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Clarke, Angela Dr. 10/03/2008 Heart to Heart:: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Oral History Project R154.C344.A3 2009 Dr. Angela Clarke is a board-certified family practitioner who moved to Las Vegas in 1976; became head of the County Medical Association. yes 0
Clary, Ernest Henry 02/10/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Atomic Testing, President Johnson and Carole Lombard crash, economics and environment of Las Vegas, History of Illnesses, Surveying acreage, minerals in Nevada, Jim Henry (prospector), Mark twain, Comstock Lode, Geothermal in Southern Nevada, Old Ranch (Stewart Ranch), Geological Tests, Henderson Housing, "Strip" Hotels. no 1
Clary, Pat and Diane 5/20/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Spoke of early city and state leaders and figures who owned early Strip hotel casinos. yes 0
Cleman (Conner), Rosemary C. 03/08/1981 Educator Teacher at Nellis, physical changes in Las Vegas, Blacks in Las Vegas, Employment of Blacks on "the Strip", Mormon influence, semi - Integration, entering the Coffee Bean business in Las Vegas, Parole counseling - contact with Judges - early days of the girls school in Caliente, teaching emotionally disturbed and handicapped children, work with the YMCA, Nevada as the Las Frontier, drug programs, Dr. Ravenholt influence, George Franklin 's help, Boulder Dam project (Hoover Dam), Boulder City resistance to growth, Elko, Mining industry, Tonopah - Mining - MX missile, Political Leaders (Grant Sawyer, Paul Laxalt, Mike O'Callaghan). no 1
Clement, Jonce T. 03/07/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Clemmens, Martin A. June 19 (Year - Unknown) Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Clinesmith, Kathie 10/30/2010 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
Cloe, Don 12/05/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
Clooney, Rosemary Arnold Shaw no 1
Close, Hilda 11/26/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Cloud, Barbara 05/30/2006 UNLV LD3745 .C46 2007 yes 2
Coates, Della 03/18/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Public Services, Phone Company and its growth from 1952, Atomic testing, Nellis Air Force Base, Education, School System, people of Las Vegas, Military, difference in wages and wage changes. no 1
Cobeaga, Mitchell A. 03/14/1976 Retirement in Nevada Early life in Nevada, development and growth of Nevada State Bank in Las Vegas, Nevada ranch life, schools in the 1920 's and 1930 's, University of Reno (UNR) in the 1930 's. no 1
Coblentz, Thelma 02/17/1980 Early Las Vegas-Roske, Jewish, Indians, Basque, WWII Lovelock 1936, Lavant Lovelock, Ruth Ruddell, Alfalfa Crops, Basques for sheep herding, prostitute shakes owned by Ruth Ruddell, Medical Care to the Indians(Native Americans), Native American Indian childbirth, Sheriff Chapman, Dr. Ballinger (dentist), Mr. Gardner (Newspaper publisher), Jewish community and Nellis during WWII, Ladies Hebrew Society, El Cortez, CCC Organizations, Last Frontier, Twin Lakes Pool, Depression, John S. Park School, Training area for flyers during WWII, Basic Magnesium in Henderson, changes Downtown, Huntridge Home prices, Charleston home build by George Franklin 's father, Downtown Sears store, development of Maryland Parkway, Cloudbursts, Dust Storms, early entertainers on "the Strip", opening of the Flamingo Hotel, Elvis performance, Liberace 's first performance, early physicians, Doctor Woodbury, Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, El Rancho Hotel. no 1
Cochrell, Jinx 03/20/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Old Cowboy statue, first hotel, Navy, Airplanes, Airport, Airlines, Reservationist, Howard Hughes, entertainment, Mt. Charleston, weather, Underworld Figure, Equipment at airport, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Secretary at UNLV, ranches, Chuck wagon, Mob. yes 1
Codwaller, Ralph 10/15/2001 yes 0
Coe, David Allan 09/23/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Coffin, Bob (James Robert Coffin IV) 01/29/2010 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 C66 2010 Bob Coffin arrived in Las Vegas in 1951. His family moved to the John S. Park Nieghborhood in 1960. He and his wife Mary Hausch, who also has been interviewd as part of this porject, bought the Gubler home in that neighborhood in 1987. He worked as a janitor at the Nevada Test Site as as a journalist for Las Vegas Review Journal. Bob was elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1982 and to the State Senate in 1986. He has a special interst in neighborhood preservation yes 0
Cohen, Burton 05/31/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Cohen, Burton 01/09/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C63 2007 Burton Cohen served in management of some of Las Vegas's most famous casinos starting with his involvement in the transformation of the Frontier Hotel in the mid-1960s yes 0
Cohen, Burton 2005 I Remember When: Recollections from LV Jewish Leaders F850.J5.C63 2005 Cohen served as a casino executive for several Strip locations; great knowledge of early casino operations and community involvement of those owners. no 0
