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University of Houston. Shirley, O. J.. June 8, 1999. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 6, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1316.

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University of Houston. (June 8, 1999). Shirley, O. J.. Oral Histories from the Houston History Project. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1316

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University of Houston, Shirley, O. J., June 8, 1999, Oral Histories from the Houston History Project, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 6, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1316.

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Title Shirley, O. J.
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Stewart, Tom, interviewer
  • University of Houston/History International, project
Date June 8, 1999
Description This is an oral history interview with O. J. Shirley conducted as part of the Houston History Project. After serving in World War II as a B17 pilot, Mr. O.J. Shirley attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1948. He joined Shell that same year. After training he worked in various capacities from Texas to Wyoming. Eventually, he became a district engineer in the Houston division. He worked in New Orleans as an area coordinator and production superintendent. Later they made him operating manager for the delta division. Finally he served as a liaison between Shell, the government and environmental groups.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Shirley, O. J.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 7, HHA 00406
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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