Audio Recordings Working in the shipping department

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Costa, Marianna
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location Haledon
New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Interviews
Italian Americans
Oral History
Retirees
Sound Recordings
Textile Industry
Work Processes
Title
Working in the shipping department
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
-  Work processes
-  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: Working in the shipping department. "When the material got packed by the make-up department, ready for shipping, they placed it on tables in lots and colors. We had invoices that we checked it against for yardage, shirnkage, color and quality. After you checked it against the invoice you put it on a truck, a little hand truck, and brought it over to a loading table that had a chute connected to it. Sometimes you helped; sometimes you didn't have to. You helped throw it down the chute--material, the packed material. And the driver at the bottom of the chute would pick it up and load it on his truck to take on to New York [City]." Sizes of packages of material; at first was packaged flat, later in was rolled on tubes.
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.dta01006

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