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Marcia Henning: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Henning, Marcia
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Marcia Henning: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born in San Luis Obispo, Marcia Henning moved to southern California at a young age. She describes her father’s work in the lumber industry before the Great Depression. In her interview, she describes, in detail, growing up in Oakland before the start of the war. Her interview describes experiences with New Deal agencies including the CCC and WPA. She provides insights into the significance of the opening of a new series of bridges in the Bay Area. This interview also explores Henning’s memories of rationing, blackouts, and unity during the war. Henning served as a volunteer for the Red Cross, encouraging those in the Bay Area to donate blood.
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:
Henning, Marcia. "Marcia Henning: 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.