Audio Recording "Then my father and I opened the office."
About this Item
- "Then my father and I opened the office."
- Contributor Names
- Soria, Ralph (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Puerto Ricans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Family-run businesses
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Soria Real Estate Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Ralph Soria, owner of Soria Real Estate Agency on Oliver Street.
- - Summary of audio segment: Later his father became a broker, and opened the office. Started on Summer and Market streets. Went to Union Avenue and West Broadway, by then father was a broker. From there, his father was ready to retire, and RS kept going, and bought the current building and moved there, his father moved there with RS. Father opened the 2nd office in 1970, West Broadway and Union. RS's mother worked for Julius Schmid for many years, making condoms. Doesn't recall the salary, but thinks it was peanuts. And RS's stepmother worked as a sewing machine operator in a garment factory. In Paterson, the old mills. Right over here on Van Houten Street, and Beech Street, Martin, Straight streets, around there. They still do coats there, and all that. That's mainly what RS's stepmother was doing, coats. Some factories have gone out of business, but others have been going for years.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A023
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "Then my father and I opened the office.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003988/.
APA citation style:
Soria, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Then my father and I opened the office.". -09-13. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003988/.
MLA citation style:
Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "Then my father and I opened the office.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003988/>.