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Brownlee, Walter Junior 05/02/2012 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
Broxterman, David 10/24/2007 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.B763 2007 David Broxterman had a long career with the Air Force and was a member of an Air Force association that helped push for an engineering school at UNLV. He is the administrative manager for the Clark County School District. yes 1
Bruner, Lucile Spire 03/03/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Architecture. work as Architect and Appraiser in Las Vegas 1947 - 1973, Elmo C Bruner, Atomic Testing and damage appraisals, WWII, growth of Las Vegas, Unitarian Fellowship Church, religion, American Institute of Architects, Engineering Societies, Architectural Registration and Examining Boards, Lacy Worswick, Emil Coleman, Dean Breeze, Harold Montgomery, Dr. Martin Payne, Hank Greenspun. yes 1
Bruns, Josephine C. 03/12/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, President Hoover, 1942 Carole Lombard Plane Crash, politics, Gambling, WWII and Atomic Testing, economic change (lumber, gambling), environmental change (apartments, hotels), social change (Hollywood actors and actress), Old Ranch and Stewart Ranch. Transportation in 1910, changes in Railway and Rail Road, Native American Indians in Las Vegas, Mormon religion, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Henderson. no 1
Brunson, Bernadine 3/2/2006 Principalship OHP - Carlton Educational policies and procedures; Management of a school. yes 1
Bryan, Patricia (Pat) 02/20/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal History, El Dorado, El Rancho, Flamingo, Headliners and Shows, Blacks in Las Vegas and Black entertainers, Railroad, Elks Lodge and Cashman Field, Asian population, Henderson and Boulder City, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Swamp Coolers, Mormon Churches and Religion, gaming and gambling, Mobs and Crime, Las Vegas Convention Center, Old Fort (Mormon Fort), Nellis Air Force Base, UNLV. no 1
Bryan, Richard Senator 2/19/2009 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 B78 2010 Senator Richard Bryan's father graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1927, left to attend law school, and later returned with his young family. His parents bought a house in the John S. Park Neighborhood in 1943. Richard Bryan has been a lawyer, a member of the Nevada state senate, the Nevada attorney general, the governor of Nevada, and a U.S. Senator from Nevada. Among other subjects he talks about the impact of World War II on this community and about the Helldorado Parade (Second interview 11/10/2011 by Kristin Guthry) yes 0
Bryan, Roger M. 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, education in Las Vegas, Moapa Valley, J. Harold Brinley, Southern Nevada Education System, Principal of School, 1968 Teacher Strike, Racial Problems in the Education System, Politics and Issues of the 1950 's, Richard Bryan in High School, Mormon Church in Las Vegas, Religion, Teachers - Ed Knapp and Gwen Willey. no 1
Bryant, Lucille 12/13/1995 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F849.L35 B79 1997 - From Talullah, Louisiana, migrated to LV in 1954 and worked in back-of-the-house as a maid and then in the linen room. Active in the Culinary Union local 226. Tells of black community interaction, spiritual life, family, and advancement because of the benefits from the union. yes 2
Brymer, Bill 03/09/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming and Gambling, Dealer and Dealing in Las Vegas, early Las Vegas History, Gaming industry in the 1940 's 1950 's and 1960 's. Economic, Environmental, and Climatic changes in Southern Nevada, Swamp Coolers. no 1
Bryne, William 04/18/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history no 1
Buchanan, Richard E. 03/07/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, agricultural activities in Las Vegas, history of "the Strip", McCarran Airport, shopping in Las Vegas, Atomic Testing, El Rancho, Pioche, geography of Nevada, tourism, dust in Valley, Water Table. no 1
Buckley, Barbara 1/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 Difference between Flintridge, CA, and Las Vegas in 1968 when the family arrived. Husband served as one of the doctors of Howard Hughes. Community participation and hotel-casino entertainment for young couples, rearing children in Las Vegas. yes 0
Buckley, Joseph J. 07/17/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP (Folder missing) no 2
Buckley, Kevin M. 1/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 Stories about the early Pinto Palomino neighborhood, work as a teenager, black-white relations, schooling including Bishop Gorman, and the move to Las Vegas. yes 0
Buettner, Mamie 02/21/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Searchlight, Anderson's Dairy, Rancho Grande Creamery, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), working on Fremont Street, Helldorado, Stewart Ranch, flooding, Mormons and religion, Hunt Family of Bunkerville, Atomic Testing, Carole Lombard plane crash, Pioche, Goodsprings, WWII, Ghost Towns, El Rancho. no 1
Buford, Eugene 09/12/2006 Las Vegas Black Oral History Project CT247 .B83 2007 Eugene Buford worked for the post office in Las Vegas for thirty-six years. His great grandmother, Mary Nettles, was one of the founders of the NAACP Las Vegas Chapter yes 3
Bugbee, Robert W. 07/08/1975 and 03/18/1981 Nevada Development Authority, Mayor Baker, Savings and Loan Commission, politics in Nevada, Atomic testing, hotel development in Las Vegas, gaming, mining, Grapevine Springs, 1955 Flood, Boys Club, Convention Center Bonds, Helldorado, Native American Indians, Spring Mountain Youth Camps, Charleston, UNLV, MGM Grand Fire. no 2
