Audio Recording "Industry-wide, business was good. No one knew what recession was in those days."

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Title
"Industry-wide, business was good. No one knew what recession was in those days."
Contributor Names
Mangrum, Charles (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-10
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Textile industry
-  Silk industry
-  Employees
-  Kalkstein Silk Mills, Inc. (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Charles Mangrum, Director of Personnel at Kalkstein Silk Mills, Inc., 75 Wood Street, Paterson, N.J. The interview is being conducted at a lunch room at Kalkstein Silk Mills, on a Saturday.
-  Summary of audio segment: Currenly, approximately 88 people work at the mill; about 40 others work in office on Park Avenue in New York and at a design studio in Lyon, France. Previously, during the firm's boom days, the workforce was larger -- up to 125 at the mill only. The 1970s were the boom days throughout the industry; Kalkstein's sold a lot of goods to Sears, J.C. Penny and K-Mart. Silk neckwear is the product Kalkstein's is most famous for. Kalkstein probably started the business in Paterson because Paterson was the "Silk City" -- if you start a silk weaving business in the Silk City, it's a pretty good move in the right direction.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A024
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta02404
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

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Chicago citation style:

Mangrum, Charles, and David Alan Taylor. "Industry-wide, business was good.No one knew what recession was in those days.". -09-10, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000076/.

APA citation style:

Mangrum, C. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "Industry-wide, business was good.No one knew what recession was in those days.". -09-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000076/.

MLA citation style:

Mangrum, Charles, and David Alan Taylor. "Industry-wide, business was good.No one knew what recession was in those days.". -09-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000076/>.