Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Doris McCuan: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
McCuan, Doris
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
Doris McCuan: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Doris McCuan moved to the Bay Area in 1942 to join part of her family working at the Kaiser shipyards. She remembers ice skating in the winters in Minnesota and carpooling to work at the shipyards. Later, she became head general auditor. She tells of looking for housing in El Cerrito and attitudes toward union membership, as well as sentiments toward Japanese Americans during World War II, and feelings about racial integration.
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:
McCuan, Doris. "Doris McCuan: 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.