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Wells, Herb February 24, 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 5
Wells, Herbert C. 03/08/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.W44 2007 Herbert C. Wells is currently professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at UNLV, and is considered the father of engineering at the university yes 0
Wells, Herbet 03/08/2006 UNLV yes 3
Wells, Herbet C. 02/24/2005 Educator no 2
Wells, William A. UNLV no 1
Wells, William R. 05/22/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.W442 2007 Dr. William R. Wells was the first dean of engineering at UNLV. He is an aerospace enginner and also taught in Ohio and Illinois. He saw the enginnering college throught several rounds of accreditation with the ABET yes 0
Welsh, Anna Jennings 07/05/1975 or 06/18/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Wengert, Ree 02/28/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Wengert, Ward 03/01/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Nevada history, personal history/newspaper clippings no 2
Wesley, Mary History of the 1970's no 6
West Side Community 07/19/1977 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 2
West, Bonita (Bonnie) May 5, 2008 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. no 0
West, Charles Dr. Early Las Vegas-Roske Medical history no 2
West, Dottie Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
West, Jack 06/12/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
West, John 08/10/2000 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Son of the first black medical doctor in Las Vegas. He speaks of growing up in the Westside community, friends of other racial groups, and his parents' role in the community. yes 4
West, Keith 03/12/1981 or 03/12/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Lumber Industry no 1
Wexler, Jerry Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Wexler, Jerry 03/02/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Wexler, Jerry & Shirley Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Whalen, Lillian 09/20/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Boulder City no 1
Whaley, Carolyn Airforce-1960's no 1
Whaley, Eva 5/13/2013 AfAm Collaborative Community changes - before, during, and after gang activity. Community involvement and church activities. Desire to engage in reverse migration. yes 0
Whaley, Nathaniel 3/6/2013 AfAm Collaborative Explained the racial make-up of the Westside with Latinos, blacks and whites. Whaley spoke of the many black businesses on Jackson, E and D streets. yes 0
Wham, Harry 03/07/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Underwater diving, entertainment no 1
Wharton, Fred 0. 03/10/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Older Timer Lincoln and Nye County no 1
Whipple, Elsie J. 03/05/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Whitaker, W. Dean The Boyer Las Vegas Early History Project CT247 .W457 2007 no 0
Whitcher, Jean 03/12/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history Costumes no 1
White, Glynda 3/12/2013 AfAm Collaborative Growing up in an activist family. Early work in the law in Las Vegas. Community networks. yes 0
White, Robert March 28, 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 0
Whitmore, Mark 03/03/1979 or 03/03/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Family history, Father, City Official no 1
Whitmore, Roxton Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Whitney, Alma 3/24/1997 Las Vegas women in gaming and entertainment F849.L35 W55 1997 "This interview provides information on the African American migration to Las Vegas during the 1940s, post-war race relations in Las Vegas, the daily work of hotel maids, and the culinary union." yes 0
Whitney, James 1/24/2014 BELVOHP Las Vegas liquor business, changes over time; the restaurant industry; MOB stories. yes 0
Wieking, Henry 08/30/1975 and 08/20/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Old Fort as Concert Lab no 4
Wiener, Louis 02/09/1990 and 02/23/1990 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 8
Wilber, Mert 03/05/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Wilbur, Bob 01/19/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Lamont Patterson no 1
Wilcock, Joseph 4/17/2014 BELVOHP Comprehensive look of gaming in Nevada - opening a new hotel, how games operate, management of gaming areas, relationships among gaming team members, Tahoe and Reno gaming establishments, Steve Wynn's approach to the industry, current downtown gaming, and MOB stories. yes 0
Wilcox, Jesma & Carlye 02/16/1976 Boulder Dam/Ranch Living Old Ranch history no 1
Wilcox, Larry 08/18/1982 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Wilcox, Larry Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Wilcox, Leora M. 01/04/1981 or 01/14/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Wilde, Barbera Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Wilder, Alec Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: James Maher no 1
Wilder, Alec 04/14/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 2
Wilhelm, John 8/12/2014 BELV - Cul226 Labor organizer, Yale graduate, came to Las Vegas for 1989 Strike. Elected president of Hospitality Industry of UNITE HERE June 30, 2009. During administration he furthered the union's reputation as an organizing union, achieved new growth after more than 25 years of membership decline, and substantially diversified its national leadership. no 0
Wilkes, Roscoe March 19, 2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .W53 2012 no 0
Wilkimon, Bonnie May 5, 2008 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. no 0

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