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Avis Blanchette: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Blanchette, Avis
Interviewer(s):
Dunham, David
Title:
Avis Blanchette: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Avis Blanchette was born in Canada and raised in Minneapolis by her father, an inventor and barber. She joined her family in the Bay Area in 1943, while her husband went off to war. She did office and security patrol work at the Kaiser shipyards, mapping incidents in the shipyard and hosting gala events. In this interview, she talks about social life in the wartime Bay Area and her experiences of shipyard work and union membership. Duration: 2 hours.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2004
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260228
Rights:
Blanchette, Avis. "Avis Blanchette: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Dunham in 2004. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.