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Ned and Emma Duran: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Duran, Ned
Duran, Emma
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Ned and Emma Duran: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Raised in a small mining town in southern Colorado. Duran was part of Colorado's Conservation Corp during the 1930s. By the beginning of World War II he was enlisted in the Army's First Cavalry Division, stationed in Texas and Oregon, and served in North Africa. Recruited by Kaiser to work in Portland shipyards, later came to Richmond where his brothers were employed by Kaiser. After the war, he settled in Richmond, where he worked for the post-office. Discusses: growing up in Colorado, serving in the CC camps and Army, racism in Colorado, Texas, and Army, coming to Richmond, meeting wife, Richmond's Mexican community, employment after war, buying home in Richmond.
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:
b10260437
Rights:
Duran, Ned and Emma Duran. "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.