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Ivan Herbert: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Herbert, Ivan
Interviewer(s):
Arbona, Javier
Title:
Ivan Herbert: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ivan Herbert relates memories of his childhood on the farm in Louisiana (including the murder of his father), entering the Navy and being based at Port Chicago. He describes experiences during the war in the Bay Area, including violence in Oakland, prejudice, gambling and his solitary life on the base. He recalls experiencing the explosion from the barracks and its aftermath. He then talks about his return to Louisiana after the war and then going back to California to start an egg farm.
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:
Herbert, Ivan. "Ivan Herbert: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Javier Arbona in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.