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Bailey, Anna 03/03/1997 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F850.N4 B35 1997 One of first dancers at Moulin Rouge, first black dancer in a house line at the Flamingo, owned several gaming establishments. yes 2
Bailey, Steve 03/20/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education, Rebel Yell and Yell, UNLV, personal history, general Nevada and Las Vegas history no 1
Bailey, William H. (Bob) 03/16/1978; Summer 1999; 11/19/1997 3 interviews: Local Oral History - Roske (Rosenthal Transcribed), Local History - White (transcribed), and First 100 Interview F849.L35.B35 Moulin Rouge, Blacks in performing arts, entertainment business, equal rights commission, 1960s yes 6
Baird, Xniea L. 04/05/1976 Goldfield History History of Goldfield Nevada, mining, flood, fire no 1
Baker, Alfred Frank 04/04/1975 Local Las Vegas History - Roske Hoover Dam no 1
Baker, Anne Victoria 04/31/1975 Hoover Dam Hoover Dam, Personal history no 1
Baker, Carol 05/29/2003 Las Vegas Oral History Project - Hardy CT247 B33 Carol Baker came from England and was a dancer who danced with the Lido de Paris before coming to Las Vegas and dancing in the Folies bergere and Casino de Paris. She talks about the life of an entertainer on the Strip, including backstage life, parties, and relationships among dancers yes 2
Baker, Helen Jamison 03/12/1981 Hoover Dam Boulder City History - Roske Boulder City during Hoover Dam construction, 1932 - 1937, Henderson vs. Boulder City, Rev. T. Stephenson, moving and convention business in Las Vegas. no 1
Baker, Lynn V. 04/01/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Downtown Fremont, expansion, housing conditions, police and fire services, military and commercial plane disasters, water supply, local labor force. no 1
Baldus, Joseph Rev. 10/08/1982 Local Oral History Project-Roske Catholic Church, personal history, Church history in Nevada, religion. (personal photo) no 1
Ball, Renee 02/28/2007 Blue Diamond Oral History Project Committee 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
Ballance, Robert (Bob) G. Jr. 03/10/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, changes and growth in Nevada, cheating in casinos, key people in Holiday Casino, crimes in Las Vegas, religion, schools in Nevada, sports in school, business in Nevada, building "the strip", Police department, military base, gas prices, environment. no 1
Ballard, Kaye 03/29/1981 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Banks, Maria S. 09/23/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming, Gambling, Nevada history; No paperwork - index card only no 1
Banks, Myrtle 03/15/1981 Local LV History - Roske Las Vegas Black history, Beginning Elks Club, Operation Independence, Politics, Health Care, Welfare Rights, Memorable phase: Why Not Have A Place in the Sun? no 1
Banner, James J. 03/01/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; state assemblyman, World War 2, Nevada Test Site, Construction of the Boulder Dam, development and growth of Las Vegas, Blacks in Las Vegas, Presidential visits: Kennedy, Nixon, Roosevelt yes 0
Baratz, Adele 03/04/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, early Las Vegas, 1950 's to 1979, WWII life in Las Vegas, nursing, medicine, medical advancements, taxes, highways, politics and organized, hospitals in Las Vegas. no 1
Baratz, Adele 03/19/2007 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Early Jewish community, education, shopping, restaurants, Al's Bar, medical care, Helldorado, early hotels no 2
Barbarite, Thomas 03/03/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early gaming and gambling in Las Vegas, 1955 - 1981 no 1
Barber, Shirley A. 4/11/2003 Principalship OHP - Carlton CCSD employment, School Board tenure yes 1
Barbutti, Pete 01/27/1995 Arnold Shaw ML394 .B37 2008 Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Barbutti, Pete 08/28/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Barbutti, Pete 11/21/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Barcus, Edith Giles 03/17/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mining, Goldfield History, fire of 1923, Miss Giles Lid Shop, Scotty's Castle, Gans-Nelson fight, water shortage, gold mines, mining for purple glass, Episcopal Church in Goldfield, religion. No cassette tape located. no 0
Bardy, Mildred 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Golden Nugget, Hacienda, Tropicana Hotels, Jerry's Nugget restaurant, Churches and religion, Mormon women, Fanny's clothing store, Mint Hotel, Bardy's Bar, fire at El Rancho, Flamingo Hotel, Judaism / Jewish history, Temple Beth Sholom, Totie Fields, Little Chapel of the West, New Frontier, Helldorado, clothing and fashion, Horse Club, Mesquite Club, Junior League, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), apartments in Henderson, Nevada Palace, Showboat, Sam's Town Hotels, Boulder Club and Silver Nugget, Florence Richards' Dress Shop. no 1
