Audrey Garbers Lyons oral history interview


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Audrey Garbers Lyons oral history interview
Audrey Garbers Lyons oral history interview
Brooklyn Navy Yard
May 2 2008
During this interview, Audrey recalls that the women on the Yard mostly tested the smaller parts of ships. She also remembers talking and singing with the women she worked with, who were mostly college educated and worried about their husbands in the war. Audrey describes her section of the Navy Yard as a little village, explaining that she recognized everyone in her own building, but no one else at the Yard. She speaks about witnessing many historical events, such as christening of the U.S.S. Missouri, the appearance of President Harry S. Truman, and V-J Day. Audrey also remembers the smells from a nearby chocolate factory and the jumpsuit she wore at work.
1h 55m 16s
Audrey Garbers Lyons, Interview, National Home Front Project, Washington College, Chestertown Maryland.
Interview was recorded by Sady Sullivan, Jennifer “Jenny” Egan, and Daniela Romano; Susan Lyons
(daughter) through the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Starr Center of the American Experience National Homefront Project.
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