Audio Recording "There's a store like this in Paterson? It's like living in New York City."

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Title
"There's a store like this in Paterson? It's like living in New York City."
Contributor Names
Venezia, Ralph (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-11
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Stores & shops
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Sanremo Italian Imports (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Ralph Venezia, owner of Sanremo Italian Import Company.
-  Summary of audio segment: RV sometimes thinks that if he moved elsewhere, with better parking, he might get richer people in as customers. Sometimes people from outside town come into the shop and spend large amounts of money "with their eyes closed, they don't even blink." They never saw so much merchandise. And people from New York City are surprised to find a shop like his in Paterson, which they compare favorably to New York [shops]. RV gets any products that will sell among Italians. He was chosen by RAI to sell memorabilia for the Italian soccer team, on consignment. He was one of three stores in all of NJ, and they advertised his business on TV, and people called from all over, it really helped his business. But it has died out, because the TV advertisements have ceased. But RV tries to keep up with new products, as long as they're of good quality.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A009
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.tca00911
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:

Venezia, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "There's a store like this in Paterson?It's like living in New York City.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003899/.

APA citation style:

Venezia, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "There's a store like this in Paterson?It's like living in New York City.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003899/.

MLA citation style:

Venezia, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "There's a store like this in Paterson?It's like living in New York City.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003899/>.