Audio Recording "I begin work at 6:30 or 7 o'clock in the morning, I finish at 10 or 11 o'clock at night, seven days a week."
About this Item
- "I begin work at 6:30 or 7 o'clock in the morning, I finish at 10 or 11 o'clock at night, seven days a week."
- Contributor Names
- Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Puerto Ricans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Family-run businesses
- - Stores & shops
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Francisco "Arturo" Mantilla, co-owner of Elsa's Fashions on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: AM moved from Broadway and got store on 21st Avenue, a small store, 750 square feet. Rented a warehouse on Madison Avenue. Lived in the house on Broadway, both floors. Mother-in-law lived with them. AM bought a Lincoln Continental. 1983-84 AM thought he realized his dream. Beautiful family, house, car. AM said well, This is America, this is why I came to this country, to make a better life. He worked very, very, very hard, from 6:30 in the morning to 10 at night, 7 days a week, no vacation for 4 or 5 years. He raised his kids, sent them to school. 1984 AM was a very, very happy man.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A006
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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:
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo", and Thomas D Carroll. "I begin work at 6:30 or 7 o'clock in the morning, I finish at 10 or 11 o'clock at night, seven days a week.". -08-10, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003875/.
APA citation style:
Mantilla, F. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I begin work at 6:30 or 7 o'clock in the morning, I finish at 10 or 11 o'clock at night, seven days a week.". -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003875/.
MLA citation style:
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo", and Thomas D Carroll. "I begin work at 6:30 or 7 o'clock in the morning, I finish at 10 or 11 o'clock at night, seven days a week.". -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003875/>.