Kennedy, Altha Lee

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Date
2003-05-01
Main contributors
Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
Summary
This is an oral history interview with Altha Lee Kennedy conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Altha Lee Kennedy is a life-long resident of Lafayette and is the sister of J. C. Chargois. She was born in 1915 and began working for Sun Oil in 1942 as a stenographer. She worked for them, making her way up to personal secretary, until she retired in 1970, when Sun Oil merged with Sunray DX. Throughout the interview she stresses that Sun Oil was family oriented when she worked for them, but is no longer like that. She describes how oil business moved into Lafayette during the 1930s and the town, particularly the location of different things, during that time period. She provides a vivid description of the floods that inundated the area in the late 1920s. Interviewer: Steven Wiltz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Kennedy, Altha Lee
Location
Lafayette, Louisiana
Collection
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Houston History Archives
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Other Identifier
Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm9692t7231
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