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Audio Recording Sarah Fortin interview conducted by Fred Calabretta, 2017-02-03.

Audio recording of interview with Sarah Fortin.
Audio recording of interview with Sarah Fortin.

About this Item

Title

  • Sarah Fortin interview conducted by Fred Calabretta, 2017-02-03.

Summary

  • Sarah Fortin has been worked at Reidar's since she was in high school, first starting part-time after school to learn specific skills, and then went full-time and has been there ever since. She talks about being a woman in a largely male industry, her knowledge of nets and other tasks, how gear has and hasn't changed over time, and the state of the fishing industry and its potential impact on her own job and that of companies like Reidar's.

Names

  • Fortin, Sarah, 1987- interviewee.
  • Calabretta, Fred, 1950- interviewer.
  • Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.

Created / Published

  • 2017-02-03

Headings

  • -  Fortin, Sarah,--1987---Interviews
  • -  Industrial relations
  • -  Jargon (Terminology)
  • -  Job satisfaction
  • -  Occupational training
  • -  Sex role in the work environment
  • -  Small business
  • -  Technology
  • -  Work environment
  • -  Industries--Forecasting
  • -  Waterfronts
  • -  Stevedores
  • -  Waterfronts--Massachusetts
  • -  Fish trade--Employees--Massachusetts--Interviews
  • -  New Bedford (Mass.),--event place

Genre

  • Sound recordings
  • Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories
  • Personal narratives

Notes

  • -  Recorded at Reidar's Trawl & Scallop Gear & Marine Supply, New Bedford, Massachusetts, February 3, 2017.
  • -  Working the waterfront, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2016-2017 (AFC 2016/036: 03906) 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 sound file (wav) (00:34:31) : digital, sound.
  • 1 photograph : digital, jpg, color.
  • 1 manuscript : doc, pdf, text file.

Source Collection

  • Working the waterfront, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2016-2017 AFC 2016/036: 03906

Repository

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020655277

Rights Advisory

  • Duplication of collection materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Access Advisory

Online Format

  • image
  • audio
  • pdf

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Fortin, Sarah, Interviewee, Fred Calabretta, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Sarah Fortin interview conducted by Fred Calabretta, -02-03. -02-03, 2017. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020655277/.

APA citation style:

Fortin, S., Calabretta, F. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2017) Sarah Fortin interview conducted by Fred Calabretta, -02-03. -02-03. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020655277/.

MLA citation style:

Fortin, Sarah, Interviewee, Fred Calabretta, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Sarah Fortin interview conducted by Fred Calabretta, -02-03. -02-03, 2017. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020655277/>.