Oral History Information
Job TitleFactory Worker
Anna Sipavich was a real life Rosie the Riveter with ties to the music products industry. She was a factory worker at the Wurlitzer Company in DeKalb, IL, when the Second World War broke out. As talk of lay-offs floated around the company in the early days of the war, a government job soon allowed Anna to keep working-–this time with the honor of serving her country. She assembled and welded metal plates together for a variety of products, including airplane parts. She continued working for the company after the war until she retired to raise a family.