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Jean Allen: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Allen, Jean
Interviewer(s):
Farrell, Shanna
Title:
Jean Allen: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Jean Allen was born in Brownsville, Oregon during the Great Depression and was raised by a single mother in Lebanon, Oregon. She worked as an usherette at a movie theater before moving to Vancouver, Washington to work in the Kaiser shipyards during WWII. She talks about her experiences working as a welder, her husband getting drafter, co-workers and training, and working in a sawmill, as well as her memories of the end of the war.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2015
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Allen, Jean. "Jean Allen: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Shanna Farrell in 2015. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2016.