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COLLECTION Identifier: Vt-47

The life and times of Rosie the Riveter videotape collection, 1977-1979


Research material for The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, produced by Connie Field and Clarity Educational Productions.


  • Creation: 1977-1979

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

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

Conditions Governing Use

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. The Schlesinger Library may make copies of the materials for use in other libraries or for the use of individual researchers.


23 videotapes

This collection includes videotaped interviews which served as research material for the final production of the filmThe Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. These interviews are all on 1/2 inch videotape, in black and white. Dates are given if known. There is intermittent static through almost all the tapes, and most are grainy.


The motion picture The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter was produced in about 1980 by Connie Field and Clarity Educational Productions. It consists of interviews with women who did war work during World War II. More than half of the interviewees in these videotapes are 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 89-M142

The outtakes for The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter were given to the Schlesinger Library in July 1989 by Connie Field and Clarity Productions.

Related Material:

For related transcripts and audiotapes, see Records of The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Project, 1974-1980 for re (MC 649; T-371). The videocassette copy of the film is catalogued separately as 331.409043 F81A.

Processing Information

Processed: June 1996

By: Katherine Herrlich

The life and times of Rosie the Riveter videotape collection, 1977-1979: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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