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Conner, Gerald L. OH-00411 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 OH-00412 11/28/2003/2006 Blue Diamond yes 4
Conover, Barbara OH-00413 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 OH-00262 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 OH-00262 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 OH-00415 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 OH-00263 03/13/13 AfAm Collaborative - LV Black Experience F850.N4 C65 2012 no 0
Cook, Marcheta OH-00264 09/18/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 1
Cook, Phillip L. OH-00418 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 OH-00266 Unknown Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Cooke, Mary B. OH-00420 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
Coombs, Joel OH-00267 2/22/2014 AfAm Reared in Las Vegas with white father and black mother; schoolmates thought he had a maid. Riots at Valley High School, known as school where the rich kids attended; though affluent neighborhood, drugs damaged the neighborhood and were easily available at Valley HS and at Bishop Gorman. no 0
Cooper, Alice Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Cooper, Eldon G. OH-00422 03/03/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas and Nevada history. no 1
Cooper, Pat 11/01/1991 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Cooper, Pat Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 4
Cooper, Pat 03/19/1981 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Cooper, Pat 07/02/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Cooper, Pat` Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Cooper, Wilma (Pease) OH-00423 02/27/1977 Life in Boulder City and Henderson since 1936 to 1977 no 1
Cope, Cecil OH-00425 11/06/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 2
Cope, Cecil OH-00424 March 30, 2007 Dlue 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
Cope, Frank OH-00426 03/15/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Blue Diamond Water Company, Boulder Dam being built (Hoover Dam), the Meadows Water Hole, hunting, fishing, gold, motorcycle racing, Elks Lodge, Gypsum Mines, teaching classes for the water company, the Old Ranch (Stewart Ranch). no 1
Corash, Jan OH-02226 7/13/2007 Jay Sarno Project Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Corash, Larry OH-02227 7/12/2007 Jay Sarno Project Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Corderman, Margie Joanne OH-00427 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Living in Boulder City, changes and growth in Boulder City, social life - recreation, Frank Crowe Statue - Historical Museum, pollution - Henderson, heating and cooling systems, Elton Garrett, MX Missile, Sagebrush rebellion, women in untraditional roles, controlled growth ordinance. no 1
Corimby, Bertine & Corimbi, Vita OH-00270 4/22/2009 Boyer Las Vegas Oral History The era of live music on the Las Vegas Strip. yes 0
Cornell, Jack W. OH-00429 02/18/1979 Boulder City Historical happenings in Boulder City and Southern Nevada, structural change in schools, military, Depression, Civilian Conservation Corps, working in Tonopah, politics, Hoover Dam, gambling, recreation, Atomic Testing, changes. no 1
Cortney, Francis OH-00430 2/16/2001 The Public School Principalship CCSD Principalship yes 0
Cosby, Bill 11/01/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cosby, Bill 01/06/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cosgrove, Sondra OH-02261 2/11/2015 BELVOHP President of League of Women Voters, professor at CSN, former chair of Faculty Senate where she lobbied for college at State Legislature, LV Historic Preservation Commissioner, ACLU affiliation, many other community and state commitments. no 0
Cotton, D.D. OH-00278 03/21/1997 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F850.N4 C68 1998 Dancer who became one of the first two black cocktail waitresses at Caesars Palace in 1966 and later worked at The Tropicana as a floor manager in the pit. yes 3
Cougar, Douglas R. OH-00431 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 2
Countess, Jerome (Jerry) OH-02177 Oct. 28, 2014 Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project Came to Las Vegas in 1976 to take a job with what became the Jewish Federation. Started the local Jewish Reporter. yes 0
Counts, Betty OH-00432 10/29/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early days activities for children in Las Vegas, Atomic testing, politics, small stores and companies in Las Vegas. no 1
Cowan, Susie OH-00433 01/13/2006 Living to Dance-Tapping in Las Vegas CT247 .C68 2012 Tap Dancing no 2
Cox, Lew OH-00288 02/26/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Cox, Lois OH-00435 03/18/1978 Life in Las Vegas Family background, personal history, Clark County School District and education in Las Vegas, Politics in Nevada, Basques in Nevada, growth of Las Vegas, "the Strip" and gambling, industry, Las Vegas "Strip" entertainment and changes, Lake Mead and Mt Charleston. no 1
Cox, Owen Earl OH-00436 03/06/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske St. George Utah, Las Vegas in 1928, homes in 1931, wages of Road Workers in 1932, Old Arrowhead Trail, LDS Church and Mormon Church in Las Vegas 1932 (Religion), Wells Nevada, mining company in Gold Hill Nevada, working at the Basic Magnesium Plant, WWII, housing shortage in 1942, hospitals in 1942, development of sponge ore, steam engines, Tent City, gambling, building hotels in the 1940 's in Las Vegas, Vegas Village, transportation of goods in the 1950 's, air conditioning and cooling in the 1950 's, LDS Church in the 1950 's, population growth, Nellis Air Force Base, tourist trade and growth, crime in the 1950 's, Cattle Ranch, school system in Las Vegas. no 1
Cox, Suzette M. OH-00437 03/15/1981 Divorce in Las Vegas and NV History Life of single woman in Nevada. Interviewed by Andrew Lazarus no 1
Cox, Suzette M. OH-00438 1979-03-02 History of Las Vegas. Interviewed by Lance Cooper no 1
Crabbe, John W. OH-00292 May 5, 206 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
Crabbe, Margaret Eleanor Bain OH-00300 January 19, 2004 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 3
Craddock, John E. Dr. OH-00441 04/14/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Dentist at Nellis Air Force Base, homes of Las Vegas, economy, hotels, Mines in Twin Lakes, Twin Lakes Motel, Old Land Mark Golden Nugget, Red Rock, Atomic Bomb experience as a Navy Commander, hunting in Mt. Charleston, prohibition in Mt Charleston, Argentine mine, Wagon Train story and making a tooth brush, Airport in 1952 in Las Vegas. no 1
Craddock, Nancy Lee OH-00442 03/16/1976 - 04/14/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas "Frontier" Dentists, opening night of Sands Hotel, Flooding, Twin Lakes Estates, Topography and drainage problems, early clubs and groups, Nellis, Girl Scouts, Sunrise Hospital, Sky Harbor Airport, Leona Mack, James R. Dickerson, Alpine Village, Community Swimming Hole, 1955 Las Vegas, Tule Springs Digs and Margaret Wheat, exploring the mines. no 1

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