Audio Recording The trucking business in the 1940s

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The trucking business in the 1940s

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The trucking business in the 1940s
Contributor Names
Jiggetts, George (Narrator)
Jiggetts, Martha (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Transportation
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Hours of labor
-  Family-run businesses
-  Jiggetts Transportation (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with George and Martha Jiggetts, owners, Jiggetts Transportation.
-  Summary of audio segment: Worked unloading boxcars, picking up paper and more. Unloaded cement, lime, flour, Christmas trees which came with ice on them which was the worst, all from the trains. They worked everyday. People would leave paper out in front of their houses, bundled up; they picked it up and sold directly to the factory in Clifton. Brought the truck to her brother in Virginia, then we ran taxis.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A016
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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Jiggetts, George, Martha Jiggetts, and Susan Levitas. The Trucking Business in the S. -08-19, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Jiggetts, G., Jiggetts, M. & Levitas, S. (1994) The Trucking Business in the S. -08-19. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Jiggetts, George, Martha Jiggetts, and Susan Levitas. The Trucking Business in the S. -08-19, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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