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Eunice Progulske: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Progulske, Eunice
Interviewer(s):
Stein, Julie
Title:
Eunice Progulske: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born February 15, 1925 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Eunice Progulske spent most of her childhood in West Springfield. She began working in a factory directly after graduating from high school, but decided to enroll in the nursing program at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. In this interview, she reflects on her life in West Springfield, on Welfare Island, and after WWII. She also discusses rationing and the impact of WWII on her daily life.
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:
Progulske, Eunice. "Eunice Progulske: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Julie Stein in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.