Audio Recordings "When you take a job, you ought to like what you're going to do."
McDowell, Rev. Louis
Family Run Businesses
McDowell'S Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
- "When you take a job, you ought to like what you're going to do."
- Contributor Names
- McDowell, Rev. Louis (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work ethic
- - Family-run businesses
- - Customer relations
- - 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: When you take a job, you ought to like what you're going to do, because if you don't, sometimes you have a tendency not to do the job well and eventually you will let it go. I started as an apprentice in 1958, and I liked the job; I like meeting people. You meet someone new every day; you go downtown and it's,"Mommy, that's my barber." I like when they say, "Mama told me to bring you a tip."
- 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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