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Stella Faria: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Faria, Stella
Interviewer(s):
Dunning, Judith
Title:
Stella Faria: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Stella Faria was born and raised in Pinole, California. Her family was from Portugal, via Brazil. She remembers Richmond during World War Two especially the changing worlds of work, school, and family. She talks about her consternation at the internment of the Japanese in the area, including classmates and people she had grown with all of her life. She remembers her work in the Kaiser Shipyards, in the administrative office of Yard Three and recalls the Port Chicago explosion. She also remembers the environmental toxicity of the wartime industries and discusses the impacts of Richmond industry on the health of her family members.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2003
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260539
Rights:
Faria, Stella. "Stella Faria: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Judith Dunning in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.