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Joseph L. Pollock Papers

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SCRC 417

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Collection Summary

Title
Joseph L. Pollock Papers

Dates
1921-1989          

Collection ID
SCRC 417

Creator
Pollock, Joseph L. (Joseph Leonard), 1922-2004

Quantity
8.6 linear feet (11 boxes + 1 map folder)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English, Dutch, French, Lao, Spanish, and Yiddish.         


Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note
Joseph L. Pollock, born March 7, 1922, in Philadelphia, was a social studies teacher, principal, and administrator for the Philadelphia School District from 1947 until his retirement in 1984. From December 1950 to September 1951, he served as executive director of Citizens for a Free City College, an organization dedicated to creating free higher education in Philadelphia. In the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote and produced radio and television programs for the Philadelphia School District’s Division of Radio-Television Education. In the 1960s, Pollock worked for the School District of Philadelphia, Board of Education, first as assistant to the president of the Board of Public Education (1962-1964), and then as director of informational services (1964-1968). In 1968, he was appointed as the superintendent of schools for the Scranton School District, but resigned after less than a year.

Pollock graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1940. While a student there, he served as president of the Interscholastic League of Student Associations and chairman of the first city-wide Interscholastic League Convention. Pollock enrolled at West Chester State Teachers College in 1940, but temporarily suspended his studies to serve in the United States Army during WWII. After V-E Day, Pollock co-wrote a burlesque production of Bizet’s opera Carmen with fellow soldier Fredd Wayne. Originally intended as a three-day regimental show, G.I. Carmen, performed by combat veterans of the 63rd Infantry Division, became a traveling show with performances in Heidelberg, Wiesbaden, and Paris, among other places during the latter half of 1945.

Pollock returned to West Chester State Teachers College after military service, graduating with a bachelor of science in secondary education in 1947. He received a master of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. Pollock co-founded the West Philadelphia High Alumni Association and served as its president and honorary president for many years. He was a freemason and was elected to the position of worshipful master of the Lafayette Lodge No. 71 in 1977. Joseph L. Pollock died April 7, 2004.


Description of Collection
The Joseph L. Pollock Papers include correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials documenting Pollock’s work in Philadelphia public schools, the School District of Philadelphia, Board of Education, and Scranton School District. The collection also documents his activities with fraternities, masonic lodges, student government, youth groups, and Jewish communal organizations; and Pollock’s World War II military service including photographs, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and programs of his infantry’s performances of G.I. Carmen.


Organization and Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 4 series as follows:

Series 1: Professional career, 1937-1986
Subseries 1.1: Philadelphia School District, 1937-1986
Subseries 1.2: Scranton School District, 1965-1970
Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1989
Series 3: Civic and fraternal organizations, 1921-1988
Series 4: Personal papers, 1933-1988

Series 1: Professional career, 1937-1986, contains records related to Pollock’s activities as a teacher, principal and administrator in the Philadelphia (Pa.) and Scranton (Pa.) school districts. Additional correspondence related to Pollock’s professional career can be found in Series 2. This series is arranged in two subseries: Subseries 1.1: Philadelphia School District; Subseries 1.2: Scranton School District.

Subseries 1.1: Philadelphia School District, 1937-1986, includes correspondence, reports, speeches, policy statements, meeting minutes, newsletters, and other records related to Pollock’s official activities as assistant to the president of the board of public education, director of informational services, and his service as a teacher and principal at various schools in the School District of Philadelphia. Notable correspondents in this subseries include President of the Board of Public Education J. Harry LaBrum and Superintendents Mark R. Shedd, Allen H. Wetter, and C. Taylor Whittier. Photographs of students, district schools, and events can be found throughout the subseries. This subseries contains a few records printed in Lao, Spanish, or Yiddish. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subseries 1.2: Scranton School District, 1965-1970, contains correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and other records related to Pollock’s tenure as superintendent of schools from 1968 to 1969. The dispute between the school board and Pollock over district reforms and program funding, his suspension and resignation, and the public response is well documented. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1989, contains both personal and professional correspondence, primarily incoming correspondence received by Pollock. Additional correspondence related to Pollock’s professional career can be found in Series 1. This series contains one file with records in Dutch. This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.

