Audio Recording "It was a family business started in the '20s."

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Title
"It was a family business started in the '20s."
Contributor Names
Hardy, Charles "Chuck" (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-09
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Textile industry
-  Silk industry
-  Weaving
-  Family-run businesses
-  Joseph Teshon Co. Inc. (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Charles "Chuck" Hardy, plant manager of Joseph Teshon, Inc., a fabric-weaving mill in Paterson, New Jersey. The interview is being conducted on September 9, 1994, in an office at the mill.
-  Summary of audio segment: History of Joseph Teshon, Inc. The family business started around the 1920s; two generations of the Teshon family ran it; by the 1970s, a member of the third generation--Ralph Teshon--didn't want to retain the business and he sold it to the Lasek family around 1981; first Teshon plant was located elsewhere in Paterson and moved to present location (which used to be the site of a winery); Ralph Teshon is still alive, but Chuck doesn't think he lives in the area; the Laseks kept the same staff at the plant; the plant manager before Chuck, Al, worked at theplant for over 40 years. The Laseks were interested in acquiring the company because they had been a customer of Teshon's.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A022
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.dta02201
Language
Online Format
audio

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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:

Hardy, Charles "Chuck", and David Alan Taylor. "It was a family business started in the '20s.". -09-09, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip000066/.

APA citation style:

Hardy, C. ". & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "It was a family business started in the '20s.". -09-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip000066/.

MLA citation style:

Hardy, Charles "Chuck", and David Alan Taylor. "It was a family business started in the '20s.". -09-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000066/>.