Senator John Heinz History Center
Betty Condeluci Straccia was born in Tiduote, Pennsylvania in 1916. Her family immigrated to America in 1911. To support his family, her father worked as a temporary laborer under the padrone system. Throughout her youth, Straccia felt the impact of the Great Depression and experienced prejudice because of her ethnicity. Straccia discusses the Italian American cultural traditions that were practiced in her family. In particular, Straccia speaks to the centrality of the family in Italian American culture
Senator John Heinz History Center
Typescript of article
Senator John Heinz History Center
Papers primarily include transcribed copies of correspondence between James Anderson and family members across Pennsylvania. These letters describe family life, social conditions and medical care in Montgomery and Clarion Counties. Of note are descriptions of travels to Venango County (1836) and Clarion County (1840), an accident on the Allegheny Portage Railroad (2/21/1853) and a medical case study of a physically abused indentured servant (2/21/1853). Also included are biographical information (arranged to the front), financial materials, wills of family members and misc. writings
Senator John Heinz History Center
Papers include correspondence and printed material documenting Covode's career in the U.S. House of Representatives and his various concerns in Pennsylvania. Correspondence includes patronage requests, discussions of the Civil War and contemporary politics
Senator John Heinz History Center
Copy of speech delivered at the 10th Rose Hill Seminar, June 20, 1981
Senator John Heinz History Center
Photographs taken during the Association's 1927 meeting in Freeport (Armstrong County), Pa. and trip on the Allegheny River aboard the Steamship "Julia Belle Swain." Photos depict river conditions in 1927, steamboats and various structures along the Allegheny River. Of note are photographs of bridges at New Kensington, Tarentum Landing, West Penn Steel Mill (Brackenridge, Pa.), Dam no. 4 at Natrona, their reception at Freeport and identified photos of members of the Association. Also included are newspaper clippings recounting the meeting
Senator John Heinz History Center
Papers include correspondence from Governor Pennypacker and an address by Lawrence B. Cook concerning Pennsylvania House Bill 320 and the creation of Greater Pittsburgh in 1906
Senator John Heinz History Center
Records include correspondence, grant proposals and reports, budgets, newsclippings, printed materials, and other sundry items providing comprehensive documentation of the educational programs funded by the commission from 1944 to 1989. Some of the commission's activities prior to 1944 are also documented, particularly the summer conferences and scholarship program
Senator John Heinz History Center
Papers include lyrics, music and historical notes for thirteen songs relating primarily to western Pennsylvania that were written between 1759 and 1856. Some of these were written by local composers, including David Bruce, James McHenry, Richard Beeson, Robert M'Kisson, William Hunter, Samuel Wakefield, Matthew McIntosh, and Stephen Collins Foster
Senator John Heinz History Center
Dr. Elio DAppolonia was born in Coleman, Alberta, Canada in 1918. His parents had emigrated from Italy in 1911 and his father found work as a coal miner. He received his bachelor degree in 1942 from the University of Alberta. He remained at the University of Alberta throughout World War II, serving as an instructor of military personnel on structural engineering, engineering mechanics, and structure theory. During his time at the University of Alberta, he was enlisted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to engineer the construction of airfields in Alaska. He earned his masters degree in civil engineering in 1946 in Alberta and his Ph. D. at the University of Illinois. Because of his interest in the structure of bridges, he applied for a position at Carnegie Mellon University. He opened an engineering consulting practice in 1950