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Mary Lou Cordova: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Cordova, Mary Lou
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Mary Lou Cordova: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Cordova, came to Richmond during the war with her parents. Her father found work at Standard Oil. The family moved into war housing off Cutting and 40th, later buying a home nearby. Cordova, still a teen when she arrived, entered high school and frequently found friends at local recreation halls. Settled in San Pablo after the war. Discusses: growing up in New Mexico, moving to Richmond, social relations at school and rec halls, attending dances, race relations, attending St. Mark's Church.
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:
b10260460
Rights:
Cordova, Mary Lou. "Mary Lou Cordova: 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.