Series 3: Civic and fraternal organizations, 1921-1988, includes correspondence, photographs, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings and other records from fraternities, masonic lodges, student government and youth groups, Jewish communal and other organizations Pollock was associated. The bulk of this series consists of Pollock’s activities with the West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association, where he served as president, honorary president, and chairman of anniversary committees. This series is arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Series 4: Personal papers, 1933-1988, contains records related to Pollock’s military service in the 63rd Infantry Division during World War II including the production of G.I. Carmen; Pollock’s proposal, drafts, and research including oral histories related to his unfinished doctoral dissertation on Philadelphia School District surveys; diaries; and miscellaneous writings and family records. Some records related to G.I. Carmen are in French. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.


Patron Information

Catalog Record
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037315575503811

Research Access
Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Publication and Copyright Information
The Joseph L. Pollock Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creator/donor has not assigned their rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated. 

Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Joseph L. Pollock Papers, SCRC 417, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material
Helen Oakes Papers, Acc. 995, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Helen Oakes Papers, SCRC 17, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John N. Patterson Papers, URB 18, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Donated by Joseph L. Pollock in 1988 and 1990. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.

Separated Material
School District of Philadelphia, Pa. junior high and high school yearbooks originally donated with the collection, cataloged separately in Temple University’s online library catalog https://library.temple.edu/

Processing Information
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in August 2019 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist with assistance by Victoria Nichols, student assistant. Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff replaced and relabeled all folders in collection after donation. The majority of folder titles throughout the collection were edited by the archivist for the sake of clarity and description enhancement. This involved the addition of formats, names, and/or dates along with the rearrangement of descriptive words used.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Pollock, Joseph L. (Joseph Leonard), 1922-2004

Corporate Names:
School District of Philadelphia, Pa.
School District of Philadelphia, Pa. Board of Public Education
Scranton School District

Subjects:
Carmen (Bizet, Georges) -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Education – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Education – Pennsylvania -- Scranton
Fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Greek letter societies
High school students
Jewish teachers
Junior high school students
Public schools – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Public schools – Pennsylvania -- Scranton
School administrators
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Scranton (Pa.)

Material Types:
16mm
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Audiocassettes
Broadsides
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Diaries
Ephemera
Financial records
Manuscripts
Minutes
Newsletters
Oral histories
Pamphlets
Petitions
Photocopies
Photographs
Posters
Press releases
Radio scripts
Reports
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Souvenir programs
Speeches
U-matic
Video recordings

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Professional career, 1937-1986

Series 1 contains records related to Pollock’s activities as a teacher, principal and administrator in the Philadelphia (Pa.) and Scranton (Pa.) school districts. Additional correspondence related to Pollock’s professional career can be found in Series 2. This series is arranged in two subseries: Subseries 1.1: Philadelphia School District; Subseries 1.2: Scranton School District.

Subseries 1.1: Philadelphia School District, 1937-1986

Subseries 1.1 includes correspondence, reports, speeches, policy statements, meeting minutes, newsletters, and other records related to Pollock’s official activities as assistant to the president of the board of public education, director of informational services, and his service as a teacher and principal at various schools in the School District of Philadelphia. Notable correspondents in this subseries include President of the Board of Public Education J. Harry LaBrum and Superintendents Mark R. Shedd, Allen H. Wetter, and C. Taylor Whittier. Photographs of students, district schools, and events can be found throughout the subseries. This subseries contains a few records printed in Lao, Spanish, or Yiddish. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box   Folder   Description

