Audio Recording Working in the family business: "It's a mixed blessing."

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Working in the family business: "It's a mixed blessing."
Contributor Names
Fulcher, Howard (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Drugstores
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Pharmacists
-  Fulcher's Pharmacy (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Howard Fulcher, owner, Fulcher's Pharmacy.
-  Summary of audio segment: "As you can see by watching movies with family businesses in Italian, Chinese or black families, it's a mixed blessing; the joys of sharing the income with the rest of the family andthe bickering and in-fighting with siblings and parents; we had less than most families; no injuries; we're all still friends. Dad was always the owner while I was there until he got sick in 1980, he was the proprietor and I worked for him. That wasn't difficult; I had a choice, but I chose to come home, so it wasn't really a bad thing."
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A015
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:

Fulcher, Howard, and Susan Levitas. Working in the family business: "It's a mixed blessing.". -08-17, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Fulcher, H. & Levitas, S. (1994) Working in the family business: "It's a mixed blessing.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Fulcher, Howard, and Susan Levitas. Working in the family business: "It's a mixed blessing.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.