Our purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II.
The Connecticut Corsair chapter is a multi-generational group of women and men dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the women who worked or volunteered on the home front during WWII. There were over 6 million women who stepped up to work for the war effort. Many Rosies' stories have never been documented. We encourage Connecticut families to record the home front stories about their "Rosies" for the ARRA archives. These "Rosie" stories are of historic value and important to preserve for future generations before these home front details are lost or forgotten.
What is a "Rosie"? A "Rosie" is a woman who worked or volunteered during WWII on the home front for the war effort.
Examples of workers include riveters, welders, factory workers, assembly line workers, defense workers, drivers, farmers, lumberjacks, clerical jobs in war production, parachute folders, uniform sewers and more!
Examples of volunteers include aircraft spotters, neighborhood wardens, Victory gardeners, Red Cross volunteers, bandage rollers, knitters, scrap-drive collectors, Victory stamp and war bond sellers and much more!
If you or your mother, aunt, or grandmother worked or volunteered during WWII, we can assist in interviewing and writing a short biography for the ARRA archives to preserve your story! Email us at CTrosies@gmail.com
The Connecticut Corsair chapter is under the auspices of the American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA), a 100% volunteer, 501 c(3) nonprofit.