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David J. Pittman Publications

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00175

This collections includes publications by David J. Pittman from 1958 – 1990.


  • 1958-1990


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


22 items

1 boxes

Biographical Information

David Joshua Pittman (d. 2002) received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in human development from the University of Chicago. He became a professor at Washington University in 1958. In 1963, he became the director of its former Social Science Institute. He was chairman of the sociology department from 1976 to 1986 and later taught in the psychology department. He retired in 1993.

Pittman was a consultant to the St. Louis Police Department and served on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. His research and expertise resulted in the first public detoxification centers in North America in 1968. He was recipient of the Page One Civic Awards, St. Louis Newspaper Guild in 1967 with Dr. Joseph Kendis. He served on the Boards of the National Council of Alcoholism, President North American Association of Alcoholism Programs, and Chairman of the 28th Internal Congress on Alcoholism. He served on the Missouri Advisory Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and was a member of the Missouri Mental Health Commission.

Pittman also wrote and edited several books and articles, including “Revolving Door” and “Society, Culture and Drinking Patterns Reexamined.”

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Leela Pandey in November 2005. Updated by Meg Tuomala in August 2011.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 19: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495