Audio Recording "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."
Contributor Names
Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject 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
-  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.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A004
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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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:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "At the time it was very easy to find a job.". -08-09, 1994. Audio.

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,

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, <>.