Category Archives: Rosie the Riveter

A Wendy the Welder in Newport, AK

I found this article at the Newport Independent about Ruth White of Newport, AK who worked as a welder, not a riveter: ‘Ruthie the Welder’ does her part With the arrival of Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Armed Forces Day and … Continue reading

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West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Park

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Women’s Stories Come to Life at NYU

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New Rosies in Pueblo, CO

This video showcases the women who work at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, from electrical field engineers to pipefitters, iron workers and other craft workers. The plant cites that women make up 21% of the total workforce, however, of … Continue reading

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Riveting Parodies

This is a wonderful collection of re-incarnations/ re-interpretations of Rosie. Enjoy!

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Giving Voice to Rosie the Riveter

New York University has made their oral history project, “The Real Rosie the Riveter Project”  available to the public.  From the NYU website: In 1942, with the United States at war and many young men overseas, an acute labor shortage … Continue reading

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Beyond the Image of Rosie

This looks like a fantastic book scheduled for a May 2012 publication: Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women of World War II in American Popular Graphic Art  by Donna B. Knaff from University of Kansas Press. The iconic bicep-flexing poster image of … Continue reading

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