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Josephine Wikelund: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Wikelund, Josephine
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Josephine Wikelund: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Josephine Wikelund was born in 1922 and raised in Independence, Kansas. During World War II she worked for the Boeing Company in Wichita as a riveter and later as a liaison clerk transporting blueprints. Ms. Wikelund saw the transition from B-17s to B-29s during her time at Boeing, and gives a first-hand account of relations between the sexes as women entered the paid workforce during the war.
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:
Wikelund, Josephine. "Josephine Wikelund: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.