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Lea Vivian Walton: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Walton, Lea Vivian
Interviewer(s):
Li, Robin
Title:
Lea Vivian Walton: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Abstract:
Lea Vivian Walton was born in 1945 in New Mexico. At the age of 20, Walton left the rural southwest for California, where she took a secretarial position at the Tracy Defense Depot. She then moved to Oakland 1969 when she was hired by the OAB to work in transportation. Walton steadily moved up the civilian hierarchy at the OAB before her retirement. In this interview, Walton discusses the core cargo shipping function of the OAB and comments on what it was like working as a woman in a male dominated occupation.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2009
Project:
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
b17721135
Rights:
Walton, Lea Vivian. "Lea Vivian Walton: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Robin Li in 2009. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.