Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Don and Lucy Campbell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Campbell, Don
Campbell, Lucy
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Don and Lucy Campbell: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Don Campbell was born in 1923 in Oakland, CA. Lucy Campbell was born in 1926 in San Francisco, CA. In this joint interview, Don and Lucy speak about their early childhood in the Bay Area—the opening of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges—the World’s Fair on Treasure Island and going to college at Berkeley. Don joined the ROTC at Berkeley during World War II and eventually served in Patton’s Third Army in the European Theatre. Lucy remained at Berkeley, and recalls campus life during the war and the arrival of men in uniform. Their interview paints a vivid picture of the Bay Area’s changing landscape during World War II. After their wedding, Don and Lucy would eventually settle in Berkeley and become active contributors to the Bancroft Library. They have six children.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2012
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Campbell, Don and Lucy Campbell. "Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.