This collection contains the records of the Admission Office. A majority of the collection consists of annual Reports and Marketing Action Plans, as well as publications for prospective and enrolling students. The collection also contains datasets and studies on CMU admissions, correspondence and memoranda, general research material on academic marketing, and some material about the Carnegie Mellon Admission Council (CMAC).
Linear Feet: 8 Boxes: 8
Albert May Collection (1922-1997)
This collection contains the papers of Albert May who graduated from Carnegie Tech in 1921 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. A bulk of the materials document May’s involvement in Carnegie Mellon activities after graduation, as he attended reunions and gatherings, served on the Board of Trustees for the Founders Fund; as well as spoke at the 1991 commencement ceremony.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
More like this: Alumni Papers
The Allan H. Meltzer Papers, which date from 1958-2012, document Meltzer's career as an economist and professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. Included are papers published in academic journals, mainstream magazines and newspapers, unpublished materials, correspondence and press, as well as materials that document his role in the Shadow Open Market Committee (SOMC) and The International Financial Institution Advisory Commission (IFIAC).
Linear Feet: 15 Boxes: 15
More like this: Economics, Faculty Papers
This collection contains the papers of Allen Newell (1927-1992), who served as the Whitaker Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon from 1961, and is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence. The collection consists of 131 linear feet of papers and electronic files pertaining to Newell's early work at the Rand Corporation, his work on the development of Carnegie Mellon's campus computing environment, and his work on the SOAR project (1945-1997).
Linear Feet: 119
This collection contains the papers of Angel G. Jordan, who received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1959 and a year later is Ph.D., eventually serving as professor and Provost for the University. The collection consists of materials relating to Jordan’s involvement in various boards and committees at St. Edmund’s Academy (SEA).
Linear Feet: 2
More like this: Alumni Papers, Faculty Papers
This collection contains the records of the Architecture Department and consists of published articles, annual reports, meeting minutes, course materials, project products and student theses. The majority of the collection consists of published articles and materials produced from student or faculty research projects.
Linear Feet: 4.5 Boxes: 5
This collection consists of 16 linear feet of papers pertaining to the former Dean of the School of Computer Science's research in the areas of programming languages, software engineering, and programming environments.
Linear Feet: 16
Buchanan was a CMU alumni who worked in the movie industry. His papers include Circus and amusement park ephemera, a collection of catalogs of movie equipment (1920s-1950s), and personal papers pertaining to his work as a consultant for United Artists Corp.
Linear Feet: 6 Boxes: 6
More like this: Drama, Alumni Papers
This collection contains 7.5 linear feet of papers pertaining to the Board's various activities, 1901-2013 (bulk 1962-1975). From 1903-1959 the Trustees of the University were a subcommittee of the Carnegie Institute Board of Trustees, which included the Carnegie Museum and Public Library as well. In 1959, the Court of Common Pleas granted the Carnegie Institute of Technology a completely separate Board of Trustees. The majority of this collection consists of meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence.
Linear Feet: 7.5 Boxes: 8
More like this: University Records
This collection documents the Bureau of Placement, originally known as The Bureau of Student Aid which was formed 1905 to assist Tech students in finding part time work while at school. In the years that followed, the Bureau expanded to assist both graduating students and alumni. The items comprising this collection include reports, drafts, correspondences, and meeting notes. Since its inception, the Bureau has undergone many name changes resulting from administrative division realignments including the Bureau of Recommendations (1914-1940) and the Bureau of Placements (1940-circa 1975).
Linear Feet: 1 Boxes: 1
More like this: University Records
Carnegie Day, instituted in 1913, was a celebration of Andrew Carnegie’s birthday in which the Carnegie Tech community gathered to enjoy music from the school band, announcements of scholarships and honoraries, and a speech from an individual selected by Tech’s President. The collection consists of programs, correspondence, memos, drafts of speeches, tickets and other ephemera.
Linear Feet: 1 Boxes: 1
This collection contains published and unpublished annual reports, published historical documents, and unpublished notes and correspondence related to the Carnegie Institute and its function as the parent organization for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Museums, and the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Linear Feet: 2.5 Boxes: 3
More like this: University Records
This collection includes information from the Dean's Office and the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Commercial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy, Engineering Design Research Center, Metallurgy & Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science & Engineering, and Robotics.
