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Marion McCollum: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
McCollum, Marion
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Marion McCollum: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Marion McCollum was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. She began working for the FBI near the end of 1942. After the war, she bought a home in Oakland and sent her daughter to Holy Name University. In this interview, McCollum discusses migration to California, her reaction to Pearl Harbor, wartime patriotism, religion, and postwar life. She speaks at length about urban development in Richmond and Oakland, and the changes in population demographics that came with it.
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:
McCollum, Marion. "Marion McCollum: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.