Audio Recording First work experiences on the farm

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First work experiences on the farm
Contributor Names
Reed, Willie (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Watson Machine International
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Summary of audio segment: First work experiences on the farm were general labor. When he was first growing up, the farming was done with mules. But he was a little too young to do any plowing then. And when he was growing up the mules was fading out and the horses was fading out, and they got tractors. Once they moved into town he used to do the same type of work on lots of property inside the town limits.
-  Interview with Willie Reed at the Working in Paterson office. Willie is a painter and combination man in the Watson Machine Company works.
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A007
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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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:

Reed, Willie, and Robert McCarl. First Work Experiences on the Farm. -08-10, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Reed, W. & McCarl, R. (1994) First Work Experiences on the Farm. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Reed, Willie, and Robert McCarl. First Work Experiences on the Farm. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.