Audio Recording "At this point we need both rooms going, both industries going under one shop."

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Title
"At this point we need both rooms going, both industries going under one shop."
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
-  Employees
-  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: They employ 10 people in one division (cutting) and 15 in the other (sewing), so 25 people altogether. TC asks would you be more viable if you focused on one or the other part of the business? AC says she doesn't think so, not at this point. SC-M says they need both, because one complements the other, when one is slow, other fills in, and so on. AC says before it was a very easy type of business for them to deal with, didn't have to work as hard, but not anymore.
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.tca02709
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. "At this point we need both rooms going, both industries going under one shop.". -09-15, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004028/.

APA citation style:

Contreras-Mas, S., Curling, A. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "At this point we need both rooms going, both industries going under one shop.". -09-15. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004028/.

MLA citation style:

Contreras-Mas, Sylvia, Amada Curling, and Thomas D Carroll. "At this point we need both rooms going, both industries going under one shop.". -09-15, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004028/>.