University of Connecticut, Peoples of Connecticut Project Records - Finding Aid

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University of Connecticut, Peoples of Connecticut Project Records - Finding Aid
    Item Description
    Existence and Location of Originals
    Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraries
    Description

    The collection contains a wide variety of materials more specifically detailed in the series descriptions. The "Peoples of Connecticut" Project was begun in 1974 under a grant from the Ethnic Heritage program, Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The goal of this program was to increase awareness, within Connecticut secondary schools, of different ethnic groups. Using curriculum guides and other instructional materials, the project endeavored to provide teaching and learning tools for discovering the cultural diversity of Connecticut's residents.

    Author/Creator
    Creator (cre): Stone, Frank
    Creator (cre): Stave, Bruce
    Creator (cre): D'Antonio, William
    Creator (cre): Grupp, Fred
    Date(s)
    1897 to 1980
    Source Language
    Extent
    20 boxes (24 linear feet)
    Family Name
    Biographical and Administrative History

    The "Peoples of Connecticut" Project was begun in 1974 under a grant from the Ethnic Heritage Program, Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human Services). The goal of this program was to increase awareness, within Connecticut secondary schools, of different ethnic groups. Using curriculum guides and other instructional materials, the project endeavored to provide teaching and learning tools for discovering the cultural diversity of Connecticut's residents. The Project is divided into three distinct parts. Dr. Frank Stone, School of Education, is primarily responsible for the publication of the curriculum guides. Dr. Bruce Stave, History Department, is responsible for the oral histories, and Dr. William D'Antonio, Sociology Department, and Fred Grupp (Administrative Assistant for the project) have been in charge of collecting research materials and for some demographic mapping. By 1978, seven curriculum guides were published in pilot editions. These guides focuses on the Armenians, Irish, Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans, Poles and Scots/Scots- Irish. Responsibility for the papers that are now collectively labeled "The Peoples of Connecticut Project" comes from several sources. Because the project was actually split into three distinct parts, the papers themselves came from different places before they were combined to form this collection. Dr. Frank Stone was responsible for the publishing of the curriculum guides and his files. Dr. Bruce Stave was responsible for the oral histories, which are now available through the Center for Oral History Catalog of Interviews (available online). The remaining materials were collected by Dr. William D'Antonio and Mr. Fred Grupp.

    Arrangement

    All aspects of the project are documented in the collection from the working papers of the grant to the published curriculum guides and bibliographies. Reference and resource materials pertinent to the ethnic groups represented by Connecticut's residents are included in Series IV-VII. The collection also includes some general reference materials pertaining to these ethnic groups in the United States, as well. Series IX-XI include similar information to that found in Series I-III. The later series appears to be materials added at a later date and not integrated into the processed collection.

    SERIES I: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS (undated, 1974-1979)
    SERIES II: WILLIAM D'ANTONIO FILES (undated, 1946-1976)
    SERIES III: FRANK STOME FILES (undated, 1971-1980)
    SERIES IV: CURRICULUM GUIDES (undated, 1975-1978)
    SERIES V: RESEARCH MATERIALS OF BESSIE BLOOM WESSEL (1924-1944)
    SERIES VI: RESARCH MATERIALS ON ETHNIC GROUPS (undated, 1897-1980)
    SERIES VII: RESEARCH MATERIALS ON ETHNICITY AND IMMIGRATION (undated, 1936-1979)
    SERIES VIII: RESEARCH MATERIALS ON LOCAL HISTORY (undated, 1930-1979)
    SERIES IX: ADDENDUM: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS (undated)
    SERIES X: ADDENDUM: WILLIAM D'ANTONIO FILES (undated)
    SERIES XI: ADDENDUM: RESEARCH MATERIALS ON ETHNIC GROUPS (undated, 1974-1976)
    SERIES XII: ADDENDUM: PHOTOGRAPHS (undated)

    Collection Inventory

    http://hdl.handle.net/11134/20002:860140982

    Conditions Governing Access
    The collection is open and available for research.
    Identifier at Contributing Institution
    MSS 1979.0014
    Islandora Resource Type