Tankersley, Cecil 1972-04-27

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Cecil Tankersley, longtime employee and head steward at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, recalls his years of employment at this nationally-famous hotel and breifly discusses his personal background.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Cecil Tankersley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 27, 1972

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: John and Martha Tankersley, parents, Born: Hunt County, Texas (October 24, 1911), To Dallas, Texas (1933), Greenville, Texas, Farming, Crops, Chores, Family, Hardships, Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Began working (1936), Various jobs, Head steward (1943), Subordinates, Business, Description of departments, Early days, Managers, Jobs, Service, Food service department, Entertainment, Head steward (again), Specific duties, No unionization, Work conditions during Depression (1930s), World War II, Employee shortages, Banquet room, Labor problems, Guests, Treatment, Future of hotel business.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1911-1972

Bulk Dates: 1933-1950

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