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Witt, Rosemary 11/07/2006 Oral History Project @ Fifty LD3745 .W58 2007 Rosemary Witt was hired as a physiatric nursing instructor at UNLV in 1975 or 76. She has been chair of the nursing program for over thirty years and also served as an interim director for a year during a search for a new dean yes 0
Wittwer, John 1975 and 03/01/1976 and 05/17/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history and County Agent no 3
Wixson, Saul 03/07/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Boulder Dam Construction yes 1
Wojciechowski, Marian The Boyer Las Vegas Early History Project CT247 .W63 2007 no 0
Wolters, Nina B. March 3, 2009 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
Wolverton, Ester 03/18/1981 and 03/13/1981 and 02/25/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history and Personal history no 2
Wood, Ina 03/12/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske POW(prisoner of war), Railroads, Henderson no 3
Wood, Norman 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Desert biology and Department of Wildlife no 1
Wood, Randy 06/15/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Wood, Randy 06/14/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Wood, Terry November 14, 2006 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
Woodbury, Bruce 2/25/2009 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 W676 2010 Bruce Woodbury is a native Las Vegan, an attorney, and a former county commissioner. He lived in two houses in the John S. Park Neighborhood and attended John S. Park Elementary and Las Vegas High School yes 0
Woodbury, Carl 02/16/1972 or 02/14/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Woodbury, Dr. Clare 01/28/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas and Boulder City no 3
Woodrum, John 06/12/2006 UNLV no 2
Woodrum, Larry 02/15/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Banking yes 2
Woods, Opha 02/23/1979 and 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mesquite no 3
Woodward, Forest 02/23/1979 Early Las Vegas-Roske Nevada history no 3
Wooley, Frank 04/01/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Nevada history no 1
Wooley, Gwendolyn 03/09/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Wormwood, Mattie M. 03/09/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Worrall, Harry 03/01/1980 or 02/23/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Wright, Clinton 10/13/2005 AfAm Collaborative - LV Black Experience F850.N4 W74 2012 Mr. Wright was a community photographer. yes 1
Wright, Jenkins L. 1974 or 10/06/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Wright, John 02/26/1977 or 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada and Las Vegas history no 1
Wright, Lonnie 10/23/2009 Boyer Las Vegas Historic Project CT247 .W75 2007 Lonnie Wright played basketball for Coach Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV in the eraly 70s. He started as a dealer in Strip casinos when he was almost the only African American dealer, he has coached basketball in Singapore, owned his own businesses, and taught culinary courses at the community college yes 0
Wright, Lucille 02/23/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Wright, Samuel E. 10/08/2010 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .W753 2007 Samuel Wright was raised in Washington, D.C., and worked in public transportation in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He worked for the RTC for 26 years. He and his friend architect Bob Fielden started a non-profit organization called PlaceMakers yes 0
Wright, Tom 12/14/2005 UNLV UNLV,History professor at UNLV;CT247 .W754 2012 no 1
Wright, William 02/26/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history yes 1
Wuehle, Tony 12/21/2006 Gaming no 1
Wyman, Richard V, 03/01/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.W85 2007 Dr. Richard V. Wyman is an engineering geologist who built tunnels at the Nevada Test Site. He taught engineering at UNLV, was chair of Science and Engineering, and helped the engineering college apply for accreditation with the ABET yes 0
Wynette, Tammy Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Wynn, Steve 12/08/2006 Gaming yes 3
Wynn, Steve Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Yarchever, Edythe Katz 12/06/2006 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OPH yes 2
Yarchever, Gilbert 04/03/2006 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OPH yes 6
Yarchever, Gilbert 04/03/2006 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .Y37 2007 Gilbert Yarchever is a Jewish American who was in the Navy during World War II, helped smuggle Jewish refugees into Jerusalem, worked as a civil servant in many countries, and moved to Las Vegas in 1977. He helped found the EXCEL program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is an art collector yes 0
Yarchever, Gill & Edythe Katz 2006 I Remember When: Recollections from LV Jewish Leaders F850.J5.K37 2006 He was awarded the Civilian Meritorious Award from the U.S. Government. Edythe was owner of LV Huntridge Theatre no 0
Yeager, Jane Reid 07/03/1975 and 07/13/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history yes 4
Yellen, Lucille 02/21/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Young, Christie 10/18/1998 Gay Archives-Dennis McBride yes 12
Young, Thomas 08/29/1991 Local Oral History Project-Roske yes 10
Young, Walker 06/23/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 2
Yoxen, Louise Anna 10/08/2003 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .Y69 2007 Louis Yoxen worked as an administrative assistant in the Allies' occupation of Germany after World War II. She also worked for the U.S. State Department in North Africa and in Las Vegas starting in 1951. She got married here and worked in her family's construction business yes 0
Yune, Johnny Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Yurek, Gerald 03/09/1981 or 08/12/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming no 1
Zadora, Pia 11/01/1991 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Zadora, Pia Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 2
Zadora, Pia 09/08/1983 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1

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