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Patricia Wilson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Wilson, Patricia
Interviewer(s):
Stein, Julie
Title:
Patricia Wilson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Patricia Wilson recalls growing up during the Depression, living in Oregon and California, and finishing hisg school in Berkeley. She expresses her memories of Pearl Harbor as a freshman at UC Berkeley and talks about military programs on campus and female students entertaining servicemen during the war. She recounts her work in the Maritime Child Development Center, starting in 1943, and describes in detail the aspects and components of the center, including curriculum and philosophy and the racial and ethnic make-up of the students and teachers. She gives her views of the importance of women working during the war.
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:
Wilson, Patricia. "Patricia Wilson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Julie Stein in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.