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Dorothy Owens: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Owens, Dorothy
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
Dorothy Owens: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Dorothy Owens was born near Dallas, Texas in 1921. Her family moved to New York City when she was a young child. She reflects on living in New York City during the Great Depression, attending Cornell University, reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor on campus, accepting a job with IBM immediately after graduation from Cornell, and working for IBM during World War II.
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:
Owens, Dorothy. "Dorothy Owens: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Jess Rigelhaupt in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.