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Front of color postcard “Greetings from Paterson, N.J. ca 1950.

[Detail] Front of color postcard “Greetings from Paterson”, N.J. ca 1950.


Collection Overview

Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting, documents the growth of the town of Paterson, New Jersey and its role as a leader in manufacturing in the United States. This collection provides information on how the growth of manufacturing in the area has played a role in the lives of the people in the community and in the development of the town

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  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
  • The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
  • Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
  • Contemporary United States, 1968-present

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