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Tony Avalos: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Avalos, Tony
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Tony Avalos: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Raised on south 1st street in Richmond. Avalos attended local schools, St. Mark's Church. Worked in local industries, including Kaiser during the war. After the war he became a longtime employee of the Richmond School District. Discusses: the character of Richmond's Mexican-American community, dances at Sweet's Ballroom, zoot-suiters, racism.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2002
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260247
Rights:
Avalos, Tony. "Tony Avalos: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Washburn in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.