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Caples, Vernon S. OH-00336 02/25/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Narrator b.1891. Las Vegas history from 1942 to 1979. Las Vegas airfield (Nellis). Prostitution. Hoover (Boulder) Dam: two anecdotes. Effect of WWII on Las Vegas. Hotel/casinos during the 1940s and 1950s. Leisure activities. Eldorado Festival. Lorenzi Park. BMI Plant. Retirement in Las Vegas. yes 1
Cappadonna, Evelyn OH-02228 2008-08-01, 2008-08-15 Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Cardle, James OH-00337 04/25/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.C32 2007 James Cardle taught engineering at UNLV and worked on earning accreditation for the engineering program. He also did research on the Yucca Mountain Project and on the removal of arsenic from drinking water. He is now a patent attorney in Minneapolis and works part-time as intellectual property counsel to UNLV. Impressions of UNLV, students, engineering program. Preparing for accreditation of engineering program. Research projects whilst at UNLV. New career. Writing, reading, remedial classes at UNLV. Diversification of students in engineering. yes 2
Carl, P. Kay OH-00338 11/22/2001 Public School Principalship Oral History Project School management strategies in Clark County School District yes 0
Carlini, Tod OH-02317 2013 February 15 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada A native of Yerington, Carlini received EMS training at Utah State before working for the Yerington Fire Department. He became chief in 1990. In 2000 he became chief of the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts. no 0
Carlson, Joe A. OH-00339 10/11/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske History of Las Vegas, 1921 to 1960. Businesses on Freemont Street in the 1920s and 1930s. Recreation. North Las Vegas and Indian Reservation. Atomic testing. Gaming. Transportation. Demographic change. yes 1
Carlson, Kurt OH-02318 2013 June 05 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Carlson graduated from Queens University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario in 1974. He established a practice in Fallon, Nevada in 1977. In the 1980s, Carlson pushed for advanced ER training for physicians in Nevada and ER services in rural hospitals. no 0
Carlson, William D. Dr. OH-00340 03/19/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early history of UNLV (Nevada Southern University) libraries, 1957-1960s. Narrator was the first dean. Maude Frazier Hall. Grant Hall. Collecting of books. Jerry Dye (Head Librarian, 1958-1964). Budget and funding. yes 1
Carmody, Sandra E. OH-00157 8/3/2001 Public School Principalship Oral History Project School management in Las Vegas yes 0
Carnell. Margaret OH-02260 4/30/2014 Ward 1 In 1905 Edward "Ed" Von Tobel left Los Angeles with his friend Jake Beckley for Lincoln County, Nevada. They purchased a parcel in the new town of Las Vegas and established the Von Tobel Lumber Company. The company served Las Vegas until it closed in 1976. Von Tobel met and married Mary Hameril, and they had four children, Jake, Katherine Elizabeth, Ed Jr., and George. This is an interview with three of Ed's granddaughters. Margaret Carnell is the oldest of three daughters of Elizabeth Von Tobel and Kenneth Zahn. She manages the Von Tobel family properties. Patricia "Patsy" Brinton is the second daughter of Elizabeth Von Tobel and Kenneth Zahn. She does volunteer work with the Assistance League of Las Vegas and the Junior League of Las Vegas. Sharon Schmitt is the second of four daughters of Edward Von Toble Jr. and Evelyne Leonard. She also does volunteer work with the Assistance League and the Junior League and with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church yes 0
Carpenter, Marianne OH-00342 03/02/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal reminiscences of living on Las Vegas. Helen Jane Stewart. Development of Las Vegas. Nixon visit. Clarke Gable. Observations of atomic testing. Brief career history. yes 1
Carpi, Elizabeth, Leonard & William OH-00158 1/14/2009 Heart to Heart: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Leonard was the premier contact lense fitter in LV. yes 0
Carr, Fannie OH-02511 12/5/2015 AfAm Growing up on the Westside; the black church, streets named for pastors, career in gaming and the medical field, and the future depends on family. no 0
Carr, Vicki 10/10/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Carratelli, Susan and Holly OH-00344 06/24/1999 Las Vegas Gay Archives-Dennis McBride yes 10
Carrigan, Chet OH-00345 02/17/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history. Working for the Sherrif. Population in Clark County. Lake Mead. Key roads. Effect of WWII on Las Vegas. The Depression. Floods. Tourism. Animal life. Mount Charleston. Hoover (Boulder Dam). Court House. McCarran Airport. Pioche. John Wayne. Fire and Police Department. El Rancho. Boulder City. Movie Theaters. Cashman Field. Underground lake. Railroad. yes 1
