Audio Recording Marianna Costa's first job

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Title
Marianna Costa's first job
Contributor Names
Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-10
Subject Headings
-  Vocational education
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Hours of labor
-  Wages
-  Dyeing
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with retired textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Marianna was able to pay for nine months of training at the business college and received a "limited diploma." She went to work at the dye plant where her mother had worked; the job was as an assistant in the shipping department at 20 center per hour, ten hours a day ($50 per week). The dye house was Arrow Piece Dye Works in Paterson. Most of the plants in Paterson were paying wages in this range; Victory Piece Dye works was famous for paying low wages. Marianna was glad to get the job despite long hours, hard work and low pay.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A010
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta01004
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:

Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. Marianna Costa's first job. -08-10, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000035/.

APA citation style:

Costa, M. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) Marianna Costa's first job. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000035/.

MLA citation style:

Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. Marianna Costa's first job. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000035/>.