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Jeanne Reynolds: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Reynolds, Jeanne
Interviewer(s):
Ehrlich, Esther
Title:
Jeanne Reynolds: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Jeanne Reynolds grew up in Richmond in the 20s and 30s and worked as a second grade teacher in San Pablo during and after the war. She also worked as a secretary at the evening high school in Richmond in 1943, which provided an education to shipyard workers. Discusses: attitudes of the "locals" to the influx of newcomers during the war, including race-related issues, effect of the war on courtship/marriage/child-rearing, the tremendous changes in Richmond during the war, conditions in the classrooms, social life, postwar Richmond.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2003
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261041
Rights:
Reynolds, Jeanne. "Jeanne Reynolds: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Esther Ehrlich in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.