Audio Recording "The Puerto Ricans were well liked; the Puerto Ricans were very, very hard workers and responsible, too."

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Title
"The Puerto Ricans were well liked; the Puerto Ricans were very, very hard workers and responsible, too."
Contributor Names
Soria, Ralph (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-13
Subject Headings
-  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
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Ralph Soria, owner of Soria Real Estate Agency on Oliver Street.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC says that the Puerto Ricans aren't coming here much any more. RS says yes, they're going to Florida -- Orlando, Tampa, Miami, there's a lot of them down there, but mainly they go to Orlando. Puerto Ricans have stopped coming here because taxes are very high, and crime is bad. Housing is very expensive. And the job market has gone down a lot, has gone down a lot. Had 3 or 4 places where mainly Puerto Ricans worked -- Julius Schmid, Universal Manufacturing [they make batteries], Cason Corporation, Van Vlanderen, and another factory that made parts for the government, Bogey Electric, all had a lot of Puerto Ricans working there, and all have gone down. There were about 5 or 6 major factories that have closed where Puerto Ricans worked. And the silk mills, coat factories, they have closed, and Puerto Ricans started in manufacturing industries [and those jobs aren't there now]. Puerto Ricans got jobs because a friend already working for a place told them about the jobs there, or spoke for them. RS says the Puerto Ricans were very well liked because they were very, very hard workers. And responsible too.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A023
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.tca02309
Online Format
audio

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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:

Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "The Puerto Ricans were well liked; the Puerto Ricans were very, very hard workers and responsible, too.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003990/.

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Soria, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "The Puerto Ricans were well liked; the Puerto Ricans were very, very hard workers and responsible, too.". -09-13. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003990/.

MLA citation style:

Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "The Puerto Ricans were well liked; the Puerto Ricans were very, very hard workers and responsible, too.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003990/>.