Audio Recording "They didn't want me to go into the business just because it was available."

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Title
"They didn't want me to go into the business just because it was available."
Contributor Names
Bragg, Carnie (Narrator)
Smith, Lynda (Collaborator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Undertakers and undertaking
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Family-owned business enterprises--Succession
-  Funeral homes
-  Bragg Funeral Home (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Carnie Bragg, owner, Bragg Funeral Home.
-  Summary of audio segment: "It's said among funeral directors that many children do not want to become funeral directors because they have lived -- most families live over the funeral home and they have lived over the funeral home all their lives and they just want to get away from it. And most of them that go away do not come back. . . .My son is an accountant, didn't want to become a funeral director; my parents used to ask if I was sure I wanted to do this; I really did not reallize until my son was out of college I never tried to persuade my son to go into the business. . . .They wanted me to go into the business not just because it was available but because it was what I wanted to do."
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A014
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.sla01402
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:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. "They didn't want me to go into the business just because it was available.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003614/.

APA citation style:

Bragg, C., Smith, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "They didn't want me to go into the business just because it was available.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003614/.

MLA citation style:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. "They didn't want me to go into the business just because it was available.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003614/>.