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Dorothy Wright: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Wright , Dorothy
Interviewer(s):
Dunham, David
Title:
Dorothy Wright: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Dorothy Wright was born in Oregon, and traveled by boat with her parents to the Bay Area in 1921 as an infant. She lived in Oakland and worked in Richmond during the War. In this interview she discusses her family background and her young adult years in the workforce: working at Montgomery Wards in Oakland, as a telephone operator charged with decommissioning the telephone accounts of Japanese households set for internment, and in the human resources department of Standard Oil at the height of wartime hiring. This interview offers insight gender, race, and ethnic relations before and during 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:
b10261217
Rights:
Wright , Dorothy. "Dorothy Wright: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Dunham in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.