Audio Recording "I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough."
About this Item
- "I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough."
- Contributor Names
- Rodriguez, Manuel (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Puerto Ricans
- - Musicians
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Puerto Rican musician Manuel Rodriguez.
- - Summary of audio segment: MR came here hoping he would get a job, but it was really tough. Came over to a friend's house,and all the friend had was a room, a job and a room. And we were both in that room, and it took MR about 4 or 5 months to find a job. Started working, different jobs, as radiator repair man, used to do that in Puerto Rico. And as a limousine driver, after he learned all the roads in New Jersey and NewYork. Worked as a duct worker for a construction company, cleaned floors, did almost everything here. Until finally he got a job in the post office, which is where he works now. Is a mail handler. Has been there for 2 years. Was looking all the time, and the post office was the career he was looking for. Plans to stay, and earn a pension.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A026
- 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:
Rodriguez, Manuel, and Thomas D Carroll. "I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough.". -09-15, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004013/.
APA citation style:
Rodriguez, M. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough.". -09-15. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004013/.
MLA citation style:
Rodriguez, Manuel, and Thomas D Carroll. "I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough.". -09-15, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004013/>.