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Title
"I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on."
Contributor Names
Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-28
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Edgar Ramsey, owner, Sweet Potato Pie Company.
-  Summary of audio segment: "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on." Used to mow lawns or chop wood or bring in coal or go to the store which was 3/4 mile from my house; I painted rooms and houses; started at an early age working and making money; started at age six and it continued through teen years; sometimes we'd go into forest and get a whole log and get paid to chop it for someone for two dollars; a basket of wood would get a quarter; got fifty cents to mow a lawn; 50 cents to rake leaves; for the school, I was the janitor and would get up early and make the fire for the school; got $6 if I did it by myself -- a month; went to movies and bought candy with the money.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A020
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla02001

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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:

Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003659. (Accessed April 30, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Ramsey, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on.". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003659.

MLA citation style:

Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003659>.