Carroll, Diahann Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carruth, Ella Earl OH-00160 06/23/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Bunkerville history before 1942. Life in Las Vegas from 1942 - 1975. WWII. Atomic Testing. Travel. Crops and agriculture. Bees. Environment. Social progress. [Cassette tape currently in need of repair] no 1
Carter, Benny 03/07/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Carter, Billy Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 3
Carter, Channel Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carter, Nell 05/21/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Carter, Nell 8/11/1986 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carter, Nell 09/21/1989 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carter/Chanel Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Casey, Linda & Steve OH-02088 6/4/2014 Ward 1 Steve grew up in Las Vegas in the water business, installed drinking water systems in new homes. Linda designed homes in the West Charleston, Ward 1 area. yes 0
Casey, Margaret "Peggy" OH-00347 1/13/2005 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C367 2007 Female workers during WWII. Las Vegas history from 1952. Mesquite Club. Family life in mid-century Las Vegas: grocery stores; restaurants. Leisure activities: entertainment; gardening; golf. Description of atomic testing. Howard Hughes. Transformation of Las Vegas: transportation; downtown. [Helpful index attached to the transcript]. yes 1
Casey, Walter OH-00348 11/15/2004 and 1/13/2005 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C37 2007 History of Las Vegas from 1951 with a business-related perspective. Paradise Valley before development. K-12 education before the creation of the Clark County School District. Chamber of Commerce: Las Vegas News Bureau; Live Wire Fund. The �Mob� and the rise of corporate gaming. National Association of Manufacturers and lobbying. Leisure activities: Hualapai Club; Kiwananis. �Myths� of the Atomic Test Site. Yucca Mountain. Moulin Rouge, discrimination and segregation. Howard Hughes. Water: Colorado River Commission; Southern Nevada Water Authority. Modern-day Las Vegas. yes 3
Cashman, James Jr. OH-00349 Las Vegas Review Journal First 100 Project Las Vegas Review Journal First 100 Project no 2
Cashman, Timothy OH-02934 2017 January 10 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project As a member of the third generation of Cashman businessmen (son of James "Big Jim" Cashman Junior and grandson of Senior) Tim Cashman was raised in the Scotch 80s and attended Las Vegas Day School and Our Lady of Las Vegas and Bishop Gorman High School before going to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University. After working his way up in the Cadillac business, he purchased the franchise from his father, sold it, and opened a Harley-Davidson franchise. In this interview, he discusses the importance of transportation and sports to his family and to Las Vegas. no 0
Cason, Jack and Maxine OH-02838 9/22/2016 Building Las Vegas To Las Vegas in 1950 with an independent gas station operator; founded Las Vegas-based Rebel Oil Co. in 1952; more than 50 gas/service stations and convenience stores in and near Las Vegas. Children now run company. no 0
Casper, Elizabeth OH-00350 03/05/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske (11 very good photos) Las Vegas history, 1946-1976. Education: growth of schools in Las Vegas; football rivalry between Ranch and Las Vegas High Schools. Career in teaching: teaching in the Westside (Kit Carson Elementary); discrimination/segregation and �busing�; drug use in schools. Growth of an art community. Art competition/shows. Churches/religion. Las Vegas High School �Rythmettes.� Value of a college education. no 1
Cassem, Patricia A. OH-00351 5/2/2003 Public School Principalship Oral History Project School management in Las Vegas school district yes 0
Castrejon, Brittany Jean OH-03308 2017 November 09 Remembering 1 October Oral History Project Native Las Vegan, 28-years old, court reporter. Attended Route 91 with her 14 year old niece and friends. Talks about being near stage and their escape route to Tropicana hotel. no 0
Cathcart, Jack OH-00352 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, 1957-1980 focusing on the transformations in the entertainment field. Hotels on the �Strip,� Fremont Street, and landscape of Las Vegas during the 1950s. Entertainment in hotel lounges. Dancing: change of styles. Reminiscences in connection with Betty Grable, Judy Garland, Liberace, the Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny, Dean Martin, and the Lennox Sisters. Entertainment at military post during WWII. Change in the way casinos took care of customers. Star performers. [Helpful tape summary on file] no 1
