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Culver, Mary Ann 03/22/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas Sands, Culinary Union - Sands Silverbird, 1950's Union, Entertainers, Showrooms, Strikes, Organized Crime, Elvis, shows at T-Bird 1960 's, Frank Sinatra, Joe Wells, Zigfield Follies", Smog in Las Vegas, "Ice Follies", , Weather, Bus System, traffic, Howard Hughes, Sands Entertainers 1950 's (Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin), Filming "Ocean's 11", Al Bramlett, Casinos Uptown and on "The Strip", Cash Registers in early 1950 's, no 1
Cummings, Laverne & Midnight 08/29/2000 Oral History Interview-Dennis McBride yes 2
Cunningham, Eldon W. 11/30/1975 and 03/14/1981 Mining, Gambling in Searchlight Tape 1: History of Las Vegas 1943 - 1975, Henderson, Las Vegas in the 1950 's, Prospecting and Gambling, World War II (WWII) Tape 2: Testing and Nevada Test Site, Atomic Testing, travel, Air Fields, the MX in Nevada, Testing Rockets, U-2, Hunting, Fishing at Twin Lakes, Prospecting in Nevada, Setting up Bylaws no 2
Cunningham, Erma 07/04/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Curley, Elmer 11/1/2011 Boyer Early Las Vegas OPH - Library CT247 .C87 2007 Elmer Curley came to work in public services at UNLV Library in 1967 and worked in the libraries for a number of years under a long list of library directors. yes 0
Current, Ron 3/16/2012 Boyer Early Las Vegas OPH - African American Experience \Las Vegas Black Panther Party. yes 0
Curtis, Archie 03/07/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas History, Atomic Testing, Discrimination, Politics, UNR (University of Reno, Nevada), Sports in High School, Boxing in the Olympics, Children in the Casinos, Hotels in 1959 and 1979, Bob Rose campaign, Atomic Testing, Weather Changes no 1
Curtis, Elmore B. 03/01/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske 1942 Las Vegas, Early Test Site Manager, Atomic Testing, Tourist Industry, Life in Nevada since 1942 no 1
Curtis, Hal G. 02/24/1977 and 03/09/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Tape 02/24/1977: Early Las Vegas, Agriculture, property values, Lombard Plane Crash, construction of El Rancho Hotel, Hoover (Boulder) Dam, Spring Mountain Ranch, prostitution, Mormons (Religion), early Downtown Las Vegas, Cashman Field. Tape 03/09/1978: Early recreation in Las Vegas, Lake Mead, work in Henderson, pay rates and money value, Goldrange Mountains, Old Ranch, Indian Grave sites, Downtown in the 1930 's, "Block 16" "Cat Houses" (prostitution), Blacks in Las Vegas, Native American Indians in Las Vegas area, the first Unions in Las Vegas, Construction Work, Union Violence, Races in Unions, Los Angeles Times Building Destroyed, Magnesium Plant (BMI), Las Vegas during the Depression. no 2
Curtis, Isabella 02/15/1979 and 07/15/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Waitess Sandy Valley, Emma Curtis, Atomic Testing, Telephones in Las Vegas, Helldorado, The Roundup, The Showboat, The Tropicana, Sandy Valley, Energy Crisis 1973 - 1974, no 1
Cuti, Frank 02/25/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming 40's and 50's, Early Gaming, Casino Dealer, wages and salary in the 1940 's, Boulder Club, Frontier Club, Apache, Westerner, Magnesium Plant, WWII, Tommy Hull - El Rancho Las Vegas, Development of "The Strip", Benny Siegel and The Flamingo, Downtown VS "The Strip" - 1940 's and 1950 's, Development of Gambling houses, Organized Crime and The Mafia, Desert Inn, Sam Boyd, Unions (AFL - CIO), Riviera Casino, Caesars Palace, Liberace, Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes, Teamsters Union no 1
Cutright, Ray M. 04/22/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Colorado River, Boating on the Colorado River at Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) no 1
D'hondt, Ruth Eppenger 8/25/2011 AfAm Collaborative - Black Experience in LV F850.N4 E66 2012 Family business on Jackson Street - restaurant. One of first families with house in Berkley Square. President of Berkley Square Neighborhood Association. yes 0
Daffner, Max 10/27/2003 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 3
Dalton, Marian 02/11/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Daltry, Roger (The Who) 1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Mike Weatherford no 1
Daly, Ralph 02/25/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Prostitution, Block 16, Arizona Club - Last Frontier Hotel, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) Construction, Gambling - Boulder Club, Las Vegas Club, Cal Hauser, Miss Thurman, Miss Allen, Mrs. Roosevelt, US Army and Prostitution, Black and Spanish People in Southern Nevada, Golden Nugget, Guy MacAfee, Railroad division, Ice Plant, Air Conditioning, Hotels on Fremont Street no 1
Daly, Sandy 06/20/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 2
Dane, Walter 03/11/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Indian Springs and Las Vegas history, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), World War Two (WWII), Railroad, Will Rogers, Mayo Brothers, Scotty 's Castle, Death Valley, Corn Creek Ranch, Tule Springs, Gill Crease Ranch, Lorenzi Park, Prohibition and Moonshiners, Native American Indians and Piautes, Nuclear Testing, Boulder City and Henderson, Mining no 1