1          1          Alain Locke School          1966
1          2          Assistant to the President of the Board of Public Education: correspondence          1962
1          3          Assistant to the President of the Board of Public Education: correspondence (1 of 2)          1963
1          4          Assistant to the President of the Board of Public Education: correspondence (2 of 2)          1963
1          5          Assistant to the President of the Board of Public Education: correspondence          1964-1965
1          6          Assistant to the President of the Board of Public Education: speeches          1962-1965
1          7          Board of Education and school district photographs          1942-1967
1          8          Board of Education: candidacy          1977
1          9          Board of Education: resolutions and policies          1963-1968, undated
1          10          Central High School summer workshop          1959-1960
1          11          City College movement in Philadelphia          1962-1964
1          12          Committee on Selection of Superintendent          1963-1964
1          13          Conferences and speaking engagements          1958-1969
1          14          David Landreth School          1962
1          15          Dimner Beeber Junior High School          1969-1971
1          16          Director of Finance correspondence          1963-1964
1          17          Director of Informational Services: correspondence          1963-1965
1          18          Director of Informational Services: correspondence          1966
1          19          Director of Informational Services: correspondence          1967
1          20          Director of Informational Services: correspondence          1968-1969
1          21          Director of Informational Services: draft speeches and statements for Superintendent of Schools          1964-1967
1          22          District advisory boards          1963
1          23          Division of Integration and Intergroup Relations          1964, 1968
1          24          Division of Radio-Television Education: WCRV-TV "Progress '63: Meet Your Board of Education"          December 26, 1962
1          25          Division of Radio-Television Education: WFIL-AM "What's News?"          1962
1          26          Division of Radio-Television Education: WFLN-AM "The Doctor Says"          1961-1962
1          27          Division of Radio-Television Education: WHYY-TV          1957-1968
1          28          Emergency confrontations          undated
1          29          Franklin Learning Center          1978-1979
1          30          Franklin Learning Center: Lao-Hmong students          1979
1          31          George C. Thomas Junior High School: auditorium designation          1983
9          1          George C. Thomas Junior High School: class photographs          1982, 1984
2          1          George C. Thomas Junior High School: football coach Ralph C. Eagle honored. WCAU-TV U-matic tape          1983
2          2          George C. Thomas Junior High School: Hall of Fame and alumni reunion          1983
2          3          George C. Thomas Junior High School: Hall of Fame and alumni reunion          1984
2          4          George C. Thomas Junior High School: newspaper clippings          1983-1984
2          5          George C. Thomas Junior High School: Principal correspondence (1 of 2)          1979-1984
2          6          George C. Thomas Junior High School: Principal correspondence (2 of 2)          1979-1984
2          7          George Washington High School          1963-1975
2          8          Germantown High School          1977-1986
2          9          High School of International Studies application          1980
2          10          J. Harry Labrum newspaper clippings          1963-1970
2          11          Jeanette MacDonald School          1965
2          12          Joseph J. Greenberg School          1966-1977
2          13          Joseph J. Greenberg School: photographs          1974-1979
2          14          Kathryn E. Granahan testimonial dinner          1962-1963
2          15          Notice to school visitors (Yiddish)          1940
2          16          Odell MacConnell Associates correspondence and school district survey          1963-1965
2          17          Office of Informational Services: 150th Anniversary Committee correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports          1964-1968
2          18          Office of Informational Services: 150th anniversary of the School District of Philadelphia          1967-1968
2          19          Office of Informational Services: 150th anniversary "Schools on Parade" film reel          1968
2          20          Office of Informational Services: assaults on school personnel          1966-1968
2          21          Office of Informational Services: "The Board of Education Reports on Schools for a Greater Philadelphia"          April 1966
2          22          Office of Informational Services: calendar of school system events          1966-1968
2          23          Office of Informational Services: "For Your Information"          1967-1969
2          24          Office of Informational Services: Hubert H. Humphrey tour of school system          1966
2          25          Office of Informational Services: Jessie Lynch Freeman          1964-1984
2          26          Office of Informational Services: KYW Newsradio announcement scripts          1967
3          1          Office of Informational Services: news media policies          1964-1966
3          2          Office of Informational Services: newspaper clippings          1964-1968
3          3          Office of Informational Services: "Perspective: An In Depth Look at the Philadelphia Public Schools"          June 1975, March 1976
3          4          Office of Informational Services: press releases          1966-1968
3          5          Office of Informational Services: publications          1964-1982, undated
9          2          Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School class photograph          1937
3          6          Personnel file          1947-1970
3          7          Philadelphia Home and School Council Support Our Schools Committee correspondence and meeting minutes          1963
3          8          Philadelphia Public School Council Salary and Budget Committee          1952
3          9          Philadelphia Teachers Association conference programs          1948-1959
3          10          Roxborough High School          1978
3          11          School District of Philadelphia: "Discipline in the Philadelphia Public Schools: A Working Document"          1976
3          12          School District of Philadelphia: "Facts and Figures"          1966-1968
3          13          School District of Philadelphia: organization chart and position descriptions          1951-1967
3          14          School District of Philadelphia: "Reports of the Tasks Forces to the Incoming Board of Education"          1965
3          15          School District of Philadelphia: "Standards for Elementary School Buildings"          1963
3          16          School District of Philadelphia: "Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities"          1974
3          17          School groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies          1964-1968
3          18          "Schools News and Views" / "News and Views" newsletter          1956-1968
3          19          "Schools on Parade" programs          1965-1967
3          20          Speaking engagements          1958-1969
3          21          Speaking engagements          1970-1983
3          22          Superintendent of Schools: Marcase, Michael P.           1975-1981
3          23          Superintendent of Schools: Wetter, Allen H.          1949-1964
3          24          Superintendent of Schools: Whittier, C. Taylor          1964-1985
3          25          "Twenty-Four Target Areas for the School District of Philadelphia" survey          1983
3          26          United Committee for the Philadelphia Public Schools          1959
3          27          William H. Shoemaker Junior High School          1947-1955
3          28          William L. Sayre Junior High School          1950-1967
3          29          William T. Tilden Junior High School          1957

