Audio Recording "When I was on the floor, I was in the twisting department."
About this Item
- "When I was on the floor, I was in the twisting department."
- Contributor Names
- Balistrieri, Sam (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Vocational education
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Textile industry
- - Work processes
- - Silk industry
- - Wages
- - Paterson Museum
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Sam Balistrieri (aka Sam Balister) at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St., Paterson, NJ. Balistrieri works at the museum as a docent/textile expert.
- - Summary of audio segment: How Sam got into the type of textile work called "twisting." He learned how to twist when he was about twenty years-old; speed and accuracy are what count in twisting. When he got a job as a twister, the quality of Sam's work increased to the point where he was as good or better than the more experienced men who made more money. Sam asked for equal pay ($35/week) but was told he had to serve out a five-year apprenticeship first.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A003
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Balistrieri, Sam, and David Alan Taylor. "When I was on the floor, I was in the twisting department.". -08-07, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000017/.
APA citation style:
Balistrieri, S. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "When I was on the floor, I was in the twisting department.". -08-07. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000017/.
MLA citation style:
Balistrieri, Sam, and David Alan Taylor. "When I was on the floor, I was in the twisting department.". -08-07, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000017/>.