Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter


We Can Do It!

Created by J. Howard Miller

"Of all the images of working women during World War II, the image of women in factories predominates. Rosie the Riveter--the strong, competent woman dressed in overalls and bandanna--was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood." 
-- Powers of Persuasion, National Archives

Produced by Westinghouse for the War Production Co-Ordinating Committee.
National Archives (NARA) Still Picture Branch

"Rosie The Riveter"
Words and Music by Redd Evans & John Jacob Loeb.  Paramount Music Corporation, New York, NY, 1942.
From the Popular American Sheet Music Collection, Department of Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library.

Cover of sheet music: Rosie the Riveter

Father and daughter listening to the radio in their home, 1940. Image courtesy American Memory FSA-OWI Collection.  Click to go to "Voices of World War II" home page.
Voices of World War II: Experiences From the Front and at Home
A project in partnership with the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.
Audio from the collections of the Marr Sound Archives - Department of Special Collections.
Miller Nichols Library - University of Missouri - Kansas City.
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