Audio Recording "It was a very busy area, and it was a mix of people."
About this Item
- "It was a very busy area, and it was a mix of people."
- Contributor Names
- Schagen, Mina (Narrator)
- Schagen, Albert W. (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Oral history
- - Sound recordings
- - Neighborhood
- - Family-run businesses
- - Stores & shops
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Schagen's Shoe Store (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Albert W. Schagen, owner of Schagen's Shoe Store on 21st Avenue, and his wife, Mina Schagen.
- - Summary of audio segment: AS played with the Italian kids, nobody ever commented. It was a real melting pot. Was a well developed commercial area then. Had Jewish merchants -- King's, clothing store, Mikowitz's clothing store. Mr. Ferraro had started his grocery store. There were Dutchmen, Italian people with businesses on 21st Avenue. And Italians were in business prior to the 1930s. Mr.Ferraro became very friendly with AS's grandfather, and Angelo Ferraro used to ask his for business advice. And they developed a very good business. He was bright and invested his money in real estate, very hard working, and they moved up to the next block, between E 20th and E 21st streets, and opened a very large grocery store there, and ran it for years. And later on they closed it and opened a liquor store on E. 21st Street and 21st Avenue. The two brothers opened it.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A020
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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:
Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "It was a very busy area, and it was a mix of people.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003958/.
APA citation style:
Schagen, M., Schagen, A. W. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "It was a very busy area, and it was a mix of people.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003958/.
MLA citation style:
Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "It was a very busy area, and it was a mix of people.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003958/>.