Audio Recording "The silk mills moved down south, and Paterson was left holding the bag."
About this Item
- "The silk mills moved down south, and Paterson was left holding the bag."
- Contributor Names
- Basileo, Angelo (Narrator)
- McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Community events
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Textile industry
- - Silk industry
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
- - Interview with Angelo Basileo at his home in Haledon, New Jersey.
- - Summary of audio segment: Lots of big silk mills in Paterson, Paterson was a real bustling town. Things began to change when silk moved out and went down South for cheaper later. So more and more unemployment. Machine shops, there's still a few of them around. Blacksmiths, don't see them anymore. Holidays, the church used to have feast days and you'd walk around at night after work, listen to the bands. Still have things like that in New York City, but not in Paterson. Route 80 had nothing to do with it. Little by little, Paterson was left holding the bag. Now Paterson is full of ethnics, but they get along.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A009
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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:
Basileo, Angelo, and Robert McCarl. "The silk mills moved down south, and Paterson was left holding the bag.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003208/.
APA citation style:
Basileo, A. & McCarl, R. (1994) "The silk mills moved down south, and Paterson was left holding the bag.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003208/.
MLA citation style:
Basileo, Angelo, and Robert McCarl. "The silk mills moved down south, and Paterson was left holding the bag.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003208/>.