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Rosie the Riveter (Symbolic character)

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Personal name headingRosie the Riveter (Symbolic character)
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Field of activityWorld War, 1939-1945--War work
Profession or occupationMachinists
Found inWork cat.: fsa1992000978/PP: Riveter at work on Consolidated bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas [graphic], 1942 Oct.
HistoryNet website, accessed Sept. 12, 2016 : (The idea of having a "Rosie the Riveter" as a household name was intended to boost morale to keep production rate up rather than a call on women to do men's jobs.)
American national biography online, accessed Sept. 12, 2016 : (Rosie the Riveter ... iconic figure of the women who worked in defense industries during World War II.)
Wikipedia, accessed Sept. 12, 2016 : (Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II.)
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) Summary of Decisions, Editorial Meeting Number 11, Nov. 21, 2016 (LCSH proposal Rosie the Riveter (Symbolic character): Rosie the Riveter can be considered as part of U.S. national mythology, or conversely, charactes from mythology can be considered national symbols. The meeting felt that this character should be established in the NAF as are fictitious characters, legendary characters, mythological beings, and deities. The proposal was not approved)