Sunday, February 17, 2013

World War II Home Front Stories

The Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park and the city of Richmond are working with the Regional Oral History Office of the UC Berkeley Library and Bancroft Library to collect stories from people in the San Francisco Bay area who remember what life was like on the home front during World War II.  They are looking for personal accounts and memorabilia relating to civilians on the home front:  workers, volunteers, homemakers, children, etc.  Stories become part of the Rosie the Riveter park archives and are also available at the Richmond Central Library.  Several of the interviews are available on the Rosie the Riveter park Web site.

Some of the topics they are looking for stories about are the Civilian Defense Corps, rationing, unions, work in defense factories, V-mail, volunteering, and victory gardens.

For more information contact museum curator Veronica Rodriguez at (510) 234-1544 x6643 or veronica_rodriguez@nps.gov.

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