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Austin, Aramentel OH-02138 8/6/2014 AfAm Collab 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. yes 0
Austin, Jr., Henry G. OH-02141 8/6/2014 AfAm Husband of Aramentel Austin, founder of Austin Dancers - a school to train dancers that began in NY and was transported to LV in 1993. yes 0
Austin, Linda OH-02139 8/6/2014 AfAm 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. 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
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
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
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. no 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 no 2
Baratz, Adele and Frost, Florence OH-02420 05/19/15 Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital 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 no 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 Principalship OHP - Carlton CCSD employment, School Board tenure yes 1
Barbutti, Pete 01/27/1995 Arnold Shaw ML394 .B37 2008 Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Barbutti, Pete 08/28/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Barbutti, Pete 11/21/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Barcus, Edith Giles OH-00162 03/17/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mining, Goldfield History, fire of 1923, Miss Giles Lid Shop, Scotty's Castle, Gans-Nelson fight, water shortage, gold mines, mining for purple glass, Episcopal Church in Goldfield, religion. No cassette tape located. yes 0
Bardy, Mildred OH-00079 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Golden Nugget, Hacienda, Tropicana Hotels, Jerry's Nugget restaurant, Churches and religion, Mormon women, Fanny's clothing store, Mint Hotel, Bardy's Bar, fire at El Rancho, Flamingo Hotel, Judaism / Jewish history, Temple Beth Sholom, Totie Fields, Little Chapel of the West, New Frontier, Helldorado, clothing and fashion, Horse Club, Mesquite Club, Junior League, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), apartments in Henderson, Nevada Palace, Showboat, Sam's Town Hotels, Boulder Club and Silver Nugget, Florence Richards' Dress Shop. yes 1
Barker, Jacqueline, PhD OH-00099 2/14/2013 AfAm Importance of the church and education. Mother was first black graduate of UNR. Talks about the social and psychology impacts of black life in Las Vegas. yes 0
Barker, PhD, Jacqueline OH-00099 2/14/2013 AfAm Collaborative Education in Las Vegas; Barker's mother was the first black to attend UNR. Barker discusses the church and its influence, socialization process, Westside street scene. yes 0
Barler, Virgil OH-00080 11/19/2003 Blue Diamond OHP Worked in the shop at the mine, dozer, oiler. Talks about general store. yes 2
Barlow, Nathaniel OH-00100 5/14/2013 AfAm Collaborative Quitting school to migrate to LV in the 8th grade, gambling, working on the Strip, unusual look at military service, and regrets about investing in venture with initial Westside shopping center. yes 0
Barlow, Ricki OH-00101 4/10/2013 AfAm Collaborative City councilman for the Westside community - Ward 5. Grew up in LV, Ricki talks about working and playing as a child and teen. School and politics. Barlow shares vision for the Westside yes 0
Barneby, Ethlyn OH-00081 10/16/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Boulder City in the 1940s. yes 1
Barnett, Barbara Ann OH-00082 03/08/1981 Local LV OHP - Roske Nursing, accounting, Mint Casino early 1960 's, Hacienda Hotel, Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, changes and growth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas Hospital, air-conditioning, Atomic testing, health and medical care changes, dust storms, "the Strip", fire at El Rancho Hotel, Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street, Casino employees, unwed mother experience. yes 1
Barnett, Jack OH-02292 2/12/1990 Received as part of the Young Electric Sign Company Records (MS-00403). no 1
Barnett, Mark 09/04/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Barney, L. (Lendon) Kay OH-00083 03/03/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Teaching in Bunkerville, Mesquite, and Las Vegas. Population growth, politics, property values. Growth of Mormon Church in Las Vegas, Mormonism in Nevada, religion. Photo at family reunion. yes 1

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