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Betty Hardison: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Hardison, Betty
Interviewer(s):
Selvidge, Sarah
Title:
Betty Hardison: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Betty Hardison describes growing up in Calistoga, CA during the Depression and the impact of the Depression on wineries in the area. She remembers the start of the war, blackouts, rationing, Victory gardens. She recounts moving to the Bay Area and going to work during World War II at the Kaiser shipyards and then for the Housing Authority as a secretary. She describes meeting and working with her husband and their life during and after the war in Richmond, including her lifelong work with the Richmond Art Center.
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:
Hardison, Betty. "Betty Hardison: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sarah Selvidge in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.