Audio Recordings "I guess, we had about 300 people working in that factory."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Taylor, David Alan
Vecchierella, Rose
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
West Paterson
Language English
Subjects Clothing Industry
Ethnicity and Occupation
Italian Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Work Processes
"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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