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Italian Americans in the West Project collection, 1988-1993

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Series I: Manuscript and Print Materials
The manuscript materials provide supporting documentation for the entire project. Included are archival administrative materials such as log status reports that indicate the availability of reference copies, missing original items, electronic versions of documents, and so forth. Documents pertaining to the planning, administration, and promotion of the project are found in this series. Also included are fieldnotes, graphic material logs, sound recording logs, and video recording logs. This series also contains reports on the project and information on the book of collected essays. Finally, this series includes various publications such as books, articles, and periodicals as well as ephemera (e.g., newspaper clippings and maps) that provide background information on Italian-Americans in the western United States.
BOX FOLDER 1 Collection Finding Aid
FOLDER 2 Diskette status reports
A description of the project's electronic files, their arrangement and location.
FOLDER 3 Log status reports.
Tables that note the status of individual logs for formatted materials (sound recordings, graphic materials, and manuscripts) by fieldworker and location (diskette, database, and printout).
FOLDER 4 Sound recordings status reports.
Tables (listed by fieldworker) that note the status of individual audiocassettes and reel-to-reel tapes, such as the existence of the original and reference copies and hard-copy logs.
FOLDER 5 Graphic materials status reports.
Tables (listed by fieldworker) that note the status of individual black-and-white rolls, contact sheets, color slides, color internegatives, and color negatives.
FOLDER 6 Videotape status report.
Table (listed by fieldworker) that notes the status of individual videotapes, including the existence of original and reference copies and related hard-copy logs.
FOLDER 7 Index terms.
Alphabatized list of searchable terms used in the IAW ASKSAM database.
FOLDERS 8 - 9 Processing documentation--1996.
Preliminary box list, preliminary inventory, and other documentation related to the processing of this collection.
FOLDER 10 Processing documentation--1990.
Information on the initial processing of this collection.
FOLDERS 11 - 13 Budget and expenses.
Draft project budgets, supplies and shipping receipts, and travel documentation.
FOLDERS 14 - 15 Consent forms.
Blank forms and signed duplicates of informant release forms.
FOLDERS 16 - 18 Correspondence.
General project correspondence dated between 1988 and 1990, arranged chronologically.
FOLDERS 19 - 22 Informants--consent forms, signed.
Original release forms signed by informants, arranged alphabetically by project site.
BOX FOLDER 23 Informants--consent forms, signed.
Original release forms signed by informants, arranged alphabetically by project site.
FOLDERS 24 - 28 Informants--correspondence.
Correspondence between project personnel and informants, arranged alphabetically by project site.
FOLDERS 29 - 34 Informants--general.
Newspaper clippings, biographical information, and miscellaneous documentation related to informants, arranged alphabetically by project site.
FOLDER 35 Informants--mailing lists.
Numerous copies of lists of informants' addresses. Note: Gift photographs from informants are located with the graphic materials in Box 87.
FOLDERS 36 - 43 Personnel.
Correspondence and contract information, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker/consultant.
BOX FOLDERS 44 - 49 Personnel.
Correspondence and contract information, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker/consultant.
FOLDERS 50 - 53 Planning.
Correspondence and contract information, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker/consultant.
FOLDERS 54 - 57 Publicity and public relations.
Articles, brochures, fliers, news clippings and press releases concerning the Italian-Americans in the West project and other Columbian Quincentenary projects of the Library of Congress.
FOLDERS 58 - 59 Disk directories.
Printouts of directories of reference computer diskettes containing project files. Diskettes arranged alphabetically by fieldworker. For more information, see Diskette Status Reports in folder 2.
BOX FOLDERS 60 - 76 Fieldnotes
Fieldworkers' notes concerning daily activities during the project, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then chronologically. For more information, see Fieldnotes Status Report in folder 3.
BOX FOLDERS 77 - 80 Handwritten notes and drawings.
Notebooks, sketch pads, and loose pages of notes and drawings made by fieldworkers during the project. Arranged alphabetically by fieldworker.
BOX FOLDERS 81 - 88 Handwritten notes and drawings.
Notebooks, sketch pads, and loose pages of notes and drawings made by fieldworkers during the project. Arranged alphabetically by fieldworker.
BOX FOLDERS 89 - 105 Sound recording logs.
Summaries of cassette and reel-to-reel recordings of interviews, music, and events, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then numerically by log number. For more information, see Audiocassette and Reel-to-Reel Logs Status Reports in folder 3.
BOX FOLDERS 106 - 123 Black-and-white photo logs.
Descriptions of black-and-white photos taken during the project, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then numerically by roll number. For more information, see Black-and-White Photograph Log Status Report in folder 3.
BOX FOLDERS 124 - 140 Color slide logs.
Descriptions of color slides taken during the project, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then numerically by slide sheet number. For more information, see Color Slide Log Status Report in folder 3.
FOLDERS 141 - 145 Videotape logs.
Descriptions of videotapes taken during the project or donated to the project by informants, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker.
BOX 10  FOLDERS 146 - 157 Reports.
Intermim, final, and post-project reports. Arranged alphabetically by author (fieldworker), and then alphabetically by report title.
FOLDERS 158 - 162 Book.
Materials concerning Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the West . Includes a copy of the book, correspondence with contributors, essay proposals, publicity materials, and purchase requisitions.
FOLDER 163 Exhibit.
Publicity and background materials describing the exhibition, "Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the West." For more information, see Series V.
BOX 11  FOLDERS 164 - 174 Collected publications.
Books, periodicals, journals, and articles about project sites collected as background information. Arranged alphabetically by project site.
BOX 12  FOLDERS 175 - 184 Collected publications.
Books, periodicals, journals, and articles about project sites collected as background information. Arranged alphabetically by project site.
BOX 13  FOLDERS 185 - 186 Collected publications.
