Governor's conference on natural beauty and community appearance, Honolulu International Assembly Hall 1966-02-03

Box 3:5

Adjourned annual meeting, Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin 1966-02-17

Box 3:5

Equal employment opportunity seminar sponsored by the Federal Personnel Council of Northern California, Hamilton Air Force Base 1966-03-04

Box 3:5

California Association for Health & Welfare, Sheraton-Palace Hotel San Francisco 1966-03-06

Box 3:5

American Public Works Association Washington State Chapter spring session 1966-03-09

Box 3:5

Federal housing opportunities seminar 1966-03-23

Box 3:5

Washington Junior High School second annual fathers' night dinner banquet 1966-03-17

Box 3:5

Federal housing opportunities seminar 1966-03-23

Box 3:5

6th national codes workshop, Jack Tar Hotel San Francisco, California 1966-04-17

Box 3:5

Tacoma area federal executive association monthly meeting 1966-04-14

Box 3:5

Conference on housing subsidies, Hotel Claremont Berkeley, California 1966-05-04

Box 3:5

League of California Cities mayors' and councilmen's institute, Monterey, California 1966-05-22

Box 3:5

Pacific Southwest Regional Council silver anniversary conference, El Cortez Hotel San Diego, California 1966-05-22

Box 3:5

Rent supplement program, San Francisco Hilton Hotel 1966-05-27

Box 3:5

Watts-Compton Improvement Association program 1966-06-12

Box 3:5

The Builder 1966

Box 3:5

Workshop for human relations commissions on laws and the racial ghetto, Hotel Cosmopolitan Denver, Colorado 1966-06-28

Box 3:5

Adlai E. Stevenson house groundbreaking ceremonies 1966-09-11

Box 3:5

Pacific Northwest Regional Council NAHRO biennal conference, Eugene Hotel, Eugene, Oregon 1966-09-14

Box 3:5

Federal executive board, San Francisco conference on intergovernmental relations, Barrows Hall University of California, Berkeley 1966-09-28

Box 3:5

Dedication ceremony Mission Center 1966-10-22

Box 3:5

Realities 66' an executive seminar on equal employment opportunities for the San Francisco District and Western regional offices of the IRS 1966-10-24

Box 3:5

Housing for people - the why and the how 1966-11-17

Box 3:5

Nevada Municipal Association annual fall conference, North Las Vegas, Nevada 1966-12-01

Box 3:5

Conference for federal executives on business operations 1966-12-07

Box 3:5

111th annual banquet, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F.& A.M., San Diego, California 1966-07-18

Box 3:6

Administration of public policy, Executive Seminar Center Berkeley, California 1967-02-06

Box 3:6

Natural beauty and recreation congress, Honolulu, Hawaii 1967-01-24

Box 3:6

Region VI conference Model Cities Program circa 1967

Box 3:6

Equal opportunity workshop, San Francisco, California 1967-02-20

Box 3:6

California Chapter American Institute of Planners annual conference, Monterey, California 1967-03-16

Box 3:6

Men of Tomorrow, Inc. fifth annual conference, "The reality of urban problems in the community," Lake Arrowhead, California 1967-04-28

Box 3:6

National conference on public administration, San Francisco, California 1967-03-27

Box 3:6

First annual inter-collegiate conference on urban problems 1967-04-15

Box 3:6

Program for the Pacific conference on urban growth, Honolulu, Hawaii 1967-05-01

Box 3:6

Fourth annual forest industries marketing conference, University of Oregon 1967-06-14

