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MC 649, T-371

Records of The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Project, 1974-1980: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.
August 2010

© 2010 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 649, T-371
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Title: Records of The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Project, 1974-1980
Quantity: 1.83 linear feet(1 file box, 2 card file boxes) + 349 audiotapes
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Audiotapes, transcripts, and interview cards related to the documentary, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter.

Processing Information:

Processed: June 2010
By: Melissa Dollman

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: 89-M142
The records of The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Project were given to the Schlesinger Library in July 1989 by Connie Field and Clarity Productions.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Connie Field retains copyright in the collection for fifty years or until her death, whichever comes first, at which time copyright will be transferred to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. As long as Connie Field retains copyright, researchers may not publish, perform, or broadcast quotations without her written permission.
Copying. Audiovisual materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred citation for publication:

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Project Records, 1974-1980. MC 649 or T-371, folder, box, or reel #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

These audiotapes, transcripts, and interview cards served as research material for the documentary, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, which was produced in about 1980 by Connie Field and Clarity Educational Productions. The interviews are with women who worked in factories and shipyards, mostly welding and riveting, during World War II. There are a handful of interviews with men who supervised or worked alongside the women. There are over one hundred and seventy interviewees, many of whom are Chicana, American Indian, and African American, including Frances Albrier, who also appears in the Schlesinger Library's Black Women Oral History Project. Only five "Rosies" appear in the final production: Lola Weixel, Margaret Wright, Lyn Childs, Gladys Belcher, and Wanita Allen. For related materials, see The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Videotape collection Vt-47. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter was added to the National Film Registry in 1996 by the Library of Congress.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in three series:

INVENTORY

Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.

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