Featured collections shared by University of Pittsburgh include records of the Black Action Society, administrative records of Chancellor John Gabbert Bowman, and files of the Rainbow Alliance student organization. The Black Action Society files include minutes, publications and subject files regarding advocacy efforts to address the concerns of the African-American community at Pitt, including recruitment and admission of African-American students, better curricular integration of African and African-American Studies, and the development of a Black Studies Program. Of particular note in the Chancellor Bowman collection is one box of files on the Liberal Club, a student organization known for its advocacy of numerous “leftist” causes, and includes files on student expulsions, faculty dismissals, and investigative files on the suppression of academic freedom. While still unprocessed, the files of the Rainbow Alliance contain photos and scrapbooks of Rainbow Alliance events and activities, as well as subject files regarding the interests and concerns of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities at the University of Pittsburgh.
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