Women, War, And Work: Shaping Space For Productivity In The Shipyards

First Aired Monday, November 21, 1994

Located between Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, the new city of Vanport, OR (population 40,000) was built during the Second World War to house shipyard workers, many of whom were women. Vanport was the most ambitious attempt ever made to shape space, building and services to facilitate the entry of women into the industrial work force in the U.S. WOMEN, WAR AND WORK brings Vanport, OR and its shipyard community to life, using rare photos and movie footage alongside interviews with women workers and their children who lived in this extraordinary place.