Audio Recording Adapting to life in New Jersey

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Adapting to life in New Jersey
Contributor Names
Reed, Willie (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Watson Machine International
-  Rural-urban migration
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Summary of audio segment: Experiences when first moved up to New Jersey. "It was kind of difficult for quite awhile. You didn't know your way around. Your job experience was, you know, a lot different. Because I was used to the open, being out in the open, working. And it was like nothing being inside of factories. It was difficult for a while. But I learned to adapt and make the best of it. I learned to like it and appreciate it, you know. But it was rough for quite awhile. It was a big difference."
-  Interview with Willie Reed at the Working in Paterson office. Willie is a painter and combination man in the Watson Machine Company works.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A007
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:

Reed, Willie, and Robert McCarl. Adapting to life in New Jersey. -08-10, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Reed, W. & McCarl, R. (1994) Adapting to life in New Jersey. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Reed, Willie, and Robert McCarl. Adapting to life in New Jersey. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.