Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Martin Griffin: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Griffin, Martin
Interviewer(s):
Farrell, Shanna
Title:
Martin Griffin: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Martin Griffin was born into a nature-loving family in Ogden, Utah. He moved to Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California, and Oakland, California, where he graduated from high school before becoming an Army doctor. He discusses his early life, education at UC Berkeley, ROTC, time working at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California to pay for medical school at Stanford University, memories of racial divide and Port Chicago, medical work in the Army and time at the Presidio base and Moffett Field, eradicating Hepatitis B on the West Coast, and the influence of nature on his life after WWII.
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:
Griffin, Martin. "Martin Griffin: 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.