Audio Recording "My mother's mother and father owned a confectionary store."

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Title
"My mother's mother and father owned a confectionary store."
Contributor Names
Schagen, Mina (Narrator)
Schagen, Albert W. (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-12
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Stores & shops
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Schagen's Shoe Store (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Albert W. Schagen, owner of Schagen's Shoe Store on 21st Avenue, and his wife, Mina Schagen.
-  Summary of audio segment: AS remembers a barber shop, Duxberry brothers. It was a very busy area. AS's mother's mother and father owned a confectionery store across the street from the shoe store, which is now a Spanish restaurant. And they were from Switzerland, and they were very very fussy. And that place was spotless. Had a soda fountain, sold candy, newspapers, magazines. Maternal grandfather worked in the silk mills, and was involved in the 1913 strike involving the IWW. He wasn't directly involved, but they were in and out of work all the time. In 1930, or 1929, when the Depression hit, mills closed and he was out of work. Had just built a large home on 33rd Street, and rather than lose it they rented it, and they moved behind the store, had 4 rooms, and they lived there into the 1940s. Closed the business down when AS was in the navy, mainly because grandfather was ill then.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A020
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02004
Language
English
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:

Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "My mother's mother and father owned a confectionary store.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003959/.

APA citation style:

Schagen, M., Schagen, A. W. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "My mother's mother and father owned a confectionary store.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003959/.

MLA citation style:

Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "My mother's mother and father owned a confectionary store.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003959/>.