Elba Farabegoli Gurzau papers

Elba Farabegoli Gurzau was born in New York City, the only child of Italian immigrants. Educated in Italy and in New York City, she has pursued simultaneous careers as a social service worker with immigrants in New York and after 1942 in Philadelphia, and a folk dance promoter. The papers include...

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Main Author: Gurzau, Elba Farabegoli (Creator)
Collection:Elba Farabegoli Gurzau Papers
Collection Number:MSS048
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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100 1 |a Gurzau, Elba Farabegoli  |e creator 
245 1 |a Elba Farabegoli Gurzau papers  |f 1920-1985 
300 |a 13.8 Linear feet  |f 13.8 linear feet, 39 boxes 
520 |a Elba Farabegoli Gurzau was born in New York City, the only child of Italian immigrants. Educated in Italy and in New York City, she has pursued simultaneous careers as a social service worker with immigrants in New York and after 1942 in Philadelphia, and a folk dance promoter. The papers include personal papers and diaries; correspondence, organizational records and ephemera from folk dance and folk arts groups; professional files from her work with the New York YWCA's Italian Mothers' Club program in the 1930s, the Philadelphia International Institute (later the Nationalities Service Center), 1942-1981, and the Philadelphia Committee for Italian Relief in the late 1940s; and drafts and research files for her book Folk Dances, Costumes, and Customs of Italy. Folk arts groups represented include Folk Festival Council of New York, Coro D'Italia and Esperia Dancers, all of New York City, and I Vivaci, Folk Dance Leaders Council, Folk Dance Demonstration Group, and I Ballerini, all of Philadelphia. The papers also include extensive records of the Italian Folk Arts Federation of America, which Gurzau helped to found in the 1970s. For related materials see records of Italian Folk Arts Federation of America. 
541 1 |a ; Documentation of owner unclear 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
650 0 |a American Medical Relief for Italy of Pennsylvania. 
650 0 |a English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers. 
650 0 |a Folk Dance Leaders Council (Philadelphia, Pa.). 
650 0 |a Folk dancing, Italian. 
650 0 |a Folk dancing. 
650 0 |a Folk Festival Council of New York (New York, N.Y.). 
650 0 |a I Ballerini Dance Group. 
650 0 |a Italian Americans--Social life and customs. 
650 0 |a Italian Folk Arts Federation of America. 
650 0 |a Italian Mothers' Clubs (New York, N.Y.). 
650 0 |a Nationalities Service Center (Philadelphia, Pa.). 
650 0 |a Philadelphia Committee for Italian Relief. 
650 0 |a Social work with immigrants--New York (State)--New York. 
650 0 |a Social work with immigrants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia. 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Elba Farabegoli Gurzau Papers  |c MSS048 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/Balch%20manuscript_guide/html/gurzau.html