Linear Feet: 25 Boxes: 26
More like this: University Records
The School College Orientation Program in Pittsburgh (SCOPP) began as a joint program between the university and the Pittsburgh Public Schools to help academically and economically disadvantaged students prepare for college. SCOPP merged with its national counterpart, Upward Bound, in 1966. C-MAP began in 1968 to address problems facing ethnically diverse students at the college level.
Linear Feet: 4 Boxes: 8
The Carnegie Mellon University Women’s Center identifies and addresses the problems, needs and goals of women on campus and in the larger community. The center provides information, educational programs, community service, support and entertainment regarding a broad range of issues and concerns that profoundly affect women's lives.
Linear Feet: .75 Boxes: 1
More like this: University Records
This collection contains the papers of Charles J. Geiss (1919-2009), a graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1939. The collection reflects Geiss’s involvement in the University’s Kiltie Band.
Linear Feet: .25 Boxes: 1
More like this: Student Life, Alumni Papers
This collection contains the materials of Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the former President of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. This collection contains a number of letters about obtaining and exhibiting Steinmetz's materials, most of which are from or to Robert E. Doherty, later president of Carnegie Institute of Technology, who was a pupil of Steinmetz at the General Electric Company.
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Chloe Pollack Molnar (Lois Pollack) graduated from the Drama School of Carnegie Tech in 1952. After graduating, Ms. Molnar kept in touch with Professor of Drama Mary Morris, who was also the first actress ever to play Abbie Putnam in Eugene O'Neill's tragedy, "Desire Under the Elms." This collection consists mostly of correspondence from Ms. Morris to Ms. Molnar.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
More like this: Drama, Alumni Papers
Clarence Melvin Zener was a recognized physics professor at Carngie Mellon University from 1968 until his death in 1993. The bulk of this collection contains field notebooks, reprints, and abstracts developed for research purposes.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 2
More like this: Physics, Faculty Papers
Dr. Clifford G. Shull shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in the development of neutron diffraction. Dr. Shull's pioneering efforts in this field laid the groundwork for use of neutrons to study the structure and dynamics of matter. The collection includes: scientific papers by Shull and others, project reports and research proposals; lecture materials, book and paper drafts, publications and journal article reprints, graphic materials, personal papers and awards, and external correspondence.
Linear Feet: 23
More like this: Physics, Faculty Papers
The papers include annual reports, Curriculum Committee minutes, and information from the departments of Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Management Engineering, and Physics. The college split during the merger with Mellon Institute in 1967 to become the Mellon College of Science (Sciences) and the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Engineering). This collection includes materials on the College of Industries.
Linear Feet: 17.5 Boxes: 19
More like this: University Records
Officially founded in 1905, Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts (CFA) was one of the first comprehensive arts learning institutions in the United States. In the planning stages for Carnegie Tech it was decided that instruction and training for students would be included in order “to apply art and design to industries.” Between 1905 and 1907, instruction in the School of Design was limited to Architecture until the fall of 1907 when Applied Design and Interior Decoration were added to the curriculum. In 1912, the first degrees were awarded in architecture, applied design, and interior decoration. In 1913 and 1915, departments in Drama and Sculpture were established, followed by painting and music. The name of the school was changed to the Division of Arts in 1918 and then the College of Fine Arts in 1921.
Linear Feet: 9
This collection contains the papers of the Carnegie Mellon Counseling Center. The Counseling Center, formally known as the Bureau of Mental Tests and the Bureau of Measurement and Guidance, was created in the early years of Carnegie Tech with a focus in aptitude test research. Included in the collection are items that pertain to the daily operations and employees of the center and include reports, receipts, correspondence and tests.
Linear Feet: 3 Boxes: 3
More like this: University Records
This collection contains records of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The collection spans the period from 1913 through 2007. Except for annual reports, the records are rather lacking from the early years through the 1940s. There are increasingly more records from the 1950s. The bulk of the records span the 1960s through the 1980s. There are a limited number of records from the 1990s and 2000s.
