Audio Recording "You could buy almost all of life's needs and necessities on 21st Avenue; now that's not true today."
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- "You could buy almost all of life's needs and necessities on 21st Avenue; now that's not true today."
- Contributor Names
- Schagen, Mina (Narrator)
- Schagen, Albert W. (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Oral history
- - Sound recordings
- - Family-run businesses
- - Stores & shops
- - Neighborhood stores
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Schagen's Shoe Store (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Albert W. Schagen, owner of Schagen's Shoe Store on 21st Avenue, and his wife, Mina Schagen.
- - Summary of audio segment: Mix of businesses has changed a lot since AS was young, could purchase anything you wanted on the avenue then. AS lists some businesses -- food and grocery stores, barbers, clothing, shoes, florist, delicatessens, etc. Did not have to leave 21st Avenue and go downtown if you didn't want to. Unless you wanted the big stores, then you went to downtown Paterson. But you could buy almost all of life's needs and necessities on 21st Avenue. Now, that's not true today. That has changed tremendously. How would AS describe the business mix now? AS says for one thing there's more service businesses on 21st Avenue now -- travel and insurance agencies. There's not a clothing store on 21st Avenue any more. Other than Elsa's, and she handles women's clothing, and very much oriented to Hispanic clothing and tastes. There's a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, beauty parlors, so it's more service oriented in many ways. Drug stores -- of course those provide commodities, but you could not live on 21st Avenue and say you can get everything you need there. AS remembers when the trend to the suburbs started in the 1950s. Customers who came backto patronize the stores said they missed 21st Avenue, they could get anything they want there. Well that's not the case now.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A020
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
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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:
Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "You could buy almost all of life's needs and necessities on 21st Avenue; now that's not true today.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003960/.
APA citation style:
Schagen, M., Schagen, A. W. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "You could buy almost all of life's needs and necessities on 21st Avenue; now that's not true today.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003960/.
MLA citation style:
Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "You could buy almost all of life's needs and necessities on 21st Avenue; now that's not true today.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003960/>.