Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II
Series Number: OH181
Interviewee: King, Lillian W.
Interviewer: Judy Graves
Date interviewed: March 14, 1996
Processed by: Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in September 2012.
Date processed: September 19, 2012
Description: 1 sound disc (49 minutes)
Abstract: Lillian W. King discusses her experiences working for the Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation at Owensboro, Kentucky from the 1930s to the 1950s. She describes the hiring process, training and how conditions changed during the Second World War. She recalled the introduction of labor unions and the harassment that followed for those that did not joining. She also mentioned how working conditions changed after the General Electric Company acquired Ken-Rad.
Biographical / Historical note: Lillian W. King was born in Daviess County, Kentucky in 1910. She worked for the Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation at Owensboro, Kentucky from the early 1930s, throughout the Second World War and after the General Electric Company acquired the plant in 1952.
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