Audio Recording "I started work only three days after I got to this country."

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"I started work only three days after I got to this country."

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Title
"I started work only three days after I got to this country."
Contributor Names
Ditaranto, Rocco (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ditaranto's Market (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Rocco Ditaranto, owner of Ditaranto's Market on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: RD was looking forward to coming here, for a change of life. he was a teenager, and had a happy childhood. No money, but happy. And you could live without money in those times, RD doesn't know about now, but then you could. RD was ready and eager to come here. He started work three days after he arrived here, friends got him a job. There was no economic crisis then. RD had gotten shots (inoculations) to come here, and had a mild reaction and had a fever. He went to work for the first couple days on the new job with the fever.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A012
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01201
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:

Ditaranto, Rocco, and Thomas D Carroll. "I started work only three days after I got to this country.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003905/. (Accessed March 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Ditaranto, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I started work only three days after I got to this country.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003905/.

MLA citation style:

Ditaranto, Rocco, and Thomas D Carroll. "I started work only three days after I got to this country.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003905/>.