Audio Recordings "Dominican people are good people, very dedicated; we can do everything or anything that you want."

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.)
Emigration and Immigration
Oral History
Sound Recordings
"Dominican people are good people, very dedicated; we can do everything or anything that you want."
Contributor Names
Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
Goicoechea, Aurora (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  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: MC says Dominicans are dedicated to living in the right way, but when they come to this country, it's a different country, and come with different ideas and people find here that language and customs are different, and it's confusing. But Dominicans are nice people, they have good minds and are able to work at everything and learn everything. Dominicans don't just make dresses or bake, they are intelligent people. Work hard, and are dedicated to their families. MC says she and AG are two people who never went to high school, and can make a good job. There are a lot of people like them, they only need the opportunity, and they can show that they are people who can do everything. Dominican people are good people, very, very dedicated, and can do anything wanted, they only have to see.
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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