0.25 cubic ft (1 box).
This collection contains the records of the Allegheny Alliance for the years 1967-1971. Most of the records center around the "start-up" of the organization in 1967. The most substantive information is contained in Series I. which includes material concerning the organization's structure, rationale, policy statements, and by-laws. The remaining material consists of membership lists, pledge forms and correspondence. The correspondence is divided into incoming (letters received from members and residents wishing to become members) and outgoing, which include solicitation letters sent to residents making the aware of the organization and the issues and candidates it supports. Series IV. includes lists of election volunteers by ward.
The Allegheny Alliance grew out of the political turmoil of the 1960s. Dissatisfied with established political parties and their activities, the Allegheny Alliance set forth as its goal, "that poverty, war, and injustice must be eliminated through vigorous governmental action." It would try to accomplish its goals by supporting candidates and pressuring and publicizing issues at all levels of government.
Records of the Allegheny Alliance, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1967-1961, AIS 87:10, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.
Available in repository and on Internet; Folder level control; http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/f/findaid/findaid-idx?type=simple;c=ascead;view=text;subview=outline;id=US-PPiU-AIS8710.