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Cloud, Barbara OH-00397 05/30/2006 UNLV LD3745 .C46 2007 yes 2
Coates, Della OH-00398 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. OH-00399 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 OH-00400 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 OH-00401 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
Coe, David Allan 09/23/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Coffin, Bob OH-03218 2017 August 08 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Born in Anaheim, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin moved to the Huntridge area of Las Vegas at nine years of age in 1951. His father owned Western Petroleum Distributors, which delivered heating oil to businesses and residences. Bob attended local schools, graduating from Bishop Gorman High School and UNLV. Talks of mentor Grant Sawyer, managing political campaigns (1972-1979), first run for Assembly 1982, and subsequent political career to present. Talks of Nicaragua, Fremont Street Experience, homelessness, and 1989 vote to increase legislative pensions by 300 percent. no 0
Coffin, Bob (James Robert Coffin IV) OH-00220 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 OH-02592 05/31/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Cohen, Burton OH-00230 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 OH-00221 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, Burton OH-01438 1/26/2010 Jay Sarno Project Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Cohen, Gil OH-02148 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. F850.J5.C666 2014 yes 0
Cohen, Malcolm (Rabbi) OH-02521 Dec. 15, 2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Malcolm Cohen moved to Las Vegas from London, England in 2009 to become the clergy for Temple Sinai. He talks about local Jewish community and the growth of Temple Sinai, which is a merger of sorts between two smaller congregations: Adat Ariel and Temple Beth Am. F850.J5.C635 2014 yes 0
Cohen, Myron OH-02591 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, Tom OH-02251 1/22/2015 BELVOHP Moved to Las Vegas in 1955. Caretaker of Kiel Ranch for a year in the early 1960s. Limo driver, dealer, and family man who believes in close kinship ties. He tells a story that demonstrates the power of love. no 0
Cole, Woody 11/22/1975 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Coleman, Mark OH-02950 2007 April 24 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Experiences as public school principal in Southern Nevada. yes 0
Coleman, Rachel OH-00234 07/24/1996 Women in Gaming & 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
Coleman, Samuel & Sherrill OH-02590 2/16/2016 AfAm F850.N4 C643 2012 Samuel worked as a Pullman Porter. Born in Mississippi, migrated to Chicago, and became a man through the mentoring of other porters. Retired to Las Vegas where he and Sherrill live as active seniors in a complex in Summerlin. yes 0
Coleman, Willie Del OH-02255 11/25/2014 AfAm - Student Cook at the Landmark Hotel for 14 years; Culinary Union, became a drug lord and served 7 years in prison, returned to the community and educated his son sending him to UNR. no 0
Coletti, Cynthia (Cindy) and Fordham, David OH-02881 2016 October 27 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project This son of working-class divorced parents was raised by his mother in subsidized housing in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He talks about putting himself through college and moving to Las Vegas to live with his father in the summers. He recalls helping to raise his sisters, attending law school in Michigan, returning to Las Vegas, and working with and learning from zoning and land use attorneys Chris Kaempfer and Mark Fiorentino. He discusses moving from representing owners of billboards and telecommunication towers to representing clients to the cities of Henderson and North Las Vegas for such developments as Faraday Future, Aliante, and Skye Canyon. no 0
Coller, Jeffrey OH-03210 2017 July 25 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project Jeffrey Coller grew up in Las Vegas attending catholic schools. His priest saw great potential and sent Coller on scholarship to St. Joseph's in California for two years. He blossomed, returned to Las Vegas, and completed high school at Bishop Gorman while living as as emancipated minor and working at the El Cortez. After marriage and the Marine Corp, he landed at Harrah's in Reno where he moved through the hotel side of the house from change boy to Assistant Hotel Manager. His next adventure took him into real estate development and eventually in 1992 Coller moved back to Las Vegas and expanded his real estate business into land syndication. no 0
Collier, Sylvester OH-03183 2017 May 17 African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project Sylvester Collier has worked as an artist all his life including 20 years in the Air Force. After his last military assignment, Las Vegas, Collier found himself into the classroom of the Clark County School District teaching art after acquiring a master's degree at UNLV. Instrumental in helping Vicki Richardson and Harold Bradford start the Left of Center Art Gallery, Collier currently does most of his painting in his home studio unless he's at his summer home in Oregon. no 0
Collins, Ed OH-00406 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. yes 1
Collins, Gene OH-00144 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, Gene OH-02697 2009 July 16 Boyer Early Las Vegas Mr. Gene Collins came to Las Vegas to stay around 1966. He discusses the job market here and delineates his work experience and career as culinary employee, operation engineer, and finally as electrician at the Nevada Test Site. Gene first joined the NAACP at the age of 21 and credits his grandfather's example as motivation. Coaching Little League sports and interacting with those young people convinced him that he could make a difference by speaking up for them. He became a Nevada State Assemblyman to help bring diversification, jobs, and businesses to the black community. Mr. Collins was voted in as president of the NAACP in Las Vegas from 1998 to 2001. He details the accomplishments of the NAACP during those years and discusses the means by which they were met, including marches and protests. He mentions the Most Improved commendation from the national association, meeting with Winnie Mandela, and kudos from Terry Lenny for the NAACP's part in being able to introduce gaming into Macau. Mr. Collins' closing comments include thanks to past generations, his wish for future generations, and mention of Assembly Bill 99. He also refers to President Obama's address to the NAACP National Convention in 2009. yes 0
Collins, Will OH-00407 05/04/1998 Dennis McBride Oral Interview yes 8
Collins, Will OH-02542 2005 June 8 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 1
Colton, Annie Victoria OH-00245 02/28/1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY General Nevada History 1905 - 1973 yes 0
Colton, George Gordon OH-00246 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 OH-00246 10/03/1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY The history of Searchlight Nevada yes 0
Colton, Rodney A. OH-00249 October 1973 *NO TAPE* TRANSCRIPT ONLY General History of Southern Nevada and Las Vegas 1918 - 1973 yes 0
Community Conversations OH-02650 3/30/2016 AfAm Collab Panel composed of students and community narrators who discussed working with each other, the value of the interchange, the value of oral history, and they related stories of the experience. no 0
Conedy, Cliff OH-02729 2015 June 02 Table Games Management Oral History Project Circus Circus; Fremont; Little Caesars; Fremont; Mint; El Rancho; Imperial Palace; MGM Grand (new); Flamingo; Caesars Palace yes 0
Congregation Ner Tamid roundtable OH-02903 2016 September 21 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Gerald Gordon, Bob Unger, David Wasserman, Renee Diamond and Gilbert Shaw discuss the founding of Congregation Ner Tamid in 1974. It became the first Reform synagogue in Las Vegas. The conversation includes discussion about the first meeting, the move into the current location, and the hiring of Rabbi Akselrad. no 0
Connell, Daniel OH-02085 11/18/2013 West Charleston - Ward 1 F849.L35 C664 2014 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. 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
Conner, Marjorie OH-00250 2002 April 18 Public School Principalship Oral History Project yes 0
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

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