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Bud Figueroa: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Figueroa, Bud
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Bud Figueroa: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Bud Figueroa is a native Californian raised in the Eastlake/Fruitvale neighborhoods of Oakland. He began his career as salesman in the jewelry Commerce, Industry, and Labor, moved to Sacramento and then returned to the Bay Area to work in the shipyards during World War II. In this interview, Figueroa tells of his life as a social dancer, a jewelry salesperson, a war time fundraiser and seller of bonds, and an entrepreneur. We also learn about ethnic identity, class, and mobility in California during the first part of the 20th century.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2006
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260537
Rights:
Figueroa, Bud . "Bud Figueroa: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2006. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.