Audio Recordings "I lived on the other side of the river, the 'over the river' section of Paterson."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Stetin, Sol
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location Haledon
New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
Labor Leaders
Oral History
Polish Americans
Sound Recordings
"I lived on the other side of the river, the 'over the river' section of Paterson."
Contributor Names
Stetin, Sol (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Polish Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Labor leaders
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Neighborhood
-  American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
-  Interview with Sol Stetin, former president of the Amalgamated Textile Workers Union, conducted at the American Labor Museum Botto House National Landmark on August 4, 1994.
-  We lived "over the river," in the poorer section of Paterson. I married my wife, who had been living across the street from me, with the river between us. She was on River Street, I was on Water Street. It was quite a place in those days. There were always street corners where there were candy stores, people would hang out. People knew that there was a section, called the First Ward, that was over the river. Mostly Jewish and Italian people lived there. Up in Prospect Park, Dutch and Hollanders lived there. A lot of the Jewish people came from Poland, from Hungary, from Yugoslavia, from Russia, Romania.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A011
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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