Audio Recordings Finding work in America

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Title
Finding work in America
Contributor Names
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo" (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-10
Subject Headings
-  Puerto Ricans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Francisco "Arturo" Mantilla, co-owner of Elsa's Fashions on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: AM was 22 in 1970 when he arrived here. Lived with brother at 563 River Street, a very old, small house. Very small, 2 or 3 room apartment. His brother's friends helped him get work. One Puerto Rican friend took Arturo and found a job for him, in Fair Lawn, for a shoe company. Worked for $1.25 an hour, took home $65-$68 dollars a week. Paid rent to his brother, paid for food, and sent the rest to his father in Ecuador. The company made ladies' shoes. A big factory, 200 or 300 people worked there. It was very easy to find work in 1970, could get a job in one day. The Puerto Rican friend didn't work there, but he took AM around to Hackensack and Fair Lawn to look. AM didn't have a car then, so took a bus to work. It was easy to get there.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A006
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00601
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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Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo", and Thomas D Carroll. Finding work in America. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003871/. (Accessed January 21, 2017.)

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Mantilla, F. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) Finding work in America. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003871/.

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Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo", and Thomas D Carroll. Finding work in America. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003871/>.