Log In

Iva Richey Parkas Edit Profile

curator , educator , historian , Paralegal

Iva Richey Parkas, American educator, historian, curator, paralegal. Named Distinguished Alumnae, University Pittsburgh, 1978; recipient Classroom Teacher's medal, Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge, 1960; grantee, National Defense Education Act; Henry Clay Frick Educational fellow, scholar, Greater Pittsburgh Air Force Squadron, Pittsburgh Press, 1960.


Parkas, Iva Richey was born on June 28, 1907 in Comanche, Texas, United States. Daughter of Andrew J. and Pearl Lucretia (Kennedy) Richey.


Grad, Wayland College, 1927. Bachelor, Texas Technology University, 1935. Master of Letters, University Pittsburgh, 1950.

Postgrad, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960. Postgrad, Pennsylvania State University, 1961. Postgrad, University California, Berkeley, 1962.

Postgrad, Duquesne University, 1963. Postgrad, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1968.


Curator, historian Fort Pitt Blockhouse, Pittsburgh, 1946-1952, assistant curator-historian, 1964-1984. Teacher United States history Pittsburgh senior high schools, 1953-1972. Paralegal Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Law Department, 1977-1982.

Delaware, White House Conference on Children and Youth, Washington, 1960, 70. World Food Conference, Rome, 1974. United States Congressional Senior Citizens intern, Washington, 1984.

Named Distinguished Alumnae, U. Pittsburgh, 1978. Recipient Classroom Teacher's medal Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge, 1960. Henry Clay Frick Ednl. fellow.

National Defense Education Act grantee. Greater Pittsburgh Air Force Squadron scholar, Pittsburgh Press scholar, 1960.


  • Other Work

    • Commonwealth editor So Your Children Can Tell Their Children, 1976. Contributor articles on history subjects to newspapers, magazines.


Member National Education Association (life), American Association of University Women (president Pittsburgh branch 1974-1976), History Society Western Pennsylvania, Western Pennsylvania Council Social Studies (president 1969-1971), Daughters of the American Revolution (regent Pittsburgh chapter 1986-1989), U.Pitts. Alumnae Association (board directors since 1978, vice president 1984), Pennsylvania Retired Public School Employees Association (chairperson American revolution bicentennial 1974-1976), Western Pennsylvania History Society, Allegheny County Bicentennial Commission, Greater Pittsburgh Common for Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta. Commonwealth editor: So Your Children Can Tell Their Children, 1976.


Married George Eduardo Parkas, May 5, 1945.

Andrew J. Richey

Pearl Lucretia (Kennedy) Richey

George Eduardo Parkas