Guide to the Italian-Americans in the West : Utah section collection,
1990

Print this Finding Aid | Email this Finding Aid


Results

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Siporin, Steve
Title: Italian-Americans in the West : Utah section collection
Dates: 1990 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.25 linear foot
Collection Number: USU_FOLK COLL 33
Summary: Final report and biographical information forms, slide sheets, contact sheets, and log sheets for fieldwork conducted by Steve Siporin during the Carbon County, Utah, "Italian-American in the West" project.
Repository: Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives
Fife Folklore Archives

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Fieldwork for the Carbon County, Utah, section of the "Italian-American in the West," (IAW) project took place during the summer and early fall of 1990. Fieldworkers Tom Carter, Phil Notarianni, and Steve Siporin conducted the fieldwork. The Italian-American in the West" was a project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Carter was assisted by two graduate students from the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, Margaret (Bee) Bergold and Susan Anderson.

Content Description

The materials in the Collection include the final report and biographical information forms by Steve Siporin, and Steve Siporin's contact sheets and log sheets, and Steve Siporin's slides and log sheets. NOTE: Although the slide log lists information for all the slides, they are not all in the collection. As well, all the items collected in the IAW fieldwork project are not in this collection. The complete collection is housed at the Library of Congress. For more information go to American Folklife Center: Utah. The collection is housed in an acid-free box and sorted into separate folders and stored in USU's Special Collections.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, box number, folder number and item number. The materials do not circulate and are available in USU's Special Collections and Archives.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Italian-Americans in the West : Utah section collection must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Italian-Americans in the West: Utah section collection, 1990. (FOLK COLL 33). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged according to genre as well as numeric sequence according to Box and Folder

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated by Professor Steve Siporin to the Fife Folklore Archives. Collection processed by Randy Williams in 2005. Finding aid created by Randy Williams in August 2005; updated March 2012.

Processing Note :  

