A Search for Real Life “Rosie the Riveters” Documentary (Michigan)

The Real Rosie The Riveter Project

Recording their stories for the Tamiment Labor Archives

J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!"

A new project at New York University’s Tamiment Labor Archives is documenting the first-hand stories of real-life “Rosie the Riveters,” women who went to work in America’s defense plants and munitions factories during World War II. Documentary Filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly of Spargel Productions in New York (award-winning filmmakers of “Asparagus! Stalking the American Life”) are in the process of recording the oral histories of these women in their own words, preserving them for future generations.

The filmmakers will be in Michigan at the end of April to interview “Michigan Rosies.” The project is interested in all kinds of Rosie stories, from the ordinary, to the extraordinary. If you or someone you know was a Rosie and is interested in participating, please contact:

Kirsten Kelly (646-526-4407)
Sacha Schwimmer (212) 925-5980
or via email at spargelfilms@gmail.com

Help keep Rosie’s story alive and well in the history books!

The Tamiment Labor Archives at NYU contains renowned archival, print, photograph, film and oral history collections documenting the history of the labor movement and how it related to the broader struggle for economic, social, and political change. Researchers from around the world use the collections for groundbreaking work in many areas of history, American studies and other fields.

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One Response to “A Search for Real Life “Rosie the Riveters” Documentary (Michigan)”

  1. Maxine Larson says:

    I know two ladies who are each 90 years old.
    Iva English from West Branch, Mich. 48661 worked in California wiring air planes during the war.

    Florence J. Woods of Dearborn Heights, Mi. worked in a war plant somewhere in the Detroit area during the war.

    I’m sure both ladies would love to tell their stories of those times. If interested E-mail me at SecordMax@Aceweb.com or call me at the following number. 989+426+4695.

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