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Beatrice Rudney: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Rudney, Beatrice
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
Beatrice Rudney: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Beatrice Rudney was born on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. She followed her sister into nursing, and attended nursing school during World War II at New York Hospital. After working at hospitals in New Mexico and Virginia, she moved to Oakland in 1948 to work at Kaiser, eventually becoming the assistant coordinator of home health at Kaiser Oakland. She offers a perspective on training as a nurse during a shortage of medical professionals because of the war. She tells of the emphasis on preventive care at Kaiser, and the racial and ethnic integration of the Bay Area.
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:
Rudney, Beatrice. "Beatrice Rudney: 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.