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Mason, Brenda OH-01209 African American LD3745 .M37 2007 Brenda Mason attended UNLV in the 70s. She served two terms on the Board of Regents and was recognized for her efforts in affirmative action. She was also a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney's office in San Diego yes 3
Mason, Brenda OH-01209 12/20/2006/12/22/2006 UNLV@Fifty Oral History Project Brenda Mason attended UNLV in the 70s. She served two terms on the Board of Regents and was recognized for her efforts in affirmative action. She was also a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney's office in San Diego yes 0
Mason, Flora OH-02215 12/08/14 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Flora has lived in Las Vegas since 1965; wife to contractor Stuart Mason. Active at Temple Beth Sholom; with Foundation at UNLV Libraries; UNLV graduate and former lecturer. yes 0
Mason, Flora and Stuart OH-02235 2/27/2010 Jay Sarno Project Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Mason, Marcus OH-01210 2/4/2013 AfAm in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Project To be continued no 0
Mason, Stuart OH-01211 11/09/2006 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .M37 2007 Stuart Mason managed Taylor International, a business that built casino/hotels in Las Vegas and properties in other places such as the Caribbean. He is now Vice President of Development for the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino yes 2
Mason, Walter OH-01212 2/17/2014 AfAm Collaborative Classically trained Shakespearean actor. Worked was the entertainment director at several Las Vegas venues. Worked with Sammy Davis, Jr. as his production manager for Broadway productions and stage shows. no 0
Mason, William (Bill) and Mason, James (Jim) OH-03155 2017 March 15 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project; Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project The brothers discuss their upbringing in Las Vegas's Paradise Palms neighborhood, their attendance at Kit Carson Sixth Grade Center, and their active participation in Temple Beth Sholom's Jewish community. They talk about working as teens cleaning trash from job sites of Taylor Construction, the company owned by Stuart and Morrie Mason, their father and paternal grandfather. They tell of Morrie coming to Las Vegas from Florida in 1954 to build the Riviera Hotel; in 1956 to build the Tropicana Hotel cooling tower; and in 1963 to build Caesars Palace and other projects, with Stuart and family finally moving permanently after Jim's 1965 birth. They also recall the integrity with which Stuart handled the litigation that devastated the company following the MGM Grand fire and the patience and determination with which he rebuilt the three-generation Taylor company afterwards. In 1999 the brothers bought Taylor from their father and they continue to focus on building and remodeling gaming properties. no 0
Massagli, Joan OH-01213 08/19/2010 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .M38 2007 Joan Massagli was part of a singing act with her sisters called the Sawyer Sisters that often played Las Vegas. She met her husband, Mark Tully Massagli, who was a musician and who takes part in this oral history, here and they made their home here yes 0
Massagli, Marc Tully 05/12/2004 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
Massagli, Mark OH-02639 11/06/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Massey, Glenn G. OH-01214 03/26/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history 1950's no 1
Master, Nancy OH-01215 07/14/2006 UNLV yes 2
Master, Nancy OH-01215 05/12/2010 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project] LD3745 .M374 2007 Nancy Master was a history teacher at the University of Wisconsin before being hired as a reference librarian at UNLV in 1981. She served on the Faculty Senate for twenty years and was chair of it. She also was very active in the UNLV chapter of the honorary Phi Kappa Phi. Nancy also did consulting for Las Vegas schools and served as a volunteer in schools. She retired from the library in 2010 yes 0
Mather, Robert OH-01216 02/09/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Mathews, Frank OH-01217 12/07/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Mathews, Lois OH-01218 12/07/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Boulder City no 0
Mathis, Beverly OH-02770 7/20/2016 AfAm Collab School principal and currently VP Early Learning at Public Education Foundation who grew up in Tennessee and moved to LV in 1976. Thoughts on education, LV community and change over time. no 0
Matlock, James A. OH-01219 11/13/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Re-opening of Nellis no 1
Matson, James OH-01220 03/30/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Black history no 1
Matteucci, Ethel OH-01221 03/18/1981 and 03/04/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 2
Matteucci, Thomas Dr. OH-01222 April 7, 2005 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 3
Matteuci, Thomas OH-01222 04/07/2005 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 1