Linear Feet: 29 Boxes: 29
More like this: University Records
Earle Swank Papers (1908-1984)
Earle Swank worked at Carnegie Mellon University for 40 years, starting as an English professor and retiring after serving 20 years as Dean of Student Affairs. As Dean of Student Affairs, he saw the University through the socially turbulent 60s and 70s. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, Disciplinary Committee files,publications, and reports.
Linear Feet: 7.5 Boxes: 8
More like this: Student Life, Faculty Papers
This collection consists of 17 linear feet of papers from History faculty member Fenton dating from 1955-1994. Most of the collection consists of published articles, textbooks, and audio-visual kits from Fenton and the Carnegie Mellon Social Studies Curriculum Center staff. Fenton's work on Project Social Studies is well represented.
Linear Feet: 17 Boxes: 17
More like this: Faculty Papers
Elizabeth "Bes" Kimberly was an Associate Professor of drama. This collection consists of 1.25 linear feet of papers, books, photographs, and scrapbooks in the area of costume and design.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 4
More like this: Drama, Faculty Papers
This collection contains the records of the Executive Board, which had the responsibility to publicize and enforce school policies through communication with other campus organizations. The Board had several committees for studying a topic and making recommendations. The papers are primarily comprised of meeting minutes and committee papers.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 2
More like this: University Records
This collection documents the history of fraternities, sororities and honoraries at Carnegie Mellon between the years of 1906-1998. Some of what is included in the collection are event programs and announcements, correspondence, meeting minutes, charters, song books, and rules regarding houses and rush activities.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 2
This collection contains the papers of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, including papers of Dean Kamlet, theses, student projects, publications, and research papers, from its creation in 1968 to 2004. The School was formerly known as the School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA).
Linear Feet: 4 Boxes: 5
More like this: University Records
The papers of Herbert Simon, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economics. Simon earned an international reputation as one of the founders of artificial intelligence. Dr. Simon's research extended from computer science to such areas as cognitive psychology, administration and economics. Simon (1916-2001) was Professor of Administration and Psychology at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration from 1949-55, and he served as the R.K. Mellon Professor of Computer Science and Psychology from 1955 until his death.
Linear Feet: 80
More like this: Physics, Faculty Papers
Howard Wertenberger earned a degree in Building Construction from CIT, attending from 1922-1928. He was also a member of the KE fraternity and played on the Varsity Football Squad. This collection contains undated football photographs, articles and memorabilia from Mr. Wertenberger's time at CIT.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
This collection contains the papers of Hubert I. Aaronson (1924-2005) an R.F. Mehl Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science from 1979 to 1991. He greatly contributed to the body of knowledge that constitutes physical metallurgy.
Linear Feet: 10
More like this: Faculty Papers
This collection contains the papers of James Bertram (1873-1935), who was Andrew Carnegie's personal secretary and a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation. The Collection relates primarily to Mr. Bertram's life while Secretary of the Carnegie Corporation of New York (1911-1934) with the bulk of the material from 1926-1935.
Linear Feet: 7.5 Boxes: 8
This collection contains the papers of Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University's Richard S. Caliguiri University Professor of History and Policy. This collection contains 4 linear feet of students' papers on Pittsburgh, written from 1969 to 1997, and the personal papers of Joel Tarr.
Linear Feet: 4 Boxes: 4
More like this: Faculty Papers
John Sweeny graduated from CIT in 1920 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His collection contains items from his time at CIT as well as his tenure in the Merchant Marines during WWI.
Linear Feet: .15
More like this: Student Life, Alumni Papers
John Wesner was a member of the campus Army ROTC from 1954-1958. This collection contains medals and insignia from his service in the ROTC.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
More like this: Student Life, Alumni Papers
Joseph F. Traub is the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. In addition to many other positions he has held, Dr. Traub served as Head of the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department between 1971 and 1979. He has been involved in the building of major Departments of Computer Science and is the author or editor of ten books and some 120 papers. In 1959 he began his pioneering work in what is now called information-based complexity. His current research focus is on quantum computing. Both his research and administrative work have had a major impact on the field of computer science.
