Audio Recording Neighborhoods are part of what's unique about Paterson

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Neighborhoods are part of what's unique about Paterson
Contributor Names
Pascrell, Bill (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Neighborhood
-  Legislators
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- United States--District of Columbia--Washington
-  Interview with U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell at his office in the Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC, October 10, 2001. Pascrell is a native of Paterson, NJ.
-  Summary of audio segment: "I think the main reason why we've increased our population in the face of white flight is neighborhoods, which are the same as they were 80 years ago. Same neighborhoods. Different looking people that cook their foods different, but same neighborhoods . . . I think that's one of the reasons Paterson has staying power. Through fires, floods destroyed our city, Depressions destroyed our city, we're still there. We didn't get destroyed, it's not destroyed."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A028
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Pascrell, Bill, and David Alan Taylor. Neighborhoods are part of what's unique about Paterson. -10-10, 2001. Audio.

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Pascrell, B. & Taylor, D. A. (2001) Neighborhoods are part of what's unique about Paterson. -10-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Pascrell, Bill, and David Alan Taylor. Neighborhoods are part of what's unique about Paterson. -10-10, 2001. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.