Audio Recordings Starting the business: part 2 of 3

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo"
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
Ethnography
Family Run Businesses
Hours of Labor
Interviews
Oral History
Puerto Ricans
Sound Recordings
Title
Starting the business: part 2 of 3
Contributor Names
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo" (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-10
Subject Headings
-  Puerto Ricans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Hours of labor
-  Family-run businesses
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Francisco "Arturo" Mantilla, co-owner of Elsa's Fashions on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: AM was working a lot of hours, and wasn't making too much money. Door to door sales was difficult. Wanted to improve that situation. He knew how to talk to people, to sell. So he had this small business going, and something called him and said he needed a hundred thousand ladies panties, made by Kaiser in the United States. The man said he'd pay good, and pay cash. He looked in the Yellow Pages and found the number in New York, and called. He talked to someone who answered the phone, they said someone would call back.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A006
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00603

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