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Interview with Eugene F. Kennedy

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Title:Interview with Eugene F. Kennedy
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi (interviewer)
Kennedy, Eugene F. (interviewee)
Law Enforcement
World War II
Date Issued:1986
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description:A man recalls his grandmother's Kalakaua Avenue home; his homes on Lewers Road and, later, Ohua Avenue; Trent Town and Submarine Alley housing; Father Valentin and St. Augustine Church; and Waikiki childhood activities, including barefoot football and mischief. He also remembers his police work in the 1930s--walking beats, uniforms, directing traffic--and 1940s--emergencies on December 7, 1941; various department positions; and murder cases, houses of prostitution, and liquor control.
police officer, assistant chief of police, captain of detectives; part-Hawaiian; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr, 45 min
47 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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