Caviglia, Caesar Rev. OH-00353 03/14/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Religion, St Peter 's Church, Catholic Church, Saint Andrew 's in Boulder City, Divisions between Catholics and Mormons in Southern Nevada, Saint Joan 's, Saint Christopher 's, Saint James ', Parochial Schools, Federal Housing and Senior Citizen groups, the need for a community college in Henderson, financing private education. People discussed during the interview: Monsignor John Lambe, Msg. Peter V. Moran, Msg. John Ryan, Fr. John Kenny, Fr. Bill Kenny, Msg. Empey, Mrs. Williams of Pioche, Bishop Lawrence Scanlan (Salt Lake City), Bishop Robert Dwyer, Fr. Vansky (St. Peter's Henderson), Fr. Fisher, Fr. James Sheehy, Fr. Elwood Le Voy, Fr. Toomey (St. Viator 's), Jim Gibson, Bob Richard, George Girard, Steve Nicholson. no 1
Cecil, Helen Mott OH-00355 03/16/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history. Schools during the 1920s and 1930s. Occupations. Experiences as a telephone switchboard operator. Fremont Street. El Rancho and Sahara Hotels. Pre-development Las Vegas: streets; ranches; fruit peddlers. Hover (Boulder) City. Old/Stewart Ranch. Helen Stewart. �Friday night� family nights at �Strip� hotels. Reasons to live in Las Vegas. Cultural activities. no 1
Cecil, Helen Mott OH-00356 04/24/2007 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C42 2008 Las Vegas history. Growing up in Las Vegas. Westside. Helldorado parades. Hoover (Boulder Dam). Early Boulder City, NV.: dancing; prostitution and health cards. Las Vegas High School. Career history of the narrator. Farmers� Home Association. Medical care and entertainment in Las Vegas during the 1930s. Divorce. Utah during the 1930s. BMI and Henderson. Atomic bomb testing. Bus system. Downtown and Freemont Street. yes 2
Chacon, Juan OH-00161 8/28/2012 African Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History no 0
Chadwick, Verna OH-00358 02/24/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Descriptions of Las Vegas and Boulder City in 1947. Las Vegas utilities during the 1950s, particularly water. Las Vegas hospital. Growth of schools. Scouts. Mormon Church. Working in a voting booth. The city�s response to the death of JKF. Leisure activities. Changes and development: hotel-casinos on the �strip�; street names; increase in shop malls; young people; physical growth of the city; property taxes. [Abrupt end to the interview]. no 1
Chambers, Dwight OH-00359 02/26/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, between 1960 and 1981. Working in Las Vegas hotel-casinos: high rollers; establishing credit line; memory of a high roller. Caesar's Palace: fountains known locally as the "$25 million car wash." Unions. Mafia and casinos. House odds for table games. Hotel administration: house-keeping; customer service; hotel room theft; price of rooms; fire regulations and hotel safety. Duties of management. Plans for expansion of the Landmark Hotel. Gasoline prices. Impact of Atlantic City. [Helpful tape summary on file] no 1
Chambers, Marilyn 07/02/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Chambers, Michael and Alison OH-00174 10/03/2013 West Charleston Ward 1 Renovated this McNeil home leaving exterior as close to the original as possible. Talked about coffee on the curb, neighborhood block parties, and use of social media to promote community. yes 0
Chandler, Allin OH-03186 2013-02-05 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C43 2012 Rancho High School Class of 1962. yes 0
Chandler, Allin O. OH-00361 12/09/2002 Principalship Project and BELVOHP Rancho HS Interview part of Dr. Carlton's (UNLV) Oral History of Public School Principalships. Education and career history. Teacher and educational administrator in Las Vegas, 1968-1990. Clark County Association of School Administrators (CCASA). Instructional philosophy: Madeline Hunter�s method of teaching. Dr. Brian Cram (Superintendent of CCSD, 1989-2000). Robert E. Wentz (Superintendent of CCSD, 1982-1989). Developments in education. Philosophy and duties of a school principal. Development of personal writing and public speaking skills. Instructional leadership. Developments in school administration. Parental responsibilities. Daily pressures of a principal. Role of the Executive Director of CCASA. Nevada State legislators and lobbying in Carson City. Mentors. yes 2
Channing, Carol 02/28/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Chapter, Richard "Dick" T. OH-00362 03/06/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, 1940s and 1950s. Original hotel-casinos. Changes in the form of hotel-casinos. Transport: roads. Climate and humidity. Crime rate and law enforcement. Recreational activities at Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Wash. Floods (1955) and snow. Expansion of school construction. Atomic testing: �circus blasts.� Expansion of McCarran airport. Reflections on operating a small business. Stewart Ranch. no 1
Charles, Ray 11/20/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Charo March 1984 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Chase, Linda OH-00176 4/1/2008 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Lived in Bonanza Village, talked of NV Test Site and its impact on her writing and research, recreation as a child, and the changing attitude about gaming. yes 0

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