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Ellen Roberts: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Roberts, Ellen
Interviewer(s):
Farrell, Shanna
Title:
Ellen Roberts: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ellen Roberts was born in Coeur d’Alene, ID and raised in Portland, Oregon. Her family lived in Vanport, Oregon while her parents were working in the shipyards. There, both she and her brother attended daycare. She discusses her early life, memories of daycare and living in Vanport, the 1948 flood that wiped out the town, and the consequences of this disaster.
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:
Roberts, Ellen. "Ellen Roberts: 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.