“What role will you play
in The American Rosie Movement?”
- American Rosies
- Your own place in the American Rosie Movement
- A Rosie if you can interview her
- A Specialist in oral history interviewing to help you do quality interviews
Save Rosies' Stories...
- On audio, video, or in writing
- In libraries and with people who value the deep meaning of Rosies
Task Yourself To...
- Choose a role in the American Rosie Movement
- Thanks others for their help and “will-do”, cooperative spirit
- Find best people to work with you
- Work fast, and keep quality high
We at “Thanks!” have created many ways for people like you to help make America aware that we still have the precious opportunity to learn from these women. We must work quickly and, at the same time, we must do a good job. We have created projects with the help of Rosies and many others, in order to show that Americans can “know a Rosie and keep America’s promise.”
Click below for example of projects that we have completed before April 2014.
Since 2014, we have done many additional projects with the help of numerous Rosies and other outstanding people. Now, we are launching the American Rosie Movement, which creates diverse, and inspiring projects that make a statement for pulling together by doing highest-quality work that preserves and advances freedom.
Some ways to find Rosies are:
- Pass the word to all kinds of people that you are looking for Rosies.
- When you meet a woman 90 or older, simply ask her, “What did you do during World War II.
- Post your search on social media (Rosies seldom use computers; ask others.
- Email flyers (e.g. to state/local governments) to distribute and post. (One
that works for us is a photo of a young Rosies with, “Help us find our Rosies”.
- Run ads in local and regional papers. Some newspapers will let their
advertising team ask businesses to pay for the ad, if you give them
names of those who might advertise.
- Ask other Rosie-advocate groups (e.g. American Rosie the Riveter Assoc.)
- Ask groups who work with elderly persons, such as Geriatric specialists, Historic societies, Veterans groups (e.g., The American Legion), Retirement and senior centers.
Our interview process has developed over a decade; yet, many procedures can be used. We are happy to share our questions and the procedures we follow (e.g., how we set up phone interviews, get permission, transcribe interviews, get all information to museums, libraries and families. However, we all need to pull together to get a national effort to find, interview and work with Rosies.