K. Leroy Irvis Papers
Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
The papers of K. Leroy Irvis document the life of one of Pennsylvania’s most prominent politicians. The collection contains a wide variety of material including correspondence, legislative material, interviews, campaign literature, publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Areas of concentration in the collection include: the Pennsylvania Legislature, higher education, prison reform, housing, Pennsylvania history, senior citizens, National Democratic Conventions, the development of Pittsburgh’s African-American culture and history, mental health, civil rights, and Irvis’ relationship with his family and constituents.