Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Contreras Mas, Sylvia
Curling, Amada
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Clothing Industry
Family Run Businesses
Industrial Facilities
Oral History
Sound Recordings
V. B. F. Trim Company (Paterson, N.J.)
"Remember what Paterson used to be: piece goods. The train used to leave the silk goods on this block, back in the 1800s."
Contributor Names
Contreras-Mas, Sylvia (Narrator)
Curling, Amada (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Clothing industry
-  Family-run businesses
-  Industrial facilities
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  V. B. F. Trim Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Amada Curling and Sylvia Contreras-Mas, co-owners of V.B.F., a garment cutting and sewing contractor business.
-  Summary of audio segment: Why Paterson? Cheaper rents. They found out by doing some research, looking into things. Went through the brokers, asked for a straight, clean-cut loft, with a big open space and no beams in between. And Paterson has buildings like that, not many other places do. Because there's a lot of old buildings in Paterson. SC-M says remember what Paterson used to be: piece goods. The train used to leave the silk goods on this block, back in the 1800s. So, they had to do something right.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A027
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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