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Jamie and Louise Voorhies: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Voorhies, Jamie
Voorhees, Louise
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Jamie and Louise Voorhies: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Jamie and Louise Voorhies had been married for over 65 years at the time of this interview. Jamie was born and raised in rural Nebraska; Louise is from Denver, Colorado where they met and married. He came to Richmond to work in the shipyards after training in Denver and then shortly, she followed, and they settled and raised a family in Richmond. They are both lifelong Kaiser Health Plan members who were part of Kaiser Hospitals volunteer corps until recently. This interview explores some of the signal events of World War Two from the home front vantage point, work in the shipyards, perspectives on sexuality and gender roles, race and ethnicity, and urban change in Richmond.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2006
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261221
Rights:
Voorhies, Jamie and Louise Voorhees. "Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2006. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.