Box 3:6

The Planner vol. 2 no. 1 1967-06

Box 3:6

Regional Plan Association of Southern California annual meeting 1967-06-29

Box 3:6

Home improvement workshop, West Campus Berkeley High 1967-07-15

Box 3:6

Church planning conference, Westlake Village, California 1967-09-21

Box 3:6

Dedication Wayland Arms Senior Citizens apartment, Auburn, Washington 1967-09-15

Box 3:6

Regional governmental affairs seminar, San Jose, California 1967-10-07

Box 3:6

NAHRO's 31st national conference, Portland, Oregon 1967-10-08

Box 3:6

Proposed agenda for Robert Pitts' visit to Salem, Oregon 1967-10-09

Box 3:6

One-day seminar the turnkey method for housing the low-income, Jack Tar Hotel San Francisco, California 1967-10-26

Box 3:6

Areas of concern conference, Compton College 1967-10-28

Box 3:6

Meeting with federal program directors, Department of Planning and Economic Development conference room 1967-12-07

Box 3:7

Regional administrators' meeting 1968-01-23

Box 3:7

Governor's conference on planning for housing and home ownership 1968-02-12

Box 3:7

Model Cities regional seminar, San Francisco, California 1968-02-06

Box 3:7

Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission sixth meeting 1968-02-13

Box 3:7

Relocation workshop, Century Hotel Los Angeles, California 1968-03-21

Box 3:7

Washington State Planning and Community Affairs Agency meeting 1968-03-25

Box 3:7

Governor's conference on Arizona beauty 1968

Box 3:7

Community development challenges the utility, 20th annual engineering & operations conference, Spokane, Washington 1968-04-12

Box 3:7

Northwest NAHRO renewal directors meeting, Eugene, Oregon 1968-04-19

Box 3:7

Manzanita Neighborhood Center dedication ceremony, Marin City, California 1968-04-20

Box 3:7

Martin Luther King Square ceremonial groundbreaking 1968-04-21

Box 3:7

Meeting of regional administrators and deputy regional administrators 1968-04-24

Box 3:7

Los Angeles Federal Executive Board presents a conference on the inner city crime, unemployment, future, Lake Arrowhead, California 1968-05-06

Box 3:7

The Community Council of Stockton and San Joaquin County annual dinner meeting 1968-05-15

Box 3:7

Bay Area action workshop on housing, Mission High School San Francisco, California 1968-05-18

Box 3:7

Intergovernmental administrative meeting: Hawaii State Vocational Plan 1968-05-21

Box 3:7

Program operation equality housing fair, Garfield High School 1968-05-25

Box 3:7

Tenth annual Pacific Coast Builders conference and exhibits, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, California 1968-06-04

Box 3:7

New opportunities to meet the housing challenge, Long Beach Community Welfare Council 1968-06-11

Box 3:7

Alaska Municipal League 18th annual local government conference 1968-10-23

Box 3:7

Regional administrators' meeting 1968-07-31

Box 3:7

Watts Cultural Center dedication 1968-08-08

Box 3:7

Institute of Public Administration of Canada 20th annual conference, Empress Hotel Victoria, British Columbia 1968-09-03

Box 3:7

Testimonial dinner honoring James D. Richardson, former executive director Housing Authority of the City of Vallejo 1968-09-12

Box 3:7

Executives of West Coast Councils of Government, St. Francis Hotel San Francisco, California 1968-09-29

Box 3:7

Joint housing conference Bureau of Indian Affairs, Public Health Service, Department of HUD, Townehouse Motor Hotel San Francisco, California 1968-10-01

Box 3:7

The quality of Oregon community growth conference 1968-10-18

Box 3:7

Third meeting Western States Regional Manpower Advisory Committee, San Francisco, California 1968-10-10

Box 3:7

Meeting of regional administrators and deputy regional administrators 1968-11-20

 

Reports

Box 4:1

“Income survey, Bremerton, Washington” 1947-04-24

Box 4:2

“The non-white population of the San Francisco Bay Area,” San Francisco Urban League” circa 1950

Box 4:3

“The movement of tenant families from temporary public housing projects” 1953-02-17

Box 4:4

“Some influences of Bay Area real estate market activities on the movement of tenant families from temporary public housing projects” 1953-05-07

