Audio Recordings "She had planned to study to be a fashion designer, but now she can't because her life is very confused."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "Millie"
Goicoechea, Aurora
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Dominican Americans
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
Oral History
Sound Recordings
"She had planned to study to be a fashion designer, but now she can't because her life is very confused."
Contributor Names
Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
Goicoechea, Aurora (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Dressmaking
-  Dominican Americans
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Milagros Cueto and Aurora Goicoeche. Milagros provided translation for Aurora. Both women work for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC asks AG what her aspirations are, and refers to MC's plans to become a fashion designer. AG says she had planned to study to be a fashion designer, but now she can't realize that because her life is very confused. Her family lives in the Dominican Republic, AG came here to work several months at a time. But right now she has no plans to go to school. She wants to in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so. MC repeats that she wants to, but can't, because she doesn't live here, nor does she live in the Dominican Republic. She stays in each place only a short time. Maybe in the future she'll stay here, in the US, and then maybe will study.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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