Subseries 1.2: Scranton School District, 1965-1970

Subseries contains correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and other records related to Pollock’s tenure as superintendent of schools from 1968 to 1969. The dispute between the school board and Pollock over district reforms and program funding, his suspension and resignation, and the public response is well documented. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box   Folder   Description

3          30          Conferences and speaking engagements          1968-1969
3          31          In-service program          1968
3          32          Newspaper clippings          1968-1969
3          33          Photographs          1968-1969
3          34          Projected fall and spring enrollments          1967-1968
3          35          "Register and Directory of the Public Schools and Teachers"          1967-1968
3          36          School board policies and rules          1966-1969
9          3          "Scranton I" newspaper clipping scrapbook          1968
9          4          "Scranton II" newspaper clipping scrapbook          1969
10          1          "Scranton III" newspaper clipping scrapbook          1969-1970
3          37          Scranton Area Council of Parent-Teacher Associations          1968-1969
3          38          Scranton Public Schools: bulletins and newsletters          1965-1969
3          39          Superintendent of Schools: controversy with Scranton School Board          1968-1969
3          40          Superintendent of Schools: correspondence          1968
3          41          Superintendent of Schools: correspondence          1969-1970
3          42          Superintendent of Schools: industrial and vocational education          1965-1969
4          1          Superintendent of Schools: letters of congratulations          July 1968-January 1969
4          2          Superintendent of Schools: meeting and miscellaneous notes          February-March 1969
4          3          Superintendent of Schools: petition and letters of support          1969
4          4          Superintendent of Schools "Reconnaissance 68" special report on Scranton Public Schools and reactions          1968-1969
4          5          Superintendent of Schools: report on subsurface conditions adjacent to John F. Kennedy School          1969
4          6          Superintendent of Schools: speeches and statements          1968-1969

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1989

Series 2 contains both personal and professional correspondence, primarily incoming correspondence received by Pollock. Additional correspondence related to Pollock’s professional career can be found in Series 1. This series contains one file with records in Dutch. This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.

