Audio Recording First impressions of work at the dye house

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First impressions of work at the dye house
Contributor Names
Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Dyeing
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
-  Interview with retired textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: First impressions of work at the dye house. "Well, the heat in the summertime, the heat in the summertime. And I felt sorry for the people in the finishing department because the frames were hot, the dye boxes were hot and they threw off an awful lot of steam. And it just about caught your breath. Although the plants at that time had skylights and you could openthe skylight and get, the steam would go out. But in the dye plant, the boil-off, the dry box, I don't know, if I had to do it today I don't know if I could do it. It was unbearable. But all the plants were that way. It wasn't just one in particular. I guess that was the make-up, that was the design of the dye plant at the time."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A010
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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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:

Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. First Impressions of Work at the Dye House. -08-10, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Costa, M. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) First Impressions of Work at the Dye House. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. First Impressions of Work at the Dye House. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.