Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II
Series Number: OH151
Interviewee: Roberts, Frank, 1908-
Interviewer: Hoyt, Michael
Date interviewed: December 10, 1974
Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake
Date processed: November 9, 2011
Description: 1 sound disc (55 minutes)
Abstract: Frank Roberts recounts his experiences during the Second World War. He discusses effects of the Second World War in Calloway County, Kentucky. He then explains the changes which occurred at the Ford Motor Company at Detroit, Michigan during the war. He also describes rationing, prominent individuals and political organizations during the era. He concludes by describing racial attitudes and relations in Calloway County during and after the war.
Biographical / Historical note: Frank Roberts was born May 10, 1908 in Calloway County, Kentucky. He was one of the first graduates of the Murray Training School (presently Murray State University) in 1927. Prior to the Second World War, he worked for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan. After the war he constructed homes in Murray from 1944 until 1952, when he began working for the Pennsalt Chemical Company (currently Arkema Inc.) in Calvert City, Kentucky. He retired in 1970.
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