The Catholic University of America

Gilbert A. Hitz

An inventory of the Gilbert A. Hitz Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Mailing Address: The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064

Telephone: 202-319-5065

Email: archives@mail.lib.cua.edu

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Gilbert A. Hitz
Title: Gilbert A. Hitz Collection
Dates: 1922-1927, 1931
Extent: .25 linear feet; 1 box
Abstract: Gilbert A. Hitz Collection contains three oversize photographs, clippings, and memorabilia from 1922-1927, 1931.
Collection Number: 191
Language: English

Biographical Note

Gilbert Acker Hitz was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended The Catholic University of America from 1922 to 1926 as a philosophy student. While at CUA, he was involved in the Utopian Club (Vice-President senior year), The International Relations Club, The CUA University Branch of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E), the "C" Club, the CUA chapter of the Knights of Columbus, The Tower student newspaper (junior year), the Cardinal student yearbook, track (junior and senior years), and was a cheerleader (sophomore through senior years).

Upon graduation from CUA, he moved back to Cleveland, OH and lived there until his death.

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Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of three oversize photographs and clippings from 1922 to 1927, and memorabilia, including a felt hat, a Utopian banner, and a Utopian Club directory, circa 1922-1926, and 1931.

This collection is divided into three series: 1) Photographs, 2) Clippings, and 3) Memorabilia.

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Arrangement

The Gilbert A. Hitz Collection consists of three series:




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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

The oversize photographs are rolled, and while they can be somewhat unrolled to view, they should not be forced flat to scan before additional preservation work is performed.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Neil K. Hitz, Gilbert A. Hitz's son, on March 30, 2006, via Emily Glicksman in the CUA Office of Alumni Relations.

Processing Information

Processing and EAD markup completed in July 2011 by Robin C. Pike.

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Related Material

See other CUA photographic and alumni collections.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Hitz, Gilbert Acker

Organizations:
Catholic University of America--History
Catholic University of America--Campus
Catholic University of America--Students

Places:
Washington, DC


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Location of Originals

The memorabilia from this collection is located in the CUA New Museum Collection, which includes alumni memorabilia. The file numbers for the objects are 1277a-c.

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Bibliography

CUA Alumni Directory, 1946, 1976, 1981, 1997

The Cardinal Yearbook, 1926

The Tower, 1922-1926

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Photographs, 1922, 1926, 1927 (1 folder)
The series contains three rolled, oversize photographs.
Box Folder
1 1 Photographs, 1922, 1924, 1927
        "Student Body of the Catholic University, Washington, D.C. Dec. 1922"; "Second Annual Banquet, Class of 1926, C.U.A., Harveys, Jan. 28, 1924"; "Junior Prom, Catholic University of America, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 1927" (NKH note: Gilbert Hitz not in this, supposedly)
                       
Series 2: Clippings, 1924 (1 folder)
 
Box Folder
1 2 Clippings, 1924
        Article from the Washington Post, October 5, 1924
                       
Series 3: Memorabilia, 1926, 1931, undated (1 folder)
 
Box Folder
1 3 Memorabilia 1926, 1931, undated
        CUA New Museum records for the white felt hat from 1926 (NMC 1277a); Utopian Club directory from 1931 (NMC 1277b); and large red and black felt Utopian pennant, undated (1277c).

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Photographs, 1922, 1926, 1927

Series 2: Clippings, 1924

Series 3: Memorabilia, 1926, 1931, undated

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