Bullock, Jack T. 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, Entertainment in Las Vegas, Church activity and religion, Atomic testing, women and minorities in casinos, methods of cheating in casinos, Bugsy Siegel, The Flamingo, "the Strip" Las Vegas Boulevard. no 1
Bunch, Betty 02/13/2002 F849.L35 B86 1997 Dancer (Folder missing) yes 3
Bunch, Nellie 11/20/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, living conditions in unimproved desert area (Water, Electric, etc.), Schools and education, bootleggers, Churches and Religion, Roosevelt, life in Las Vegas since July 1931. no 1
Bunker, Berkeley 10/13/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Roosevelt, Mt. Charleston, Hoover Dam, Pioche mines. (index card only) no 1
Bunker, Ferren W. 07/02/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Pioneer Heritage, Depression, WWII, Bunkerville and Lovelock, County Agricultural Agent, Youth Fairs, LDS Church, Religion, Patriarch in Las Vegas South Stake, Branch President, Bishop, Stake Missionary, rationing of food and gas during WWII, Atomic testing, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Nellis Air Force Base, McCarran Air Port, Flash Flooding and Forest Fires in mountains. no 1
Bunker, John Merlin 04/19/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Bunker, Lucile Whitehead 03/10/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mormonism, Religion, personal and family history, LDS Church, Railroad houses, first school in Clark County, family owned: Gas Co., Telephone Co., Copper Mine, Canning Plant, Mercantile Store, Depression of 1929, Deputy County Clerk, Political Life, Politics, building the Dam, Atomic Testing. no 1
Bunker, Owen S. 6/12/2010 BELVOHP Owen's uncle operated the farm at the Old Fort raising hogs and cultivating fig trees. Remembers an early business - Quinn Dairy Farms (Mini interview will be bound in volume with Mary Miller, LaRue and Dick Worthen, and Janice Zobrist.) yes 0
Bunker, Robert K. 10/11/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Bunkerville, mining and copper mines, Carole Lombard Plane Crash, Salt Mine, Ran Welfare Farm for Mormons, Religion, 1950 's, Atomic testing, Las Vegas history 1955, Brigham Young, Native American Indians, United States Army. no 1
Bunker, Vernon Earl 10/19/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, LDS Church in Las Vegas, religion, First State Bank, Moapa Valley, flood of 1910. no 1
Bunker, Wendell Local Oral History Project-Roske Mormonism, religion. (empty folder) no 1
Burer, Suzanne Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Burgwardt, Lestor 02/09/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education, Navy 1943 - 1946, teacher in Henderson, Henderson, floods of 1954, Lake Mead, Downtown Las Vegas and early entertainment, Atomic Testing, National Science Institute, Las Vegas Convention Center. no 1
Burke, Carey J. 02/23/1980 and 03/12/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Henderson 1945 - 1950 's, Lake Mead in the late 1940 's, Camp Bonanza, overcrowding in schools, growth and expansion, Atomic Testing, Fremont Street, Helldorado, Las Vegas changes and growth. no 2
Burkey, Elizabeth & Theresa Brickley 01/27/2006 Tap Dancing Tap Dancing throughout country and in Las Vegas yes 2
Burkholder, Lyal W. March 1st (Year - Unknown) Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; Clark County School District, President Kennedy and Senator Johnson visits, Lombard's plane crash, atomic testing, Basic Magnesium Plant yes 0
Burns, George 04/03/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Las Vegas in the 1940 's and 1950 's. no 1
Burns, George 06/01/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Burns, George Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 3
Burns, George 10/20/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Burse, Don 3/1/2013 African Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Good interview spoke about Unions & Fellowship of church. no 0
Burt, Leroy 07/01/1986 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Burton, Dave 01/11/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 2
Burton, Joe 03/11/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Organized Crime in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Mafia, Downtown Las Vegas, changes and growth in Las Vegas. no 1
Busch, Pearl 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, the first Hotels in Las Vegas, Clubs and organizations, Junior League, Desert Inn Country Club, Rotary, Dental Auxiliary, Atomic Testing, Hoover Dam, Nellis Air Force Base, Levi Stouse, "the Strip", Downtown Las Vegas, Solar Energy. no 1
Busch, William John 03/01/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; atomic testing, growth and development of Las Vegas yes 0
Bush, Q.B. 05/15/2007 History of the 1970s Q.B. was one of the first black dealers on the LV Strip. Talks of the Economic Opportunity Board, the LV black experience and shared photo collection. yes 3
Bushell, Garvin 05/10/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Butera, Sam 10/16/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment, played for President Kennedy's Inauguration, growth of Las Vegas. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Butera, Sam 03/02/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape Hand Written Interview yes 0
Butner, Joseph Local Oral History Project-Roske (missing folder) no 1
Buttons, Red 06/15/1994 Arnold Shaw Interviewer: Entertainment LV no 1

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