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Evangeline Buell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Buell, Evangeline
Interviewer(s):
Li, Robin
Title:
Evangeline Buell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Evangeline Buell, born in 1932, vividly recounts life in a multiracial West Oakland neighborhood in the 1940s and 1950s. She describes the tightness of the Filipino overseas community, happy cultural exchanges with Italian, Portugese, African American, Japanese and Mexican neighbors, and the devastating sadness of the Japanese wartime incarceration. Also discussed is her family’s extensive military service, her step grandmother’s work in the Richmond shipyards, and the changing racial politics of the East Bay. Also available in The Bancroft Library, Evangeline Buell’s memoir Twenty-five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride.
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:
Buell, Evangeline. "Evangeline Buell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Robin Li in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.