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Catalog Number 1998:14-ES92-KF
Collection Ethnographic Study - Washington County
Object Name Ethnographic Study
Title Ethnographic Study - Washington County
Scope & Content This survey is organized in the following manner:

Folder #1 contains Visual Images: Photography Logs
Folder #2 contains Visual Images: Color Slides
Folder #3 contains Visual Images: Color Slides
Folder #4 contains Visual Images: Contact Sheets and Negatives
Folder #5 contains Recorded Subjects: Canonsburg Italian Mass
Folder #6 contains Recorded Subjects: Ramona Rose (Canonsburg Italian Festival)
Folder #7 contains Recorded Subjects: Mon Futures Meeting
Folder #8 contains Recorded Subjects: Charles and Becky Bobbich, Bill Gardner
Folder #9 contains Recorded Subjects: William Irwin
Folder #10 contains Recorded Subjects: Lloyd Irwin
Folder #11 contains Recorded Subjects: International Button Box Band of Canonsburg
Folder #12 contains Recorded Subjects: Scottish Heritage Day: Suzanne Hershey Bress
Folder #13 contains Recorded Subjects: Earl Bugaile (Scottish Heritage Days Vesper Service)
Folder #14 contains Recorded Subjects: Richard Kundman
Folder #15 contains Recorded Subjects: Mary Pollock
Folder #16 contains Recorded Subjects: Janice and Ralph Pinkney
Folder #17 contains Recorded Subjects: Marlene, Mary, and Bernard Luketich
Folder #18 contains Recorded Subjects: CFU picnic: International Button Box Band of Canonsburg
Folder #19 contains Recorded Subjects: CFU Picnic: St. George Tamburitzans of Cokeburg
Folder #20 contains Recorded Subjects: CFU Picnic: The Jerry Grcevich Band
Folder #21 contains Recorded Subjects: CFU Picnic: Polka Mass
Folder #22 contains Recorded Subjects: CFU Picnic: Sljeme
Folder #23 contains Recorded Subjects: Mrs. Kathleen Comedy, Elbert E. Matthews
Folder #24 contains Recorded Subjects: Terry Necciai
Folder #25 contains Recorded Subjects: Mr. and Mrs. James Sestili
Folder #26 contains Recorded Subjects: John Decovitch
Folder #27 contains Recorded Subjects: Richard A. Ripepi, Joyce Pavelko Burkett
Folder #28 contains Recorded Subjects: Stephen Ziats
Folder #29 contains Non-Recorded Subjects: Gerald Gardner
Folder #30 contains Non-Recorded Subjects: Joyce L. Kostolansky
Folder #31 contains Non-Recorded Subjects: Telephone Surveys
Folder #32 contains MISC: Maps
Folder #33 contains MISC: Cokeburg Golden Jubilee
Folder #34 contains MISC: Cokeburg Diamond Jubilee: 1902-1977
Folder #35 contains MISC: Souvenir Book Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union
Folder #36 contains MISC: Sixteenth Tamburitza Festival, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Folder #37 contains MISC: New Eagle Memories Diamond Jubilee, 1912-1987
Folder #38 contains MISC: Monongahela Souvenir Book
Folder #39 contains MISC: Southwestern Pennsylvania Publication
Folder #40 contains MISC: Field Contacts: People, Places and Organizations, External Washington County Resources, Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission
Folder #41 contains MISC: Washington County Resources, arranged alphabetically
Folder #42 contains MISC: Field Notes Notebook I
Folder #43 contains MISC: Field Notes Notebook II
Folder #44 contains MISC: News Clips File
Folder #45 contains MISC: Sentinel at the Crossroads: The Methodist Episcopal Coke Mission of Western Pennsylvania, 1883-1933.
Folder #46 contains MISC: From the Furrows to the Pits: Van Voorhis, Pennsylvania
Folder #47 contains MISC: CFU Tamburitzans Cookbook
Folder #48 contains MISC: National Grange 1993-1994 Program Handbook
Folder #49 contains MISC: Washington County Misc.
Folder #50 contains MISC: Mon Valley Misc.
Folder #51 contains MISC: Monongahela Misc.
Folder #52 contains MISC: Canonsburg Misc.
Folder #53 contains MISC: Washington County Collected Materials List
Folder #54 contains MISC: Release Forms

This survey also contains a sign: "United Mine Workers of America Picnic and Sports at Ottena's Grove on Washington Road, Marianna, PA. Dancing, Refreshments of All Kinds." Benefit Local Union No. 2874.
Physical characteristics Located in white ethnographic survey box
Admin/Biographical History HISTORY

Ethnographic Survey commissioned by the Steel Industry Heritage Corporation - 1993. In 1992, 1993, and 1997, the Steel Industry Heritage Corporation commissioned a series of ethnographic surveys of the areas within the Steel Heritage region. The region encompasses a 7 county area: Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.
The goal of the surveys was to gather information about the cultural life of the Steel Heritage region, in order to develop a cultural context and inventory of resources for cultural conservation planning in the region. Information fell into the following categorizes: 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, gender-related)
C) Community gathering-places (formal and informal)

2) Expressive Culture
A) Living traditional skills, activities, events
B) Practitioners of these traditions
C) Places/contexts in which these traditions are practiced

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 1992
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