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SRTR Collection

Identifier: 100-03-02

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of select audio recordings of lectures given on campus in the 1970s and 1980s. Some tapes feature the audio of speeches, panels, and meetings rather than lectures.

The topics of the lectures include political science, philosophy, art, psychology, literature, health, medicine, biology, parks and recreation, journalism, history, social wellbeing, law, exercise science, nutrition, athletics, technology, and anatomy and physiology.

All indvidiual records have subjects associated with them.


  • 1973 - 1989

Conditions Governing Use

"The items in this collection are protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use these items in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

See In Copyright-Educational Use Permitted on for more infomation.

The Slippery Rock University Archives assumes no responsibility for copyright infringement by users. Contact the Archives at for more information."

Biographical / Historical

The Slippery Rock Tap Recordings (SRTR) audiotapes were originally formatted to be publicly utilized by the college community via the library's Instructional Materials Center.

Some documents from the 1970s refer to this audiotape collection as the "Oral History Project" or the "Oral History and Instructional Materials Collection" and its organizers as the "Oral History Committee.".

Records of the organization of this collection can be found in the Slippery Rock University archives record group 100-3-2 (SRTR Tapes Documentation). Signatures detailing the types of permission of use and distribution of these tapes can also be found in this record group.


351 Cassettes

82 Reels

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Some audiotapes and reels in the SRTR collection are grouped into titled series. All tapes are organized numerically by SRTR number.

Below is a list of the series within this collection and relevant information if available:

The "Alternative Futures" series was originally a televised course.

The "Free Speech in the United States" series is a recorded course by Dr. Walwik of Slippery Rock State College Department of Speech and Theatre.

The "English Literature Series" was originally a televised course appearing on Channel 5.

"History of Lawrence County" manuscript by Bart Richards, a former New Castle newspaper editor.

"Butler School Board Book Controversy"

"Oral History of Conservancy in Western Pennsylvania"

"1974 Land Policy Conference for Western Pennsylvania"

"1974 Issues in Recreation"

"Environmental Science Seminar"

"Seminar on Pornography"

"Conference on Consumer Health and Quackery"

"Conference on the Quantification of Quality"

"Seminar on Emergency Medical Service"

"Alcoholism Workshop"

"Slippery Rock State College Medicine Symposium"

Existence and Location of Originals

All tapes are currently held in offsite storage awaiting digitization

Date information

Date created is the date of the recording. Date issued is the date permission was granted by the lecturer to include their recording in the oral history project. Sometimes the date created is before the date issued and sometimes it is after the date issued.

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Repository Details

Part of the Slippery Rock University Archives and Special Collections Repository

315 Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock PA 16057