Audio Recording "Back in the sixties, it was a lot different."

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"Back in the sixties, it was a lot different."
Contributor Names
Owens, Doug (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Grocery stores
-  Neighborhood stores
-  L & B Food Center (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Doug Owens, owner, L & B Food Center.
-  Summary of audio segment: In the 60s it was different; when holidays come, there was a lot of barbecue. On 4th of July I'd sell 100 hot dog rolls; now I might sell 4. Before people would cook vegetables; now it's all fast food; most business now is fast stuff; cookies, ice cream, sodas; (change) in last 8 years.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A019
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:

Owens, Doug, and Susan Levitas. "Back in the sixties, it was a lot different.". -08-28, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Owens, D. & Levitas, S. (1994) "Back in the sixties, it was a lot different.". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Owens, Doug, and Susan Levitas. "Back in the sixties, it was a lot different.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.