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Bruce Elliott: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Elliott, Bruce
Interviewer(s):
Stein, Julie
Title:
Bruce Elliott: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born in Minneapolis in 1942, Bruce Elliot moved to Berkeley at age five with his family, traveling via automobile. His family immediately became involved with local churches, namely the First Congressional Church, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Epworth Methodist Church. In this interview, Elliot recalls working in the Kaiser Shipyards as a driver and an electrician’s assistant and his participation in the Kaiser health plan for shipyard workers. He also discusses housing for employees, his experience starting a family in employee housing, and life after WWII.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2010
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Elliott, Bruce. "Bruce Elliott: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Julie Stein in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.