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Aldrich, John (Fa 1194), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Aldrich, John (Fa 1194), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1194. Student paper titled “Bee Keeping Project” in which John Aldrich describes the process of properly maintaining hives, collecting honey, and the equipment used to ensure the safety and care of bee colonies. Aldrich’s father, Gordon Aldrich, also offers folk beliefs relating to keeping bees. The paper includes color photographs of hives, beekeepers, tools,and fresh combs.


Wood, Diane (Fa 1155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wood, Diane (Fa 1155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1155. Student folk studies project titled “Folk Art and the Pennsylvania German” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of Pennsylvania German and other folk art collected in Burton, Ohio and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include an item or representation of folk art, brief description, photograph, and origin.


Higinbotham, Barbara (Fa 1114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Higinbotham, Barbara (Fa 1114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1114. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Medicine and Remedies,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk medicine and remedies in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Sheets may include a brief description of folk remedy, belief, traditional practice, informant’s name and address, and motif index number.


Yellowing The Logarithm: How Money Solved The Problem Of Freedom, Neil S. Agarwal Sep 2017

Yellowing The Logarithm: How Money Solved The Problem Of Freedom, Neil S. Agarwal

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This dissertation is on the historical development of a co-constitutive relationship between money as the form of appearance of value and race as the form of appearance of human difference. It demonstrates this relationship through a study of experiments with monetary value in eighteenth-century British America. At a time when Bank of England notes circulated primarily among merchants and within London, colonial freeholders issued paper currencies through representative assemblies and posited a link between this enterprise and the well-being of a larger provincial community within which their bills would circulate. I show how their experiments provided a means for creole ...


Castillo, Jesse (Fa 983), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Castillo, Jesse (Fa 983), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 983. Project titled: “Folklore Collection.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk remedies, sayings, and ghost stories from Warren County, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas.


Slaughter, Michael R. (Fa 973), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Slaughter, Michael R. (Fa 973), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 973. Paper titled: “The Ghost of the Bridge.” Includes brief descriptions of stories about parked lovers collected in the Bluegrass and Pennyroyal Region of Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.


Carter, John Mark (Fa 945), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Carter, John Mark (Fa 945), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 945. Paper titled: “A Collection of Ghost Stories.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of ghost stories from Bowling Green, Frankfort, and the Pennyrile region of Kentucky, and California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and the motif index number.


Smith, K. Meleesa (Fa 906), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Smith, K. Meleesa (Fa 906), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project 906. Project titled: “Superstitions in General.” Project includes note cards with brief descriptions of superstitions of informants from Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Note cards include a brief description, informant’s name, and the motif index number.


Blanton, Bob (Fa 910), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Blanton, Bob (Fa 910), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 910. Project titled: “A Collection of Ghost Stories.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of ghost stories in the Bluegrass, Eastern Mountain and Penny Royal regions of Kentucky and Pennsylvania and Virginia. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and the motif index number.


Modeling Communities Through Food: Connecting The Daily Meal To The Construction Of Place And Identity, Karen Bescherer Metheny Aug 2014

Modeling Communities Through Food: Connecting The Daily Meal To The Construction Of Place And Identity, Karen Bescherer Metheny

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Foodways are an aspect of community building that find expression in the physical and cultural landscape. Using family reconstitution, food maps, and other archaeological and anthropological approaches to study foodways and commensality in the mining town of Helvetia, Pennsylvania (ca. 1891–1947), I lay out a program to reconstruct the spatial relationships associated with food procurement, preparation, and consumption in historic-period communities. Particular emphasis is placed on food sharing and shared food activities in the context of the daily meal. These reconstructed relationships or food connections reflect the varied networks and boundaries within the community, based on ethnicity, gender, age ...


