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Rosella Jackson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Jackson, Rosella
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Rosella Jackson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Rosella Jackson grew up in the Salinas Valley, California. In this interview, she talks about growing up during the Great Depression, her memories of Pearl Harbor, and going to work as a welder in the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, CA. She describes her on-site welding training, working the graveyard shift, commuting to and from work, and social life of the time. She recalls the Port Chicago explosion, gender relations of the time, the end of the war celebrations, and opening a restaurant after the war with her husband.
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:
Jackson, Rosella. "Rosella Jackson: 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.