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Alfred Granzella: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Granzella, Alfred
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Alfred Granzella: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Alfred Granzella grew up in Richmond and attended Richmond public schools. His parents migrated here from Italy in 1911 and 1921 respectively, met and married here, and raised their family in Richmond. In this interview Mr. Granzella tells about growing about in Richmond, serving in the navy during World War II as a teenager, and working for the telephone company for most of his professional life. This interview offers insights into immigrant identity and experience, a changing Contra Costa County as experienced from the perspective of expanding telephone infrastructure and technology and real estate development, the disbanding of the telephone monopoly in California, perspectives on the Port Chicago explosion and mutiny, and the Bay Area home front during WWII.
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:
b10260744
Rights:
Granzella, Alfred . "Alfred Granzella: 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.