Audio Recordings "I guess, we had about 300 people working in that factory."
Taylor, David Alan
Ethnicity and Occupation
- "I guess, we had about 300 people working in that factory."
- Contributor Names
- Vecchierella, Rose (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Work processes
- - Clothing industry
- - Ethnicity and occupation
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- West Paterson
- - The following is a catalog of an interview with retired garment worker Rose Vecchierella at her home in West Paterson, New Jersey.
- - Summary of audio segment: Number of other workers in the same room where Rose worked. "Maybe fifty. Barbizon was a big shop. And even G & J. G & J, I guess, we had about 300 people working in that factory. Different type, we had different sections where they did different work. You know: who would examine, who would trim, who would lace cutters, pressers, shipping department. They were all sectioned off, you know." Blacks and Polish people were usually worked as pressers; most pressers in undergarment factories were women; in coat factories, pressers were usually men. The only men who worked in factories where Rose worked were men who worked in the cutting department.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A008
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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