Barker, Jacqueline, PhD 2/14/2013 AfAm Importance of the church and education. Mother was first black graduate of UNR. Talks about the social and psychology impacts of black life in Las Vegas. yes 0
Barker, PhD, Jacqueline 2/14/2013 AfAm Collaborative Education in Las Vegas; Barker's mother was the first black to attend UNR. Barker discusses the church and its influence, socialization process, Westside street scene. yes 0
Barler, Virgil 11/19/2003 Blue Diamond OHP Worked in the shop at the mine, dozer, oiler. Talks about general store. yes 2
Barlow, Nathaniel 5/14/2013 AfAm Collaborative Quitting school to migrate to LV in the 8th grade, gambling, working on the Strip, unusual look at military service, and regrets about investing in venture with initial Westside shopping center. yes 0
Barlow, Ricki 4/10/2013 AfAm Collaborative City councilman for the Westside community - Ward 5. Grew up in LV, Ricki talks about working and playing as a child and teen. School and politics. Barlow shares vision for the Westside yes 0
Barneby, Ethlyn 10/16/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Boulder City in the 1940s. no 1
Barnett, Barbara Ann 03/08/1981 Local LV OHP - Roske Nursing, accounting, Mint Casino early 1960 's, Hacienda Hotel, Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, changes and growth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas Hospital, air-conditioning, Atomic testing, health and medical care changes, dust storms, "the Strip", fire at El Rancho Hotel, Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street, Casino employees, unwed mother experience. no 1
Barnett, Mark 09/04/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Barney, L. (Lendon) Kay 03/07/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Teaching in Bunkerville, Mesquite, and Las Vegas. Population growth, politics, property values. Growth of Mormon Church in Las Vegas, Mormonism in Nevada, religion. Photo at family reunion. no 1
Barnum, Odean April 7, 2007 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
Barr, Larry & Juanita; Gibson, Steven 03/27/1976 Local LV OHP - Roske Blacks in Las Vegas, work on the dam, living in tents, early entertainters, early development in Las Vegas. yes 1
Barret, Robert H. 02/22/1975 Local LV OHP - Roske Prostitution, Education, Lombard's plane crash, Atomic Testing at Yucca Flats, water company. no 1
Barrick, Marjorie 03/13/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske UNLV, Las Vegas history, founding Child Haven, Owning Flamingo and the Fremont, "the hotel people." Also contains a written biography. Use agreement no 1
Barry, Dave 04/01/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bartlett, Selma 9/18/2008 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Bartlett tells of the banking industry and talks of early Henderson. yes 0
Bartolo, Karen Sarret 11/25/2013 Ward 1 Retired school teacher / CCSD no 0
Bass, Ralph 05/30/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Baucum, Helen M. 01/28/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Boulder City history, Las Vegas and Henderson history, casinos in Southern Nevada, Cat Houses and Prostitution, Atomic Testing, Carole Lombard's plane crash, law enforcement, railroad. no 1
Baumert, Charles A. "Chic" 10/31/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Hoover Dam work, Boulder City history, closing companies for operations at Hoover Dam. no 1
Bavington, Kim 7/15/2010 Voices of the Historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35.B358 Kim Bavington moved to Las Vegas with her parents in 1964. She has been an aerobics teacher, an art teacher, and a graphic designer. She and her husband live in a Mid-Century Modern ranch house in the John S. Park Neighborhood yes 0
Beach, Paul A. 02/17/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, city housing, airport, transportation, tourist recreation, economy, Nellis AFB, "the Strip", Korean War, Atomic testing, education. no 1
Beagle, Donald 1976 Local LV OHP - Roske General Nevada History, Helldorado; Empty folder no 1
Beals, Alversa 10/23/2007 History of the 1970s - UNLV & UNR History of the Welfare Rights Movement - 1970's yes 2
Bearce, Pat 09/29/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Helldorado, Las Vegas history, Stock Car Races at Last Frontier - Index Card only (On same cassette as Dan Bennett) no 1
Beatles Twist and Shout 10/21/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1

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