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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, 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
Buttons, Red 06/17/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Buxton, Eddie Ernest 03/30/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Law enforcement, personal life history. no 1
Cadwaller, Ralph 10/15/2001 Principalship School management in Las Vegas yes 2
Caesar, Jimmy 06/23/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Cahill, Robbins E. 06/02/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, recollections of work in state politics, government, taxation, gaming control, Clark County administration, and The Nevada Resort Association. (Received at UNR by Mary Ellen Glass) no 3
Cahill, Robins 01/31/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cahlan, Florence Lee Jones 02/10/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview. General history of Southern Nevada between 1933 and 1973. Migration to Las Vegas. Journalism in Las Vegas, female writer, Las Vegas Review Journal. Activism in local politics. Reminisces of Boulder (Hoover) Dam including the dams construction and dedication by President Roosevelt. Brief remarks concerning living in Las Vegas during the Second World War, the atomic testing era, the citys economic development, and the citys evolving demographics, notably the influx of Negroes during the 1940s. Social and interest groups. yes 0
Cahlan, John Francis 02/18/1975; 07/02/1975; 03/30/1977; 04/10/1978; 02/27/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske (1977 interview is transcribed) Journalism in Nevada and Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal, 1940 's, rapid expansion of the 1960 's, Las Vegas history, Organized Crime and Criminals in Las Vegas, Bugsy Siegel; Howard Hughes, United States Department of Air Force, Nellis Air Force Base, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Atomic testing, Prohibition, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Carol Lombard plane crash; Early Las Vegas Entertainment, 1905 - 1930 's Entertainment, Meadows Night Club, "the Strip", Players Club, Bonanza, El Rancho Las Vegas, Last Frontier, Flamingo, Desert Inn, Thunderbird, Apache Hotel, War Memorial Building; Las Vegas Valley Water District, Aviation History, Airlines; Prostitution and Block 16, How Las Vegas was founded, Railroads, Basic Magnesium Plants, Depression and Recession, Oil in Nevada, Chamber of Commerce. yes 8

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