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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
Deacon, James 08/24/2006 UNLV LD3745.D398 2007 UNLV Professor yes 2
Deacon, Mary Dale 06/21/2006 UNLV LD3745 .D42 2007 yes 1
Deaner, Charles W. 4/4/2011 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History CT247 .D42 2007 Charles Deaner came to Las Vegas to practice law in the 1950s. He has also taught law. no 0
Dearing, Jo Ann Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Deaton, Gloria 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Gaming and Tourism Industry, Women in the Gaming Industry, job as a "Lady Pit Boss" Pony Express, Gold Strike Inn no 1
Deaver, Jim Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
DeBecker, Hal 06/23/2003 Dancer yes 2
Decaro, Marian Beltran 02/27/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Southern Nevada History, Las Vegas history Mexican Restaurants, "Mexican Kitchen" "El Tampico", Sal Sagev, Clark Gable, Bugsy Siegel, Downtown Las Vegas, Nellis Air Force Base, Blacks in Las Vegas, El Dorado Days, Atomic Bomb - WWII no 1
DeCastro, Cheri 02/28/2005 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
DeCastro, Cheri 02/29/2005 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Decker, Retta 11/01/1985 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal History, Historical Perspectives in Nursing, working as a Nurse no 1
Deering, Tommy 09/10/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
DeHeart, Rosemary (Tall) 05/03/2005 International Dancer yes 1
Deiro, Guido R. 01/30/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 3
Del Monte, Haydele 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history and Tahoe, Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, school in Las Vegas no 1
Delaney, Joe 08/06/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Delaney, Joe, Bill Willard 07/22/1994 Arnold Shaw Interviewer: History of LV Entertainment no 1
Delaney, Joe, Louie Bellson 12/14/1991 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: All That Jazz no 3
Delaney, Joseph P. 10/24/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Entertainment in Las Vegas from 1946 to 1979, costs of rooms, price of shows, Sahara, Frontier, Entertainers yes 1
Delibos, John 10/2/2012 Boyer Early Las vegas Oral History Project CT247 .D455 2012 Work in Las Vegas, Liberace, entertainers, movers and shakers of the city. Moved with his family from Wisconsin in 1959. After he graduated from Cornell University, he returned to Las Vegas and worked in various casinos in various jobs. John retired from gaming and became a full-time interior designer yes 0
Dell'Olio, Franca Educator no 3
Dell, Gloria Freeman 4/5/2011 Boyer Early LV OHP Dancer, photographs. Worked at the Dune, Flamingo, Sands. Story about Sinatra and Morelli, the bandleader. yes 0
Deluise, Dom Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 6
Delvin, Gary L. Educator no 1
Denning, Teresa Jones 02/26/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Overton, Las Vegas, Boulder City, Moapa Valley, 1918 Flu epidemic, Cantalope Crops in Moapa, Silent Movies, 1931 signing of the bill for the building of Boulder (Hoover) Dam, first Atomic Bomb, Boulder Highway, heating and cooling systems, Entertainment, Purchase of Boulder City from government, member of Charter Committee, City Government no 1
Dennison, Merna 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Sloan, WWII, Atomic testing, small business, Utah, personal and family history, growth of Las Vegas, Public Officals of Nevada, Landmarks of Las Vegas no 1
Denton, Ralph 02/24/1980 RJ Series & Book First 100 no 4
Devere, Mike 09/24/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education UNLV, Washo County, "Gambling Racket", Politics on UNLV campus, Elections, no 1
Deverell, George A. 04/26/1986 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming Industry, working in the Gaming Industry, General Nevada History, WWII, Mormon Religion no 2
Dewhurst, Sally 10/23/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Dickerson, Douglas L. Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Dickerson, George Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Dickerson, Perry D. 02/21/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Telephone Company Improvements, City and Airport Growth, Boat Races at Lake Mead, Water Table and its effects on building, Golden Nugget, Boulder Club, Greyhound Depot/ Union Plaza Site, Mint 400, Caliente, Plane Crash near Sloan Highway, Nellis, Lorenzi Park, Old Salt Lake Highway, Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Hotel Foundation, Stardust Raceway no 1
Diederich, Harvey RJ Series & Book First 100 no 1
Dielman, Ruth & Jake 11/15/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early days in Searchlight and Boulder City. General Las Vegas History no 1
Diglis, Joseph 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske UNLV Newspaper, Sports Editor of the Las Vegas Sun Newspaper, City Editor, Joined the Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ) in 1957, Editor in Chief of LVRJ 1964 - 1966, Dickenson Library, Nevada Resort Association, two sessions with state legislature, May Advertising creative coordinator in 1971, Riviera and Fremont Hotels, Del Webb, Perry Thomas, Paul Laxalt, Howard Hughes, early years of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Grant Hall building and Archie Grant, Maude Frasier, Bill Carlson, World Congress of Flight in April of 1959, Joe W. Brown, Dr. Donald Ramsey and Archpishop of Canterburry, Danny Thomas, Hank Greenspun, Al Kalin, Airplane crash near Blue Diamond, Las Vegas Sun, assasination of President John F. Kennedy, Valley Times no 1
Dill, David Bruce Dr. 01/20/1974 and 12/27/2004 and 03/13/1975 and 05/04/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Desert Environment and human adaptation. Boulder Dam Bureau of Mines no 4
Diller, Phyllis 06/19/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Diller, Phyllis 07/08/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Diller, Phyllis 02/13/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Dillingham, John & Mabel 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske History of Early Las Vegas, Henderson, Old Ranch (Stewart Ranch), Building of Hoover (Boulder) Dam, Girl Scouts - Brownies - Campfire Girls, Higher Education in Las Vegas, Transportation, Religion and the size of Churches, Water problems, Hunting and Fishing, Air Travel, Red Light District - Block Sixteen (prostitution) no 1
DiStephano, Sam Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
DiStephano, Sam 03/08/1991 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Dobro, Marko 08/08/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske WWI (First World War), Goldfield, Tonopah, Personal history yes 2

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