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Doris Whitt: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Whitt, Doris
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Doris Whitt: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Doris Whitt recalls her childhood in Oklahoma during the Depression, including experiencing the Dust Bowl. She describes her training to be a welder and her move with her new husband to southern California to work at Douglas Aircraft during World War II. She describes her welding experience, her move to the Bay Area and helping to build liberty ships. She reflects on the war, its end and how life has changed.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2012
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Whitt, Doris. "Doris Whitt: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.