Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Edythe Esser: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Esser, Edythe "Edie"
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Edythe Esser: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Edythe Esser was born in San Pablo, California in 1922. Edythe worked in prefabrication in the Kaiser Shipyards during the war. She discusses applying and training at the shipyards; swing shift; worker apparel; Kaiser health plan during war; romance at the shipyards; and difficulty accepting the end of war work. Selections from her interview were featured on ABC-7 KGO News.
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:
Esser, Edythe "Edie". "Edythe Esser: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.