Audio Recording "Sometimes it reaches the point where the store comes before anything else -- keep the store open."
About this Item
- "Sometimes it reaches the point where the store comes before anything else -- keep the store open."
- 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
- - 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: TC mentions the stock number game, and other things AS did before joining the business. To what degree were the family and the business and the life [of family] inseparable, making it inevitable to join the business. AS says he has to go back to his father. His father for a time worked for what they used to call the gas works. But the pressure was there to go into this business, it was a successful business, and there's always that subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, pressure, to think about the business. The business became a part of your life. Sometimes it reaches the point where the store comes before anything else -- keep the store open. Even when his father died, someone said to him Why didn't you close the store? Well, first AS thought it isn't going to do much good, andalso, he could hear his father saying, Well you better get down there and take care of the store. Well, that's just the way life was. And AS supposes there was a very close relationship between the bond in your family, and the business.
- 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
- 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:
Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "Sometimes it reaches the point where the store comes before anything else -- keep the store open.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003962/.
APA citation style:
Schagen, M., Schagen, A. W. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Sometimes it reaches the point where the store comes before anything else -- keep the store open.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003962/.
MLA citation style:
Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "Sometimes it reaches the point where the store comes before anything else -- keep the store open.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003962/>.