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Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting

Founded in 1791, Paterson, New Jersey, "the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in America," was the first planned industrial center in the US. In 1994, the Library of Congress American Folklife Center conducted an occupational culture study resulting in a collection of many hours of recorded interviews of Paterson residents and thousands of photos, documents, and other materials. There are over...
Working in Paterson

Occupational history projects have been popular for decades, and authors like Studs Terkel helped bring the subject into the mainstream. In 1994, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress embarked on a four-month project to study the occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey. The site was furtive ground, and Paterson is considered to be the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in...