Audio Recording "My first real job was in the Yonkers post office."

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"My first real job was in the Yonkers post office."

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Title
"My first real job was in the Yonkers post office."
Contributor Names
Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-28
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Rural-urban migration
-  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: Left home at 17. Mom left first and came to New York as a domestic worker; then dad came and got a job and then they sent for me to come to Yonkers, New York. Had an aunt in Yonkers, "it was somewhere to come." Lived there seven years; didn't go right to college. My first real job was in post office; worked there four years. During that time I went to Westchester Community College part-time and got my associate degree in 1966. Then went to the University of Arizona; got my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
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.sla02003
Online Format
audio

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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. "My first real job was in the Yonkers post office.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003661/. (Accessed May 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Ramsey, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) "My first real job was in the Yonkers post office.". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003661/.

MLA citation style:

Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "My first real job was in the Yonkers post office.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003661/>.