Linear Feet: 61 Boxes: 62
Lawrence Carra Papers (1931-1997)
Lawrence Carra was a Carnegie Mellon Drama faculty member for 31 years. He was involved in the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and co-author of the definitive text on directing, "Fundamentals of Play Directing." The collection consists of materials from many of the plays he directed in Texas, Boston, New Jersey, Chicago, and Pittsburgh.
Linear Feet: 4
More like this: Drama, Faculty Papers
Leonard Jacobs graduated from CIT's Printing Management program in 1952. His collection contains several programs from Scotch and Soda productions and Carnival photographs.
Linear Feet: .25
More like this: Student Life, Alumni Papers
Lloyd Yoder, an All-American Football player inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982, was Captain of the Carnegie Tech football team when the Tartans beat Notre Dame 19-0 in 1926. This collection includes a scrapbook and some football memorabilia.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 2
This collection contains the records of the Margaret Morrison Carnegie College which over its seventy years offered day and evening classes to provide students with practical, vocational training focused on the home.
Linear Feet: 9 Boxes: 9
More like this: University Records
The Mellon College of Science collection contains mostly publications and annual reports, amongst a variety of internal files and correspondence. The sources for the material contained in this collection are: the Mellon College of Science as a whole, the Center for Special Studies, and the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Professions, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.
Linear Feet: 2.5 Boxes: 3
More like this: University Records
This collection contains the photographs relating to The Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, the first major research institute in the United States, developed as an independent agent to resolve outsourced commercial industry problems. The items comprising the collection consist of fellowship stills, laboratories and equipment stills, clubs & groups stills, and miscellaneous photographs of Mellon Institute students and researchers.
Linear Feet: 5 Boxes: 10
This collection consists of 3 linear feet of scripts and audio tapes of interviews on the history of artificial intelligence, which were conducted in 1974-75. Among those interviewed are Allen Newell and Herbert Simon. Transcripts of these interviews and other related materials are available online in the Allen Newell and Herbert Simon digital collections.
Linear Feet: 3 Boxes: 3
More like this: Audio/Visual
The Physical Plant was needed to provide a wide variety of services such as maintenance of the buildings and grounds, custodial services, and delivering heat and electrical power to the campus.These papers relate to campus building projects and other activities.
Linear Feet: 7 Boxes: 7
More like this: University Records
This collections contains the records of the Registrar's Office and consists of annual reports, final examination schedules, honor rolls, Official Registration books, registration statistics, and schedules of classes. These records are mostly student statistics and lists produced by the Office but also include correspondence, articles, booklets, and sample forms.
Linear Feet: 7.5 Boxes: 8
More like this: University Records
Richard Cyert was President of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 1972 to 1990, an active member of CMU’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration, and a recognized pioneer in management theories of the firm. This collection contains contains documents generated by Cyert’s interests and activities not directly associated with his presidency of CMU and includes correspondence, photographs, video, and other miscellaneous materials.
Linear Feet: 5 Boxes: 5
Robert Adrian Papers (1979-1987)
The Robert Adrian Papers contain information relating to many of the same projects documented in the Digital Art Exchange (DAX) collection, including preliminary organizational documents for "La Plissure du Texte," "Network Planetario," and the I.P. Sharp Associates' Artex (Artbox) artists' text network, the first of its kind in the world.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 2
More like this: Art & Design
This collection contains the papers of Robert L. Lepper (1906-1991), a Professor at the College of Fine Arts from 1930 to 1975 and was instrumental in establishing the first degree-granting School of Industrial Design at Carnegie Tech in 1934.
Linear Feet: 8 Boxes: 8
More like this: Art & Design, Faculty Papers
Robert Greiner graduated from CIT's Management Engineering program in 1936. His collection contains reports and papers written by him.
Linear Feet: .25 Boxes: 1
More like this: Alumni Papers
The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. The Robotics Institute Collection consists of materials related to the history of the Institute and some of the research conducted there.
Linear Feet: 1.5 Boxes: 2
More like this: University Records
ROTC Records (1922-1988)
This collection documents the ROTC program at Carnegie Mellon University, especially the first thirty years following its introduction on campus in 1919.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
Ruth Peters graduated from the Library School in 1924. This collection contains one item: a yearbook created to commemorate the Library class of 1924.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
More like this: Student Life, Alumni Papers
This collection pertains to the development of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. The collection consists of 9 boxes of materials and includes a selection of video-taped lectures from the early 1970s.
