Audio Recordings "Whatever it is, it has to stay clean."

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Title
"Whatever it is, it has to stay clean."
Contributor Names
Venezia, Ralph (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-11
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  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: RV remembers seeing beautiful homes when he was a kid, and everyone else used to try to copy that. Everything in its clean and proper place. Even if old, it looks neat and smells good. And RV tries to do that in the shop, keep it neat and clean. He keeps his car motor clean, too, because he feels it breathes better. And if you have to service it, touch the motor with your hands, it's nice and clean, the job is cleaner. And everything is related, your person, keeping yourself neat and clean, everything is related. And to be able not to look like a fool, etc.
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
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00914
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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Chicago citation style:

Venezia, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "Whatever it is, it has to stay clean.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003902/. (Accessed January 20, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Venezia, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Whatever it is, it has to stay clean.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003902/.

MLA citation style:

Venezia, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "Whatever it is, it has to stay clean.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003902/>.