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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Barr, Larry & Juanita; Gibson, Steven OH-00164 03/27/1976 Local LV OHP - Roske Blacks in Las Vegas, work on the dam, living in tents, early entertainters, early development in Las Vegas. yes 1
Barret, Robert H. OH-00165 02/22/1975 Local LV OHP - Roske Prostitution, Education, Lombard's plane crash, Atomic Testing at Yucca Flats, water company. no 1
Barrick, Marjorie OH-00166 03/13/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske UNLV, Las Vegas history, founding Child Haven, Owning Flamingo and the Fremont, "the hotel people." Also contains a written biography. Use agreement yes 1
Barry, Dave 04/01/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bartender's Union Local 165 Roundtable Discussion OH-02165 9/28/2014 BELV-Cul Group of 5 bartenders talk about their craft in Las Vegas to include Union membership, first women in the trade, the family of bartenders, training, health benefits, and the future of the career. Panelists included Dale Pryor, Rosemary Christian-Keach, Virginia Velasquez, David Peinado, and Greg Venezia. no 0
Bartlett, Selma OH-00068 9/18/2008 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Bartlett tells of the banking industry and talks of early Henderson. yes 0
Bartolo, Karen Sarret OH-00102 11/25/2013 Ward 1 Retired school teacher / CCSD no 0
Bass, Ralph 05/30/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bass, Wilma & Burt OH-02273 2/9/2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Relocated from New York to Las Vegas in 1974 to join family in a check cashing business. Burt was also a professional photographer and Wilma worked in jewelry retail. Wilma helped scripted Temple Beth Sholom no 0
Bates, Arlene OH-00129 9/12/2008 Jay Sarno Project Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Baucum, Helen M. OH-00168 02/28/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Boulder City history, Las Vegas and Henderson history, casinos in Southern Nevada, Cat Houses and Prostitution, Atomic Testing, Carole Lombard's plane crash, law enforcement, railroad. yes 1
Bauer, Bill OH-02305 2013 January 21 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Bill Bauer worked as in EMS for the Nevada Highway Patrol and as an EMT in Stateline, Douglas County, and Austin, Nevada from 1968 to 1980. He left the NHP in 1980 to work as an EMS training coordinator in the northwest region until 1993. He continued to work in ambulances until 2010. no 0
Baumeister, Frank OH-02306 2013 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Baumeister joined the Humboldt Volunteer Ambulance Corps in 1966 and received EMT training in 1975. He served in the Ambulance Corps for sixteen years. no 0
Baumert, Charles A. "Chic" OH-00169 10/31/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Hoover Dam work, Boulder City history, closing companies for operations at Hoover Dam. yes 1
Bavington, Kim OH-00103 7/15/2010 Voices of the Historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35.B358 Kim Bavington moved to Las Vegas with her parents in 1964. She has been an aerobics teacher, an art teacher, and a graphic designer. She and her husband live in a Mid-Century Modern ranch house in the John S. Park Neighborhood yes 0
Bayless, Kenny OH-02195 11/20/2014 AfAm - Student Project (Eric Billington) Teacher for 28 years in CCSD middle schools. Referee in the Boxing Hall of Fame. no 0
Beach, Paul A. OH-00170 02/17/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, city housing, airport, transportation, tourist recreation, economy, Nellis AFB, "the Strip", Korean War, Atomic testing, education. yes 1
Beagle, Donald OH-00171 1976 Local LV OHP - Roske General Nevada History, Helldorado; Empty folder yes 1
Beals, Alversa OH-00172 10/23/2007 History of the 1970s - UNLV & UNR History of the Welfare Rights Movement - 1970's yes 2
Bearce, Pat OH-00173 09/29/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Helldorado, Las Vegas history, Stock Car Races at Last Frontier - Index Card only (On same cassette as Dan Bennett) yes 1
Beatles Twist and Shout 10/21/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Becker, Hal de OH-00373 06/23/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP yes 2
Becker, Patty OH-02082 4/15/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 i979 - Deputy AG to the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission; Became Chief Deputy AG a few years later and argued the Tony Spilatro case. In 1985, she was appointed by Governor Richard Bryan as a member of the NV Gaming Control Board. yes 0
Beckmann, Robert OH-02441 8/20/2015 BELVOHP Session 1: Artist. Early life in Pennsylvania; painting project in a Chicago AfAm community; travel, influence, and work as a professor in Alabama in the late 1960s and how lowering the school's flag to half staff when MLK dies causes him his job. no 0
Bedrosian, Kenneth OH-00175 4/29/2004 Principalship OHP Education and work in CCSD yes 1
Beeman, Dinny K. OH-00105 Unknown Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; history of Las Vegas, St. James Catholic Church, Las Vegas High School, first school band yes 0
Behar, Maurice H. OH-02633 March 14, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Resident of Las Vegas since 1990. Holocaust survivor story of being protected in France before immigrating at age of 9 to live with relatives in Bronx, New York. no 0
Beilfuss, Philis OH-02307 2013 January 31 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada After receiving nursing and paramedic training in Chicago in 1973, Beilfuss moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985 practiced emergency room services as Sunrise Hospital. She taught at Clark County Community College until 1996. She also served with the North Las Vegas Fire Department and the Southern Nevada Health Board, which included formulating EMS responses in Clark County. no 0
