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Document Details


Title: John Tocco
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Rowan University. History Department
Collection: We All Got History Oral History
Description: John began working in the textile industry in Camden at the age of sixteen, after a series of poorly-paying childhood jobs. He began as an underpresser but was promoted to finishing presser after he returned from serving in World War II. After twenty years, he became a foreman. Twelve years later, however, he was laid off. Although he worked briefly in construction, he eventually found a job in quality control with a textile factory. He worked there until he was able to retire.
Extent: 6 pages
URL: http://www.rowan.edu/oralhistory/interviewSearch/displayTranscript.cfm?ID=5
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tocco, John, 1924-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1924
Speaker place of birth: Camden, NJ; New Jersey; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Factory worker
Age at speaking: 76
Document location: Springfield, PA
Document date: 26-Apr-2000
Interviewer: Cahill, Bob
Locations discussed: Delaware; New Jersey; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Delaware; Downsizing; Factories; New Jersey; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; Textile factories; United States; Work; Working class families
Topics discussed - Other terms: Delaware Valley; Lay-offs; Working people
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022480-23812