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The Health of Lawrence County Immigrants (virtual)

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:15 pm New Castle, PA

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This ​program is presented by a Westminster College intern under the direction of Andrew Henley, society board member and president and founder of Pleasant Hills Historians. It is the 3rd in our series of four virtual programs featuring the work of our student interns.

PRESENTER: Ryan Armstrong, sophomore honors History and Biology double major, Westminster College, PA.

Armstrong’s work focuses on the “Melting Pot Project” which was initiated at the Lawrence County Historical Society in 2017 as a way of preserving its immigration collection through digitalization. Armstrong utilized the height and weight documented in Lawrence County’s Court of Common Pleas Declarations of Intention to review the health of immigrants who declared their intent to become a citizen of Lawrence County.

The historical society’s collection contains over 8,000 individuals’ declarations and offers insight into the academic use of these records.



This presentation will be recorded and made available through the Historical Society’s YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

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