Pitts (Robert B.) Papers

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) director Robert B. Pitts (1909-1985) was born in Macon, Georgia. After earning degrees from Howard University and the University of Washington, he served as the first regional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department from 1964-1970.

The Robert B. Pitts collection includes a portrait of William and Mattalyn Pitts, proclamations in memoriam, letters of condolence, a program of the Westminster Neighborhood Center renaming ceremony, and assorted magazine articles and newspaper clippings documenting the career of HUD regional secretary Robert B. Pitts.

Dates: 1895-1992
Collection number: MS 116
Collector: Pitts, Mattalyn.
Collection Size: 6.5 linear feet (11 boxes + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Robert B. Pitts Papers

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