Audio Recording "I serve now in one week like I used to serve in one month."

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Title
"I serve now in one week like I used to serve in one month."
Contributor Names
Castro, Americo (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-13
Subject Headings
-  Insurance agents
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Historic district
-  Peruvian Americans
-  Castro Travel Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Old Great Falls Historic district
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Americo Castro, owner of Castro Travel Agency on Market Street.
-  Summary of audio segment: But the travel business is up. He sells more in one week now than he sold in one month before. Because of computers business started going up and also prices started coming down. AC knows a lot of people from Peru, and people there travel a lot. So travel and money transfers are the main business for us. AC moves usually $5 million a year in money transfers alone. AC says this is a small office, and he doesn't know about the other offices, the business they do. AC has 4 years doing money transfers. He's seen people who come here alone, and after that they send for their families. The family stays here, then they don't send more money to Peru. Many families are coming here. AC says that on July 24 there was a big Peruvian parade here, people came from Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Pennsylvania. Big parade, lot of Peruvians. All the businesses were full, all the restaurants. They have 7 restaurants on this block, all Peruvians. The two main businesses for Peruvians here are agencies and restaurants. The agencies are all involved in cash transfers and travel. But the insurance business has gone down. There had been 8 agencies involved in insurance, now there is only one. But AC doesn't think they are making good money now.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A024
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02402
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:

Castro, Americo, and Thomas D Carroll. "I serve now in one week like I used to serve in one month.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003997/.

APA citation style:

Castro, A. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I serve now in one week like I used to serve in one month.". -09-13. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003997/.

MLA citation style:

Castro, Americo, and Thomas D Carroll. "I serve now in one week like I used to serve in one month.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003997/>.