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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
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 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 OH-02483 10/06/2015 BELV- Girl Scouts First interview in a series that will be collected by Las Vegas Girl Scouts. Craddock is 93 years of age, a 1939 Golden Eaglette, and lifetime advocate for the real life benefits of being a Girl Scout. Talks of the badges, honors, camping excursions, and lessons that change lives. no 0
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
Craddock, Patricia Carmichael OH-00443 03/02/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education Las Vegas History, "Occupational Residence and Travel History", Home life community, Helldorado, city growth. no 1
Craft, Nancy OH-02446 7/28/2015 BELVOHP - Rhythmettes LV High School in the mid 1950s as a member of the famed marching / dancing group, the Rhythmettes. Philosophy of life taught by group's founder, Mrs. Evelyn Stuckey. no 0
Craft, Norman OH-02442 8/6/2015 BELVOHP Great memories of early Henderson, Victory Village, Townsite housing and school, sports in high school and returning after college to teach in Las Vegas. Rancho HS riots and not understanding that there was a racial divide. no 0
Craig, Junior OH-00444 1974 and 02/15/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Searchlight, Mining, Prostitution, Gold Mining, Casinos, Boulder (Hoover) Dam no 2
Crawford, Ernest O. OH-00445 10/26/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Stewart Ranch, Las Vegas history, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), "The Strip", Fremont, Kyle Ranch, Stewart Ranch, Southern Nevada and Changes in and around the Dam no 1
Crawford, Richard T/ OH-02092 4/30/2014 BELVOHP Business operations in Las Vegas. importance of business collaboration, History of Green Valley Grocery Stores, supporting the arts yes 0
Credico, Randy 11/05/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Creighton, Stella OH-00301 01/28/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Crickman, Oliver OH-00447 03/03/1979 Prostitution Prostitution, Cooking in Las Vegas (1955 - 1979), Restaurant Industry 1955 - 1979 no 1
Crine, James D. OH-00303 02/08/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Crisp, Robert OH-00307 06/22/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Cristie, Lou 12/12/1986 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Gwen Castaldi no 1
Crocker, Clark OH-00450 03/03/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Henderson, Education, general Las Vegas History, Las Vegas 1932 - , Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam), Pahrump, Religion and Organizations, Pilot and Navigator in Navy, School System no 1
Crockett, Peg OH-00309 5/21/2012 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Beginning of the airport, stories about Howard Hughes yes 0
Crosby, Gary 07/25/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Crosby, Kathryn 12/05/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Crosby, Kim 04/07/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Crosby, Norm Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Crowe, Cecile OH-00452 Local Oral History Project-Roske Boulder Canyon, Boulder Canyon Project, Technical Data, no 1
Cruz, Belia C. OH-00453 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Cruze, Charlene Cox OH-00310 08/09/2010 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C78 2007 Charlene Cox Cruze was born in Las Vegas. Her early ancestors traveled through the area in the 1850s, and her grandparents settled in Las Vegas in 1905, the year it was founded. She is a registered Cherokee, Daughter of the American Revolution, and Daughter of the Utah Pioneers. She is a Las Vegas tour guide and talks of her memories of the evolution of Las Vegas from a small town to a city with casinos owned by corporations yes 0
Culver, Mary Ann OH-00455 03/22/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas Sands, Culinary Union - Sands Silverbird, 1950's Union, Entertainers, Showrooms, Strikes, Organized Crime, Elvis, shows at T-Bird 1960 's, Frank Sinatra, Joe Wells, Zigfield Follies", Smog in Las Vegas, "Ice Follies", , Weather, Bus System, traffic, Howard Hughes, Sands Entertainers 1950 's (Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin), Filming "Ocean's 11", Al Bramlett, Casinos Uptown and on "The Strip", Cash Registers in early 1950 's, no 1
Cummings, Laverne & Midnight OH-00456 08/29/2000 Oral History Interview-Dennis McBride yes 2
Cunningham, Eldon W. OH-00458 1981/03/14 Testing and Nevada Test Site, Atomic Testing, travel, Air Fields, the MX in Nevada, Testing Rockets, U-2, Hunting, Fishing at Twin Lakes, Prospecting in Nevada, Setting up Bylaws. Interviewer: Randall L. Williams no 1
Cunningham, Eldon W. OH-00457 11/30/1975 Mining, Gambling in Searchlight History of Las Vegas 1943 - 1975, Henderson, Las Vegas in the 1950 's, Prospecting and Gambling, World War II (WWII) Tape 2: Testing and Nevada Test Site, Atomic Testing, travel, Air Fields, the MX in Nevada, Testing Rockets, U-2, Hunting, Fishing at Twin Lakes, Prospecting in Nevada, Setting up Bylaws no 1
Cunningham, Erma OH-00312 07/04/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Curley, Elmer OH-00314 11/1/2011 Boyer Early Las Vegas OPH - Library CT247 .C87 2007 Elmer Curley came to work in public services at UNLV Library in 1967 and worked in the libraries for a number of years under a long list of library directors. yes 0
Current, Ron OH-00315 3/16/2012 Boyer Early Las Vegas OPH - African American Experience \Las Vegas Black Panther Party. yes 0
Curtis, Archie OH-00462 03/07/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas History, Atomic Testing, Discrimination, Politics, UNR (University of Reno, Nevada), Sports in High School, Boxing in the Olympics, Children in the Casinos, Hotels in 1959 and 1979, Bob Rose campaign, Atomic Testing, Weather Changes no 1
Curtis, Elmore B. OH-00463 03/01/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske 1942 Las Vegas, Early Test Site Manager, Atomic Testing, Tourist Industry, Life in Nevada since 1942 no 1
Curtis, Hal G. OH-00464 02/24/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas, Agriculture, property values, Lombard Plane Crash, construction of El Rancho Hotel, Hoover (Boulder) Dam, Spring Mountain Ranch, prostitution, Mormons (Religion), early Downtown Las Vegas, Cashman Field. Tape 03/09/1978: Early recreation in Las Vegas, Lake Mead, work in Henderson, pay rates and money value, Goldrange Mountains, Old Ranch, Indian Grave sites, Downtown in the 1930 's, "Block 16" "Cat Houses" (prostitution), Blacks in Las Vegas, Native American Indians in Las Vegas area, the first Unions in Las Vegas, Construction Work, Union Violence, Races in Unions, Los Angeles Times Building Destroyed, Magnesium Plant (BMI), Las Vegas during the Depression. no 1
Curtis, Hal G. OH-00316 1978-03-09 Ralph Roske Interviews Early recreation in Las Vegas, Lake Mead, work in Henderson, pay rates and money value, Goldrange no 1
Curtis, Isabella OH-00466 02/15/1979 and 07/15/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Waitess Sandy Valley, Emma Curtis, Atomic Testing, Telephones in Las Vegas, Helldorado, The Roundup, The Showboat, The Tropicana, Sandy Valley, Energy Crisis 1973 - 1974, no 1

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