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Interview with Roy Cecil Kelley

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Title:Interview with Roy Cecil Kelley
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi (interviewer)
Kelley, Roy Cecil (interviewee)
Hotels and Restaurants
Land and Ownership
Date Issued:1986
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description:A hotel developer talks about his family background; schooling; early jobs in contracting offices; 1929 arrival in Hawaii; position with C.W. Dickey; undeveloped Waikiki; purchase of Seaside land and building of apartment house; World War II and evacuation of family; Reef Hotel land purchase in 1947; apartments versus hotels; hotel management, including employees, reservations, and guests; tourist seasons; and hotel pricing and service.
draftsperson, architect, apartment manager, hotel developer; Caucasian; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr, 3 min
42 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Waikiki, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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