Audio Recording "And for seven weeks we met everyday."

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"And for seven weeks we met everyday."

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Title
"And for seven weeks we met everyday."
Contributor Names
Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-10
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Strikes
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry unions
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with retired dye-house worker and textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Marianna worked in shipping department at Arrow Piece Dye Works for a year; she then became involved with the union. They immediately picked two people from the crowd to represent the plant. They had daily shop meetings in Turn Hall or at 28 Cross Street, across the street. Two people, three people from every shop. The shop steward plus two delegates to represent the plant. And from this entire delegation they picked a negotiating committee and a temporary president, vice president, and a strike chairman . . . . Strikers met every day for seven weeks. During the strike, Marianna went to Washington, D.C., as part of a delegation to lobby for legislation for a silk code; this established guidelines for the industry.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A011
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta01103
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. "And for seven weeks we met everyday.". -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000044/. (Accessed September 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Costa, M. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "And for seven weeks we met everyday.". -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000044/.

MLA citation style:

Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. "And for seven weeks we met everyday.". -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000044/>.