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Audio Recording Heating lunch in dye vats

[Heating lunch in dye vats.]

About this Item


  • Heating lunch in dye vats


  • Carroll, Sarah (Narrator)
  • Carroll, Sydney (Narrator)
  • Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-11


  • -  Interviews
  • -  Dyeing
  • -  Foodways
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Retirees
  • -  Textile industry
  • -  Employee eating facilities
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Pequannock


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Sydney and Sarah Carroll at their home in Pequannock, New Jersey. They are the parents of Working in Paterson fieldworker Tom Carroll.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: When he worked at dye houses, Sydney and his co-workers often heated up their lunches (contained in glass jars) by lowering into the hot water of dye vats. He heated up spaghetti, soup and stew this way.


  • Analog Audio Cassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A011

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Carroll, Sarah, Sydney Carroll, and David Alan Taylor. Heating Lunch in Dye Vats. -08-11, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Carroll, S., Carroll, S. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) Heating Lunch in Dye Vats. -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Carroll, Sarah, Sydney Carroll, and David Alan Taylor. Heating Lunch in Dye Vats. -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.