Audio Recordings "The church, the school, and the home worked together."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Levitas, Susan
McDowell, Rev. Louis
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects Child Labor
Ethnography
Harlow, Jean
Interviews
McDowell'S Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
New Jersey
Oral History
Shoe Shiners
Sound Recordings
Work Ethic
Title
"The church, the school, and the home worked together."
Contributor Names
McDowell, Rev. Louis (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-30
Subject Headings
-  Child labor--New Jersey
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937
-  Shoe shiners
-  McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Reverend Louis McDowell, owner, McDowell's Barber Shop.
-  Summary of audio segment: Shining shoes was a big business for kids then; kids went out and earned their money. Some boys sold newspapers. When Jean Harlow died, we stopped shining that day and went and sold newspapers, "Read all about it! Jean Harlow died!" You did everything for an honest living. Kids worked, they had something to do. The 'thirties and 'forties especially, those boys and girls -- men and women that are living today -- had a start, the old way of doing things. The kid was disciplined at home. The church, the school and the home worked together.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A022
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla02207


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