Audio Recording "There was never a question of whether you were going to go to college."

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Title
"There was never a question of whether you were going to go to college."
Contributor Names
Meza, Beatriz (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-12
Subject Headings
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Beatriz Meza, an attorney.
-  Summary of audio segment: Did BM's parents encourage her to become a professional? BM says there was never any question that she and her sister would go to college. When she was growing up, her friends were trying to decide whether to go to high school. For BM, it was a given that she would go to high school and on to college. There was never a question about it. BM thinks that was good, it wasn't something that was imposed on them. Her parents instilled it. Parents encouraged the use of both languages. When BM and sister was in school, parents would sit down with them and give them grammar and literature books to read in Spanish, while BM was growing up with English in school. So she is bi-lingual. Both parents continued to work, and still do. But BM and sister were never encouraged to go out to work. They encouraged study, not work, and when BM could work, they placed studies above jobs for their kids. BM worked for her aunt Elsa [Elsa Mantilla of Elsa's Fashions] for a while, worked in the store. Then got a job as a teller at a bank. She did things like that. But her father has always worked two jobs, and has always provided for them.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A022
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02201
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:

Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "There was never a question of whether you were going to go to college.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003972/.

APA citation style:

Meza, B. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "There was never a question of whether you were going to go to college.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003972/.

MLA citation style:

Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "There was never a question of whether you were going to go to college.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003972/>.