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Ralph Anderson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Anderson, Ralph
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Ralph Anderson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ralph Anderson was a teenager in Oakland during World War II. In this interview, he describes the impact of the Great Depression on his community, his early education, upbringing in the Presbyterian church, and his interactions with Japanese Americans in his neighborhood before and after the war. Topics discussed in this oral history also include rationing, baseball, unions, housing, and the New Deal. Anderson also recounts his memories of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge – and he compares the experience of traveling between Oakland and San Francisco before and after the completion of the Bay Bridge.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2011
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Anderson, Ralph. "Ralph Anderson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.