Audio Recording "We used to go knock on the doors and ask for work."

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Title
"We used to go knock on the doors and ask for work."
Contributor Names
Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-09
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Stores & shops
-  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: Went to work for the Perennial Print Corporation. Carmine was 18 years old then, and worked there for 15 or 16 years. By then he'd met his partner, Sario Petrozza, and they went to work for a roofing company. But lost work on rainy or windy days, and wasn't getting full pay as a result. Carmine was planning to get married, so went back to the shop. He married in 1961. then he quit again and opened a restaurant on Market and Mill streets. That didn't work out, so went back to the factory. After that was afraid to make any moves, so in 1973, he and Sario decided to go into business. He always worked with Sario in the shop.
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
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00402
Language
English
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. "We used to go knock on the doors and ask for work.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003860/.

APA citation style:

Federico, C. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "We used to go knock on the doors and ask for work.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003860/.

MLA citation style:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "We used to go knock on the doors and ask for work.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003860/>.