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Catalog Number 2000:43
Collection Ethnographic Survey
Object Name Ethnographic Survey
Title Regional Folklife Center Project:
Technical Assistance to Tradition-Bearers in the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area
Scope & Content Nick Papas does not have a biographical data sheet or release form.

The order of folders is as follows:

Folder #1 contains the field journal
Folder #2 contains photography logs
Folder #3 contains Visual Images: Color Slides
Folder #4 contains Recorded Subjects: The Bobbichs/Bill Gardner
Folder #5 contains Recorded Subjects: Evanstown Annual Grape Festival
Folder #6 contains Recorded Subjects: George Essey
Folder #7 contains Recorded Subjects: Richard and Carol Bilak
Folder #8 contains Recorded Subjects: Andrew Dacko
Folder #9 contains Recorded Subjects: Clyde Floyd
Folder #10 contains Recorded Subjects: Charles and Ann Marie Culleiton
Folder #11 contains Recorded Subjects: Nick Papas
Folder #12 contains Recorded Subjects: Vera and Anthony Ginocchi
Folder #13 contains Recorded Subjects: Stanley Slabe
Folder #14 contains Recorded Subjects: Marian Stringer
Folder #15 contains Recorded Subjects: Marilyn Rea
Folder #16 contains Recorded Subjects: Hartley Johnston of the Allegheny-Kiski Historical Society
Folder #17 contains Recorded Subjects: Pastor Asa Roberts
Folder #18 contains Recorded Subjects: Don and Paula Johnson
Folder #19 contains Recorded Subjects: John Shull
Folder #20 contains Recorded Subjects: Rev. Igor Soroka
Folder #21 contains Recorded Subjects: Bob Sestili
Folder #22 contains Recorded Subjects: David E. Olson
Folder #23 contains Recorded Subjects: Connie and Joseph Kikta
Folder #24 contains Recorded Subjects: Frank and Virginia Kuis
Folder #25 contains Recorded Subjects: Jerry Kois
Folder #26 contains Recorded Subjects: Ron Markvan
Folder #27 contains Recorded Subjects: Laura Schlesinger
Folder #28 contains Recorded Subjects: Harry and Barbara Coe
Folder #29 contains Recorded Subjects: Mon-Valley Quilt Club Christmas Party
Folder #30 contains Recorded Subjects: Irene Kerr
Folder #31 contains Recorded Subjects: Robert Napoli, Dominic Pezzo, Michael J. Goss
Folder #32 contains Non-Recorded Subject: Judy Damon
Folder #33 contains MISC: Cold Contact and Directions Lists
Folder #34 contains MISC: The Cathedral Choir Millennium Concert: Russian Liturgical Music
Folder #35 contains MISC: FolkArtsShare
Folder #36 contains MISC: Additional information on the Allegheny-Kiski Valley
Folder #37 contains MISC: Additional information on Fayette County
Folder #38 contains MISC: Additional information on Greene County and Beaver County
Folder #39 contains MISC: Additional information on Washington County
Folder #40 contains MISC: Additional information on Westmoreland County
Physical characteristics
Admin/Biographical History HISTORY

Ethnographic Survey commissioned by Steel Industry Heritage Corporation in 1992. In 1992, 1993, and 1997, Steel Industry Heritage Corporation commissioned a series of ethnographic surveys of the areas within the Steel Heritage Region, called Rivers of Steel National and State Heritage Area. The region encompasses a seven county area, including: Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.
The goal of the surveys was to gather information about the cultural life of the Rivers of Steel National and State Heritage Area, in order to develop a cultural context and inventory of resources for cultural conservation planning in the region. Information fell into the following categories:
1) Ethnic/Racial
2) Occupational
3) Religious
4) Family/Community
5) Environmental/Geographical

1)SOCIAL STRUCTURE
A) Current patterns of settlement and movement among social/cultural groups
B) Current location and viability of social/cultural organizations (ethnic, work-related, religious, leisure, age-related, and gender-related)
C) Community gathering places ) formal and informal

2) EXPRESSIVE CULTURE
A) Living traditional skills, activities, and events
B) Practitioners of these traditions

3) ATTITUDES AND VALUES, ISSUES AND CONCERNS
A) Ethnic/racial
-Interaction among groups (formal/informal), new immigrants, changes in sense of identity (generational, geographical, other factors)
B) Occupational issues
-job security, income level, retraining, unions, plant closings/mechanization, work ethic, pride in skills/abilities
C) Religious
-church closings and mergers, aging congregations, fewer ethnic-language services, interaction among religious/denominations
D) Family/community
-"no future for our children here," change in sense of community, effects of suburbanization, gender roles/expectations, problems of aging, causes/effects of population loss/gain
E) Environmental
-land ownership/use, need for development or for protection from development, reclamation of industrial land, water/air pollution, transportation access
Dates of Creation 2000
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