The Rosie the Riveter Movement

Creating projects that pull America together

Selected Media Coverage up to 2015

  • International

    • Nederland Tweede Wereldoorlog. Nederland eert oorlogsarbeidsters Endelijk, by Quirijin Visscher, May 9, 2015
    • EenVandaag. A whole lotta Rosies: In gesprek met drie Amerikaanse 'Rosies', by Laura Kors, May 8, 2015
    • Omroep Gelderland. Rosie heeft spieren als staalkabels, May 8, 2015
    • Voice of America. These Women Helped Save the World, by Amanda Custer, May 6, 2015
    • New York Times (Global Edition), Belgium says thanks to Rosie the Riveter, by Ashley Southall, Wed., November 11, 2009
    • Le Journal. Thanks! America Rosie the Riveters, by Zachary Brewster, Ph.D. and Anne Montague, WVSU International News Affairs, Spring 2011.
    • Belgium Today, Belgium says, “Thank you!” to American “Rosies”, December, 2009
    • Belgian Laces, “Thank you!” American Rosie the Riveters, Volume 31, #122, 2009
  • National

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    Washington Post Reporter interviewing Rosies at the World War II Memorial.

    • America in WWII Magazine. America in WWII Magazine: The War. The Home Front. The People.Real time online social media coverage of events of May 2, 2015 at the Embassy of the Netherlands, Washington, DC and May 6 at the National Liberation Museum, Groesbeek, Netherlands to honor America Rosie the Riveters (in partnership with the DC Dutch and Hugo Keesing, Ph.D)
    • The Washington Post, Rosie the Riveter, 70 Years Later,Washington, DC. August 11, 2014.
    • MSNBC,Washington, DC. Interview. May 13, 2014
    • WJLA-TV (ABC)Washington, DC. Coverage of Bluebirds for Rosies Project in Brunswick, MD, a model Rosie the Riveter Community, Oct. 28, 2013.
    • Washington Times. Rosie the Riveters of WWII honored,by Meredith Somers, August 12, 2013
    • Associated Press. Women share home front service during WWII,by L. Messina, April 8, 2012
    • The Today Show (NBC). Video Taped 50 Rosies in a WWII manufacturing plant in So. Charleston, WV. (Commendation on file from Robin Shindler and Ann Curry) March 28-29, 2012.)
    • USA Rise Up The Appalachian Tapestry. Appalachian Threads: A glimpse at an Appalachian Rosie the Riveter’s Daughter at age 70, by Marlene Caroselli, Spring 2011.
    • Michael Feldman Show, Public Radio International, Reported that Retired British Royal Navy Commander, Ceryl Johns, and his mother, Elsie Johns, British defense worker visited the Model Rosie the Riveter Community, January 21, 2011, and again when Johns brought the wing of a corsair airplane built and signed by Rosies in 1943-1944, for Rosies to see and describe their work to the public.
    • Christian Science Monitor. Veterans learn to Create Novel Projects, October 14, 2007
    • Reminisce. Rural women traded rakes and spatulas for drills and rivet guns. By Neva Rees, Spring, 2005.
  • Regional

    • Honoring Rosie the Riveter - By Erin Coleman
    • ‘Rosie The Riveters’ Honored For Work During WWII in Philadelphia
    • The Philadelphia Inquirer. Delco Woman Honored as a “Rosie the Riveter”, by Cat Coyle, June 1, 2015. (Profile of June Robbins.)
    • The Hagerstown Herald Mail. June 2015.
    • The Baltimore Sun, Howard County Edition. Columbia Man is force behind embassy tribute to the spirit of ‘Rosie’, by Janene Holzberg. May 10, 2015
    • Frederick News Post (MD). Veterans parade honors real-life ‘Rosie Riveters’, by Blair Ames. November 5, 2012
    • Frederick News Post (MD). Documentary to celebrate WWII’s Rosie the Riveters, by Kevin Gardner. May 29, 2011
    • Tennessean. Rosies want place in his-story (feature of Edie Lyons and Mazie Mullins), by Nicole Young. Nashville, June 26, 2010
    • Akron Beacon Journal. A riveting tale of pride, Four women leave marks on aviation legacy, by Mark J. Price, April 22, 2010 (“Thanks” later found story of deceased Rosies who signed)
    • Hagerstown Herald Mail. Thanks for the Rosies, by Erin Julius, November 8, 2009
  • WestVirginia

