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Albert and Hortense McGee: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
McGee, Albert
McGee, Hortense
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Albert and Hortense McGee: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Albert McGee, a native of the Bay Area, worked in Yards 3 and 4 in the marine electric shop where he made flanges for bulkhead, then became an electrician installing wiring. During the war he also was a vice-principal in Richmond's public school, managing to work two jobs at once due to the multiple shift system of both the shipyards and the school system. In this interview, McGee discusses his family background, his highly technical war time work, his lifelong connection with Kaiser medical plan, and the changing face of the Bay Area's population during the war. For a portion of the interview, he is joined by his wife, Hortense.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2005
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260896
Rights:
McGee, Albert and Hortense McGee. "Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Washburn in 2005. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.