Audio Recording "At the time it was very easy to find a job."

"At the time it was very easy to find a job."

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"At the time it was very easy to find a job."

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Title

  • "At the time it was very easy to find a job."

Names

  • Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
  • Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-09

Headings

  • -  Italian Americans
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
  • -  People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  Interview with Carmine Federico, co-owner of People's Park Hardware on 21st Avenue.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: His first job here was as a presser in a coat factory, working 2 or 3 days a week for 99 cents an hour, earned $25-30 a week; paid $15 a week board, so didn't have much to live on. Got job through a relative on the Erie Railroad, earned $1.60 an hour, took home $50-60 a week. Worked for 3 months on the railroad, and when that slowed down, looked for work again. At that time [this would have been in the late 1950s] Carmine says there was plenty of work around, it was easy to find a job.

Medium

  • Digital Audio Tape

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A004

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "At the time it was very easy to find a job.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003859/.

APA citation style:

Federico, C. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "At the time it was very easy to find a job.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003859/.

MLA citation style:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "At the time it was very easy to find a job.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003859/>.