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Rose Barquist: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Barquist, Rose
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Rose Barquist: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Rose Barquist was born and spent her early years on a farm in Polk County, Iowa. She moved to southern California in 1941. Two years later she married Richard Barquist and moved to San Francisco where he attended medical school. Ms. Barquist discusses their life together as they moved for his biomedical job with the government. She tells about wartime San Diego, the role of religion in her life, and her work in a Washington D.C. coop nursery school.
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:
Barquist, Rose. "Rose Barquist: 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.