Matthews, Mark OH-01223 03/30/1987 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Mattingly, Joseph C. OH-01224 02/23/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Matyas, Lucille OH-01225 02/23/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 2
Maufus, Suzy (Juanita Barr) OH-01226 01/27/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 2
Maurer-Schwartz, Sharon and Edna (Ande) Rice OH-02534 Feb. 1, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Sharon with her wife Ande moved to Las Vegas in 1998. Sharon is Jewish and talks about being part of the gay/Jewish life together over the years including locally. Both are retired educators, share why they moved to Nevada and about early days of The Center (LGBT center), which has hosted a Passover seder. no 0
Mausbach, Jerri OH-02961 2007 October 02 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Experiences as public school principal in Southern Nevada. yes 0
Maveal, Thomas OH-01227 2004 April 13 Public School Principalship Oral History Project yes 1
Maxon, Robert C. OH-01228 05/17/2007 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.M39 2007 Dr. Robert C. Maxson was president of UNLV from 1984 to 1994. He secured funding for an engineering school, facilitated its accreditation, and also obtained funding for an honors program yes 0
Maxson, Robert C. OH-01229 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 2
Maxwell, Michael OH-01230 2/25/2014 AfAm Was school principal interviewed for principalship project. Now works as the VP Agency Innovation and Director of Early Childhood Connection for the LV Urban League. Shares good overview of Urban League programs and speaks of advocating for children. no 0
May, Edward OH-01231 7/22/2010 Boyer Early LV OHP - Black Golfers Joined the black golf club designed for black golfers to unite and fellowship in a meaningful competition that benefitted community youth. United men in the community in a powerful way of forming community. yes 0
May, Rick OH-01232 12/29/2001 Gay Archives-Dennis McBride yes 2
Mayer, Joe 03/07/2005 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 2
Mayfield, Francine Dr. OH-01233 2003 April 13 Public School Principalship Oral History Project yes 1
McAllister, Hugh OH-01234 01/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history, Construction 1930's no 2
McArdle, Andrea Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
McCall, Marva OH-01235 07/03/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
McCandless, Dave OH-02368 2012 December 13 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada McCandless joined the Yerington, Nevada Volunteer Fire Department in 1979. He has made ambulance runs with the department as an EMT. no 0
McCarthy, Jane OH-01236 11/06/2006 UNLV no 2
McClintock, Steve OH-02370 2013 February 01 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada McClintock volunteered for the Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada Fire Department in 1980. In 1990 he began working at the Clark County Fire Department, where he worked until his retirement in 2009. no 0
McClure, Florence OH-02673 1996 January 24, 1996 February 6 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 M22 2006 Florence Alberta Schilling was born in southern Illinois. She worked for the war effort during World War II and met her husband James McClure, and they married in 1945. After he retired from the military, Florence worked in the hotel industry. In 1966 she was invited by Burton Cohen in Los Angeles to move with him to Las Vegas to build the new Frontier Hotel and Casino. After the Frontier was completed, she moved with Cohen to the Desert Inn in 1967 and worked as the executive office manager. After a few years she left the hotel industry and completed her college degree. Florence graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1971 with a BA in sociology with an emphasis on criminology. She had been a member of the League of Women Voters for a few years, and with a small group of individuals, she began the organization Community Action Against Rape, which was renamed the Rape Crisis Center in 1973. Over the next decade she worked to change attitudes and reshape policy on the issue of sexual assault. Florence also advocated for locating the women's prison near Las Vegas. yes 0
McColl, Evelyn OH-01237 03/30/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nursing in Las Vegas no 3
McColl, Jean OH-01238 03/01/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
McColl, Jeff Sr. OH-01239 03/09/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
McCollum, Mike 07/02/1991 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
McCormick, Elaine OH-01240 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Green Shack Restaurant no 1
McCoy, Mary OH-01241 02/26/2009 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .M394 2007 Mary McCoy moved to Las Vegas in 1959. She graduated from UNLV. Although she lived in other states while following her husband's career, she worked in the UNLV libraries for a total of 28 years. She worked in acquisitions, government documents, and Special Collections yes 0

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