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Betty Ellen Kreidler: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Kreidler, Betty Ellen
Interviewer(s):
Selvidge, Sarah
Title:
Betty Ellen Kreidler: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Betty Ellen Kreidler was born in 1926 in Sewickly, Pennsylvania. She moved with her family to Oakland, California and lived there until 1938, when her father, being a Captain in the National Guard, was transferred to Fort Bening, Georgia for 6 months where she learned about Southern prejudice. Kreidler reflects on life during the war, namely her mother’s victory garden, her father’s occupation, the expansion of the Richmond shipyards during the war, and working in an office instead of a shipyard. She also comments on the changes in the workplace dynamic between men and women and on her volunteer work as a docent on the Jeremiah O’Brien.
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:
Kreidler, Betty Ellen. "Betty Ellen Kreidler: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sarah Selvidge in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.