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Mora Gilley: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Gilley, Mora
Interviewer(s):
Li, Robin
Title:
Mora Gilley: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Mora Gilley describes her childhood in Pennsylvania during the Depression and her experiences doing homefront war work during World War II. She recounts her difficulties balancing school and taking care of her family after the death of her mother. She recalls the start of the war, rationing, her aunt’s internment in the Phillipines, working to assemble bombs in Akron, OH, moving bricks for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and working at the Bremerton, WA Navy Yard. She finishes with her views on the influence of war work on women’s subsequent role in the workplace.
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:
Gilley, Mora. "Mora Gilley: 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.