Box 4:5

“Report of the activities of the racial relations officer” 1953-07-07

Box 4:6

“Factors in re-housing tenants of temporary public housing projects” [two copies] 1953

Box 4:7

“Field trip report – Fresno, Calif. December 22-24, 1953” 1954-01-05

Box 4:8

“Housing and minority groups in Moses Lake, Washington” 1955-06-23

Box 4:9

“Housing and the problems of ‘minority groups’ other than Negroes” circa 1955

Box 4:10

“The semantics of controversial public issues” [two copies] circa 1950s

Box 4:11

Correspondence 1950-1970

Box 4:12

“So you want to buy a home!” brochure 1954

Box 4:13

Housing market analyst position description 1955-05-20

Box 4:14

HUD West news 1970-03

 

Testimonials

 

Testimonial dinner, Kabuki Theatre Restaurant, Japanese Cultural Center, San Francisco, California, 1970-02-07

Box 4:15

Program [five copies] 1970-02-07

Box 4:16

Tickets [12 copies] 1970-02-07

 

Remarks

Box 4:17

To Lewis Watts in memoriam undated

Box 4:17

“Remarks of William M. North Jr., regional counsel on the occasion of the presentation of resolutions at the Robert B. Pitts testimonial dinner” 1970-02-07

Box 4:17

“Presentation to Mrs. Mattalyn Pitts, Robert B. Pitts testimonial dinner, February 7, 1970 by Arthur L. Timmel” 1970-02-07

Box 4:17

“Remarks made by Mr. Andrew J. Bell, III during the presentation of the “Book of Letters” to Robert B. Pitts at his testimonial” 1970-02-07

Box 4:17

“Remarks by Mr. Ward Elliot introduction of the guest of honor” 1970-02-07

Box 4:17

“Response – Robert B. Pitts” 1970-02-07

Box 4:18

Letters of congratulations upon Robert B. Pitts’ retirement 1970-02-07

Box 4:19

Resolutions 1970

Box 4:20

Guest sign in sheet 1970-02-07

Box OM32

Binder [empty] 1970-02-07

 

Testimonial luncheon committee, Los Angeles, California, 1970-02-14

Box 4:21

Program 1970-02-14

Box 4:22

Guest sign in sheet 1970-02-14

Box 4:23

Letters of congratulations upon Robert B. Pitts’ retirement 1970-02-14

Box OM32

Binder [empty] 1970-02-14

 

Writings

Physical Description: 13 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Rpbert B. Pitts' student essays, master's thesis, and articles on African American housing.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 5:2

“The history of labor organization in the lumber industry of the Northwest 1890-1930" circa 1930s

Box 5:3

“The American Federation of Labor (a study in conservatism),” a paper read before a seminar in social attitudes at the University of Washington 1940-10

Box 5:4

“Labor and the Supreme Court,” a paper read before a seminar in Economic History at the University of Washington 1940-11

Box 5:5

“An analysis of the Veblenian concept of the relative importance of technology and institutions in the evolution of economic activity" 1940-12

Box 5:6

“The influence of the concept of instinct on economic theory,” a paper read before a seminar in Social Theory at the University of Washington 1941-04

Box 5:7

“Organized labor and the Negro in Seattle,” master’s thesis, University of Washington 1941

Box 5:8

“Proposed study: a socio-economic analysis of the Negro population of the Far West” circa 1940s

Box 5:9

“Fifty years of progress in race relations in America” [notes] circa 1950s

Box 5:10

“Negro-owned and operated savings and loan associations” circa 1956

Box 5:11

“Race discrimination and the law” circa 1950s

Box 5:12

“Mortgage financing and race,” in Race & property / John H. Denton (ed.), Diablo Press 1963

Box 5:13

“Social factors and urban mass transportation systems” [“Cultural and ethnic impacts of BART-induced land use change,” by Chester C. McGuire enclosed] circa 1970s

