Audio Recording "Twisters were very scarce in those days."

"Twisters were very scarce in those days."

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"Twisters were very scarce in those days."

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"Twisters were very scarce in those days."
Contributor Names
Balistrieri, Sam (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Work processes
-  Silk industry
-  Weaving
-  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: Twisting work; not all warps the same since the number of threads across the warp would vary; on average, a warp would have about 10,000 threads or "ends." Twisting a warp this size would take Sam between three and four hours.
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
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sound recording

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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. "Twisters were very scarce in those days.". -08-07, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Balistrieri, S. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "Twisters were very scarce in those days.". -08-07. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Balistrieri, Sam, and David Alan Taylor. "Twisters were very scarce in those days.". -08-07, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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