Box   Folder   Description

4          7          Correspondence: General          1944-1987
4          8          Correspondence: Adams, Edwin W.           1940-1943
4          9          Correspondence: Alexander, Elliot          1986-1987
4          10          Correspondence: Anderson, Add B.          1946-1962
4          11          Correspondence: appointment to Assistant to President of Board of Public Education          December 1962
4          12          Correspondence: appointment to Director of Informational Services          1963-1964
4          13          Correspondence: Biddle, Francis          1947
4          14          Correspondence: Blanc, Victor H.          1951-1962
4          15          Correspondence: Blitzstein, Marc          1962
4          16          Correspondence: Bogan, Robert T.          1945, 1986-1987
4          17          Correspondence: Bookbinder, Jack          1976-1977
4          18          Correspondence: Bronstein, David          1986-1989
4          19          Correspondence: Burkard, William E.          1959-1962
4          20          Correspondence: Carey, Anna Labrum          1961-1986
4          21          Correspondence: regarding Chamberlain, Wilt          1948-1977
4          22          Correspondence: Cirillo, Vincent A.          1984
4          23          Correspondence: Costanzo, Matthew W.          1960-1975
4          24          Correspondence: Dash, Samuel          1955-1983
4          25          Correspondence: Douglas, Paul          1948-1979
4          26          Correspondence: Eagle, Ralph C.          1982-1983
4          27          Correspondence: Elliot, Harriet A.          1943
4          28          Correspondence: Ellmaker, Lee          1940-1954
4          29          Correspondence: Evans, Wilbur          1948-1954
4          30          Correspondence: Fels, Samuel S.          1940, 1943
4          31          Correspondence: "The Folks"          1943-1946
4          32          Correspondence: Forest, Rose          1945
4          33          Correspondence: Fox, Jon D.          1984-1985
4          34          Correspondence: Frankfurter, Felix          1948, 1957
4          35          Correspondence: Friedman, Paul S.          1981-1982
4          36          Correspondence: Gangel, Sydney B.          1944
4          37          Correspondence: Gray, William H. Jr.          1951-1966
4          38          Correspondence: Gray, William H. III          1980-1988
4          39          Correspondence: Green, William J.          1966-1981
4          40          Correspondence: Greenberg, Melvin J.          1975-1979
4          41          Correspondence: Hay, Charles K. and Ruth          1957-1976
4          42          Correspondence: Horowitz, David A.          1963-1976
4          43          Correspondence: Jabr, Fouad Abdul-Rouf          1977-1987
4          44          Correspondence: Johnson, Catherine E.          1944
4          45          Correspondence: Kaplan, Benjamin K.          1975
4          46          Correspondence: Kelly, John B.          1952
4          47          Correspondence: Kessler, Arnold M.          1944-1959
4          48          Correspondence: Lehman, Herbert H.          1943-1949
4          49          Correspondence: letters of recommendation          1975-1980
4          50          Correspondence: Lovell, James A.          1967
4          51          Correspondence: MacDonald, Jeanette          1950-1962
4          52          Correspondence: McCracken, Joan          1952
4          53          Correspondence: Obermayer, Leon J.          1952-1984
4          54          Correspondence: Odell, William R.          1963-1967
4          55          Correspondence: Ormandy, Eugene          1956, 1962
4          56          Correspondence: Pollock, Herman I.          1950-1969
4          57          Correspondence: Pollock, Mort          1943-1944
4          58          Correspondence: Pollock, Ruth          1943
4          59          Correspondence: Pollock, Samuel          1943-1944
4          60          Correspondence: Rip, Onno          1979-1987
4          61          Correspondence: Roberts, Owen J.          1947
4          62          Correspondence: Rosen, Edward H.          1956-1986
4          63          Correspondence: Stack, Felice R.          1975-1979
4          64          Correspondence: telegrams          1945-1946
4          65          Correspondence: Thornburgh, Dick          1982
4          66          Correspondence: Wayne, Fredd          1964-1986
4          67          Correspondence: Weems, Ted          1962
4          68          Correspondence: Williamson, Mary Elizabeth          1944-1945
4          69          Correspondence: Wister, Mary H.          1945