Box 5:14

“Reply to questions concerning Dr. B.T.W. [Booker T. Washington] undated

 

Consultations

Physical Description: 19 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes correspondence, reports, and contracts documenting Pitts' housing and urban development consulting firm Urban Consultants, Inc.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Reports

Box 5:15

“Lemoyne gardens and Lemoyne College: a survey and a plan for community development” [three copies] 1942-06-24

Box 5:16

“The Federal Housing Administration program and minority groups,” prepared for the commission Federal Housing Administration 1954

Box 6:1

“Mill Valley Community Church: the next decade” 1963

Box 6:2

“An analysis of federal decision-making and impact: the federal government in Oakland part I,” San Francisco Federal Executive Board Oakland Task Force 1968-08

Box 6:3

“An analysis of federal decision-making and impact: the federal government in Oakland part II,” San Francisco Federal Executive Board Oakland Task Force 1969-01

 

Urban Consultants, Inc.

 

Reports

 

Visitacion Rancho

Box 6:4

“Federal programs and the Visitacion Rancho property” 1971-10-11

Box 6:5

“Economic analysis of the housing market for Visitacion Rancho” [two copies] 1972-08

Box 6:6

“Community service planning Visitacion Rancho” 1972-11-15

Box 6:7

“Proposal to perform an organizational study with recommendations applicable to the operation of the Urban League of Los Angeles County for United Way, Inc.” 1972-10

Box 6:8

“A research proposal selective analytical compendium of United States experience in urban development proposal RFP / TA – 30017 Part I – technical proposal” [two copies] 1973-06-08

Box 6:9

“The regional housing task force San Francisco Bay region: a review and evaluation for the Association of Bay Area governments” [three copies] 1973-06

Box 6:10

“Request for proposal implications for the transportation disadvantaged project of the BART Impact Program enclosure A” circa 1970s

Box 7:1

“A report on the administrative and management operations, Region IX, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development” 1979-01

Box 7:2

“The Marin City development corporation: an approach to the completion of development of Marin City, California” 1980-06-04

 

Correspondence

Box 7:3

1966-1974

Box 7:4

1975-1980

 

Contract files

Box 7:5

Organization of American States 1970-1974

Box 7:6

Association of Bay Area Governments 1971-1973

Box 7:7

Eastshore Park Project 1974

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 135 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 135 photographs documenting student life at Talladega College in the 1920s and Pitts' work as regional director of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in the 1960s.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 8:7

Young man and women sitting in field, caption: "Altomese & Bookie B.N.S." [001] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman leaning out of window, caption: "Fannie S.C. State College" [002] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman standing next to tree [003] circa 1920s

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Two young women sitting in front of store front, caption: "Bessie & Lil" [004] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Group photograph of young men and women in corn field, caption: "Outlaws" [005] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Portrait of young woman, caption: "Odessa" [006] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Group photograph of young women, caption: "Bird Clubs -> B.N.S." [007] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Group photograph of young men, caption: "Bird Clubs -> B.N.S." [008] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Group photograph of young men and women, caption: "Bird Clubs -> B.N.S." [009] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young man leaning against tree in the snow, caption: "Pete Lincoln Univ." [010] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting in front yard, caption: "Eva C. Englewood, N.J." [011] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting next to tree, caption: "Eva P." [012] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts standing in front of building, caption: "Bob Johnson at Bear Mt. N.Y." [013] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts (right) and young man sitting on automobile running board with legs crossed, caption: "With Bob at West Point" [014] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts driving automobile, caption: "Bob at West Point" [015] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts leaning against rock wall, caption: "Bob on the Hudson" [016] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Bear Mt. ferry boat, caption: "Bear Mt. landing" [017] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Popolpen Bridge at Bear Mountain [018] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts wearing football uniform, caption: "H.F. H.S. H.F., N.Y." [019] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts sitting on rock wall with legs crossed, caption: "On the Hudson" [020] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Group photograph of members of the Sphinx Club, Talladega College, caption: "Sphinx Club T.C. [Talledega College] 1926" [021] 1926