Books, periodicals, journals, and articles about project sites collected as background information. Arranged alphabetically by project site.
FOLDERS 187 - 194 Ephemera.
Newspaper clippings, maps, unpublished manuscripts, and other materials collected during the project. Arranged alphabetically by project site.
BOX 14  FOLDERS 195 - 203 Ephemera.
Newspaper clippings, maps, unpublished manuscripts, and other materials collected during the project. Arranged alphabetically by project site.
BOX 15  FOLDERS 204 - 206 Ephemera.
Newspaper clippings, maps, unpublished manuscripts, and other materials collected during the project. Arranged alphabetically by project site.
FOLDER 207a Panoramic photographs and maps of Nevada (3 photographs; 3 maps)
AFC Reading Room Map Case
FOLDER 207b Italian-Americans in the West Project Collection exhibit design drawings (10 drawings)
FOLDER 207c "Old Ties New Americans" exhibit poster (5 posters)
FOLDER 207d Joe Delume Ranch, Lincoln County, Nevada (20 blueprints)
FOLDER 207e Verde Yard Bake Oven, Helper, Utah (3 blueprints)
FOLDER 207f Joe Bruno Connected Building and Garden, Helper, Utah (6 blueprints)
FOLDER 207g Columbia Steel Company Bunkhouse, Columbia, Utah (6 blueprints)
FOLDER 207h Camillo Manina House, Spring Glen, Utah (6 blueprints)
FOLDER 207i Milano Court, Helper, Utah (3 blueprints)
FOLDER 207j Map of Pueblo, Colorado (1 map)
FOLDER 207k Architectural Drawings by Tom Carter (8 drawings)
FOLDER 207l Measured Drawing of San Pedro Community Gardens (1 drawing)
FOLDER 207m 4th Annual Italian Days Heritage Poster, October 14-15, 1989 (1 poster)
FOLDER 207n Pueblo County, Colorado (3 blueprints)
FOLDER 207o Columbus Day Celebration 1989, San Francisco, California (5 posters)
FOLDER 207p Bonded Winery, Gilroy, California (7 blueprints)
FOLDER 207q Lateen Rigged Fishing Smack (2 schematics)
FOLDER 207r Walla Walla Sweet Onion Commission Advertising (1 pack of advertising materials)
Series II: Electronic Media
65 computer diskettes consist of original and reference disks that contain original files and reference copies of those files. The reference copies have been rearranged for better access. The diskettes contain the documentation from the fieldwork as well as administrative files. Printed directories of each disk can be found in Box 103 which contains 60 additional diskettes with digital images.
BOX 16 Computer diskettes.
Project documentation in electronic format (WordPerfect 5.1). 32 3.5-inch and 24 5.25-inch original disks containing original files and 18 3.5-inch reference disks containing copies of original files rearranged in a more logical order. Includes one disk that contains files of AFC administrative materials. Note: Additional diskettes are located in Box 103. The reference disks are arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and the files on the disks are arranged by fieldworker and then by document type. The original disks are arranged in numerical order. For more information, see Disk Directories in folders 58-59.
Series III: Sound Recordings
This series includes more than 500 original and reference copies of reel-to-reel and audiocassette field recordings. They consist predominantly of interviews with informants. Logs that describe the content of the recordings can be found in Series I.
BOX 17 - 23 Reel-to-reel tapes.
Note: Sound recordings originally housed in Boxes 17-23 are stored in a separate location.
65 reel-to-reel tapes of interviews, music, and events, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then numerically by tape number. Reference copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room. For more information, see Sound Recording Logs in folders 89-105.
BOX 24 - 39 Audiocassettes.
Note: Sound recordings originally housed in Boxes 24-39 are stored in a separate location.
233 audiocassette tapes of interviews, music, and events, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then numerically by tape number. Reference copies are available in the Folkife Reading Room. For more information, see Sound Recording Logs in folders 89-105.
Series IV: Graphic Images and Moving Images
Close to 25,000 images document the project's fieldwork. They include black and white negative rolls, contact sheets, color slides, negatives, and photographic prints. Logs describing the content of the field photographs are in Series I. There are more than 40 videocassettes that document a variety of festivals and events that took place in some of the Italian-American communities studied. Logs describing the content of some of these videos can be found in Series I.
BINDERS 1 - 7 Black-and-white negatives.
Approximately 554 black-and-white negative rolls (16,450 images) taken by fieldworkers during the project, arranged alphabetically by fieldworker and then numerically by roll number. For more information, see Black-and-White Photo Logs in folders 106-123. Contact sheets are also available through the Folklife Reading Room.
BOX 40 IAW-TC-C001-C008 (Tom Carter)
Color slides taken by project fieldworker, Tom Carter. For content details, see Color Slide Logs in folders 124-140.
BOX 41 IAW-TC-C009-C016 (Tom Carter)
Color slides taken by project fieldworker, Tom Carter. For content details, see Color Slide Logs in folders 124-140.
BOX 42 IAW-DD-C001-C013 (Doug DeNatale)
Color slides taken by project fieldworker, Doug DeNatale. For content details, see Color Slide Logs in folders 124-140.
BOX 43 IAW-DD-C014-C021 (Doug DeNatale)
Color slides taken by project fieldworker, Doug DeNatale. For content details, see Color Slide Logs in folders 124-140.
BOX 44 IAW-RF-C001-C011 (Russell Frank)
Color slides taken by project fieldworker, Russell Frank. For content details, see Color Slide Logs in folders 124-140.
BOX 45 IAW-RF-C012-C022 (Russell Frank)
Color slides taken by project fieldworker, Russell Frank. For content details, see Color Slide Logs in folders 124-140.
BOX 46 IAW-AG-C001-C013 (Andrea Graham)
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