Series 3: Civic and fraternal organizations, 1921-1988

Series 3 includes correspondence, photographs, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings and other records from fraternities, masonic lodges, student government and youth groups, Jewish communal and other organizations Pollock was associated. The bulk of this series consists of Pollock’s activities with the West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association, where he served as president, honorary president, and chairman of anniversary committees. This series is arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Box   Folder   Description

5          1          Allied Jewish Appeal          1954-1956
5          2          Allied Jewish Appeal: Youth and Young Adult Council          1949-1956
5          3          Allied Jewish Appeal: Youth and Young Adult Council          1954-1957
5          4          Allied Jewish Appeal: Youth and Young Adult Council photographs          1954-1956
5          5          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity          1939-1950
5          6          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: 65th anniversary reunion          1986
5          7          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: "ABG Quarterly"          1941-1971
5          8          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: chapter newsletters          1940-1948
5          9          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: conventions          1933-1948
5          10          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: correspondence          1943-1987
5          11          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: Kappa Chapter (Philadelphia, Pa.) constitution          1941
5          12          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: meeting minutes          1940-1949
5          13          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: newspaper clippings          1944-1986
5          14          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: photographs          1943-1947, 1971
5          15          Alpha Beta Gamma Fraternity: "Starlight Serenade" programs          1941-1950
5          16          American Association of School Administrators          1969-1984
5          17          American Jewish Congress, Philadelphia Council          1953-1954
5          18          Beth El United Synagogue Youth          1955-1957
5          19          B'nai B'rith Council of Greater Philadelphia photographs          undated
5          20          B'nai B'rith Huntington Valley Lodge #2894          1980-1988
5          21          Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor recommendations          1979-1987
5          22          Citizens' Charter Committee          1950-1951
5          23          Citizens for a Free City College: correspondence          1949-1984
5          24          Citizens for a Free City College: newspaper clippings, statements, and financial questions          1950-1951
5          25          Citizens for a Free City College: open hearing          1950-1951
5          26          Eta Phi Upsilon Fraternity scrapbook          1939-1940
5          27          Greater Philadelphia Youth Movement          1949-1952
5          28          Industrial Race Relations Committee          1952-1954
5          29          Interscholastic League of Student Associations of Philadelphia          1939-1942
5          30          Interscholastic League of Student Associations of Philadelphia: Student Government Convention          1939-1942
5          31          Jewish Community Relations Council          1954-1959
5          32          Lafayette Lodge No. 71, Free and Accepted Masons (1 of 2)          1959-1987
6          1          Lafayette Lodge No. 71, Free and Accepted Masons (2 of 2)          1959-1987
6          2          Lafayette Lodge No. 71, Free and Accepted Masons: European visit          1984
6          3          Lafayette Lodge No. 71, Free and Accepted Masons: Israel visit          1977
6          4          Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School Industrious Citizens' Union: minute book          1936-1950
6          5          Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School Industrious Citizens' Union: scrapbook          1938-1942
6          6          Phi Delta Kappa          1930-1984
6          7          Phi Delta Kappa: "Tau Chapter News"          1949-1962
6          8          Pi Lambda Theta          1955-1958
6          9          Schoolmen's Club of Philadelphia          1966, undated
6          10          West Philadelphia Corporation: correspondence          1959
6          11          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: 50th anniversary reunion (1 of 2)          1962
6          12          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: 50th anniversary reunion (2 of 2)          1962
6          13          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: 75th anniversary reunion (1 of 2)          1984-1987
6          14          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: 75th anniversary reunion (2 of 2)          1984-1987
6          15          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: 990-A forms          1966-1972
6          16          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: Alumni Memorial Service Scholarship Award          1950-1987
6          17          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: annual meeting of alumni association presidents          1953-1955
6          18          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: athletic field acquisition and dedication          1948-1954
6          19          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: award of merit          1957, undated
6          20          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: commencement and other programs          1939-1960
6          21          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: constitution, bylaws, and articles of incorporation          1921, 1952, undated
6          22          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: correspondence          1921-1955
6          23          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: correspondence          1956-1987
7          1          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: First, Joseph          1953-1956
7          2          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Freedman, Abraham L.          1950-1964
7          3          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Garde, Betty          1948
7          4          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Goldhahn, Richard T.          1949-1952
7          5          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Holm, John Cecil          1948-1981
7          6          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Kallick, Edward A.          1949-1957
7          7          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: MacNaul, Malcolm S.          1948-1950
7          8          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Matthews, Howard K.          1952, 1986-1987
7          9          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association correspondence: Rosenberg, Samuel H.          1950
7          10          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: Hall of Fame          1983-1987
7          11          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: Jacqueline Susann portrait          1983-1984
7          12          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: Jeanette MacDonald exhibit          1965
7          13          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: newsletter          1921-1970
7          14          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: newspaper clippings          1949-1983
7          15          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: reunions (1 of 3)          1951-1987
7          16          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: reunions (2 of 3)          1951-1987
11          1          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: reunions (3 of 3)          1951-1987
7          17          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: scrapbook (photocopy)          1940-1955    
7          18          West Philadelphia High School Alumni Association: treasurer's reports          1964-1972
7          19          West Philadelphia High School Citizen's Association          1938-1942
M57          A          Wonderland Camps photograph          1957
7          20          Young Men's Christian Association of Philadelphia (YMCA), West Branch: Youth Committee          1958-1980

