Audio Recordings Important things to know to do well as a garment worker

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Title
Important things to know to do well as a garment worker
Contributor Names
Vecchierella, Rose (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-09
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Clothing industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- West Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  The following is a catalog of an interview with retired garment worker Rose Vecchierella at her home in West Paterson, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Important things to know to do well as a garment maker. "Patience, honey, patience. If you have patience you can do anything. My forelady used to always give me, when I worked in Phillips Lingerie, a lot of hard work to do. She says, 'Rose, I know you have patience. Do this for me.' I says, 'Okay, leave it there, Ann, I'll do it for you.' Patience. You need patience. 'Cause once it gets on your nerves, forget it. You get your finger under the needle and everything else. I got it once under my finger." Injuries on the job: getting hurt on the sewing machine needle was the main type of injury in the factory. Injuries on the job: getting hurt on the sewing machine needle was the main type of injury in the factory.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A009
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta00902
Online Format
audio

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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:

Vecchierella, Rose, and David Alan Taylor. Important Things to Know to Do Well as a Garment Worker. -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000030/. (Accessed December 10, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Vecchierella, R. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) Important Things to Know to Do Well as a Garment Worker. -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000030/.

MLA citation style:

Vecchierella, Rose, and David Alan Taylor. Important Things to Know to Do Well as a Garment Worker. -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000030/>.