Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Murphy, Anne
Murphy, Claire
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Hours of Labor
Irish Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Textile Industry
"Seven to six, and then the law went through later that you started at eight and quit at five."
Contributor Names
Murphy, Anne (Narrator)
Murphy, Claire (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Hours of labor
-  Irish Americans
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Totowa
-  Interview with retired textile worker Anne Murphy and her daughter Claire Murphy at their home in Totowa, New Jersey. Anne Murphy was born in Totowa on January 11, 1898.
-  Summary of audio segment: [Taylor: What time would you go to work in the morning when you were a weaver?] "Well, we started at seven and six. Seven to six. And the law went through later that you started at eight and quit at five. Yeah, yeah. I was in that too...I was in there working when the change came through. Cause we'd always look on the clock, you know."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A018
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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