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Mary Droullard: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Droullard, Mary
Interviewer(s):
Li, Robin
Title:
Mary Droullard: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Mary Jane Todd Droullard was born in Arkansas in 1920. In this interview, she discusses her early childhood in the South, moving to Seattle with her mother and siblings, and life in Seattle in the 1930s and 40s. She recounts blackouts following Pearl Harbor, working as a riveter at Boeing, moving to Associated Shipyards as a welder, government-provided childcare. Droullard offers vivid descriptions of welding together British minesweepers, including the perils of being a women welder during the war years, including physical hazards and aggressive male coworkers.
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:
Droullard, Mary. "Mary Droullard: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Robin Li in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.