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Audio Recording Growing up in Paterson

[Growing up in Paterson]

About this Item


  • Growing up in Paterson


  • Titus, Robert "Barney" (Narrator)
  • Dale, Robert (Narrator)
  • McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-05


  • -  Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • -  Community events
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Neighborhood
  • -  Watson Machine International
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Barney Titus at Watson Machine International.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: Bob Dale tells what is was like growing up in Paterson. Paterson was beautiful then . . . we used to have convertibles. . . . There was no suburban sprawl then . . . no malls. The shopping was all downtown and we used to cruise down here when were seventeen, eighteen. All the girls would be shopping on Friday nights. Their mothers would be there, this wonderful . . . Quackenbushes, Meyer Brothers, Sterns . . . They were all in Paterson. It was beautiful. It was beautiful.


  • Analog Audio Cassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A001

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Titus, Robert "Barney", Robert Dale, and Robert McCarl. Growing up in Paterson. -08-05, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Titus, R. "., Dale, R. & McCarl, R. (1994) Growing up in Paterson. -08-05. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Titus, Robert "Barney", Robert Dale, and Robert McCarl. Growing up in Paterson. -08-05, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.