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Raymond J. Pitts papers

Identifier: 301

Scope and Contents

The papers of Raymond J. Pitts follow Pitts' career as a mathematics educator, dean, and administrator. Correspondence, questionnaires, evaluations, reports, and overhead transparencies related to modern mathematics are included from his time as a mathematics instructor, with the majority of the materials related to Pitt’s work as a school administrator. This includes his roles as director of a mathematics project for the Santa Barbara County Schools Education Service Center, Director of the Department of Intergroup Education for the Pasadena City Unified and Junior College School District, Coordinator of Research and Teacher Education for the California State Department of Education Office of Compensatory Education, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Development and Services/ Educational Research for the San Francisco Unified School District, and Dean for Academic Affairs on the staff of the chancellor of California Community Colleges. Administrative papers include meeting and conference agendas and notes, newsletters, charts, and audio recordings.

The papers are rich in information regarding public education in California in the 1960s and 1970s. A notable portion of the papers is devoted to curriculum guides for teachers that outline coursework on the subjects of business, driver education, English, English as a second language, ethnic studies, foreign languages, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, kindergarten, mathematics, non-graded schools, reading, science, and social studies. Many of the papers concern the implementation of compensatory education programs, largely as a result of the McAteer Act, including the desegregation of California’s Riverside schools.


  • Created: 1956-1972
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1956-1972
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/18/2011


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


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Arrangement Note

The Raymond Pitts papers have been organized into eight series: Correspondence and other material, Santa Barbara County Schools, Pasadena City Unified and Junior College School District, California State Department of Education, San Francisco Unified School District, California Community Colleges, Audiovisual, and Oversize.

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Source of Acquisition

Raymond J. Pitts

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Related Materials

Raymond J. Pitts was the brother of Robert B. Pitts, whose papers are also held by the Amistad Research Center.

Processing Information

This collection was processed from March 2015 to October 2015.

Raymond J. Pitts papers
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Repository Details

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