How to Submit Your WWII Home Front StoryAllied victory during World War II was supported by the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women working on the American Home Front. Women, who worked in defense industries, became known as "Rosie the Riveters", named after a popular song written in 1942. Although the name of the park starts with "Rosie the Riveter" we are committed to collecting a wide range of stories that relate to the American Home Front. Your story and perspective of the World War II Home Front is unique and important. Please consider sharing your memories with us.
Please read before submitting stories:
In order to obtain the documents for story submission, please contact Cultural Resources at:
Thank you for participating in this nationwide effort to collect and preserve stories and memorabilia from the American World War II Home Front. Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park was established to tell the story of America’s home front during WW II and its impact on American life today. Stories and memorabilia donated to the park will become accessible for research and education.
Please read and complete the following:
1. Biography Form - please complete and SIGN the “Release Statement” at the bottom of the form. Note: If there is more than one person’s story to be documented, please copy and fill out a separate form for each participant.
2. Writing Your Home Front WWII Story - on a blank sheet of paper, please type or print your home front (civilian) memories and experiences.
3. Memorabilia and Photos – a list of items that the curator is looking to add to the park’s museum collection. If you have any of these items you wish to donate, please contact the curator at 510-232-5050 x 6643.
4. Send the Biography Form(s) and story to:
Rosie the Riveter / WW II Home Front National Historical Park
Attention: Home Front Collection
440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300
Richmond California 94804
If you have any questions about these forms, please call us at 510-232-5050 x 6643.
If you have any questions about visiting the park, please call 510-232-5050 x 0.
Thank you again for contributing to our national history.
Last updated: May 2, 2023