Historic Philadelphia Foodways: A Consideration Of Catfish Cookery, Teagan Schweitzer Aug 2014

Historic Philadelphia Foodways: A Consideration Of Catfish Cookery, Teagan Schweitzer

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This article explores the consumption of catfish in the Philadelphia area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Although not extremley popular in the region today, in the past this fish was an important part of the culinary landscape, in particular as part of a meal referred to as "catfish and waffles." Evidence from zooarchaeological and documentary research is used to justify this claim.


Aerial Archaeology At The Moland House: Balloon-Elevated Videography In Search Of Colonial Period Structures, Richard E. Gambler Iii, Andrew Notarfranceso, P. J. Capelotti Apr 2014

Aerial Archaeology At The Moland House: Balloon-Elevated Videography In Search Of Colonial Period Structures, Richard E. Gambler Iii, Andrew Notarfranceso, P. J. Capelotti

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Archaeological excavations have taken place for more than twenty years at the Colonial Period Moland House site in Hartsville, PA (36BU301). These have unearthed thousands of artifacts, and numerous buried features, that support historical accounts pertaining to the site. In the summer of 2009, field school students from Penn State University Abington College deployed a balloon-elevated digital video system to gather remote imagery of the site at altitudes from 10-100’ above the ground. The resulting images gathered by the aerial videography suggest a variety of potential additional buried structures on the site. These data will guide future excavations aimed at ...


Fort Gaddis: Fact Or Misnomer, Ronald L. Michael Mar 2014

Fort Gaddis: Fact Or Misnomer, Ronald L. Michael

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Camp Reading: Logistics Of A Revolutionary War Winter Encampment, David A. Poirier Mar 2014

Camp Reading: Logistics Of A Revolutionary War Winter Encampment, David A. Poirier

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Stoneware From Fayette, Greene, And Washington Counties, Pennsylvania, Ronald L. Michael Mar 2014

Stoneware From Fayette, Greene, And Washington Counties, Pennsylvania, Ronald L. Michael

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


A Bibliography Of Northeast Historical Archaeology, David R. Starbuck Feb 2014

A Bibliography Of Northeast Historical Archaeology, David R. Starbuck

Northeast Historical Archaeology

A bibliography including books and articles that relate to historical archaeology in the northeastern states and provinces and all articles published in Northeast Historical Archaeology since its creation.


The Origins Of Trade Silver Among The Lenape: Pewter Objects From Southeastern Pennsylvania As Possible Precursors, Marshall Joseph Becker Dec 2013

The Origins Of Trade Silver Among The Lenape: Pewter Objects From Southeastern Pennsylvania As Possible Precursors, Marshall Joseph Becker

Northeast Historical Archaeology

A reawakening of interest in material culture has stimulated the examination of some small pewter castings in use among northeastern Native American peoples during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Reports by 17thcentury explorers and colonists, ·who found Eastern Woodland natives to be disinterested in gold and silver artifacts, are now better understood. The period from 1720 to 1750 was critical to the Lenape and other peoples who had just become major players in the fur trade to the Allegheny and Ohio River areas. During this period various silver-colored white metal castings may have been the precursors of sterling-quality silver ...


Status, Technology, And Rural Tradition In Western Pennsylvania: Excavations At The Shaeffer Farm Site, John Bedell, Michael Petraglia, Thomas Plummer Oct 2013

Status, Technology, And Rural Tradition In Western Pennsylvania: Excavations At The Shaeffer Farm Site, John Bedell, Michael Petraglia, Thomas Plummer

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Archaeological excavations have been performed at the Shaeffer Farm site (36AR410), a rural residence in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Documentary research and archaeological investigations indicate that the site was mainly occupied in the 19th century, probably by the Shaeffer family during its earliest occupation phase, and later by tenants. The site consisted of a dry-laid stone foundation and artifacts dating from approximately 1830 until shortly after 1900. The artifacts included architectural, domestic, faunal, and personal items. The study provided information about the lives of rural middle- and lower-class residents in western Pennsylvania, focusing on the housing, diet, recreation, and social aspirations ...


