Audio Recordings "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses."

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Title
"You have everything to make a little industry making dresses."
Contributor Names
Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-01
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Dressmaking
-  Dominican Americans
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Milagros Cueto. She works for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: All MC's job in this country have involved sewing of different types of garments. TC asks about MC's role in having Elsa start the wedding dress business. MC was a customer at Elsa's, and was talking with another customer there. She came to Elsa's to pick out material and saw that Elsa had everything here -- machines, etc. -- to make dresses, to make a little industry to make dressed. MC said this to Elsa, that she should make dresses, and Elsa said she didn't know how. MC said she could do it, and though she didn't personally know Elsa then, she explained how the business could work. Elsa invited MC to make a dress there, at the store, and MC did so.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01406
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:

Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses.". -09-01, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003929/. (Accessed December 08, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Cueto, M. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses.". -09-01. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003929/.

MLA citation style:

Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses.". -09-01, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003929/>.