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Audio Recording "The most specialized job in the place."

"The most specialized job in the place."

About this Item


  • "The most specialized job in the place."


  • Betts, Chris (Narrator)
  • Doris, Nick (Narrator)
  • Lloyd, Timothy, 1951- (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-17


  • -  Interviews
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Hot Texas Weiners
  • -  Hot Grill (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Clifton


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Chris Betts and Nick Doris at the Hot Grill, Clifton, NJ.
  • -  ND: at the HG (and in general), the specialized jobs are those of the cooks and kitchen men [very gender-specific] (hot dog cook; grill cook for hamburgers and cheeseburgers; French fry cook; kitchen cook, who makes the hot dog sauce, gravy, roast beef, soups, salads, etc.). Counter people are not specialized, but experience is required to be good.


  • Analog Audio Cassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-TL-A001

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

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:

Betts, Chris, Nick Doris, and Timothy Lloyd. "The most specialized job in the place.". -08-17, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Betts, C., Doris, N. & Lloyd, T. (1994) "The most specialized job in the place.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Betts, Chris, Nick Doris, and Timothy Lloyd. "The most specialized job in the place.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.