Film, Video Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, 2014-11-17.

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Title
Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, 2014-11-17.
Summary
Maleta Christian discusses her history as a personal support worker, her efforts to empower her consumers, and her activities as a union activist. She also talks about the importance of humor on the job, the significance of the union's colors, and the similarities and differences between personal support work and other occupations.
Contributor Names
Christian, Maleta, 1966- interviewee.
Cruz, Sonia de la, 1977- interviewer.
Moore, Nathan J., 1978- interviewer.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2014-11-17
Subject Headings
-  Christian, Maleta,--1966---Interviews
-  Caregivers--Labor unions--Oregon
-  Caregivers--Oregon--Interviews
-  Clothing and dress
-  Education
-  Employees--Training of
-  Families
-  Health insurance
-  Hobbies
-  Home care services--Oregon
-  Hours of labor
-  Humor in the workplace
-  Job satisfaction
-  Job stress
-  Non-formal education
-  Occupational training
-  Training needs
-  Wages
-  Work environment
-  Roseburg (Or.)--event place
Genre
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Filmed interviews
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Time codes correspond to audio files. There are two recorded audio files. Additional questions, starting at 00:37:10 on the audio file labeled afc2014021_01260_sr01, were asked by Sonia De La Cruz, the videographer of this interview. At various points during the interview, Malita's two dogs can be heard in the background. Around 00:37:00 a lawnmower can be heard in the background as well. The lawnmower can also be heard on the the second part of the audio file labeled afc2014021_01260_sr02.
-  Recorded at the interviewee's home, Roseburg, Oregon, November 17, 2014.
-  Taking Care--Documenting the Occupational Culture of Home Care Workers, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015 (AFC 2014/021: 01260) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
-  In English.
Medium
1 manuscript : PDF, text file.
1 photograph : digital, JPEG, color.
2 sound files (WAV) (00:48:56) : digital, sound.
2 video files (MOV) (00:48:56) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Taking Care--Documenting the Occupational Culture of Home Care Workers, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015 AFC 2014/021: 01260
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2014021.afc2014021_01260_mv01
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2014021.afc2014021_01260_mv02
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2014021.afc2014021_01260_sr01
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2014021.afc2014021_01260_sr02
afc2014021.afc2014021_01260_ph01
afc2014021.afc2014021_01260_ms02
Library of Congress Control Number
2017655471
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Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
Maleta Christian discusses her history as a personal support worker, her efforts to empower her consumers, and her activities as a union activist. She also talks about the importance of humor on the job, the significance of the union's colors, and the similarities and differences between personal support work and other occupations.
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Credit line

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Western Folklife Center Occupational Folklore Project: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/064), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Working the Port of Houston: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/006), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/034), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

 

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Christian, Maleta, Interviewee, Sonia De La Cruz, Nathan J Moore, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, -11-17. -11-17, 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017655471/.

APA citation style:

Christian, M., Cruz, S. D. L., Moore, N. J. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2015) Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, -11-17. -11-17. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017655471/.

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Christian, Maleta, Interviewee, et al. Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, -11-17. -11-17, 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017655471/>.