Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Granata, Giovanni "John
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Calendar Customs
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnography
Granata Financial Service (Paterson, N.J.)
Interviews
Italian Americans
Leisure
Oral History
Saints' Day Celebrations
Sound Recordings
Window Displays
Title
"There was a lot of Italian tradition in the city."
Contributor Names
Granata, Giovanni "John" (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-05
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Leisure
-  Saints' day celebrations
-  Window displays
-  Calendar customs
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Granata Financial Service (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with John Granata, owner, Granata Financial Service.
-  Summary of audio segment: First impressions of Paterson. JG says when he got here his first residence was at 17th and Madison Avenue, not one of the hottest areas of Paterson. So was a shock. All the houses looked alike, got lost once. But adjusted after 5 or 6 months. Used to go to specific areas he knew where there were all Italians, got together to go to dances, speak the language. At time had two theaters here with programs in Italian. The Plaza on Union Avenue, the other was in Newark. In 1979, Plaza went to American and Spanish movies. Casa Italiana in Newark was then the only choice. Movies. Singers. Weekly dance. Plaza had done that, stopped in 1978. Used to be a big feast, St. Michael's, in the Hillcrest section; that was the last year they did it (1978). So there was a lot of Italian tradition in the city, and it felt like home. Was a local channel, each Sunday showed something about Italy.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A001
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00102


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