Audio Recordings "At one point in time it was the center for shopping -- Paterson had everything. "
About this Item
- "At one point in time it was the center for shopping -- Paterson had everything. "
- Contributor Names
- Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Foodways
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Family-run businesses
- - Food industry
- - Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Edgar Ramsey, owner, Sweet Potato Pie Company.
- - Summary of audio segment: When I had the restaurant in Teaneck, we built a house in Hawthorne and moved there and I hadn't known much about Paterson then. Hawthorne is almost next door to Paterson. At one point in time it was the center for shopping -- Paterson had everything. I mean, the people, the labor force, it had everything. I ventured here and saw storefronts available and I inquired about them and looked into labor force and the timing was right. Our first location was across from a school and the rent was only $300 a month. I had no problems finding workers. It was just an ideal location.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A020
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
Sweet Potato Pie Company (paterson, N.J.)
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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. "At one point in time it was the center for shopping -- Paterson had everything. ". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003663/. (Accessed October 22, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Ramsey, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) "At one point in time it was the center for shopping -- Paterson had everything. ". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003663/.
MLA citation style:
Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "At one point in time it was the center for shopping -- Paterson had everything. ". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003663/>.