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  • "All of us were illegally working."


  • Jimenez, Waldina (Narrator)
  • Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-05


  • -  Emigration and Immigration
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Honduran Americans
  • -  Memorial Day Care Center (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Waldina Jimenez, an office worker at Memorial Day Nursery.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: (When did you stop being Nancy? Did you go to Marriott as her?) Yes; at Marriott I felt great because my co-workers were from Argentina, from Mexico and from Peru and all of us were illegally working; they called me Nancy, but I didn't have to act. I told them (the workers) "I am from Honduras but my name is Nancy, but I am legal because I have my social security card." I didn't have to speak like Puerto Ricans; they were all using names.


  • Analog Audio Cassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A001

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

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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

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Chicago citation style:

Jimenez, Waldina, and Susan Levitas. "All of us were illegally working.". -08-05, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Jimenez, W. & Levitas, S. (1994) "All of us were illegally working.". -08-05. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Jimenez, Waldina, and Susan Levitas. "All of us were illegally working.". -08-05, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.