Audio Recording "Puerto Ricans are improving themselves, buying homes."

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"Puerto Ricans are improving themselves, buying homes."
Contributor Names
Soria, Ralph (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Puerto Ricans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Neighborhood
-  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: Are there strong Puerto Rican residential neighborhoods in the city now? RS says oh sure, Market Street, Park Avenue, Mill Street, Grand Street, it's all mostly Puerto Rican owned. By the Great Falls, Union Avenue, West Broadway, all the way to the Totowa Section, all that's Puerto Rican. And now they're moving to Eastside, and the Lakeview Section. In Lakeview section, they're one family homes. Puerto Ricans are improving themselves, buying those homes. Lakeview is a recently developing Puerto Rican section. Riverside section was one of the main areas they approached at the beginning, most though are rentals, except along Madison Avenue at 5th, 6th, 8th avenues. But there a lot of 2 families in the area, not like Eastside, which is mostly one family housing, residential.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A023
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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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. "Puerto Ricans are improving themselves, buying homes.". -09-13, 1994. Audio.

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Soria, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Puerto Ricans are improving themselves, buying homes.". -09-13. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "Puerto Ricans are improving themselves, buying homes.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.