Excavations At The Thaddeus Stevens And Lydia Hamiltonsmith Site, Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Archaeological Evidencefor The Underground Railroad, James A. Delle, Mary Ann Levine Nov 2012

Excavations At The Thaddeus Stevens And Lydia Hamiltonsmith Site, Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Archaeological Evidencefor The Underground Railroad, James A. Delle, Mary Ann Levine

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This article reports on archaeological investigations conducted at the Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith Site in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Stevens and Smith Site stands in the footprint of Ii proposed convention center and hotel complex, and will be partially destroyed by the construction. Stevens, a noted anti-slavery legislator, and Smith, his African American housekeeper and companion, are reputed to have been actively involved in the Underground Railroad during the 1850s. While little concrete evidence exists to corroborate the degree to which Stevens and Smith assisted fugitives escaping from enslavement, our excavations uncovered a modified cistern that may have been ...


The Rise Of The Industrial Rural Tenant Laborers And The Rise Of The Industrial Economy: Historical Ethnography Of The Heminitz Property ,Site (36lh267), Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania, Daniel N. Bailey, John W. Lawrence, Paul W. Schopp Nov 2012

The Rise Of The Industrial Rural Tenant Laborers And The Rise Of The Industrial Economy: Historical Ethnography Of The Heminitz Property ,Site (36lh267), Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania, Daniel N. Bailey, John W. Lawrence, Paul W. Schopp

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This paper presents the results of excavations at the Heminitz Property Site (36LH267), a rural domestic site in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; Excavation, .'of several spatially and temporally discrete features and midden deposits in yards surrounding the house produced 6,875 artifacts. Documentary research revealed that the ca. 1843 house was intended to house tenant families engaged in agricultural labor. Analysis of the archaeological and documentary records associated with this site and the region shows that inthe mid-1800s, agricultural laborers possessed similar material. culture to neighboring independent farmers, while subsisting at a lower level of consumption. The transiiionfromagricultural ...


Introduction, David B. Landon Nov 2012

Introduction, David B. Landon

Northeast Historical Archaeology

A brief overview of the publications in this volume. This includes the awards for excellence in service, the winners of the student paper ocmpetition, the paper topics of the volume including use of material culture from a 19th century laborer's home, archaebiology and urban salvage archaeology in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Karmiller, Courtney Anne, B. 1989 (Fa 485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2010

Karmiller, Courtney Anne, B. 1989 (Fa 485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 485. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Courtney Anne Karmiller related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 3, Don Yoder, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Paul R. Wieand, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Herbert H. Beck, Edna Eby Heller, Vincent R. Tortora, Frances Lichten Apr 1997

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 3, Don Yoder, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Paul R. Wieand, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Herbert H. Beck, Edna Eby Heller, Vincent R. Tortora, Frances Lichten

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Two Worlds in the Dutch Country
• Belsnickel Lore
• Carpet-Rag Parties
• Quilting Traditions in the Dutch Country
• Lititz
• Lititz Specialties
• Amish Funerals
• Pennsylvania Redware
• Scratch-Carved Easter Eggs
• Fractur From the Hostetter Collection


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 2, Nancy Kettering Frye, Jean-Paul Benowitz, Amos Long Jr., John A. Milbauer Jan 1997

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 2, Nancy Kettering Frye, Jean-Paul Benowitz, Amos Long Jr., John A. Milbauer

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• "An Uncommon Woman" in the Age of the Common Man: The Life and Times of Sarah Righter Major
• Maintaining Mennonite Identity: The Old Order Church in Pennsylvania and Virginia
• The End of an Era: The Last One-Room Public Schools in Lebanon County
• Pennsylvania Extended in the Cherokee Country: A Study of Log Architecture


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 1, Jean-Paul Benowitz, John Lowry Ruth, Paula T. Hradkowsky, Monica Mutzbauer Oct 1996

