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Rucks, William W., III
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University of Houston. Rucks, William W., III - Rucks audio, 1 of 1. January 19, 2003. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/415/show/413.

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Title Rucks, William W., III
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Wiltz, Steven, interviewer
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, project
Date January 19, 2003
Description This is an oral history interview with III Rucks conducted as part of the Houston History Project. William Rucks III was born in Nashville, Tennessee but at an early age moved to Oklahoma City. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1952 with a Business Administration degree. He became interested in scouting and found a job shortly after graduation with Phillips Petroleum in Lafayette. After 2 years, he was promoted to District Land Manager. He then became an independent contractor after 8 years of working for Phillips. He discusses his relationship with Heymann and the development of the Oil Center in Lafayette. As an outsider, moving to Lafayette took a little cultural adjustment, but overall, he enjoyed working in the oil industry.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Rucks, William W., III
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 7, HHA 00385
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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Title Rucks audio, 1 of 1
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
File Name hhaoh_201207_116a.mp3