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Audio Recording "The idea was, if it doesn't go, we're young, we can always go to work."

"The idea was, if it doesn't go, we're young, we can always go to work."

About this Item

Title

  • "The idea was, if it doesn't go, we're young, we can always go to work."

Names

  • Venezia, Ralph (Narrator)
  • Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-11

Headings

  • -  Italian Americans
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Stores & shops
  • -  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
  • -  Sanremo Italian Imports (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  Interview with Ralph Venezia, owner of Sanremo Italian Import Company.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: TC asks how RV got money together to get the business going. RV said he'd just gotten married, and had some money from the wedding gift. He talked to his wife, said he'd borrow money from his mother, too, and they decided to give it a try. Figured he was young, and if it didn't succeed they could always go to work. So it worked out. RV was patient, and made it work. Paid his mother back, and got ahead. With money you can make more money, with a business you can make a lot of money, buy a home or whatever you need, faster. Don't have to wait a long time, watching your budget.

Medium

  • Digital Audio Tape

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A009

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

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Venezia, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "The idea was, if it doesn't go, we're young, we can always go to work.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003893/.

APA citation style:

Venezia, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "The idea was, if it doesn't go, we're young, we can always go to work.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003893/.

MLA citation style:

Venezia, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "The idea was, if it doesn't go, we're young, we can always go to work.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003893/>.