Audio Recording "I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough."

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Title
"I just came hoping for a job; it was really tough."
Contributor Names
Rodriguez, Manuel (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-15
Subject Headings
-  Puerto Ricans
-  Musicians
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A026
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02601
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

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/>.