Audio Recording "Can I tell you my favorite Paterson story?"

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"Can I tell you my favorite Paterson story?"
Contributor Names
Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Cuban Americans
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Antonio de la Carrera and Miguel de la Carrera.
-  Summary of audio segment: AC asks if he may tell his favorite Paterson story. AC says when he was working for the lawyer who first hired him, an older man came to him with a problem. He was atenant in a house on Queen Street in Paterson, and the owner wanted to evict him. The owner wasliving in Puerto Rico, but the daughter was here and was pushing to evict him. The tenant was Nelson Algren, the novelist. And she eventually bothered the hell out of him so much that he did leave. MC corrects to say he lived on Dixon, and AC agrees, yes, it was on Dixon Street, not Queen Street. He had come here because he wanted to study the history of Paterson and write a novel about it. And this woman chased him out of the place. This was 1975 or 1976.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A015
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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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:

Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "Can I tell you my favorite Paterson story?". -09-03, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Carrera, M. D. L., Carrera, A. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Can I tell you my favorite Paterson story?". -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "Can I tell you my favorite Paterson story?". -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.