Box 8:7

Group photograph of members of the Sphinx Club and Alpha Omega Alpha, Talladega College, caption: "Sphinx and AOA T.C." [022] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts (left) and three young men sitting on locomotive, caption: "That gang T.C. [Talledega College]" [023] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Two young men standing next to machinery, two smoke stacks in the background, caption: "Inspectors T.C. [Talledega College] Jack and Larry" [024] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman and man wearing a sombrero, caption: "Slim (AOA) and Neet (AKA)" [025] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Two young men sitting on boulder smoking cigars, caption: "Jeff and Jack" [026] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman leaning against building column, caption: "Mattie" [027] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting on tree stump, caption: "Martha" [028] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Portrait of a young woman, caption: "Chink" [029] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Portrait of a young woman, caption: "Billie" [030] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting at the beach in bathing suit, caption: "Ruth" [031] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman standing in line, caption: "Irene" [032] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting in the woods, caption: "Eva" [033] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman standing next to palm tree [034] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman reclining with hands behind her head, caption: "chink" [035] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman standing next to automobile, caption: "Billie" [036] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting in the woods, caption: "Jan" [037] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman leaning against bridge railing, caption: "Billie" [038] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman standing next to brick building with arms akimbo, caption: "Billie" [039] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting in the woods, caption: "Billie" [040] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman reclining on lawn, caption: "Billie" [041] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman reclining on lawn, automobiles parked on street in the background, caption: "Billie" [042] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts and young woman kneeling in the snow, caption: "Rosalind" [043] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman reclining on lawn, caption: "Billie" [044] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Portrait of a young woman, caption: "Theresa" [045] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young man and two women posing for photograph in front of brick building, caption: "Louise, Jack, Irene T.C. [Talladega College] [046] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Three young men standing on machinery, caption: "Jeff, Jack, and Co." [047] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Man sitting on bench, caption: "Little Charles K.C." [048] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman sitting on building steps, caption: "Rosalind K.C." [049] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young man and woman standing on sandbag levy, caption: "Billie at K.C." [050] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Bear Mountain - Hudson River Bridge [051] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Robert Pitts sitting on rock ledge with Hudson River in the background, caption: "Bob on the Hudson" [052] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Young woman standing in yard [053] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Bear Mountain - Hudson River Bridge [054] circa 1920s

Box 8:7

Portrait of a young man [055] circa 1920s

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Portrait of a young man [056] circa 1920s

Box 11

Robert Pitts seated looking back at camera, Rainer National Park [057] circa 1930s

Box 11

Robert Pitts holding pair of binoculars, Rainer National Park [058] circa 1930s

Box 11

Robert Pitts walking on the beach, caption: "The Pacific, clouds, and me" [059] circa 1930s

Box 11

Robert Pitts walking on the beach, caption: "Waves, sand and shadows. Pacific Beach" [060] circa 1930s

Box 11

Chicago World's Fair lagoon [061] 1933

Box 11

Robert Pitts and unidentified woman standing on roadside [062] circa 1930s

Box 11

Robert Pitts and unidentified woman standing in backyard [063] 1938-12-10

Box 11

Robert Pitts seated at office desk [064] circa 1940s

Box 11

Group photograph of military unit, Robert Pitts pictured second row, second from the right [065] circa 1940s

Box 11

Robert and Mattalyn Pitts sitting on sofa in living room [066] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts presented with County of Los Angeles proclamation at testimonial luncheon [067] 1970-02-14

Box 11

Group photograph of attendees at the Robert Pitts testimonial luncheon, Los Angeles, California [068] 1970-02-14

Box 11

Robert Pitts sitting on swingset in backyard [069] circa 1970s

Box 11

Mattalyn Pitts standing next to fireplace, caption: "Mattalyn Sherborn 1967" [070] 1967

