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Roscoe Robinson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Robinson, Roscoe
Interviewer(s):
Furey, Brendan
Title:
Roscoe Robinson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Raised in Houston Texas, Roscoe Robinson emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area with his young wife at the age of twenty-three, in 1943. With a train pass issued from his previous employer, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Robinson journeyed to San Francisco and found a basement apartment in Chinatown for his family. He later found a job in the Richmond shipyards as a painter, where he worked until being drafted into the army in 1945.
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:
b10261028
Rights:
Robinson, Roscoe. "Roscoe Robinson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Brendan Furey in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.