Linear Feet: 9 Boxes: 9
This collection contains the records of the Scotch n' Soda Club, an organization formed in 1938 in order to produce a musical for the Carnegie Tech's annual Spring Carnival. It consists of 6 linear feet of papers, audio and visual recordings, about the student organizations' performances (1907-2005), including Pippin, Pippin. This collection contains administrative records of the club, scripts, playbills, posters, and photographs.
Linear Feet: 6 Boxes: 10
This collection contains the papers of the Carnegie Mellon University Chapter of Sigma Xi, an honorary society dedicated to the encouragement of research in science and engineering. It includes historical papers related to the establishment of the Chapter in 1937, papers on high school outreach, correspondence, administrative and financial papers, business minutes, membership files, programs, posters and announcements.
Linear Feet: 2 Boxes: 3
This collection contains the papers of the Tepper School of Business (formerly called the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, or GSIA) whose purpose was to build on the technical skills of individuals in management positions by providing the communication and analytical decision-making skills the they needed to be successful in business. Included in the collection are theses, annual reports, administrative records, publications, brochures and videos.
Linear Feet: 15.5 Boxes: 16
More like this: University Records
The Commission on the Status and Needs of Women at CMU was established with the intention to relieve discrimination at the university and provide women with equal opportunities to admission, employment, retention, promotion, and salaries.
Linear Feet: 1.5 Boxes: 3
More like this: University Records
This collection contains the papers of the Digital Art Exchange (DAX), a telecommunication art group based at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Art from 1979 to 1992 and led by Bruce Breland. Most of the collection is related to specific exhibitions and performances, and includes printouts of electronic messages and images, faxes, videotape, audiotape, photographic material, catalogs, as well as correspondence, publications, and theses.
Linear Feet: 5 Boxes: 5
Theron Wasson was an Engineering student at CIT and earned his B.S. in 1910. In 1921, Wasson went to Ecuador on an oil exploration. His collection includes three journals that he wrote during the exploration. Digitized version of Wasson's 1921 journals are available.
Linear Feet: .25
More like this: Alumni Papers
The Undergraduate Research Office Collection contains records and documents used, and/or created, by the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) to facilitate its support of undergraduate research across all departments at Carnegie Mellon University. The collection includes records of awards dispersed, internal and external reference files, administrative records and documents, correspondence, publications created by the URO, and a variety of photographs and negatives.
Linear Feet: 6.2 Boxes: 8
These records include annual reports, correspondence, minutes, reports, articles, and publications pertaining mainly to the University Libraries but inclusive also of the Carnegie Library School and various issues of Library Automation (including ILS, LIS, and Project Mercury). The three major series in the collection are administrative records, automation projects, and Directors’ files. Areas of lesser documentation include faculty and staff records, publications, and service information.
Linear Feet: 30.5 Boxes: 31
More like this: University Records
Vincent Eirene Papers (1984-1993)
The collection contains materials relating to the protests over the creation and opening of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
More like this: Computer Science
This collection contains the papers of Walter Blenko, who served on the University's Board of Trustees. The collection includes 3.5 linear feet of papers and correspondence from Blenko's work as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Linear Feet: 3.5 Boxes: 4
More like this: University Records
Includes early examples of aptitude tests. Bingham (1880-1952) was the founder and director of CIT's Division of Applied Psychology. Approximately two thirds of the collection is on microfilm.
Linear Feet: 61
More like this: Faculty Papers
The collection includes notes and writings Mr. Kolakoski produced with regard to the Kolakoski Sequence and related mathematical problems, philosophy and religion, and writings produced in his final days. Correspondence relates directly to Mr. Kolakoski and his personality, and the related articles provide academic information on the Kolakoski Sequence in the field.
Linear Feet: .5 Boxes: 1
More like this: Alumni Papers
This collection contains the papers of William Cooper, a founding figure in the field of management science and a professor of economics and accounting at Carnegie Mellon University from 1946 to 1975. He was among the first faculty at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, now the Tepper School of Business, and he was founding dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs, now the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.
Linear Feet: 85 Boxes: 86
More like this: Economics, Faculty Papers