Audio Recording "When we started out in I guess we were making maybe 100 a day."

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"When we started out in I guess we were making maybe 100 a day."

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Title
"When we started out in I guess we were making maybe 100 a day."
Contributor Names
Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-28
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Food industry
-  Pies
-  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: When we started in the kitchen, we were doing 100 a week. We were selling a few large pies but for the most part it was the four-inch pies. When we went to the garage we were doing 300; then in the basement we were doing 1,000 plus. When we moved to 38 North Main Street, it increased and when we left there, were making 7,000 or 8,000 a day. Came to here at Auburn and Pearl in the first week of 1994; now production is at 9,000 to 10,000 and it increases in the fall.
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.sla02009
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. "When we started out in I guess we were making maybe 100 a day.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003667/. (Accessed August 16, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Ramsey, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) "When we started out in I guess we were making maybe 100 a day.". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003667/.

MLA citation style:

Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "When we started out in I guess we were making maybe 100 a day.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003667/>.