Audio Recording "We used to have to drink milk to coat our stomach."

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Title
"We used to have to drink milk to coat our stomach."
Contributor Names
Carroll, Sarah (Narrator)
Carroll, Sydney (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-11
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry
-  Work processes
-  Dyeing
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Pequannock
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Summary of audio segment: Sydney's work at a dye house; one of his jobs was as a "beamer." When the raw material came in, you would roll it onto the machine, then take the next piece and sew them together. Had to make sure the ends were perfectly straight, they were joining all the rolls to make one big giant roll. In another dye house he worked on the dryer, then sometimes on the frame. When dying black or navy blue they used to have to drink milk to coat their stomachs because the chemicals for dyeing black or navy blue were pretty strong; they used a lot of ammonia. Used to wear a mask and steel-toed shoes.
-  Interview with Sydney and Sarah Carroll at their home in Pequannock, New Jersey. They are the parents of Working in Paterson fieldworker Tom Carroll.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A011
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcwip.dta01303
Language
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:

Carroll, Sarah, Sydney Carroll, and David Alan Taylor. "We used to have to drink milk to coat our stomach.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip000052/.

APA citation style:

Carroll, S., Carroll, S. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "We used to have to drink milk to coat our stomach.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip000052/.

MLA citation style:

Carroll, Sarah, Sydney Carroll, and David Alan Taylor. "We used to have to drink milk to coat our stomach.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000052/>.