Audio Recordings "I went into the barbering business with my niece's husband."
McDowell, Rev. Louis
Family Run Businesses
Hours of Labor
McDowell'S Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
- "I went into the barbering business with my niece's husband."
- Contributor Names
- McDowell, Rev. Louis (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Hours of labor
- - Family-run businesses
- - Barbershops
- - McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Reverend Louis McDowell, owner, McDowell's Barber Shop.
- - Summary of audio segment: "In 1958, I saw the need for more money. I went into the barbering business with my niece's husband and stayed with him for a year-and-a-half before I went for my Master's. Every day after work, I went to his shop and worked, and after I got my Master's I stayed with him another four years. One day a lady told my about this shop on River Street; so I came and opened my own shop. I ran it part-time from 1963 to 1983; when I got someone to work for me, he kept it open and I'd come after work at 4:30. When I retired I had something to do; have been full-time here since 1983. (First customer?) March 31, 1963, don't know his name, but put two $2 bills up. Still have them, but had to take it down so it wouldn't be stolen."
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A022
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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