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Polly Russell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Russell, Polly
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Polly Russell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Russell moved from Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Richmond with her parents and sister Mary Lou. Soon after arriving, she was trained as a welder at the Kaiser shipyards. She frequently attended dances at local clubs and Oakland ballrooms. Discusses: life in Las Cruces before the war, adjusting to life in Richmond, working at Kaiser, meeting her husband, dancing and entertainment in the Bay Area, work after the war.
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:
b10261024
Rights:
Russell, Polly. "Polly Russell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Washburn in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.