Dangerfield, Rodney 06/17/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Dangerfield, Rodney 01/28/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Daniels, Billy December 1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Daniels, Billy 02/06/1971 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Daniels, Faye 10/18/1998 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F850.N4 D36 1998 Faye Duncan Daniels worked in mid-level management positions in the LV Hotel industryvas one of the first black women to do so. Talks of training, mentors, and the black experience in LV. yes 2
Danzinger, Edwina E. 02/26/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Plane Crash UNLV, Bishop Creek deer Hunting, working at University of Las Vegas, Mercury Nuclear Test site (Atomic testing), Baker Creek, Snake Creek, Weaver Creek, Mount Wheeler, Buckley Amendment no 1
Dark, Johnny 03/31/1981 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Dark, Johnny Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Darnell, Marshall 11/ 7/2001 The Public School Principalship CCSD principalship yes 0
Darren, Bobby Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Darren, James Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 4
Darro, Joe 01/10/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Darro, Joe 10/09/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
Daseler, Helen 10/19/2007 Boyer Early Las vegas Oral History Project CT247 .D37 2007 Helen and her husband Jack are both certified teachers, and they founded the Las Vegas Day School. Helen taught in the school and her husband assumed the administrative and management duties. They also played a role in school integration in Las Vegas yes 0
Daseler, Helen 10/9/2007 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP The Daseler family founded one of the early private schools in Las Vegas - The Las Vegas Day School. Contains copy of photos and early documents. no 2
Datke, Albert 10/02/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske First IRS Agent in Southern Nevada no 1
Davis, Billy Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Davis, Bonnie 02/25/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Davis, Henry Clay 03/15/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Railroads, Casinos Union Membership, Helldorado, Davis Dam, Lake Mead, Mining Towns, Roads and Highways, Hunting. no 1
Davis, Kenny 04/09/2004 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Davis, Mac 03/13/1981 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Davis, Marva Bunker 04/16/1985 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Davis, Sammy Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Dawson, Marshall Mack 11/01/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas history up to 1960 no 1
Daybell, Kenneth M. April 5, 2010 Blue Diamond Oral History Project This is the history of Blue Diamond Village. Blue Diamond is located 26 miles southwest of Las Vegas. The village, originally known as Cottonwood Springs, changed its name when the Blue Diamond Company took ownership of the Gypsum mine and built corporate housing for the workers in the early '20s. Near the base of the Red Rock canyon, Blue Diamond Village was originally a stop on the Old Spanish Trail for traders from Santa Fe, N.M., to California between 1830 and 1848, according to the history committee's findings. road for the The Blue Diamond School opened in 1929. The company built bunk housing and homes for the workers that it started selling to the public in 1965. yes 1
Daybell, Randy 04/01/2010 Blue Diamond Oral History Project This is the history of Blue Diamond Village. Blue Diamond is located 26 miles southwest of Las Vegas. The village, originally known as Cottonwood Springs, changed its name when the Blue Diamond Company took ownership of the Gypsum mine and built corporate housing for the workers in the early '20s. Near the base of the Red Rock canyon, Blue Diamond Village was originally a stop on the Old Spanish Trail for traders from Santa Fe, N.M., to California between 1830 and 1848, according to the history committee's findings. road for the The Blue Diamond School opened in 1929. The company built bunk housing and homes for the workers that it started selling to the public in 1965. yes 1
Dazzio, Russell 11/04/2013 West Charleston Ward 1 Interview conducted in Hotel College classes regarding attending school at UNLV, working at the Stardust, position at ITT Sheraton. Second session will concentrate of life in Ward 1. Sent to transcriber 11/7/2013. yes 0
de Becker, Hal 06/23/2003 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .D43 2007 Hal de Becker was part of a theatrical family and acted as a child in Hollywood. He trained as a ballet dancer and danced in shows in Europe, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas. He also wrote about dance, produced shows, and owns a detective agency and a dance studio yes 0
de Haven, Rene 08/02/2003 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .D45 2007 Ren De Haven was a dancer in shows in Las Vegas starting in 1959 and in Los Angeles and also was in some movies. He has also been a choreographer yes 0
De Leon, Fermin 03/15/1981 Filipinos' in Las Vegas Filipinos' in Las Vegas, Personal History, History of Las Vegas no 1
De Long, Angie 12/01/2003 Las Vegas History Las Vegas History no 2

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