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Bettye Branan: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Branan, Bettye
Interviewer(s):
Dunham, David
Title:
Bettye Branan: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Bettye Branan recalls growing up in Oklahoma, moving with her parents to Richmond, CA, where her parents went to work in the Richmond shipyeards. She recounts her own experiences with war work, first as a riveter at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach and then as a tacker in a plate shop in the Richmond shipyards. She recalls various aspects of the war years, including housing, social life, race relations, brownouts, and rationing.
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:
Branan, Bettye. "Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Dunham in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.