Audio Recording "My major concern is this business."

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"My major concern is this business."
Contributor Names
Bragg, Carnie (Narrator)
Smith, Lynda (Collaborator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Undertakers and undertaking
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Funeral homes
-  Mottoes
-  Bragg Funeral Home (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Carnie Bragg, owner, Bragg Funeral Home.
-  Summary of audio segment: (Motto?) "Yes, 'the way to go.' One day I was riding down the Garden State Parkway and I saw the Greyhound Bus and it said, 'the way to go,' and I said, 'oh, that's what we've got to say.'" We've used for many years, "Serving since 1937," and "our only profession since 1937"; it shows that that's all we've concentrated on. A lot of people are concerned about money and so they expand too much, we aren't; we're not into property and investments. My major concern is this business.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A014
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:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. "My major concern is this business.". -08-17, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Bragg, C., Smith, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "My major concern is this business.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. "My major concern is this business.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.