Audio Recording The biggest challenge of the textile industry

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The biggest challenge of the textile industry
Contributor Names
Mangrum, Charles (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Textile industry
-  Silk industry
-  Kalkstein Silk Mills, Inc. (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Charles Mangrum, Director of Personnel at Kalkstein Silk Mills, Inc., 75 Wood Street, Paterson, N.J. The interview is being conducted at a lunch room at Kalkstein Silk Mills, on a Saturday.
-  Summary of audio segment: What Charles likes about working in the textile business. "It's constantly surprising me. . . . Textiles is different [from other work] because you can have the best equipment in the world and if you have to work with natural products, which man has nothing to do with, it's very diverse, very challenging. . . . Because the quality factor is not always able to be exactly what you want it to be. So, what you have to do is support it in some other way to make it come out to the quality you want it. That's the challenge."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A024
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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Mangrum, Charles, and David Alan Taylor. The Biggest Challenge of the Textile Industry. -09-10, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Mangrum, C. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) The Biggest Challenge of the Textile Industry. -09-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Mangrum, Charles, and David Alan Taylor. The Biggest Challenge of the Textile Industry. -09-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.