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Catalog Number 1998:15-ES92-CK
Collection Ethnographic Study - Washington Co.
Object Name Ethnographic Study
Title Ethnographic Study - Washington County
Scope & Content Transcriptions are complete.

Any newspaper articles left by CK have been photocopied, labeled, and archived with this ethnographic survey.

The contents are as follows:
Folder #1 contains Field Notes
Folder #2 contains Photography Logs
Folder #3 contains Visual Images: contact sheets and negatives
Folder #4 contains Visual Images: color slides
Folder #5 contains Recorded Subjects: Emil Debois, Harold Stroud, Steve Barnett, Eugene Caruso
Folder #6 contains Recorded Subjects: continuation of conversation with Harold Stroud and Eugene Caruso; then interview with Betty Swartz
Folder #7 contains Recorded Subjects: Andy Swartz
Folder #8 contains Recorded Subjects: Wayne Dattis and Willa White
Folder #9 contains Recorded Subjects: Danny Swartz
Folder #10 contains Recorded Subjects: Louis and Prudence Petrucci
Folder #11 contains Recorded Subjects: Glen Howis
Folder #12 contains Recorded Subjects: Dick Dowler and Garnett Barni
Folder #13 contains Recorded Subjects: Herb Edwards
Folder #14 contains Recorded Subjects: Agnesann Bonsch and Theresa Paluso
Folder #15 contains Recorded Subjects: George Essey and Romaine Karnak
Folder #16 contains Recorded Subjects: Victor Kushnivenko and Matilda Szymanske
Folder #17 contains Recorded Subjects: Elizabeth Hornak
Folder #18 contains Recorded Subjects: Helen Stanko
Folder #19 contains Recorded Subjects: Clara Moravec
Folder #20 contains Recorded Subjects: Mary Mihalic
Folder #21 contains Recorded Subjects: Jesse Vargo
Folder #22 contains Recorded Subjects: Edward Repka (The Repka Family)
Folder #23 contains Recorded Subjects: Margaret Vrancik
Folder #24 contains Recorded Subjects: Helen and Judy Kovalcik
Folder #25 contains Recorded Subjects: John Tylor and Herb Green
Folder #26 contains Recorded Subjects: Betty DeBusk
Folder #27 contains Recorded Subjects: Robert Umbel
Folder #28 contains Recorded Subjects: Robert Umbel continued
Folder #29 contains Recorded Subjects: Louis J. Gasewski
Folder #30 contains Recorded Subjects: Rodney Roher
Folder #31 contains Recorded Subjects: Ann Gasewski
Folder #32 contains Recorded Subjects: Norman Dettrick
Folder #33 contains Recorded Subjects: Tony Menendez, John Lignelli, and Joseph Alvarez
Folder #34 contains Recorded Subjects: Father Felix Pyzowski
Folder #35 contains Recorded Subjects: Aldean Giecek
Folder #36 (MISC) contains information relating to CK's Final Report
Folder #37 (MISC) contains information about Washington County
Folder #38 (MISC) contains information about Washington County churches
Folder #39 (MISC) contains information about Washington County festivals, events, and activities
Folder #40 (MISC) contains information about Washington County artists
Folder #41 (MISC) contains 1816-1966: Bentleyville Sesquicentennial Book
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 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, 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 Summer/Fall 1992