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Ivy Reid Lewis: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Lewis, Ivy Reid
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Ivy Reid Lewis: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ivy Reid Lewis, daughter of local baseball hero and community member Charlie Reid, grew up in Richmond and West Oakland. Her family resided in Richmond prior to the wave of migration that came with World War II; she witnessed the wartime transformation of the city up close when her family took in boarders. Ms. Lewis worked for the City of Richmond for decades, coordinating the Richmond neighborhood councils that were initiated by Lucretia Edwards and continued as part of the Model Cities program. In her interview, Ms. Lewis discusses her family's long history in California, her father's work and legacy in Richmond, Richmond's changes during the war, her years with the City cultivating and building neighborhood councils, and her time as a student at UC Berkeley.
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:
b10260698
Rights:
Lewis, Ivy Reid. "Ivy Reid Lewis: 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.