Audio Recording "All the buyers come from around the country, around the world, for market week."

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Title
"All the buyers come from around the country, around the world, for market week."
Contributor Names
Contreras-Mas, Sylvia (Narrator)
Curling, Amada (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-15
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Clothing industry
-  Family-run businesses
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  V. B. F. Trim Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Amada Curling and Sylvia Contreras-Mas, co-owners of V.B.F., a garment cutting and sewing contractor business.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC asks is manufacturing going to migrate here, any chance of that? AC says manufacturing is the design industry, and there's no chance they'll leave New York. TC says why is that? AC says buyers come to New York for market week, they come from all around the country and the world. They go through every single building, looking at merchandise. When they come, do you think they're going to come to Paterson, West New York, etc.? They go to NY, they can do all their buying in one day. And you have entertaining, which is part of the whole buying experience. So AC doesn't see that shifting to Paterson, it's not impossible, but she doesn't see how.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A027
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02705
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:

Contreras-Mas, Sylvia, Amada Curling, and Thomas D Carroll. "All the buyers come from around the country, around the world, for market week.". -09-15, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004024/.

APA citation style:

Contreras-Mas, S., Curling, A. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "All the buyers come from around the country, around the world, for market week.". -09-15. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004024/.

MLA citation style:

Contreras-Mas, Sylvia, Amada Curling, and Thomas D Carroll. "All the buyers come from around the country, around the world, for market week.". -09-15, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004024/>.