Audio Recording "Industry-wide, business was good. No one knew what recession was in those days."
About this Item
- "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
- 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
- - 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.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A024
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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/>.