Audio Recording "I always wanted to go in business."

"I always wanted to go in business."

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"I always wanted to go in business."

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  • "I always wanted to go in business."


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

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-09


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


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Carmine Federico, co-owner of People's Park Hardware on 21st Avenue.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: TC asks why CF wanted to go into business. He says August-September 1961 he opened his first store, a pizza restaurant. Remembers his son was born just after he opened the store, and CF was too busy to go to the hospital. They had the Christening right in the restaurant. Had about 20 tables, invited relatives, had party in restaurant, "my own place." It felt good. Too bad the business didn't work out.


  • 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

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. "I always wanted to go in business.". -08-09, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Federico, C. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I always wanted to go in business.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "I always wanted to go in business.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.