Audio Recording "It's a family tradition for us to get our hair cut by the Reverend."
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- "It's a family tradition for us to get our hair cut by the Reverend."
- Contributor Names
- McDowell, Rev. Louis (Narrator)
- Artis, Ron (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Family-run businesses
- - Customer relations
- - Barbershops
- - Faith
- - McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Reverend Louis McDowell, owner, McDowell's Barber Shop.
- - Summary of audio segment: (A customer comes in; I ask why he comes here) "I've known him since I was a tot and he's practiced on my hair for thirty-odd years and he has experience. My first cut from him, I was two." McDowell: he was used to it, he didn't cry. (I ask the customer what makes a good barber) "Friendliness, caring for his clients, caring how they look, and eagerness to have them back and as far as the Reverend goes, he's a good pastor and he believes in Christ and those are the ingredients that make your cake rise. To make those customers come back, you have to have those ingredients... My son's first cut was done by McDowell seven years ago...It's a family tradition for us to get our hair cut by the Reverend."
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A022
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
McDowell, Rev. Louis
McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
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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:
Mcdowell, Rev. Louis, Ron Artis, and Susan Levitas. "It's a family tradition for us to get our hair cut by the Reverend.". -08-30, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002841/. (Accessed June 27, 2017.)
APA citation style:
McDowell, R. L., Artis, R. & Levitas, S. (1994) "It's a family tradition for us to get our hair cut by the Reverend.". -08-30. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002841/.
MLA citation style:
Mcdowell, Rev. Louis, Ron Artis, and Susan Levitas. "It's a family tradition for us to get our hair cut by the Reverend.". -08-30, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002841/>.