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Catalog Number 1998:35-ES93-HF
Collection Ethnographic Study - Oakland/Hill District
Object Name Ethnographic Study
Title Ethnographic Study - Oakland/Hill District
Scope & Content This ethnographic survey contains the following materials:

Folder #1 contains Photography Logs
Folder #2 contains Visual Images: Color Slides
Folder #3 contains Visual Images: Contact Sheets and Negatives
Folder #4 contains Recorded Subjects: Marie and Umberto DiNardo
Folder #5 contains Recorded Subjects: Marie and Umberto DiNardo
Folder #6 contains Recorded Subjects: Sharon Watson-Mauro
Folder #7 contains Recorded Subjects: Mary and John Todroff
Folder #8 contains Recorded Subjects: Mary and John Todroff
Folder #9 contains Recorded Subjects: Mary and John Todroff
Folder #10 contains Recorded Subjects: Aggie Khalil
Folder #11 contains MISC: Biographical Leads
Folder #12 contains MISC: Census and Tract Map: The Hill District and Oakland
Folder #13 contains MISC: Hill District-- Community Profiles
Folder #14 contains MISC: Daybreakers: The Story of the Urban League of Pittsburgh
Folder #15 contains MISC: Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland
Folder #16 contains MISC: Hill District Newspaper Articles
Folder #17 contains MISC: Hill District Newspaper Articles II
Folder #18 contains MISC: Hill District Newspaper Articles III
Folder #19 contains MISC: Colored American Magazine
Folder #20 contains MISC: August Wilson
Folder #21 contains MISC: PhD Diss., 1973, A View of the Hill
Folder #22 contains MISC: Nationality Rooms Program, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Folder #23 contains MISC: Oakland Misc.
Folder #24 contains MISC: Oakland Planned Construction Projects
Folder #25 contains MISC: Oakland--Community Profiles
Folder #26 contains MISC: Archives Service Center, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh
Folder #27 contains MISC: Video Sources
Folder #28 contains MISC: Oakland Newspaper Articles
Folder #29 contains MISC: Soho Census: Community Profiles
Folder #30 contains MISC: Minersville
Folder #31 contains MISC: Oakland--Italian Community
Folder #32 contains MISC: Oakland--Polish Community
Folder #33 contains MISC: Oakland--Greek Community
Folder #34 contains MISC: Oakland--Jewish Community
Folder #35 contains MISC: Oakland Capstone Seminar
Folder #36 contains MISC: The Hill
Folder #37 contains MISC: Pittsburgh General Articles
Folder #38 contains MISC: Hugo Freund Correspondence
Physical characteristics
Admin/Biographical History HISTORY

Ethnographic Survey commissioned by Steel Industry Heritage Corporation. 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 1993
Notes see also:
1998:13-ES93-SD

Folder #: 44; 45; 46