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Hazel Spittler: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Spittler, Hazel
Interviewer(s):
Arbona, Javier
Title:
Hazel Spittler: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Hazel Spittler recalls her childhood in Bay Point, CA, and its name change to Port Chicago in the late thirties. She describes working as a typist after high school, her father working for Tidewater Oil in Martinez, and difficulties stemming from the Depression. She describes experiencing the 1944 Port Chicago explosion. She remembers her church, the Easter egg hunts and the parades. She concludes with how she met her husband.
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:
Spittler, Hazel. "Hazel Spittler: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Javier Arbona in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.