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Interview with Roy Cecil Kelley

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Title: Interview with Roy Cecil Kelley
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi
Interviewee: Kelley, Roy Cecil
Keywords: Buildings
Hotels and Restaurants
Land and Ownership
Issue Date: 1986
Series/Report no.: 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.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 2 hr, 3 min
42 pages
Geographic Coverage: Waikiki, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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