Originally processed by Randy Williams. Register created by Randy Williams, August 2005.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Final Report and Biographical Information Forms, by Steve Siporin
1 2 IAW-SS-B001: Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Tom Carter making phone calls; stone bunkhouse at Columbia; Guido Rachiele's Checkerboard Grocery Store, interview at John and Yolanda Bruno's; Stone masonry wall in Helper; documentation of stonework at Standardville.
18 June 1990
1 3 IIAW-SS-B002: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Documentation of stonework at Standardville; Elegante house on Canyon Road; stone house on Canyon Road in Helper; coal car yard art in Helper.
20 June 1990
1 4 IIAW-SS-B003: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Hiawatha.
21 June 1990
1 5 IIAW-SS-B004: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Hiawatha; Price cemetery; landscape between Price and Wellington; Spring Glen cemetery; Kenilworth.
23 June 1990
1 6 IIAW-SS-B005: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Kenilworth; "Yard Art," St. Anthony's Church, stone masonry, panoramas in Helper; Scofield cemetery.
23 June 1990
1 7 IIAW-SS-B006: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Documentation of documentation of Menina House, Spring Glen.
2 August 1990
1 8 IIAW-SS-B007: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Baking frazzini at the Bruno's, visiting in their kitchen, oregano drying in their shed.
3 August 1990
1 9 IIAW-SS-B008: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Documentation of shed which served as main food for storage preparation area as well as storage area.
3 August 1990
1 10 IIAW-SS-B009: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Gravemarkers, Price cemetery.
5 August 1990
1 11 IIAW-SS-B010: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Gravemarkers, Price cemetery.
5 August 1990
1 12 IIAW-SS-B011: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Gravemarkers in Castle Gate cemetery (north of Helper); stone house and outbuildings in Helper.
6 August 1990
1 13 IIAW-SS-B012: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Sausage-making at Rich Colombo's R and A Market.
6 August 1990
1 14 IIAW-SS-B013: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Sausage-making at Rich Colombo's R and A Market.
6 August 1990
1 15 IIAW-SS-B014: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Train tracks north of Helper; Nick sisters cooking at Josephine Nick Copfer's for the Oktoberfest.
5 October 1990
1 16 IIAW-SS-B0015: Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log:
Nick sisters cooking at Josephine Nick Copfer's for the Oktoberfest.
5 October 1990
1 17 IIAW-SS-B016: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Visit to Rose Vea's (Spring Glen) [foodways and interior of home].
5 October 1990
1 18 IIAW-SS-B017: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Visit to Rose Vea's (Spring Glen) [food storage cellar, outbuildings, yard].
5 October 1990
1 19 IIAW-SS-B018: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Document Sunnyside cemetery
6 October 1990
1 20 IIAW-SS-B019: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Document Sunnyside cemetery.
6 October 1990
1 21 IIAW-SS-B020: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Document coke-oven monument to miners, Sunnyside cemetery.
6 October 1990
1 22 IIAW-SS-B021: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Document Sunnyside cemetery; Sunnyside mine; Dominick Besso's shoe repair hammers and old photos.
6 October 1990
1 23 IIAW-SS-B022: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Document Dominick Besso's shoe repair shop, interior; Notre Dame quilting group.
8 October 1990
1 24 IIAW-SS-B023: : Steve Siporin Proof Sheet/log
Documentation of stone work in Helper.
8 October 1990
1 25 IIAW-SS-C001: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Dinner at Palmina Nick New's; interview at John and Yolanda Bruno's; documentation of stonework at Standardville.
19 June 1990
1 26 IIAW-SS-C002: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Documentation of stonework at Standardville.
20 June 1990
1 27 IIAW-SS-C003: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Documentation of stonework at Standardville; Elegante house and walls of Canyon Road.
20 June 1990
1 28 IIAW-SS-C004: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Elegante house on Canyon Road; Hiawatha.
20-21 June 1990
1 29 IIAW-SS-C005: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Hiawatha.
21 June 1990
1 30 IIAW-SS-C006: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Hiawatha; Price cemetery.
21-22 June 1990
1 31 IIAW-SS-C007: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Price cemetery; landscape between Price and Wellington; Spring Glen cemetery.
22-23 June 1990
1 32 IIAW-SS-C008: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Spring Glen cemetery; Hiawatha cemetery, Kenilworth; stone masonry, St. Anthony's Church and gardens in Helper.
23 June 1990
1 33 IIAW-SS-C009: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Stone masonry in Helper; yard art on Fabrizio Street and lawn of Helper City auditorium; Scofield cemetery; Bonacci House.
1 August 1990
1 34 IIAW-SS-C010: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit with Vito Bonacci [including home decoration].
1 August 1990
1 35 IIAW-SS-C011: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit with Vito Bonacci at his home.
1 August 1990
1 36 IIAW-SS-C012: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit with Vito and Filomena Bonacci [including table, set for meal].
1 August 1990
1 37 IIAW-SS-C013: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit with the Bonaccis [zampone: American hoes refashioned into Italian hoes; garden and outbuildings and homemade irrigation system].
2 August 1990
1 38 IIAW-SS-C014: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit with the Bonaccis; documentation of documentation of Menina house.
2 August 1990
1 39 IIAW-SS-C015: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Documentation of documentation of Menina house and Bruno garden, outbuildings, house.
2-3 August 1990
1 40 IIAW-SS-C016: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Documentation of documentation of Bruno garden, outbuildings, house, and landscape.
3 August 1990
1 41 IIAW-SS-C017: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Documentation of documentation of Bruno garden, shed, outbuildings, house; gravemarkers in Price cemetery.
3-5 August 1990
1 42 IIAW-SS-C018: : Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Gravemarkers in Price cemetery.
5 August 1990
1 43. IIAW-SS-C019: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Gravemarkers in Price cemetery; interview with Ann Bonacci.
5-6 August 1990
1 44 IIAW-SS-C020: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Gravemarkers in Castle Gate cemetery (north of Helper); stone house and outbuilding in Helper.
6 August 1990
1 45 IIAW-SS-C021: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Gravemarkers in Castle Gate cemetery (north of Helper); stone house adn outbuilding in Helper; visit to Rich Colombo's R and A Market; "Blackie" Saccomano's farm (Spring Glen).
6 August 1990
1 46 IIAW-SS-C022: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to "Blackie" Saccomano's farm (Spring Glen).
6 August 1990
1 47 IIAW-SS-C023: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to "Blackie" Saccomano's farm (Spring Glen).
6 August 1990
1 48 IIAW-SS-C024: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to "Blackie" Saccomano's farm (Spring Glen) [stone bake oven and wagon].
6 August 1990
1 49 IIAW-SS-C025: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to "Blackie" Saccomano's farm (Spring Glen); visit to Kerry Nick Fister's (Price).
6-7 August 1990
1 50 IIAW-SS-C026: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to Kerry Nick Fister's (Price); Carbon County Fairgrounds; visit to Rose Vea's (Spring Glen).
7 July and 5 October 1990
1 51 IIAW-SS-C027: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to Rose Vea's (Spring Glen) [storage shed].
5 October 1990
1 52 IIAW-SS-C028: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Visit to Rose Vea's [storage shed, barn, potato cellar] (Spring Glen); Sunnyside cemetery.
5-6 October 1990
1 53 IIAW-SS-C029: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Sunnyside cemetery: gravemarkers.
6 October 1990
1 54 IIAW-SS-C030: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Sunnyside cemetery: gravemarkers.
6 October 1990
1 55 IIAW-SS-C031: Steve Siporin Slide log [no slides]
Document Sunnyside cemetery, including coke-oven monument to miners; Dominick Besso's shoe repair shop (exterior) and other Italian-name shop fronts in Price.
6-8 October 1990
1 56 IIAW-SS-C032: Steve Siporin Slide Sheet/log
Documentation of a sign in Price and stone work in Helper.
8 October 1990

Subjects

  • Subject Terms :
  • Italian Americans--Folklore.
  • Italian Americans--History.

^ Return to Top