Belfer, Hal OH-02581 11/11/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Belger, Frank OH-02308 2013 February 01 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Belger, a native of Henderson, Nevada, served the Henderson Fire Department from 1974 to 2001. no 0
Belknap, Bill OH-00177 02/12/1979 Local LV OHP - Roske Colorado River, Nevada State Advisory Commission, WWII, Henderson Power Plant during WWII, El Rancho 1940 's, Tule Springs Archaeological Project 1966 - 1967, Atomic Testing, Lake Mead, Boulder City, music and Jazz in Southern Nevada, teaching at UNLV, photography, Grand Canyon. yes 2
Bell, Barbara 02/04/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bell, Freddie 03/12/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Bell, Freddie 10/03/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
Bell, LLoyd OH-00106 04/13/1972 Local LV OHP - Roske Law Enforcement, Clark County Assistant Sheriff. Interviewer: Perry Kaufman yes 1
Bell, Lloyd OH-00107 1973/09/18 Local LV OHP - Roske Law Enforcement, Clark County Assistant Sheriff. Inter-office memo from 1973 in response to F.B.I. saying Nevada was second in the nation in total crimes, memo included statistics such as violent and property crimes, number of officers on the force, and top ten city and state statistics for various crimes. Interviewed by Joseph Butner. Transcript is hand written. yes 2
Bell, Lois OH-00180 1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Wilbur Clark, Desert Inn, cocktail waitress roles, Howard Hughes, Sands yes 1
Bell, Rex A. OH-00181 03/01/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas expansion, Rex Bell Western Store, Tule Springs Ranch, Helldorado, Last Frontier Hotel, Lombard Plane Crash, Bugsy Siegel, El Rancho, Atomic Testing, expansion and growth, Black Community, animals and butchering, crime and police, Chiefs of Police. yes 2
Bell, Rex Jr. OH-00108 3/3/2010 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP CT247 .B44 2007 Growing up on the Walking Box Ranch as the son of movie stars Rex Bell and Clara Bow, attending law school, work in Las Vegas, race relations, and having a law practice. CT247.B44 yes 7
Bell, Richard "Rick" H. OH-02309 2013 July 18 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Bell, a native of Amargosa Valley, Nevada, first took an EMS course at Battle Mountain in 1987. He completed paramedic training in Winnemucca and Carson City in 1995. He became commander of the Battle Mountain ambulance service in 2012. no 0
Bellamy Brothers 12/02/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Bellis, Bob OH-00109 06/19/2007 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 B375 2010 Bob Bellis was raised in Pahrump and moved to Las Vegas around 1984. A few yesrs later he moved to the John S. Park Neighborhood and has headed up the creation of the John S. Park Neighborhood Association starting in 2000 yes 0
Bellson, Lou 09/10/1999 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Belmont, Miriam OH-00184 03/08/1975 Local Las Vegas OHP - Roske Hoover Dam, Atomic Testing, church and religion, President Roosevelt, post WWII, Carole Lombard Plane Crash, Fremont Street, Stewart Ranch, Mormon Fort. yes 1
Benedict, Blaine OH-02520 Nov. 12, 2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Blaine is a retired gaming executive for Binions and from a second career as associate director of Red Rock Canyon National Park. Talks about growing up in Las Vegas, son of Al Benedict (MGM executive) and being Jewish in Las Vegas. no 0
Benedict, Carmen P. OH-00185 4/20/2006 Principalship OHP - Carlton The work of a principal in CCSD yes 2
Bennett, Charles A. OH-00186 03/05/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Rail Roaders, Gaming clientele, Mr. Macafee, Magnesium Plant in Henderson, USAF Base, El Rancho and Tommy Hull, E.R. Griffith hotel anf Frontier Hotel, The 91 Club, Bugsy Siegel, The Flamingo, Prostitution, Las Vegas Crime and Police Department, Milton Perrel, Club Bingo, Joe Smoot, Walter Melrose, Tooter Sheer, Eddie Clipingers, Howard Hughes, Penn Central Group, Lombard Plane crash, Atomic testing. no 1
Bennett, Dan OH-00110 10/03/1972 Local LV OHP - Roske Interview on Side "B" of tape with Mrs. Pat Bearce. SEE "Bearce, Pat"; rail road, west side / old town no 1
Bennett, Jean OH-00111 ML394 .B45 2008 no 0
Bennett, Marion OH-02433 2009 July 02 Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas CT247.B75 2009; Reverend Marion Bennett provides details of the NAACP's historic involvement in the integration of casinos and other businesses, schools, and housing. He was hired as pastor of Zion Methodist Church in 1960 and served in that capacity for 44 years. Through the years, Reverend Bennett served twice as president of the NAACP and worked with such notables as J. David Hoggard, Lubertha Johnson, and Woodrow Wilson. He recalls the Freedom Fund dinners, the integration of the work force in casinos, and the protests that were held in Las Vegas. Reverend Bennett was deeply involved in the commitment to integrate blacks into all areas of life in Las Vegas. He lists all those who worked so hard back in the sixties, like Jim Anderson, Charles Keller, Eleanor Walker and many others. He cites the process of integration, which included the Consent Decree against Las Vegas casinos, the Fair Housing Act passed when Paul Laxalt was governor, and creation of the Economic Opportunity Board. In his closing comments, Reverend Bennett thanks those who fought for freedom and civil rights before him, and admonishes future generations to stay vigilant. He believes in helping other generations as his generation was helped by the ones that came before. yes 0

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