    • Dominion Post (Morgantown, WV). Woman recalls time as Rosie the Riveter, by Jim Bissett, May 25, 2015.
    • The Nicholas Chronicle. The Netherlands recognizes American Rosie the Riveters, by Lana Martindale, May 14, 2015
    • Dominion Post (Morgantown, WV). Rosies Share Riveting Stories with student. May 31, 2015.
    • The Charleston Gazette. Editorial: Thanking women for homefront war effort, by Jim Haught, April 30, 2015
    • Gazette-Mail Kanawha Valley Neighbors. Overpass named ‘Rosie the Riveter Memorial Bridge: Gold Dome Lions Club Proves it is a Model Rosie the Riveter organization. April 8, 2015
    • The Dominion Post. ‘Rosies’ share riveting stories at WVU, by Andrew Hesner, March 31, 2015
    • Kanawha-Putnam Pulse. A bridge called Rosie: Gold Dome Lions support renaming Coonskin bridge for ‘Rosie the Riveters’, January 28, 2015
    • Charleston Daily Mail. Rosies thank supporters, December 30, 2014
    • Charleston Gazette. ‘Rosies’ Interviewed for National Film, by Rusty Marks, March 25, 2014
    • Herald-Dispatch. Editorial: Rosies Impact Shines as Example Yet Today, May 24, 2013
    • HNN . Six Million Men and Six Million Women Came Together for WWII Victory, by Tony Rutherford. May 23, 2013
    • HNN . IMAGES: Celebrating Rosies – They Changed America in World War II, by Tony Rutherford. May 23, 2013
    • Herald-Dispatch. Building dedication kicks off Rosie events, May 22, 2013
    • Herald-Dispatch. GALLERY: WWII Rosie the Riveters gather at Pullman Plaza Hotel, by Mark Webb, May 22, 2013
    • WOWK. Blenko Art honors Rosie the Riveters in Huntington, by Ben Moore, May 22, 2013
    • HNN. Rosies helped Win World War II, by Tony Rutherford, May 22, 2013
    • WV Gazette. Huntington Event honors State’s Rosies, by Lydia Nuzum, May 21, 2013
    • Herald-Dispatch. Sisters unite for the first time in 36 years, by Lacie Pierson, May 13, 2013
    • Herald-Dispatch. Rosie project to benefit bluebirds, by Jean Tarbett, April 23, 2013
    • Herald-Dispatch. Building to be named for Rosies, by Jean Tarbett Hardiman, April 6, 2013
    • Weirton Daily Times. Weirton Museum looking for Rosies, by Craig Howell, July 22, 2012
    • Times West Virginian. More than an Icon, by Jonathan Williams, February 1, 2012
    • Dominion Post. Veterans Day, Honoring, Remembering. (Helen Shope, Rosie in Baltimore), by Jim Bissett, November 11, 2011
    • Fayette Tribune. Fayette Rosie joining Celebration (profile of Mazie Mullins, Riveter), by Ceryl Keenan. November 10, 2011
    • The Journal. (Martinsburg). Local Journalist Supported War Effort as a Rosie the Riveter, (Story of Ethel Bovey, who wrote poetry on the workroom floor), by Jenni Vincent, October 3, 2011
    • The Shepherdstown Chronicle. Dot May: One Remaining Rosies, by Kelly Cambrel, June 17, 2011
    • Sunday Gazette Mail. Signed wing of World War II Fighter Traced to West Virginia Rosies, by Veronica Nett. April 24, 2011
    • Weirton Daily Times. City Woman was World War II Welder. (About Edwina Kinda and daughter, Roberta Dulaney.) by Ian Hicks, August 20, 2010
    • Charleston Gazette. Rosies’ stories enrich history, by Edie Lyons (a Rosie). July 21, 2010
    • Gazette Mail. Thanks, Rosie: Airplane wing brings recognition to Elkview woman, by Whitney Burdette, June 6, 2010
    • Charleston Gazette. Founder of Rosie Project has own riveting story by Sandy Wells. May 24, 2010
    • Charleston Gazette. Video project saves Rosies’ histories, by Tijah Bumgarner, April 22, 2010
    • The Shepherdstown Chronicle. Home front heroes recognized, by Brittany Melkus, April 2010
    • Goldenseal Magazine. A Wartime Romance, by Kate Long, Spring 2010
    • Sunday Gazette Mail. Riveting, a Wartime Rosie Shares Her Tale, by Sandy Wells. (Article about Mazie Mullins, a Rosie) December 27, 2009
    • Logan Banner. Logan County’s Own Rosie the Riveter, by Michael Browning. November 11, 2009
    • The Journal. Thanks! Plain and Simple: Belgium honors ‘Rosies’, by Naomi Smoot. Martinsburg, WV, November 8, 2009
    • Calhoun Chronicle. Women Tell Rosie the Riveter Stories (Ola Jarvis, Marilyn Beecher, Jean Miller, Dora Starcher, Jeanette Stump, Irene Dunn, etc.) 2009
    • West Virginia Public Radio. Rosie the Riveters Stories, (Interview of Garnet Kozielec, A riveter in Michigan and California) by Beth Vorhees, August 9, 2009
    • Braxton Citizens’ News. County Woman One of First to be featured in Rosie the Riveter Documentary. August 4, 2009

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