Audio Recordings Personnel at Arrow Piece Dye Works

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Costa, Marianna
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location Haledon
New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Dyeing
Italian Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Textile Industry
Personnel at Arrow Piece Dye Works
Contributor Names
Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Strikes
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Dyeing
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
-  Interview with retired textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Personnel at Arrow Piece Dye Works. There were two tubers, six "making-up" with the forelady, the dyer, the finisher, two frames. Between 75 and 100 people worked at the plant, which was considered "pretty good sized." The largest dye houses in Paterson were Wideman (sp?), United, and National; there were also "small skein plants" that employed about a dozen people; Wideman and United had more than one plant and employer over 1000 people altogether; at one time, there were 115 shops in Paterson. Marianna got her job in the dye house in 1932; in 1933 a big strike occurred and she went out on strike.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A010
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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