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OH180 Anna Grace Howard Oral History

Anna Grace Howard Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II

Series Number: OH180

Interviewee: Howard, Anna Grace

Interviewer: Judy Graves

Date interviewed: March 18, 1996

Processed by:  Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in September 2012.

Date processed: September 19, 2012

Description: 1 sound disc (39 minutes

Abstract: Anna Grace Howard discusses her career at the Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation during the 1940s. She describes experiences working in a vacuum tube manufacturing plant during the Second World War. She also mentions the influence of labor unions and the changes that occurred when Ken-Rad was acquired by the General Electric Company in 1952.

Biographical / Historical note: Anna Grace Howard worked periodically for the Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation and the General Electric Company in Owensboro, Kentucky during the 1940s and 1950s. She was one of thirteen children. She worked at Ken-Rad at the age of sixteen in 1941.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Howard, Anna Grace, 1925–

Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation (Owensboro, Ky.)

Owensboro (Ky.) – Business, industries, and trades – Vacuum-tubes.

Owensboro (Ky.) – History.

Labor unions – Kentucky – Owensboro.