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World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Red Alexander oral history

Identifier: larc-oh-alexander

Sound recording of interview with Robert "Red" Alexander conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes boat building in military, World War II; master boat builder for Pacific Dry Dock/Crowley Maritime in East Bay, 1950-1979; traces great changes in shipbuilding over time; master model ship builder whose replicas are widely known in maritime circles.

Dates: 1997 March 12

Perley Payne oral history

Identifier: larc-oh-payne
Abstract Sound recording of interview with Perley Payne conducted by Fred Hirsh. Discusses growing up in a pioneer farming family in the Santa Clara Valley; agricultural and orchard work in the 1930s, including labor conditions for bindlestiffs and itinerant agricultural laborers; organizing cannery workers in Campbell. Discusses being recruited to go fight in the Spanish civil war as an Abraham Lincoln Brigade volunteer; attitudes toward "premature anti-fascists" when they returned home; worked at...
Dates: 1999 March 17