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Catalog Number 1998:32-ES93-JS2
Collection Ethnographic Study - Allegheny Valley
Object Name Ethnographic Study
Title Ethnographic Study - Allegheny Valley
Scope & Content This ethnographic 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: Contact Sheets, Negatives, Prints
Folder #4 contains: MISC: Draft of Final Report
Folder #5 contains: Recorded Subjects: Tom Ference
Folder #6 contains: Recorded Subjects: Betsy and Dale Roberts
Folder #7 contains: Recorded Subjects: Ed Merzlak
Folder #8 contains: Recorded Subjects: George Dolhi, Andy Dolhi, John Petraglia, Dick Katz, Bill Sproul, Jack Sharp, John "Tip" McMahon
Folder #9 contains: Recorded Subjects: George Dolhi, Andy Dolhi, John Petraglia, Dick Katz, Bill Sproul, Jack Sharp, John "Tip" McMahon
Folder #10 contains: Recorded Subjects: George Dolhi
Folder #11 contains: Recorded Subjects: John Arch
Folder #12 contains: Recorded Subjects: Bill Helsley
Folder #13 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Peg Albright
Folder #14 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Earl Bernard
Folder #15 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Ed Carr
Folder #16 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Jack Cavanaugh, St.
Folder #17 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Emma Chedonic
Folder #18 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Ralph DiLuigi
Folder #19 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Kathy Flowers
Folder #20 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Larry Geissler
Folder #21 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Nancy Hartman
Folder #22 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Rev. Romildo Hrboka
Folder #23 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Joe Kordesich
Folder #24 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Bob Mehler
Folder #25 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Rich Mikus
Folder #26 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Frank and Phyllis Rosenfeld
Folder #27 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Violet Rowe
Folder #28 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Anthony Sacco
Folder #29 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Carol Sees
Folder #30 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Mark Sikora
Folder #31 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Charles Specht
Folder #32 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Carol Ann Seer
Folder #33 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Sister Therese Vaulet
Folder #34 contains: Non-recorded Subjects: Ron Weisen
Folder #35 contains: MISC: Millvale Misc.
Folder #36 contains: MISC: Shaler Township
Folder #37 contains: MISC: Pittsburgh Area
Folder #38 contains: MISC: Blawnox Misc.
Folder #39 contains: MISC: Sharpsburg Misc.
Folder #40 contains: MISC: Aspinwall Misc.
Folder #41 contains: MISC: A Verona Album: 100 Years of Memories
Folder #42 contains: MISC: Etna Research Materials
Folder #43 contains: MISC: St. Anthony Parish 1886-1986
Folder #44 contains: MISC: Verona: Then and Now
Folder #45 contains: MISC: A Chronology of 125 Years: The Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale
Folder #46 contains: MISC: Aspinwall: The Town That Pride Built
Folder #47 contains: MISC: The Gateway to the North: Millvale, PA
Folder #48 contains: MISC: Millvale 125th Anniversary
Folder #49 contains: MISC: Borough of Blawnox: A Story of its People
Folder #50 contains: MISC: Area Press

This ethnographic survey also contains:
98:32-ES93-JS2-V1: "Nostalgia"--A Video of a Bygone Era of Blawnox and Surroundings Area. Also the 1936 Flood.

Fishing Flies by Mark Sikora of International Angler, Aspinwall
Physical characteristics Located in white ethnographic survey box
Admin/Biographical History HISTORY

Ethnographic Survey commissioned by Steel Industry Heritage Corporation in 1993. 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