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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Armstrong, Stan OH-02256 12/02/2014 AfAm - Student Project Film maker, professor at UNLV. Grew up on D Street in Cadillac Arms, worked at family's market, witnessed riots at Rancho High School. no 0
Arnaz, Desi Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Arnold, Brenda OH-00048 02/28/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Librarian, religion, Gideon, Cat club, viewing above ground Atomic Testing, Churches in Las Vegas, Railroad, Lake Mead activities, Harris Springs Mt. Charleston. no 1
Arnold, Eddy 08/07/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Arnold, Eddy 02/17/1989 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Arum, Lovee duBoef OH-02884 2016 November 01 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project F850.J5 A78 2014 Lovee Arum is a philanthropist; she is an supporter of UNLV, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Health Center, Nevada Women's Philanthropy. She talks about residing in Las Vegas over the years and participating in Jewish community. She is married to Bob Arum. yes 0
Arum, Robert (Bob) OH-02867 2016 October 20 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project F850.J5 A778 2014 CEO of Top Rank Boxing, inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999 for his successful career promoting the sport. Talks about growing up Orthodox Jew in New York and how circumstances brought him to the business he has grown since 1965. Relationships with famous boxers such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and others. yes 0
Askew, Dennis Lee OH-02464 8/28/2015 BELVOHP Las Vegas native Dennis Askew grew up as the son of long-time Sands Hotel & Casino craps dealer and box man, Johnny Askew. He discusses Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s and his experiences working as a busboy at the Sands in the late 1960s. After his graduation from Valley High School in 1971, he formed his own band Universe, which had success in Las Vegas and southern California. By the late 1970s, the band had broken up and Askew began working at Odyssey Records in downtown Las Vegas. From 1980-1985 he wrote a weekly column (Las Vegas Sun newspaper) on the Las Vegas rock scene called "Rock Talk" and later did a radio and TV show by the same name before he moved to southern California permanently in 1985 no 0
Atkins, Cholly 03/10/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Atti, Daniel OH-00050 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Growth of Las Vegas, cheating in Casinos, Casino security, gamblers, dealing cards, Dealers attitudes, hotel opperations, high rollers. Las Vegas: entertainment, vacationing, legal age limit, etc. no 1
Ault, James W. OH-00051 11/06/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske History of Las Vegas 1940 to 1975 - builder, railroad engineer - No Tape, handwritten notes no 0
Auslander, Joe 11/03/1972 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Austin Family with Chazz Young OH-02138 8/6/2014 AfAm Collab Austin, Aramental: Created Austin Dancers, a dance school in New York and brought the concept to Las Vegas in 1993. After many locations, now at the Pearson Center training award winning dancers.; Austin, Linda: Drummer. Daughter of Aramentel Austin of the Austin Dancers, Las Vegas dance school. Linda has played worldwide for personalities Oprah, Maya Angelou, and the others. Has played with many famed musicians including Quincy Jones.; Austin, Henry G.: Husband of Aramentel Austin, founder of Austin Dancers - a school to train dancers that began in NY and was transported to LV in 1993.; Young, Charles: Dancer trained in NY. Works with children at the West LV Arts Center and Austin Dancers; Williams, Debbie: Dancer. Daughter of founder of Austin Dancers, school in LV than began in NY. yes 0
Avants, Beecher OH-00094 02/04/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; police force and growth since 1956, Nevada Test Site, Camp Mercury, increase in crime; Presidential visits: Kennedy and Johnson, growth of Las Vegas yes 0
Ayers, Harold M. III OH-00052 03/05/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Black-Jack dealer, religion, gaming, pollution, Atomic testing, police and crime, gold mining. no 1
Azevedo, Carol OH-00053 03/04/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Schools, Political feelings, Downtown, Old Court House, Henderson, Sunrise Mountain West LV, Telephones, Hospitals, College Blvd (Lake Mead Blvd), Water supply, Bonnie Springs area, Tule Springs area. The Strip from 1951 and its growth. no 1
Babich, Brad and Victoria OH-00095 11/22/2013 Boyer Early LV Early town in the 1940s and 1950s. High School days, first car, jobs as a runner and lifeguard. His father was in gaming management. no 0
Baca, Edward OH-02533 1/28/2016 BELVOHP Musician, Air Conditioning Company, and Evangelist who spread the Word throughout the West. Country music provided the soul of his ministry with a band that was together for the joy of entertaining. Stories of healing lives, entertainment, and building a city. no 0
Bach, George L. OH-00054 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada Test Site, El Rancho, Last Frontier, Old Boulder, Frontier, Apache, Gracey Hay's "Red Rooster", Morris Knudson Construction, Fong Gardens, Lake Mead, Twin Lakes, Carpenter's Union 1980, Blacks in Las Vegas, Atomic testing, Alamo Airport, Knights of Columbus, Helldorado Village, Old Stewart Ranch, Lee Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Davis Dam. no 1
