Sandy Polishuk is the author of numerous scholarly and literary articles, interviews, and reviews, including Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). She served as an interviewer, producer, and narrator of the DVD "Good Work Sister! Women Shipyard Workers of World War II: An Oral History," a production of the Northwest Women's History Project. She has a BA from the University of Washington and an MLS from the University of Oregon. She has taught oral history at Portland State University. She lives in Portland.
Julia Ruuttila (1907-1991)
Julia Ruuttila was a labor and investigative journalist, a poet and fiction writer, and a union, peace, and justice activist who lived all but a few years of her life in Oregon. Ruuttila was born Julia Evelyn Godman on April 26, 1907, in Eugene to John B. Godman and Ella …