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Howard Thor: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Thor, Howard
Interviewer(s):
Furey, Brendan
Title:
Howard Thor: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born in San Franciso in 1923, Howard Thor came from a Scandinavian family of merchant marines. His father, a leader of the International Longshoremen's Union, greatly influenced Thor's decision to enter the merchant marines after the war and later teach at the California Maritime Academy. During the war, Thor was a student at UC Berkeley and worked during the summers in the Richmond shipyards as a shipfitter helper.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2002
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261231
Rights:
Thor, Howard. "Howard Thor: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Brendan Furey in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.