Lang, Arthur W 1972-04-27

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Arthur W. Lang, general manager of the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, discusses his family’s history, that of the Adolphus, and the hotel business in general. During the interview he describes photographs and other scrapbook materials of the construction and interiors of the hotel and Busch/Budweiser beer motifs.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Arthur W. Lang

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 27, 1972

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, H. W. T. Lang, grandfather, Castell, Llano County, Texas, Parents, Born: Austin, Texas (September 12, 1929), Father’s occupation, Galveston Daily News, Ball High School, Graduation, June 3, 1946, Railroad work, University of Texas, Austin, Hotel business, Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Austin, Other hotel jobs, University of Denver (Denver, Colorado), Hotel jobs (again), Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Manager (November 1969), History and description, Adolphus Busch, founder, Construction (1912-17), Leo F. Corrigan, owner (1949), Entertainment, Phil Harris (1930s), Dot Franny, "Bottoms Up" show, Description of photographs, Architecture, construction, Busch, Budweiser beer motifs, Hotel interiors, Scrapbooks, Momentos, Stormy Meadows.

Tape 1, Side 2: [Blank at beginning], Stormy Meadows (continued), The Kings Club (1940s), Lesley H. Moore, Jr., Leo Corrigan, Jr. (again), Hotels, Acquaintances, Hotel business, Corrigan, Hilton, Airlines, Leo Corrigan (again), Anecdote, Business, Future hotel developments, Downtowns, Group business, Downtown Dallas.

Range Dates: 1899-1969

Bulk Dates: 1912-1969

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