Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jiggetts, George
Jiggetts, Martha
Levitas, Susan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Ethnography
Family Run Businesses
Hours of Labor
Interviews
Jiggetts Transportation (Paterson, N.J.)
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Transportation
Work Processes
Title
The trucking business in the 1940s
Contributor Names
Jiggetts, George (Narrator)
Jiggetts, Martha (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-19
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Transportation
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Hours of labor
-  Family-run businesses
-  Jiggetts Transportation (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with George and Martha Jiggetts, owners, Jiggetts Transportation.
-  Summary of audio segment: Worked unloading boxcars, picking up paper and more. Unloaded cement, lime, flour, Christmas trees which came with ice on them which was the worst, all from the trains. They worked everyday. People would leave paper out in front of their houses, bundled up; they picked it up and sold directly to the factory in Clifton. Brought the truck to her brother in Virginia, then we ran taxis.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A016
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01603


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