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David Dibble: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Dibble, David
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
David Dibble: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
David Dibble was born in San Francisco and moved as a young boy to Woodside. Still a teenager, he worked on the homefront during World War II, finally ending up at Standard Oil. He talks about life during the Depression, long walks to Menlo Park, and train rides to San Francisco. He remembers rationing during World War II, the local response to Pearl Harbor, and the lack of concern for the danger of his work. He tells of racial attitudes toward Japanese and Japanese Americans and the effect of media coverage of war on those at home.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Dibble, David. "David Dibble: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Jess Rigelhaupt in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.