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Sal Chavez: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Chavez, Sal
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Sal Chavez: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born and raised in Santa Fe Railroad housing off lower Macdonald Avenue in Richmond. Chávez worked for local industries, such as the Santa Fe Railroad, American Radiator and Standard, Filice and Perreli Cannery, and Kaiser shipyards. During the war he served with the US Coast Guard, and later started a career as a barber. His interview offers a unique perspective into the history of Richmond's longtime Mexican community. Discusses: life of the employees of the Santa Fe Railroad, Mexican culture in Richmond, social relations (dating) in Richmond schools, race relations.
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:
b10260465
Rights:
Chavez, Sal. "Sal Chavez: 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.