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Genie Hansen: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Hansen, Genie
Interviewer(s):
Dunham, David
Title:
Genie Hansen: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Betty Gene “Genie” Hansen was born in San Francisco before moving to Southern California. After living in Glendale, Hollywood, and other parts of the Los Angeles area, she married a prospective Seabee and found work for the California Shipbuilding Corporation at the Terminal Island docks, where she, being the only woman on her work crew, scavenged for parts. In this interview, Hansen recollects her experience being the only woman on her work crew, comments on romance in the workplace, remembers having her tonsils removed under Navy insurance, and reflects on the end of the war.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2011
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Hansen, Genie. "Genie Hansen: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Dunham in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, .