Audio Recording "She started working in the coat factory because it paid more money."
About this Item
- "She started working in the coat factory because it paid more money."
- Contributor Names
- Garcia, Luz (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Beauty Shops
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Mari's Hair People (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Luz Garcia, owner of Mari's Hair People.
- - Summary of audio segment: Mother worked in a factory when first came here, worked at Zerega's, a pasta factory in Fair Lawn, in the 1960s. After that she worked in coat factory because they paid more money. Mother sewed, made linings. She liked it better because was making more money, the nature of the work wasn't the factor. She wanted to get ahead. That's the way it was back then. Even LG worked in factory in summer, got $1 an hour. Then someone told her about a job in Hawthorne, making metal toothpaste tubes, and she went there. But work was so bad, burned her fingers, and left there, even made more money. Had to pack tubes in box right from the machine, they were so hot. And work was fast, no chance to get away, to the ladies' room, for example. They paid $2 an hour. That was a summer job.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A025
- 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:
Garcia, Luz, and Thomas D Carroll. "She started working in the coat factory because it paid more money.". -09-14, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip004002/.
APA citation style:
Garcia, L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "She started working in the coat factory because it paid more money.". -09-14. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip004002/.
MLA citation style:
Garcia, Luz, and Thomas D Carroll. "She started working in the coat factory because it paid more money.". -09-14, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004002/>.