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Agnes Moore: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Moore, Agnes
Interviewer(s):
Selvidge, Sarah
Title:
Agnes Moore: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Agnes Moore was born February 24th, 1920 in Searey County, Arkansas, where her family owned a small farm. In 1942, Moore moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began work as a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards. In this interview, Moore reflects on her childhood in Arkansas, her experiences after moving to the Bay Area, and life after WWII. She discusses the specific types of ships built in the Shipyards, the Kaiser health plan, and marriage while working in the shipyard. She also touches on the diversity in Richmond and discrimination against non-whites in women.
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:
Moore, Agnes. "Agnes Moore: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sarah Selvidge in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.