A Contribution to Western Pennsylvania Pharmacy

A History of the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy 1878-1958

Appendix V - Disjecta Membra

Document I


Agreement Between Western University of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy

April 16, 1896

Memorandum of an agreement between the Western University of Pennsylvania, and The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, made and entered into this sixteenth day of April A.D. 1896.

It is hereby mutually agreed as between the Western University of Pennsylvania, party of the first part, and The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, party of the second part, That the said party of the first part will through the Chancellor confer upon students who shall have pursued a regular course of study in The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy and who shall have successfully passed their examinations therein, appropriate degrees; and does further recognize the said Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy as a department of instruction in said University and does accord to the members of its Faculty a place in the general Faculty of the University, and in the advertisement and general catalogue of the University, will recognize The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy as a department of said University, and does engage to respect and keep inviolate the provisions of the charter and by-laws of said College of Pharmacy.

And it is further agreed by said party of the first part that it will accord to said party of the second part of a representation on its Board of Trustees, in the person of one member of the Board of Trustees of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, who shall be nominated and elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of said University as soon as a vacancy may occur in said Board of Trustees after the signing and delivering of this article of agreement, and to whom a successor shall from time to time be chosen to represent the interests of said College of Pharmacy, provided, however, that such representative on the Board of Trustees shall not be at any time a member of the Faculty of teaching force of said College of Pharmacy.

In consideration of this exercise of lawful power and the covenants herein before recited, The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy party of the second part, does bind itself and all and singular its Trustees, Officers, and Faculty, to oh serve and keep inviolate the laws of said University, and to meet, without calling upon the Trustees of the University for financial assistance from any of the funds of the said University whatever, all the financial obligations which may be incurred by them in the maintenance of said College of Pharmacy: and further obligate themselves to submit the curriculum to be followed by the students in said College to the Trustees of the University for their approval, and engage themselves to submit all elections which may hereafter be made to chairs or instructorships in said College of Pharmacy to the Trustees for their final approval, according to the Trustees the right to negative any election made by the Faculty or Trustees of the College of Pharmacy to a position of professor or instructor in the College of Pharmacy; and it further agreed by said party of the second part that they will bear a proportionate share of the expenses of publishing the general catalogue of the University, and all cost of the preparation of all diplomas and other necessary expenses connected with the instruction and graduation of students committed to their care; and it is further agreed that in all their circulars, tickets, and advertisements they will recognize themselves as the Pharmaceutical Department of the Western University of Pennsylvania; and that they will accord to the Trustees of the Western University of Pennsylvania a representation upon their Board in the person of the Chancellor, or of some other member of the Board of Trustees of the University, and that they will at all times recognize the Chancellor of said University as the titular head of the Faculty of said College of Pharmacy.

It is further mutually agreed between said parties of the first and second parts that all the income of said College of Pharmacy whether derived from tuition or otherwise shall be kept inviolably as the funds of said College of Pharmacy to be used solely for said College of Pharmacy, and not to be applied to the use of any other department of instruction connected with said University, unless hereafter it should be deemed advisable by said party of the second part to seek an amalgamation and consolidation with some other department of allied instruction in said University, at which time in order to effect such amalgamation and consolidation, it shall require the consent of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy legally given under the provisions of its charter and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It is further agreed that said party of the second part will annually submit to the Board of Trustees of said University at their annual meeting in June a report of their operations during the previous year, including a statement of their receipts and expenditures, that the same may be incorporated in the general records of the University and returned to the department of Public Instruction in the State of Pennsylvania and to the commissioner of Education of the United States by the Chancellor;

This contract may be revoked or annulled by corporate action of either party on six months written notice of the same to the other party.

In testimony whereof said parties have caused these presents to be signed by the President of the Board of Trustees on behalf of said University, and by the President of said College on behalf of said College of Pharmacy and the corporate seals of said respective Corporations to be here-to affixed, and attested by their respective secretaries,

s/John Crockar White, D.D.
President, Board of Trustees
Western University of Pennsylvania

Attest:
s/ D. H. Wallace
Sec. Pro-Tem, Board of Trustees
Western University of Pennsylvania

Seal W. U. P.
s/ A. C. Robertson
President, Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy

Attest:
s/ George W. Kutscher
Sec., Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy

Seal Pgh. Col. Pharmacy

Extracts from Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting Held on May, 1994

RESOLVED: That all graduates of the Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy having graduated before April 16, 1896, who are recommended by the Dean and the Trustees of the School of Pharmacy, are hereby declared to be alumni of the University of Pittsburgh, with the standing and privileges as graduates of the School of Pharmacy after April 16, 1896, the date at which the School of Pharmacy became affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.