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 1, Jean-Paul Benowitz, John Lowry Ruth, Paula T. Hradkowsky, Monica Mutzbauer

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Mennonites of Pennsylvania: A House Divided
• "Not Only Tradition, but Truth": Legend and Myth Fragments Among Pennsylvania Mennonites
• Mennonite Women and Centuries of Change in America
• "It is Painful to Say Goodbye": A Mennonite Family in Europe and America


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 3, Susan L. F. Isaacs, Donald Roan, Debora Kodish, Lois Fernandez, Karen Buchholz, Susan Fellman Jacob, Ron Schlegel, Mindy Brandt Apr 1996

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 3, Susan L. F. Isaacs, Donald Roan, Debora Kodish, Lois Fernandez, Karen Buchholz, Susan Fellman Jacob, Ron Schlegel, Mindy Brandt

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Folklife at the Margins: Cultural Conservation for the Schuylkill Heritage Corridor
• The Goschenhoppen Historians: Preserving and Celebrating Pennsylvania German Folk Culture
• The African American Festival of Odunde: Twenty Years on South Street
• Joanna Furnace: Then and Now
• Port Clinton: A Peek Into the Past


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 2, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Robert Troy Boyer, Amos Long Jr., Christine M. Mueseler, Catherine Anne Jacobs, Hugo A. Freund Jan 1996

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 2, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Robert Troy Boyer, Amos Long Jr., Christine M. Mueseler, Catherine Anne Jacobs, Hugo A. Freund

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Occupational Folklife
• A Fine-Tooth Comb: Atlee Crouse Carries on a Family Tradition
• "Lime and Manure": Agricultural Practices Among the Pennsylvania Germans
• Alcoa, New Kensington: "It was More Than a Job - It was a Way of Life"
• Women's Work: Textile Manufacturing in the Lackawanna Valley
• Working the Seams: African American Professional Performers Moving Between White Public Culture and African American Private Culture


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 1, Joan Saverino, Joseph Bentivegna, Nicholas V. De Leo, Catherine Cerrone, Janet Theophano Oct 1995

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 1, Joan Saverino, Joseph Bentivegna, Nicholas V. De Leo, Catherine Cerrone, Janet Theophano

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• "Domani Ci Zappa": Italian Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
• A Study of the San Cataldesi Who Emigrated to Dunmore, Pennsylvania
• A Look at the Early Years of Philadelphia's "Little Italy"
• "An Aura of Toughness, Too": Italian Immigration to Pittsburgh and Vicinity
• Expressions of Love, Acts of Labor: Women's Work in an Italian American Community


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 44, No. 3, Diane Sidener Young, Anne W. Goda, Susan Kalcik, Woodward S. Bousquet, Monica Mutzbauer Apr 1995

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 44, No. 3, Diane Sidener Young, Anne W. Goda, Susan Kalcik, Woodward S. Bousquet, Monica Mutzbauer

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Conservation and Mediation in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Pennsylvania
• Isaac and Thomas Stahl, the Revival Potters of Powder Valley
• The Folk Art of Decorated Eggs
• Jim Popso and His Coal Country Folk Art
• Leaving the Old World for the New: Rules Governing Emigration from Landau in the Palatinate


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 44, No. 2, Susan Kalcik, June Granatir Alexander, M. Mark Stolarik, Corinne Earnest, Klaus Stopp, Jobie E. Riley Jan 1995

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 44, No. 2, Susan Kalcik, June Granatir Alexander, M. Mark Stolarik, Corinne Earnest, Klaus Stopp, Jobie E. Riley

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Fortune's Stepchildren: Slovaks in Pennsylvania
• Slovak Churches: Religious Diversity and Ethnic Communities
• Slovak Fraternal-Benefit Societies in Pennsylvania
• Early Fraktur Referring to Birth and Baptism in Pennsylvania: A Taufpatenbrief from Berks County for a Child Born in 1751
• The Solitary Sisters of Saron