Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Barbara Manakoff and Ann Steppan: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Manakoff, Barbara
Steppan, Ann
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Barbara Manakoff and Ann Steppan: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Barbara and Ann met each other in kindergarten. They have been close friends ever since. Shortly after war broke out, the two took jobs together at the Richmond shipyards. This interview sheds light on work in the shipyards and the various social changes in the Bay Area during the war. This interview also explores reactions to Japanese internment, the Port Chicago disaster, and the in-migration to the Bay Area from other parts of the country.
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:
Manakoff, Barbara and Ann Steppan. "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, 2013.