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Slack, Ron 02/19/1980 or 1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Slot Management at the Holiday no 1
Sloate, Maynard 02/12/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Smalley, Rae September 12, 2005 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 2
Smalley, Rae 09/12/2005 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
Smith, Arlene Matthews 03/26/1981 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 5
Smith, Barr 02/27/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Panaca Pioche and Fanny's Dress Shop no 1
Smith, Billy Paul 10/3/2013 AfAm Worked for Reynolds Electric & Engineering Co,, Inc. esp in Health Physics Department. Sent to transcriber 11/7/2013 no 0
Smith, Florence 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas history '20 - no 1
Smith, Harold 07/08/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Smith, Helen 03/04/2008 Heart to Heart: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Oral History Project R154.S644 A3 2009 Helen Smith worked as a nurse at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, which is now the University Medical Center, and for the Nevada State Industrial Insurance System. yes 2
Smith, J.D. 10/31/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Smith, James, Tony, and Frederick 2/25/2014 AfAm Father, James, moved to Las Vegas because of Nellis AFB assignment. Left AF because he was not allowed to make rank. Stories of Jackson Street and Westside heyday including stories of clubs that catered to whites only (first time hearing this after 100+ interviews in the black community. Tony talks of the role of today's black church. Frederick who now lives in Texas sees a more bleak future for Westside that family. no 0
Smith, Jr., Woodrow 2/10/2014 AfAm Collaborative Tuskegee graduate in engineering; taught by Tuskegee Airman professors. Moved to Los Angeles worked in aerospace industry doing tests at NTS. Moved to LV in the mid 1980s as first black McDonalds franchisee in city. no 0
Smith, Judy 11/22/2008 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 S5884 2010 Judy Smith was a teenager when her family moved from Barstow, California, to Las Vegas in 1958. She worked as the assistant society editor for the Las Vegas sun and graduated from UNR. by 1967 she moved back to Las Vegas with her husband and children and lived in the John S. Park Neighborhood. yes 0
Smith, Lynn 03/04/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal History no 1
Smith, Melville 02/23/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history no 1
Smith, Robert Bruce 06/03/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S65 2007 Dr. Robert Bruce Smith taught chemistry at UNLV, was chair of the Department of Physical Sciences, and was the dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. He also served as Academic Vice President and later Provost at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, from 1980 until his retirement in 1998 yes 4
Smith, Robert M. 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Cosmetology no 1
Smith, Roy 03/13/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Smith, Theresa M. Early Las Vegas-Roske no 2
Smothers Brothers 08/05/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Smothers Brothers 09/22/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Snavely M. D., S. Charles 2/5/2014 Ward 1 Professor of general pediatrics at UNLV School of Medicine no 0
Snow, Grant 11/16/1982 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education no 1
Snyder, Joy 12/17/2008 Heart to Heart: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Oral History Project R154.S65 A3 2009 Joy Snyder was a nurse first at Desert Springs and then at Sunrise Hospital in the newborn nursery yes 0
Snyder, Tom 12/01/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Snyder, William 11/21/2008 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP CT247.S68 2007 Snyder is an architect who works for Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects. He has a school named after him and works with the children who attend that school. Designed McCaw School of Mines for McCaw Elementary School in Henderson. yes 0
Sorenson, Bud 03/03/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Sorenson, Carole 11/11/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 2
Sorenson, Cleona 03/04/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Sorenson, Paul 03/04/1977 or 02/27/1979 Early Las Vegas-Roske Personal history, education no 1
Sorkin, Marta The UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S66 2007 no 0
Sorom, Earl 03/06/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske REECO no 1
Soss, Maury 02/20/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Cultural events no 1
Spargo, Harry F. 10/14/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mining no 1
Sparrow, James 03/09/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Sparrow, Mary 03/20/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Spencer, Alice W. Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Spencer, Prince 01/09/2005 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP F850.N4 S64 2012 Early black dancer yes 1
Spicer, Goldie (Vaughn) 02/12/1977 Early Las Vegas-Roske Las Vegas history 40's - no 1
Spiess, Erick 06/25/1975 and 03/18/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada test site, Las Vegas history no 2
Spight, Lonnie D. 05/08/2007 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S67 2007 Dr. Lonnie D. Spight was hired to teach physics at UNLV in 1970. He served as chair of the department several times, worked on solar energy and far- field microwave analysis, and helped set up safety standards for laser technology. He still teaches quantum mechanics yes 1
Spin Doctors Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Mike Weatherford no 1
Spinks, Linda 08/15/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP yes 2
Spurlock, Robert and Janice 6/7/2010 Boyer Early LV OHP CT247 .S69 2007 Janice's family moved to Las Vegas in the 1930s. Robert arrived in 1953. He worked construction in Las Vegas and also worked as an ironworker at the Nevada Test Site and at Area 51. He also talks about the Pleasant Valley War in Arizona yes 0
St. John, Loretta 08/23/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
St. Marie, Philip 07/28/1975 or 06/28/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history and personal history no 1
Stacy, Wayne 02/26/1979 or 02/25/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Southern Nevada history no 1
Stafford, Jim 08/11/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Stafford, Jim Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 3

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