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

Interviewee(s):
Nelson, Marin
Interviewer(s):
Li, Robin
Title:
Marion Nelson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Marian Nelson describes her family background and growing up in Fargo, ND during the Depression. She describes her parents’ problems, her courtship and marriage, and her husband’s military experience during World War II. She describes going to work in a munitions plant in Nebraska near the start of the war and the fatal plant explosion that she luckily avoided. She recalls various memories of the war. She describes life as a military family after the war, including into the Korean War.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2012
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Nelson, Marion. "Marian Nelson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Robin Li in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.