Box 11

Robert Pitts and unidentified woman sitting on sofa in living room [071] circa 1976

Box 11

Mattalyn Pitts and unidentified man seated at banquet table [072] circa 1980s

Box 11

Robert Pitts speaking at podium [073] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts and unidentified man [074] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts and unidentified man [075] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts and unidentified man [076] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (center) with unidentified man and woman [077] circa 1960s

Box 11

Group photograph in meeting room, Robert Pitts pictured far left [078] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (left) and unidentified man talking in meeting room [079] circa 1960s

Box 11

Group of men and women seated at conference table [080] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (left) and unidentified man talking in meeting room [081] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (center) and two men looking at landscaping plans in office [082] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (center) and two men looking at landscaping plans in office [083] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (center) and two men looking at landscaping plans in office [084] circa 1960s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (center) and two men looking at landscaping plans in office [085] circa 1960s

Box 11

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts seated at his desk [086] circa 1960s

Box 11

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts seated at his desk [087] circa 1960s

Box 11

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts seated at his desk [088] circa 1960s

Box 11

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts speaking at podium [089] circa 1960s

Box 11

Portrait of Robert Pitts [090] circa 1950s

Box 11

Robert Pitts interviewed on the GMFM television show [091] circa 1970s

Box 11

Robert Pitts (right) speaking with unidentified man and woman [092] circa 1970s

Box 11

Portrait of Robert and Mattalyn Pitts in evening attire [093] circa 1970

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][094] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][095] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][096] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][097] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][098] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][099] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][100] 1970-02-07

Box 11

Robert Pitts chatting with guests at Robert Pitts testimonial dinner [?][101] 1970-02-07

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts, regional director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking at his desk [102 A-B] circa 1968

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Robert Pitts, regional director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking at his desk [103] circa 1968

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Robert Pitts, regional director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking at his desk [104 A-B] circa 1968

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Robert Pitts, regional director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking at his desk [105] circa 1968

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Robert Pitts, regional director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaking at his desk [106] circa 1968

Box 8:9

John Sotelo presenting Robert Pitts with honorary key during Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [107] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts and unidentified man shaking hands at Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [108] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts and Barbara Bell at the Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [109] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts and Lee Scarlett shaking hands at the Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [110] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Douglas Dollarhide presenting Robert Pitts with proclamation at the Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [111] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts, Joan Green and A. N. Price Jr. attending the Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [112] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts and unidentified man shaking hands at the Robert B. Pitts testimonial luncheon [113] 1970-02-14

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts (right) posing with two unidentified men and woman, reverse: "Wexler Enterprises" [114] 1972-10-10

Box 8:9

Group photograph of men and women at banquet [115] circa 1970s

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts standing with group of men and women on sidewalk walk in front of U.S. Post Office, 10301 Compton Ave, Los Angeles, California [116] 1966-10-01

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts and group of men riding South California Rapid Transit District bus [117] 1966-10-01

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Robert Pitts and group of men riding South California Rapid Transit District bus [118] 1966-10-01

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Group of men looking at plans on South California Rapid Transit District bus [119] 1966-10-01

Box 8:9

(left-right): Herb Carter, Matt Byrne, and Robert Pitts attending Los Angeles Federal Executive Board conference on inner city crime, unemployment, future, Lake Arrowhead, California [120 A-B] 1968-05-08

Box 8:9

Robert Pitts delivering a speech at the Los Angeles Federal Executive Board conference on inner city crime, unemployment, future, Lake Arrowhead, California [121 A-B] 1968-05-08

Box 8:9

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts seated at his desk [122] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts speaking at podium [123] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director Robert Pitts seated at his desk [124] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Sunnyhills COOP development Milpitas, California (left-right): Robert Pitts, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Phil Buskirk, American Friends Service Committee, [-] Lopez and Ben Gross, United Auto Workers Union [125] 1963-11-10

