Audio Recordings "Remember what Paterson used to be: piece goods. The train used to leave the silk goods on this block, back in the 1800s."
- "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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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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