Audio Recordings "Just me and my wife making those pies."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Levitas, Susan
Ramsey, Edgar
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Family Run Businesses
Food Industry
Hours of Labor
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
"Just me and my wife making those pies."
Contributor Names
Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Hours of labor
-  Family-run businesses
-  Food industry
-  Pies
-  Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Edgar Ramsey, owner, Sweet Potato Pie Company.
-  Summary of audio segment: Back at first, it was just me and my wife making those pies. When we went to the basement, we had to hire someone and hired our present manager, Winsome who is from Jamaica; she'd never heard of these pies. She was caring for our baby, the second kid, but we told her that she might have a dual purpose; we put the kid in daycare and Winsome concentrated solely on the pies. My wife was still working; it was rough. A friend of mine's son needed a job and so we hired him. Then a month later, we needed another person, but it was just two people down there when we first opened up.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A020
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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