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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Binion, Benny OH-00017 around 1977; 1975 1975 - Perry Kaufman Gaming and Gambling, The Westerner, El Dorado, The "Horseshoe", Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 1950 's, Boom Town, "The Strip", Downtown, "Livewire Fund", Tax Commission, The Flamingo, Convention Center. yes 3
Binion, Benny OH-00016 02/08/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bishop, Joey 06/02/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bishop, Larry 02/14/1997 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Black, Clint 11/20/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Mike Weatherford no 1
Black, Irene Sprague OH-00196 03/16/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Early Las Vegas Schools, Downtown, Red Light district (prostitution), Hover Dam, Old Fort and Mormon Church, Religion, Pony Express, Bunkerville, Mesquite, Native American Indian Reservation. no 1
Black, Margaret J. OH-00113 04/16/1985 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; Clark County School District 1965-1982, creation of Sunset High first night school, changes in students, education theories, introduction of the computer in educational setting, murder of fellow teacher Mr, Piggott in 1982 yes 0
Blackhurst, Jan Jones OH-02166 9/19/2014 BELVOHP Mayor of Las Vegas, tenure in gaming industry yes 0
Blaine, G.C. "Buck" OH-00198 02/11/1975, 03/10/1975 Social and economic growth of Southern Nevada, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Lake Mead, Stewart Ranch, Mormon Fort, Religion, El Rancho, The Meadows, Floods and Epidemics in Southern Nevada, Organized Crime in Las Vegas, Law Enforcement, Mining in Henderson and Blue Diamond, Moapa Valley and Overton, Saint Thomas, Railroad, Gypsum Cave, Tule Springs, El Dorado Canyon, "the Strip", Henderson, Growth of Las Vegas during Dam Construction, Rodeos, Howard Cannon, Helldorado, Atomic Testing, Nells Air Force Base, Golden Nugget, Churches in Las Vegas. yes 2
Blair, Hobert D. OH-00199 03/10/1975 and 04/20/1975 Boulder City history, Las Vegas 1930 's, Growth of Boulder City from 1931 to 1975. no 2
Blake, Donn I OH-00201 04/17/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas and Nevada history, UNR (University of Nevada, Reno), Sandy Valley - Copper mining business, Dead Valley - Lead Mining, Virginia City documents from Comstock Loda 1860 's, historic preservation project for Nevada 1974, Diamond Jubilee project, Early Las Vegas Airports and Western - Air Express, 1931 start of gambling, 1946 tourism, 1905 Railroad , growth 1950 - 1960, Native American Indians of Southern Nevada and Cultural Center in Las Vegas. no 1
Blake, Lindell OH-00202 01/12/2006 Living to Dance F850.N4 B43 2012 A dance instructor and entertainer who specializes in tap. Dances with various Las Vegas shows yes 2
Blanchard, Lucius Dr. OH-00203 10/03/2003 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .B53 2008 Lucius Blanchard is a surgeon who worked in a practice with Dr. Harold Boyer here in Las Vegas. He specialized in skin cancer surgery. Dr. Blanchard was very active in community and civic affairs, especially in Rotary Club. He also was in charge of a skin cancer education program yes 1
Blankinship, Jerome Reverend OH-00204 11/24/2004 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .B54 2007 Jerome Blankinship founded University Methodist Church in 1966. He has also taught nursing at UNLV and is the senior chaplain at Sunrise Hospital yes 2
Blevins, Betty OH-00114 03/18/2008 Heart to Heart:: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Oral History Project R154.B625.A3 2009 Betty Blevins was an operating room nurse at Sunrise, Southern Nevada Memorial, and Valley Hospitals. She also talks about Las Vegas Hospital and about the first open-heart surgery, the first corneal tranplant, and the first kidney harvest for a transplant here yes 0
Block, Brian OH-00206 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Construction Industry, Elk's Club, UNLV sports program, BB Development Company, Building Terrible Herbst Gas Station and shopping center, Mall on Spring Mountain Road, Social Changes in Las Vegas, "the Strip", Mass Transit System, Horse and Dog Track in Henderson, Atomic Testing, Legalization of Gambling. no 1
Block, Edith & Arthur OH-00115 09/15/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .B57 2007 Arthur and Edith Block talk about living in rural towns in northern Nevada, his career in law enforcement and her career in banking, and living in Las Vegas since the sixties yes 0
Block, Harry OH-00208 02/24/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Railroad Pass, Water and Air Conditioning 1934. December 7th, 1941. WWII effort in Las Vegas, Clark County Court House, Golden Nugget During WWII, the Blue Room (city Jail), Fremont Street, Cornell 's Shoe Store, Huntridge 1947, Silver Dollar Market, Gilbert Brother 's Market, Union Pacific Tar Pits 1948, Busy Bee Restaurant, "the Strip", Swamp Cooler 1946, Atomic Testing, Nellis Air Force Base, North Las Vegas, Landmark Hotel, Helldorado 1950 's, "Queo the Indian", Mt. Charleston 1940 to 1970, Block 16 and Prostitution, Searchlight, Lake Mead 1930 's, Hospitals 1938 to 1944. no 2
Blue, Ivory OH-00116 2/22/2013 AfAm Collaborative F850.N4 B48 2012 Blue lives of life of the church; man is the head of the house. Attended school at UNLV. Blue was influenced by Dr. McGaugh in the School of Engineering. yes 0
Blues Brothers Tribute 11/15/1996 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Kaye, Willard no 1
