Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front
National Historical Park

Library - Historic Studies

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WHAT'S NEW: World War II and the American Home Front

   
Historic American Engineering Record

The Ford Motor Company's
RICHMOND ASSEMBLY PLANT
a.k.a.
THE RICHMOND TANK DEPOT

a historical report
prepared for

National Park Service
Rosie the Riveter World War II Homefront
National Historical Park
Richmond, California

by
Fredric L. Quivik
St. Paul, Minnesota

2 September 2003

(these are Microsodt Word files)

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Historical Context for the Richmond Assembly Plant

Chapter Three: Design, Construction, and Early Operations

Chapter Four: World War II (Part 1)

Chapter Four: World War II (Part 2)

Chapter Five: Organized Labor at the Richmond Branch

Chapter Six: Epilogue: Re-conversion and Closure

Bibliography

   
SS Red Oak Victory: Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places

(these are Microsodt Word files)

SS Red Oak Victory description

SS Red Oak Victory significance

Bibliography

Additional Information not in the description

 
World War II and the American Home Front
 

Nystrom Neighborhood Report by Architectural Resources Group (ARG) May 2004 (pdf)

Kaiser Permanente Field Hospital Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (pdf)

Maritime Child Development Center Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (pdf)

Pullman Child Development Center Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (pdf)

   

(these are pdf files)

pages 1-14:
Contents
Executive Summary
Location
Study Authorization
Background

pages 15-30:
Background (continued)
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial Project
Significant Interpretive Themes
Theme-Related Sites in Richmond, California

pages 31-32:
Maps 2 and 3 - Proposed Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park Features

pages 33-40: Historic and Current Images

pages 41-50: Historic and Current Images

pages 51-76:
Theme-Related Sites (continued)
Significance of Richmond in Rosie the Rivteter/World War II Home Front Themes
National Significance of the Story and the Sites
Suitability Determination
Feasibility Determination
Public Interest and Support
Management Alternatives
Environmental Compliance
Public Involvement
Projected National Historical Park Operations and Cost Estimates
References

pages 77-82:
Attachment A. Article in Fortune Magazine: "Richmond Took a Beating"

pages 83-91:
Attachment B. Letter: Forest City Development Re: Ford Point Visitor Center
Attachment C. Resolution: City of Richmond Supporting a National Historic Site
Attachment D. Fiscal Year 2001 Budget
Attachment E. Letters of Endorsement From Credentialed Historians

pages 92-108:
Attachment E. Letters of Endorsement (cont.)
Attachment F. Study Authorization
Appreciation, Study Team and Consultants