Audio Recording "What they should do is make it mandatory for adequate ventilation in these places."

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Title
"What they should do is make it mandatory for adequate ventilation in these places."
Contributor Names
Boyle, Patrick (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-06
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Clothing industry
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Garden State Cutting Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Patrick Boyle, an employee at Garden State Cutting Co.
-  Summary of audio segment: Some talk about sewing, which PB says is coming back, especially in Passaic. But there are a lot of sweatshops there. That's ridiculous. PB says a sweatshop means no pay, no room, no air, no insurance, no nothing. Just sit there and sew all day, with a big basket on your side, sewing. That's a sweatshop, and you can't breathe in these places. You can't. It's worse than this place, material all over, piled, and you're breathing all of that shit. And who knows what kind of material, you can have polyester, you can have nylon in your lungs, you can have mylar, like a plastic, it's very unhealthy. They should make it mandatory for adequate ventilation in these places,even spreading shops. Even spreading shops. Because PB has been in a lot of shops, and they're alldark and dingy. And the dust doesn't get a chance to settle, because people walking up and down, the machine makes wind, just blowing, blowing, and blowing. There's no escaping it.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A017
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.tca01708
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:

Boyle, Patrick, and Thomas D Carroll. "What they should do is make it mandatory for adequate ventilation in these places.". -09-06, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip002854/.

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Boyle, P. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "What they should do is make it mandatory for adequate ventilation in these places.". -09-06. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip002854/.

MLA citation style:

Boyle, Patrick, and Thomas D Carroll. "What they should do is make it mandatory for adequate ventilation in these places.". -09-06, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002854/>.