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Catalog Number 2001:03-ES96-LD
Collection Ethnographic Survey - Aliquippa
Object Name Ethnographic Survey
Title Aliquippa Alliance for Unity and Development/ SIHC Traditional Artists Survey
Scope & Content This survey contains the following information:

Folder #1: AAUD Final Report/Contacts List
Folder #2: Visual Images: Photography Logs
Folder #3: Visual Images: Color Slides
Folder #4: Recorded Subjects: AAUD Tape Logs
Folder #5: AAUD Release Forms
Folder #6: AAUD Artist Lists
Folder #7: AAUD Artist Referral Lists: Field Note Format
Folder #8: Beaver County Artists: Newspaper Clippings
Folder #9: AAUD Expenses
Folder #10: AAUD Artist Archive Materials
Folder #11: AAUD Traditional Arts Surveys
Folder #12: Field Notes--AAUD Survey Project
Folder #13: Information from SIHC archives for AAUD Survey
Folder #14: AAUD Sample Artist Survey and Cover Letter
Folder #15: AAUD Folk Arts Survey Project: MISC
Folder #16: Letters to Pauline Cooper of AAUD
Folder #17: Articles on Aliquippa History
Folder #18: Aliquippa Alliance for Unity and Development: MISC
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
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
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 1996