Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Costa, Marianna
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location Haledon
New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Dyeing
Ethnography
Interviews
Italian Americans
Oral History
Retirees
Sound Recordings
Textile Industry
Title
First impressions of work at the dye house
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
-  Textile industry
-  Dyeing
-  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: First impressions of work at the dye house. "Well, the heat in the summertime, the heat in the summertime. And I felt sorry for the people in the finishing department because the frames were hot, the dye boxes were hot and they threw off an awful lot of steam. And it just about caught your breath. Although the plants at that time had skylights and you could openthe skylight and get, the steam would go out. But in the dye plant, the boil-off, the dry box, I don't know, if I had to do it today I don't know if I could do it. It was unbearable. But all the plants were that way. It wasn't just one in particular. I guess that was the make-up, that was the design of the dye plant at the time."
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.dta01005


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