Cohen, Gil 8/5/2014 BELVOHP Grew up at LV Country Club. Worked at the Stardust learning the casino business after college at UNR. Currently at Monte Carlo. no 0
Cohen, Myron 11/25/1975 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cohen, Oscar 05/21/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cole, Natalie 08/12/1983 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Cole, Woody 11/22/1975 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Coleman, Rachel 07/24/1996 Women in Gaming and Entertainment CT247 .C636 2007 Worked in the back-of-the-house for various gaming venues, moved up the ranks of the Culinary Union Local 226; management position at Union Plaza as the head of housekeeping. yes 2
Collins, Ed 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal background living in Las Vegas, how females came to be in Casinos, the first female jobs in Casinos, how the Culinary Union Came to help the workers in the Hotels, how showrooms became an important part in the casino business, helping Nick Kelly, dealer, gaming and gambling, hotel operations and incidents. no 1
Collins, Gene 08/31/2000 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C64 2007 Gene Collins worked as an operator's engineer at the Nevada Test Site and later trained as an engineer. He worked with youth groups in Las Vegas, was a state assemblyman, and was instrumental in getting the Martin Luther King holiday bill passed. He was president of the Las Vegas chapter of the NAACP yes 3
Collins, Will 05/04/1998 Dennis McBride Oral Interview yes 8
Colton, Annie Victoria 02/28/1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY General Nevada History 1905 - 1973 yes 0
Colton, George Gordon 10/09/1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY Searchlight Nevada, Original Gold Strike in Searchlight. Development of the Duplex Mine. History of Searchlight Nevada. yes 0
Colton, Gordon 10/03/1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY The history of Searchlight Nevada yes 0
Colton, Rodney A. October 1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY General History of Southern Nevada and Las Vegas 1918 - 1973 yes 0
Connell, Daniel 11/18/2013 West Charleston - Ward 1 Westleigh neighbor of West Charleston. Built in 1952 as the only 2 bedroom home. Owned a restaurant, sold interest, then worked for Papa Gar. then worked 28 years for Metro. Treatment of casino cheats, the LV dress code, early casino owners, and the influence of Howard Hughes. yes 0
Conner, Gerald L. 02/22/1977 Red Rock School/Nellis Air force Nevada growing from the 1950 's, Nellis Air Force, Lake Mead, changes in UNLV since the 1950 's, churches and religion in Nevada, social clubs in Nevada, problems in the school districts, progress of hotels and gambling in Nevada, Horse Racing in Las Vegas, El Rancho hotel fire, the first earth quake in Nevada, early Atomic testing and how it affected Las Vegas, active in politics and elections, the Rodeo in Nevada, changes in Nevada. no 1
Conover, Barbara 11/28/2003/2006 Blue Diamond yes 4
Conover, Barbara November 28, 2003 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 4
Conover, Willis 08/06/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 2
Constancio, Teresita 9/4/2012 Boyer Early LV OPH - Library Tessie came to work in public services at UNLV Library as a young woman from the Phillipines and worked in the libraries for 25 years under a long list of library directors. yes 0
Constancio, Teresita 7/4/2012 BELVOHP Early life in the Philippines, coming to Las Vegas, hiring process at UNLV Libraries, early members of library staff, and changes over time yes 0
Conti, Charlotte 03/20/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas in 1955, Atomic Testing, Old Ranch (Stewart Ranch), Downtown and Showboat area, Lake Tahoe, Helldorado, Mormon Church and Las Vegas history - Mormons Religion. no 1
Contino, Dick 03/19/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Contino, Dick 11/05/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Convey, Bert Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 2
Conway, Debbie 03/13/13 AfAm Collaborative - LV Black Experience F850.N4 C65 2012 no 0
Cook, Marcheta 09/18/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 1
Cook, Phillip L. 03/03/1977 Family history, Las Vegas in the early 1940 's, hotels and gambling, the "Red Light Districts", prostitution, recreation in Las Vegas, television and radio in Las Vegas, early prices in Las Vegas, state and local politics, Ranch Life, the Old Ranch (Stewart Ranch), Education UNLV - Discrimination and culture, Convention Center and the Tourist Trade, energy crisis, local and state government and the Mafia, drugs and drinking in Las Vegas. no 1
Cooke, Augusta Jane Carter Unknown Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Cooke, Mary B. 03/18/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Radar - Site job, Nellis Air Force Base, growth and development of Las Vegas, change in people of Las Vegas, family background, housing, hospitals and health centers. 1978 "current" issues: Equal Rights Amendment, Prostitution, Homosexually. Job market and welfare, prejudices, youth of Las Vegas. no 1

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