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Mignon Scherer: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Scherer, Mignon
Interviewer(s):
Dunham, David
Title:
Mignon Scherer: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Mignon Scherer recalls her youth in Detroit during the Depression and relates experiences and views relating to religion and racism. She describes her work on B-29 and P-47 planes at Murray Body Corporation during World War II, as well as her time as a cigarette girl in New York City. Scherer recalls wartime living, including rationing, the media, and fashion changes for women. She speaks of family relationships, her move to the west coast, and her postwar experiences working on environmental issues.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2011
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Scherer, Mignon. "Mignon Scherer: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Dunham in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.