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Item 10: 00010_Arcenaux, Cleejus "Click" and Betty_MMS-History, 2002

 Item — Box: 1

Interviewer(s): E. Bernier. Bourg, LA

Affiliation: University of Arizona

The interview with Click was a long time in the making. F.J. Matherne and I had become friends since my interview with him in July of 2001. Since that time, he had been wanting me to contact his good friend, Click Arcenaux. I tried for 3 months and had all but given up when F.J. said he'd call for me. Click and his wife, Betty, were happy to be interviewed, and were apologetic that it had taken so long to arrange the meeting.

Click became involved in the oil industry in 1948. He had gone to school after getting out of the military with the hopes of getting a degree in geology. He spent a year at LSU and then decided to come home. He worked for Halliburton from 1948-1951. In 1951, he got a job at Texaco as a roughneck. He worked the majority of his years out at Lake Pelto. He was a derrick man on the night shift for 13 years before moving to push tools for 18 years. He was promoted to field superintendent in the late 70's. He retired in 1984 and has enjoyed farming his land and fishing.


  • 2002

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Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

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