Audio Recording "Hispanic businesses, small businesses, are one of the things that have regenerated economic life in Paterson."

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Title
"Hispanic businesses, small businesses, are one of the things that have regenerated economic life in Paterson."
Contributor Names
Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-03
Subject Headings
-  Cuban Americans
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Miguel de la Carrera.
-  Summary of audio segment: MC says that Hispanic small businesses are one of the things which have regenerated economic life in Paterson, whether it's a grocery store, a clothing store, a barber shop -- service industry stuff -- an insurance agency, or whatever, party shop. Those have been the ways people have expanded. MC says that one of his father's clients is a Cuban who owns a grocery store, who started out in a crummy area which has gotten much better over the years, partly because of what he's done there. The grocery store has expanded and expanded and finally has become a miniature supermarket. And the owner got a variance and built a mini-mall on an abandoned lot next to his store -- there's a party store, a pizza shop, a barber shop, a laundromat, etc. in the mall. And there have been developments like that happening, with people who turn little neighborhood stores into bigger enterprises. But other than the Dominicans who are in the grocery store business, MC can't pinpoint nationality involvement in particular occupations or industries. There are now a lot of Koreans in town who dominate the electronics stores in the downtown area. There are probably close to a hundred Korean owned businesses there.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A016
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01602
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:

Carrera, Miguel De La, and Thomas D Carroll. "Hispanic businesses, small businesses, are one of the things that have regenerated economic life in Paterson.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003952/.

APA citation style:

Carrera, M. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Hispanic businesses, small businesses, are one of the things that have regenerated economic life in Paterson.". -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003952/.

MLA citation style:

Carrera, Miguel De La, and Thomas D Carroll. "Hispanic businesses, small businesses, are one of the things that have regenerated economic life in Paterson.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003952/>.