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Phyllis Gould: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Gould, Phyllis
Interviewer(s):
Furey, Brendan
Title:
Phyllis Gould: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Phyllis Gould migrated to the Richmond from a logging community in Oregon, in 1938. After welding school and several vain attempts, Gould was one of the earliest women accepted into the boilermaker's union. As a journeywomn welder, she earned one dollar twenty-five cents an hour. This financial independence, in many ways contributed to her early divorce with her teenage husband.
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:
b10260616
Rights:
Gould, Phyllis . "Phyllis Gould: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Brendan Furey in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.