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Gloria Magleby: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Magleby, Gloria
Interviewer(s):
Arbona, Javier
Title:
Gloria Magleby: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Gloria Magleby recalls moving at age nine from Utah to Pittsburg, CA and later going to Mt. Diablo High School. She recalls various aspects of World War II, including four brothers serving, rationing, war stamps, fears of enemy spies, and German prisoners of war at Camp Stoneman. She describes becoming an activist in the Bay Point community, including leading the name change of West Pittsburg to Bay Point. She describes working as a clerk in Port Chicago and the 1944 explosion. She describes going off to college and then returning to work in customer service at Shell Chemical. She discusses many aspects of community activism in Pittsburg/Bay Point after the war right up to the present.
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:
Magleby, Gloria. "Gloria Magleby: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Javier Arbona in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.