Audio Recording Working at Newberger's Towels

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Working at Newberger's Towels
Contributor Names
Murphy, Anne (Narrator)
Murphy, Claire (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Work processes
-  Weaving
-  Irish Americans
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Totowa
-  Interview with retired textile worker Anne Murphy and her daughter Claire Murphy at their home in Totowa, New Jersey. Anne Murphy was born in Totowa on January 11, 1898.
-  Summary of audio segment: [Taylor: What kind of a mill was Newberger's?] Towels, Turkish towels. And then I worked in packing them, a half a dozen and tied them up. Take half a dozen at a time, picking out the seconds, and do them up. [Claire Murphy: How many looms did you work?] Two looms, and then they went to four. That was too much! But that's what they went to.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A018
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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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:

Murphy, Anne, Claire Murphy, and David Alan Taylor. Working at Newberger's Towels. -08-17, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Murphy, A., Murphy, C. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) Working at Newberger's Towels. -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Murphy, Anne, Claire Murphy, and David Alan Taylor. Working at Newberger's Towels. -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.