Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Costa, Marianna
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location Haledon
New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Interviews
Italian Americans
Neighborhood
Oral History
Retirees
Sound Recordings
Title
"But prior to the Italians being in this area, it was also considered an Irish section."
Contributor Names
Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-10
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Neighborhood
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with retired textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Ethnic make-up of neighborhoods. "This neighborhood was like a little Italian section we would call it. But prior to the Italians being in this area, it was also considered an Irish section. And a couple of streets were still predominantly Irish. In the Eighth Ward, not too far from our area, it was predominantly Irish: Grant Street area, Pine Street, all those blocks around there were predominantly Irish. In the Ninth Ward in the area where I was brought upwas predominantly Italian with a few stragglers of Irish people. Up above, by 'up above' I mean to say four blocks going toward the Tenth Ward, or going to the east, they were predominantly Polish. If you went in the Broadway area--Graham Avenue, Fair Street--they were predominantly Jewish. They were in clusters."
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A010
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta01002


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