Box 8:10

Group of men moving tree at groundbreaking ceremony [126] circa 1960s

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Robert Pitts standing at podium in front of large audience [127] circa 1970s

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Robert Pitts (left) with group of of men, caption: "For Bob Pitts with personal regards, Robert Weaver" [128] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Robert Pitts (left) receiving resolution from the Los Angeles city council [129] 1968-08-05

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Robert Pitts (left) receiving resolution from the Los Angeles city council [130] 1968-08-05

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(left-right): Dick Zahn, Robert Pitts, and J. Byron Lundberg holding award of merit [131] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Robert and Mattalyn Pitts (left) attending social event [132] circa 1960s

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Robert Pitts speaking with two unidentified men [133] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Robert Pitts (left) and group of men standing next to construction scraper [134] circa 1960s

Box 8:10

Friends and family members attending internment of Robert Pitts [?][135] 1982

 

Assorted printed material

Physical Description: 21 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes assorted reports, newsletters, programs, and newspaper clippings mostly related to housing-related issues. A majority of the newspaper clippings document Robert B. Pitts' work on housing and urban development. The index cards contain Pitts' handwritten notes and citations related to the speeches of Booker T. Washington.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Reports

Box 7:8

“Market analysis and housing in Trinidad and Tobago,” Organization of American States 1971

Box 7:9

“A program for preferential treatment,” District 07 Transportation planning 1974-07

Box 7:10

“Selected demographic data for census tracts in the Greater East Oakland flatlands,” Bay Area Social Planning Council 1974-08-01

 

Programs

Box 8:1

Judson D. Howard retirement program circa 1960s

Box 8:1

Fairmount Terrace dedication and open house 1969-04-20

Box 8:1

Annual initiation and installation banquet of the Golden Gate Chapter of the international fraternity of Lambda Alpha 1971-05-19

Box 8:1

John B. Williams funeral program 1976-10-17

Box 8:1

Bay Area Black United Fund second annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner 1981-01-17

Box 8:1

Dr. Nathan Alvin Pitts funeral program 1998-06-08

Box 8:2

University of California: public information – radio, The Authoritarian personality broadcast #3204 1953-11-15

Box 8:3

“Address of Booker T. Washington delivered at the opening of the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition” 1895-09-18

 

Newsletters

Box 8:4

Trends in Housing, National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing newsletter, vol. X, no. 5, 1966-08

Box 8:4

Bay Area Social Planning Council newsletter, no. 11, Spring 1970 1970

Box 8:4

SDC magazine, vol. 11, no. 1, [three copies][profile on Robert B. Pitts] 1968

Box 8:5

Fact file 1956

Box 8:6

Newspaper clippings 1960-1985

 

Index card notes on Booker T. Washington / oratory

Box 9:1

Assorted notes undated

Box 9:2

Rhetorical methodology undated

Box 9:2

Aristotle’s rhetoric undated

Box 9:3

Comments by William E.B. DuBois undated

Box 9:3

Comments by Booker T. Washington undated

Box 9:4

Atlanta speech undated

Box 9:4

Comments on Booker T. Washington from various persons and newspaper articles undated

Box 9:5

Writers’ comments (books) undated

Box 9:6

Bibliography (book) undated

Box 10:1

Writers’ comments (articles) undated

Box 10:1

Master’s thesis undated

Box 10:1

Rhetoric comments undated

Box 10:2

Booker T. Washington Collection undated

Box 10:3

Political correspondence undated

Box 10:3

Speech engagements undated

Box 10:3

Correspondence with U.S. presidents undated

Box 10:4

Selected speeches undated

Box 10:4

Comments by Booker T. Washington undated

Box 10:4

Letters from Booker T. Washington undated

Box 10:5-6

Articles from newspaper clippings relating to Booker T. Washington as found in the Booker T. Washington collection undated