Audio Recording "My father was a stationary engineer."

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"My father was a stationary engineer."
Contributor Names
Decker, Jean (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Watson Machine International
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Jean Decker at Watson Machine International.
-  Summary of audio segment: Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a stationary engineer. That meant that in mills that were run by a single power source, he was in charge of designing and installing the machines that ran the whole works. The company was a sawmill company and the central machine powered all of the belts and saws that operated in the mill. Her father was an immigrant from Holland, who came to U.S. at six years of age. Mother was Dutch, but she was born here. Her brother died when he was thirty-four.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A006
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:

Decker, Jean, and Robert McCarl. "My father was a stationary engineer.". -08-10, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Decker, J. & McCarl, R. (1994) "My father was a stationary engineer.". -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Decker, Jean, and Robert McCarl. "My father was a stationary engineer.". -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.