Audio Recording "I bought my grave about thirteen years ago."

More Resources

About this Item

Title
"I bought my grave about thirteen years ago."
Contributor Names
Bragg, Carnie (Narrator)
Smith, Lynda (Collaborator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Undertakers and undertaking
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Funeral homes
-  Bragg Funeral Home (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Carnie Bragg, owner, Bragg Funeral Home.
-  Summary of audio segment: "I bought my grave about thirteen years ago. I put my headstone up about ten years ago. Everything is written down; my son knows where all my papers are and it will make it a little easier for him at the time of my death." (He keeps a photo of a headstone on the wall); "No, that's mine. A lot of people think my parents are buried there. It's what I wanted, it's paid for. I couldn't get into the same section as them. . ." The photo makes him feel glad that he did it that he is prepared and no one has to worry about it and "it's not going to make me die. I'm just glad that I've done it."
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01403
Online Format
audio

Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.

The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.

Credit line

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

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. "I bought my grave about thirteen years ago.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003615/.

APA citation style:

Bragg, C., Smith, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "I bought my grave about thirteen years ago.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003615/.

MLA citation style:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. "I bought my grave about thirteen years ago.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003615/>.