Badgley, Bob 11/11/1984 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Baepler, Donald OH-00055 04/23/2007 UNLV@50 LD3745.B33 2007 History of the UNLV campus; Dr. Donald Baepler was a biology professor and administrator at Central Washington University. In 1968 he was appointed Academic Vice President at UNLV. He was also acting president until 1969, then was appointed president in 1973. In 1978 he was appointed chancellor of the university system. In 1981 he resigned that position and became director of the Musuem of Natural History (now the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History) and a professor of biology yes 2
Bailey, Anna OH-00096 03/03/1997 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F850.N4 B35 1997 One of first dancers at Moulin Rouge, first black dancer in a house line at the Flamingo, owned several gaming establishments. yes 2
Bailey, Steve OH-00057 03/20/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education, Rebel Yell and Yell, UNLV, personal history, general Nevada and Las Vegas history no 1
Bailey, William H. (Bob) OH-00071 11/19/1997 Local History - White yes 2
Bailey, William H. (Bob) OH-00072 1999 First 100 Interview no 4
Bailey, William H. (Bob) OH-00097 1978-03-16 Local Oral History Project-Roske F849.L35.B35 Moulin Rouge, Blacks in performing arts, entertainment business, equal rights commission, 1960s. Interviewed by Betty Rosenthal yes 1
Baird, Xniea L. OH-00058 04/05/1976 Goldfield History History of Goldfield Nevada, mining, flood, fire no 1
Bajoneta, Vonna OH-02496 1997 July History of Nursing in Southern Nevada Oral History Project part of MS-00784 yes 0
Baker, Alfred Frank OH-00060 04/04/1975 Local Las Vegas History - Roske Hoover Dam no 1
Baker, Anne Victoria OH-00061 04/31/1975 Hoover Dam Hoover Dam, Personal history no 1
Baker, Carol OH-00062 05/29/2003 Las Vegas Oral History Project - Hardy CT247 B33 Carol Baker came from England and was a dancer who danced with the Lido de Paris before coming to Las Vegas and dancing in the Folies bergere and Casino de Paris. She talks about the life of an entertainer on the Strip, including backstage life, parties, and relationships among dancers yes 2
Baker, Helen Jamison OH-00056 03/12/1981 Hoover Dam Boulder City History - Roske Boulder City during Hoover Dam construction, 1932 - 1937, Henderson vs. Boulder City, Rev. T. Stephenson, moving and convention business in Las Vegas. no 1
Baker, Lynn V. OH-00059 04/01/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Downtown Fremont, expansion, housing conditions, police and fire services, military and commercial plane disasters, water supply, local labor force. no 1
Baker, Roy D. OH-02535 2004 February 8 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 2
Baldus, Joseph Rev. OH-00063 10/08/1982 Local Oral History Project-Roske Catholic Church, personal history, Church history in Nevada, religion. (personal photo) no 1
Ball, Renee OH-00064 02/28/2007 Blue Diamond Oral History Project Committee 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
Ballance, Robert (Bob) G. Jr. OH-00065 03/10/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, changes and growth in Nevada, cheating in casinos, key people in Holiday Casino, crimes in Las Vegas, religion, schools in Nevada, sports in school, business in Nevada, building "the strip", Police department, military base, gas prices, environment. no 1
Ballard, Kaye 03/29/1981 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Baller, Michael OH-02634 March 16, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project F 850 J5 B34 2014 Moved here as a teenager in 1950s from Detroit. His father Frank Baller, who had been a laundry truck driver for Dalitz family in Michigan, opened Deluxe Hand Laundry and Cleaners on Main Street. Michael and his brother worked in the cleaning business. He is currently a poker dealer at Planet Hollywood. Stories about cleaning customers and growing up here. yes 0
Bananto, Ronald OH-00219 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Law enforcement, Pioche history, mining in Pioche during Korean War, changes in the Police Force, L.D.S. Church, religion, Metro Police. yes 1
Bank, Ronnie OH-02205 11/30/2014 AfAm Student Project (Lael Byrd) Challenges with interracial relationships, worked as DJ. Arrived in LV in 1974. Worked at the Hilton and Circus-Circus. (check timeline) no 0
Banks, Maria S. OH-00073 09/23/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming, Gambling, Nevada history; No paperwork - index card only yes 1
Banks, Myrtle OH-00074 03/15/1981 Local LV History - Roske Las Vegas Black history, Beginning Elks Club, Operation Independence, Politics, Health Care, Welfare Rights, Memorable phase: Why Not Have A Place in the Sun? yes 1
Banner, James J. OH-00098 03/01/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; state assemblyman, World War 2, Nevada Test Site, Construction of the Boulder Dam, development and growth of Las Vegas, Blacks in Las Vegas, Presidential visits: Kennedy, Nixon, Roosevelt yes 0
Baratz, Adele OH-00075 03/04/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, early Las Vegas, 1950 's to 1979, WWII life in Las Vegas, nursing, medicine, medical advancements, taxes, highways, politics and organized, hospitals in Las Vegas. yes 1
Baratz, Adele OH-00076 03/19/2007 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Early Jewish community, education, shopping, restaurants, Al's Bar, medical care, Helldorado, early hotels yes 2
Baratz, Adele and Frost, Florence OH-02420 05/19/15 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Two long time friends talk about early Jewish community of Las Vegas; Temple Beth Sholom, League of Women, and other activities. F850.J5.B37 2014 yes 0
Barbarite, Thomas OH-00077 03/03/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early gaming and gambling in Las Vegas, 1955 - 1981 yes 1
Barber, Shirley A. OH-00078 4/11/2003 Public School Principalship Oral History Project CCSD employment, School Board tenure yes 1
Barbutti, Pete 01/27/1995 Arnold Shaw ML394 .B37 2008 Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1

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