Bluestone, Harry 02/04/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Blythin, Evan OH-00210 September 26, 2006 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 2
Boag, Tina OH-00117 3/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 Founder of volunteer organization - Touch of Love Foundation. Early work in the gaming industry. Role of bartenders in the 1960s - 1970s. Group interview with Cynthia Cisero, Jan Ravetti, and Betty Brown. no 0
Boag, Tina OH-00117 3/28/2014 West Charleston OHP Four friends - Tina, Joanne Ravetti, Cynthia Cicero, and Betty Brown - share stories of their lives and friendship over 50 years. they discuss jobs, family, LV entertainment, dating, and changes that women faced. yes 0
Bodell, Bud OH-00212 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history (Empty folder) no 3
Bogandovich, George OH-00213 September 8, 2009 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. Two interviews: Shirley Levitt and Gretchen yes 2
Bogdanovich, Angie Delong OH-00084 September 23, 2008 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 2
Bogdanovich, George, Sophie, Nina, Angie OH-00118 December 1, 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 2
Bolden, Otha OH-00217 07/05/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, politics, gambling, Atomic Testing, floods, growth and changes in Nevada. no 1
Bolden, Sr, Robert OH-02201 11/29/2014 AfAm Student Project (Nick Matthews) Ramifications of bussing in Las Vegas. AfAm experience over his 50 years in the city. Las Vegas Police Department. no 0
Bolliq, Frank M. OH-00218 03/23/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Industry, history of Southern Nevada from 1942 to 1976. no 1
Bonanto, 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. no 1
Bonaventure, Jim OH-02156 9/9/2014 BELV - Culinary Workers Union Local 226 History of the Culinary in Las Vegas, the grievance process, value of workers academy, failure of AfAm integration on the Strip, and general life in Las Vegas. no 0
Bonaventure, Judge Joseph OH-00119 03/12/1985 Judge in the Justice Court of Clark County, Nevada. (This Interview is a transcript only, there is no tape) yes 0
Bondi, Frank OH-00120 06/20/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; owner of American Photo Copy and Blueprint Company, St, Anne's Catholic Church, Lombard plane crash, President visit: Kennedy and Johnson, first televisions, atomic testing, history of the Review Journal, economic collapse of 1965, architects, general history of Las Vegas yes 0
Bonner, Frank Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 2
Bono, Rich 09/23/2004 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Bono, Sonny November 1971 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Boone, Danel OH-00222 02/22/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske filming "Sabre Jet" at Nellis Air Force Base, recreation, Helldorado, Church Activity and Religion, Celebrities, Las Vegas weather, City Parks, Boy Scouts and Frank Godfrey, Las Vegas Schools, Atomic Testing. no 1
Boone, Debby February 1981 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Booth, Willard OH-02186 11/14/2014 AfAm Collab - Black Studies class of Dr. Celeste Early Las Vegan who worked on Hoover Dam in the 1950s. Recounts events in history of black community no 0
Booth, Willard OH-02186 11/14/2014 AfAm Student Project (Larmaya Kilgore) no 0
Boothby, Lloyd 11/27/1979 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Borders, Myram OH-00223 02/09/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .B67 2007 Myram Borders grew up in Las Vegas, graduated from UNR, worked as a journalist in Reno, Los Angeles, and in Las Vegas starting in 1965. She worked for UPI and then Gannett, and was the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs under Gov. Bob Miller. She also was the head of the Las Vegas News Bureau. CT247.B67 yes 1
Borsack, Donald Edward OH-00224 03/02/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske El Portal Luggage Business, Union Pacific Railroad, William Morris and Myron Leavitt, Politicians, crime in Las Vegas 1940 's, WWII, Basic Magnesium, Las Vegas Gunnery School (Nellis Air Force Base), University of Nevada Reno (UNR), Fremont Street, Las Vegas Executive Association, Chamber of Commerce, Importance of UNLV and Southern Nevada University on Business in Nevada, Las Vegas Wranglers, Newspapers, Atomic Testing, Racial problems with Black personnel, Blacks in Nevada, Lake Mead, Boulder Beach. no 1
Bowerrman, Paul H. OH-00225 03/05/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada and Las Vegas history 1956 - 1976, water, heating and cooling, church and religion, politics, Las Vegas Executive Association, gambling, Mt Charleston, Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Lee Canyon, Atomic testing, economic change in Las Vegas, Casinos: Flamingo, El Rancho Vegas, Sahara, Riviera, Sands, Stardust Gambling taxes, Downtown, pollution, floods, sandstorms, Rodents and pest control, ranches. no 1
Bowler, Grant M. OH-00226 02/20/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Moapa Valley High Schools, Las Vegas 1920 's, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Mormon Church, religion, General Nevada history. no 1
Bowman (Kaye), Patricia OH-00227 11/16/1978 - 01/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske America's first Prima Ballerina. yes 26
Bowman, Junell OH-02093 3/9/2014 BELVOHP Description will be added after Oral history is catalogued. yes 0
Bowman, L.J. OH-00228 10/11/2004 Education - Principalship - Pat Carlton Educational leadership policies and practices. yes 1

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