Audio Recording Ralph Soria's work history, part 3 of 3

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Ralph Soria's work history, part 3 of 3
Contributor Names
Soria, Ralph (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
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Subject Headings
-  Vocational education
-  Puerto Ricans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Soria Real Estate Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Ralph Soria, owner of Soria Real Estate Agency on Oliver Street.
-  Summary of audio segment: RS also walked at another job making television tubes. And from there moved to Kinescope Corporation in Hawthorne. His father helped RS get that job, because he had been a cutter there. RS started by working around an oven again, they used to bake tools. From there he jumped to be a lathe operator. And from there he got a promotion, worked for a few years there. Saw what he could do, and went to vocational school, a government program, and graduated in 1961. And then RS became a machinist, worked for Van Vlanderen Corporation, on Straight Street. Worked especially on drill presses, set up men [jobs?] and everything. The pay there wasn't bad, got $5 an hour in 1962-63. It was about time, he got good money there. And then he started with his father in the 1960s, and he kept going. He lived on Summer Street then, and worked for Van Vlanderen full time until the 1970s. He worked there a long, long time. Kept going with his father, went to night school, and also went to the Vail School for real estate. There was a hotel next to the old Garden Theater on Market Street, and there were classes there at night. RS got his real estate license there in 1968, and could practice as a salesman.
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A023
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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Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. Ralph Soria's work history, part 3 of 3. -09-13, 1994. Audio.

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