Audio Recordings Finding work in America
Carroll, Thomas D.
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- Finding work in America
- Contributor Names
- Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Puerto Ricans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Francisco "Arturo" Mantilla, co-owner of Elsa's Fashions on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: AM was 22 in 1970 when he arrived here. Lived with brother at 563 River Street, a very old, small house. Very small, 2 or 3 room apartment. His brother's friends helped him get work. One Puerto Rican friend took Arturo and found a job for him, in Fair Lawn, for a shoe company. Worked for $1.25 an hour, took home $65-$68 dollars a week. Paid rent to his brother, paid for food, and sent the rest to his father in Ecuador. The company made ladies' shoes. A big factory, 200 or 300 people worked there. It was very easy to find work in 1970, could get a job in one day. The Puerto Rican friend didn't work there, but he took AM around to Hackensack and Fair Lawn to look. AM didn't have a car then, so took a bus to work. It was easy to get there.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A006
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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