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Title
Story of Lautenberg's father taking him to the textile mill, Part 2 of 2
Contributor Names
Hardin, James (Collaborator)
Lautenberg, Frank R. (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1995-03-22
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Textile industry
-  Silk industry
-  Legislators
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- United States--District of Columbia--Washington
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with U.S. Senator Frank J. Lautenberg at his office in the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1995. Lautenberg is a native of Paterson, NJ, and he sponsored federal legislation that created the New Jersey Urban History Initiative which, in turn, led to the American Folklife Center's 1994 field research in Paterson.
-  Summary of audio segment: Continuation of story about FL's father taking him to the textile mill where he worked: "So my father when he took me one day, I know it was a Saturday, to the mill that he worked in, and he walked me upstairs to where his friends were and he introduced me to his friends, as one is likely to do, a parent and a child. And he said to me, 'I want you to notice how dark it is in here.' And he said, 'I want you to see how dusty it is in here. I want you to see how filthy it is in here. And I want you to hear how noisy it is in here.' And he said, 'If youdon't want to work in a place like this you have to get an education.' Back then I didn't know what in the hell he was talking about but it stuck with me, it had meaning later in life. But at that time he was decrying his situation, and saying to me, 'For crying out loud, don't let this happen to you. Rise above this.' Anyway, I remember that so vividly."
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A027
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta02705
Online Format
audio

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Hardin, James, Frank R Lautenberg, and David Alan Taylor. Story of Lautenberg's father taking him to the textile mill, Part 2 of 2. -03-22, 1995. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000097/. (Accessed July 26, 2016.)

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Hardin, J., Lautenberg, F. R. & Taylor, D. A. (1995) Story of Lautenberg's father taking him to the textile mill, Part 2 of 2. -03-22. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000097/.

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Hardin, James, Frank R Lautenberg, and David Alan Taylor. Story of Lautenberg's father taking him to the textile mill, Part 2 of 2. -03-22, 1995. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000097/>.