Series 4: Personal papers, 1933-1988

Series 4 contains records related to Pollock’s military service in the 63rd Infantry Division during World War II including the production of G.I. Carmen; Pollock’s proposal, drafts, and research including oral histories related to his unfinished doctoral dissertation on Philadelphia School District surveys; diaries; and miscellaneous writings and family records. Some records related to G.I. Carmen are in French. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box   Folder   Description

7          21          63rd Infantry Division: "Blood and Fire" newsletter          1943-1945
7          22          63rd Infantry Division: G.I. Carmen (1 of 2)          1945-1946
11          2          63rd Infantry Division: G.I. Carmen (2 of 2)          1945-1946
7          23          63rd Infantry Division: G. I. Carmen scrapbook (photocopy)          1945-1946
7          24          63rd Infantry Division: G.I. Carmen reunion show          1965-1966
7          25          63rd Infantry Division: G.I. Carmen reunion show          1986-1987
M57          A          63rd Infantry Division: infantry regional training center Camp Wheeler, GA photograph          1943
7          26          63rd Infantry Division: military service record          1943-1946
7          27          63rd Infantry Division: photographs          1944-1946
7          28          63rd Infantry Division: reunions (1 of 2)          1972-1986
11          3          63rd Infantry Division: reunions (2 of 2)          1972-1986
10          2          63rd Infantry Division: variety show scrapbook          1943-1945
11          4          Certificates and awards          1940-1987
7          29          Diary          1939
7          30          Diary          1941
7          31          Diary          1942
8          1          Golden Jubilee Roast (1 of 2)          1984
8          2          Golden Jubilee Roast (2 of 2)          1984
8          3          Lehigh University doctoral dissertation: correspondence and reference material          1970-1974
8          4          Lehigh University doctoral dissertation: interview guide and audio cassette tapes (1 of 2)          1972, undated
8          5          Lehigh University doctoral dissertation: interview guide and audio cassette tapes (2 of 2)          1972, undated
8          6          Lehigh University doctoral dissertation: outline, drafts, and notes          1972
8          7          Lehigh University doctoral dissertation: proposal          1969-1972
8          8          Newspaper clippings          1939-1987
8          9          Resume and teaching credentials          1947-1980
M57          A          Shaw Junior High School class photograph          1941
8          10          "Views for Victory" newspaper column          1942-1943
8          11          West Chester State Teachers College and alumni association          1941-1988
10          3          West Philadelphia High School "Go West Young Man" talent show scrapbook          1939-1940
11          5          West Philadelphia High School posters          1939-1940
8          12          Miscellaneous family records          1933-1987, undated
8          13          Miscellaneous writings          1944-1987