WOMEN WORKERS IN WWII
Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver
During World War II and Reconversion by Amy Kesselman (Albany: SUNY Press,1990.)
interviews conducted by the Northwest Women' History Project in conjunction with archival research analyzes the experience of women shipyard workers. Learn more about the women in Good Work Sister and other narrators as well. Kesselman contends that many women shipyard workers would have liked to use their wartime acquired skills in the peacetime labor force and were excluded from construction jobs and pushed into female dominated occupations. It includes an in depth analysis of childcare centers in the area which were models of early childhood education but were closed down soon after the war ended.
Rosie the Riveter: Women in the Factories of World War II
Meta-page features annotated links to articles, poster images, and more.
Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II
Webcast, transcript and other resources from Library of Congress materials.
American Women’s History Research Guide – World War II
Links to journals, bibliographies, digital collections. Domestic and military
WWII Shipyard Day Care
A graduate student reviews Kaiser daycare and asks for first-hand information
for her dissertation.
Rosie Pictures: Select Images Relating to American Women Workers During
World War II
Photographs from the Library of Congress.
Women Join the Work Force
Overview by Dr Susan Hartmann with links to video and other resources.
Rosie the Riveter: World War II Home Front National Historical Park
A National Park memorial commemorating women shipyard workers, based in
Richmond, California, home of the largest U.S. shipyard complex.