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McGuire, Louise OH-01259 02/25/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada, Las Vegas history, Police no 1
McKay, Harold OH-01260 03/13/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education, Hot Springs no 1
McKay, John OH-01261 03/30/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
McKee, Kathrine OH-02820 9/3/2016 AfAm Collab F850.N4 M33 2012 History of passing in Las Vegas after integration is mandated. McKee danced at the Mint, The Silver Slipper's Minsky's Burlesque and the Dune's Viva Les Girls. Performed in Les Girls Montreal road show as well. Hosted the Los Angeles Morning Show, actress in many shows and movies, and was Sammy Davis' "road wife." yes 0
McKenzie, Dan OH-01262 02/17/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske RN Nursing, Henderson no 1
McKenzie, Sarah J. OH-01263 2002 October 22 Public School Principalship Oral History Project yes 1
McKillip, Elizabeth OH-01264 05/09/1986 Local Oral History Project-Roske Reno Nevada no 1
McKinley, Emily OH-01265 03/01/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada Las Vegas history no 1
McKnight, Margaret A. (Peg) OH-01266 03/12/2005 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 1
McLean, Charlie OH-02134 12/14/2007 All That Jazz After college, Charlie made a living playing for the Ice Capades and in black jazz bands. Migrated to LV in 1960 and played at the Frontier, Desert Inn, Riviera, Sahara, and the Tropicana. Deceased - 2008 yes 0
McLeod, William OH-01267 03/16/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
McManus, Marjorie Mrs. OH-01268 1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
McMillan, G.W. OH-01270 03/10/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
McMillan, G.W. OH-01269 1975 Ralph Roske Interviews Nevada history. no 2
McMillan, James B. OH-01271 First 100 no 4
McMillan,Marie OH-01272 09/15/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project Marie McMillan was born in California in 1926. She first married Duke Daly. He workded for Lawrence Livermore Labs. She worked for a contractor at the Test Site. Her first husband died, and she married James McMillan, who was the first African-American dentist in Las Vegas. yes 0
McMillan-Arnold, Jarmilla OH-01273 10/7/2010 AfAm Collaborative - The Black Experience in LV F 850 N4 M34 2012 Growing up in Berkley Square as the daughter of the first black dentist. Talks about integration, community activism, and entertainment. Interviewed by PBS. yes 0
McMillian, James OH-01271 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 2
McMillian, Marie OH-01272 9/15/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .M32 2007 Marie McMillan was born in California in 1926. She first married Duke Daly. He workded for Lawrence Livermore Labs. She worked for a contractor at the Test Site. Her first husband died, and she married James McMillan, who was the first African-American dentist in Las Vegas. He also was a leader in the civil rights movement, a NAACP president, and a teacher yes 0
McNair, Barbara 07/16/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
McNamara, Elaine OH-02857 2016 October 05 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project To Las Vegas 1953 as teenager, former model with Bernie Lenz 1950s to 1980s, Las Vegas High School class of 1954, Realtor early 1980s to present, LV-CCLD trustee 1981-1991. no 0
McQuary, Gail S. OH-02675 1997 April 14, 1997 April 25, 1997 May 28 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 M397 2003 Gail Spaulding (Jaros) McQuary was born on October 16, 1937, in Cicero, Illinois. a suburb of Chicago. Both of her parents were in show business. Gail began tap and ballet lessons when she was five years old. She signed as a dancer with Moro-Landis Productions in 1956, and she worked for that company at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Riverside Hotel and Casino in Reno, and the Beverly Hills Country Club in Covington, Kentucky. Gail was promoted to line captain and did choreography at the Beverly Hills Country Club. She stopped dancing shortly before her daughter was born and worked as a cocktail waitress at the Riverside Hotel and Casino and at the Mapes Hotel in Reno. In 1964 she moved back to Las Vegas, trained in real estate, became general sales manager and corporate broker for Realty Executives in Las Vegas and later worked as an associate with Dyson and Dyson Real Estate in Indian Wells, California. yes 0
McVey, Phillip B. OH-01274 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Meade, Jenny OH-01275 03/04/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Waitress in Las Vegas no 1
Meade, Mike OH-01276 02/28/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history 1950's - no 1
Mecham, Phyllis OH-01277 02/28/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education no 1
Medley, Bill 08/14/1989 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Meidell, Hildred OH-01278 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history 1940's - no 2
Melton, Mary OH-01279 03/05/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Henderson no 1
Melugin, Steven R. OH-01280 04/08/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Politics no 1
Melvin, Jack OH-01281 04/24/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Menard, Julie OH-01282 03/17/2006 Dancer F849.L35 M426 1997 yes 1
Mendelson, David & Rona OH-02658 April 26, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Longtime educators; active members of the Jewish community. Moved to Las Vegas in 1973 when Jewish educators were overlooked for administrative positions. Among the original members at Congregation Ner Tamid. no 0
Mendelssohn, Fred 05/24/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Mendoza, John OH-01283 1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Mendoza, Judge John OH-01284 10/14/2005; 05/26/1972 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Westside; Latino community in the early years. Law school, became judge yes 8
Menefee, Pete OH-02654 4/15/2016 BELVOHP Former dancer turned costume designer for Jubilee, Hello Hollywood Hello, and at Radio City Music Hall. Survived the MGM Grand fire in 1980. Danced with Ann Margaret at the Rivera in 1967. Talks about black dancers and Japanese American Dancers on the LV Strip. no 0
Merida, Otto OH-03184 2017 May 18 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project Otto Merida was sent to the US in 1961 after Castro's regime took over his father's transportation business. At 14 years of age, Otto landed in Miami as part of the Peter Pan Operation. Catholic Charities sent him to Wilmington, Delaware but he returned to Miami when his parents arrived several years later. Eventually, Otto moves to Las Vegas where he and Auturo Cambeiro started the Latin Chamber of Commerce devoted to the social, political, and financial well-being of the community. no 0
Merl, Patricia A. OH-01285 10/28/2008 Boyer Early LV OHP CT247 .M42 2007 Patricia "Pat" Merl became a professional dancer for the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. She moved to Las Vegas and danced in chorus lines in many of the shows of the 1970s. Later she moved into management and also taught in the Hotel School at UNLV. She is now the Director of Gaming Outreach for the International Gaming Institute. Contains appendix with newspaper articles about Patricia Merl and about the Rockettes, Radio City Music hall correspondence with Patricia Merl, and inter-departmental correspondence from the Stardust to the cast of the Lido about Pat Merl Includes index yes 0
Meron, Raya OH-02466 2014 July 14 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project no 0
Merrill, Carl OH-01287 06/24/1986 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Merrill, Ray OH-01288 03/14/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Merwin, Geneva Stark OH-01289 08/24/1983 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education no 1
Mesware, Carmon OH-01290 04/15/1996 and 03/15/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Musician Las Vegas no 1
Meyers, Ann OH-02122 2/12/2012 John S Park From concentration to ownership of Las Vegas casinos, Myers owned the Cashbah and the and Queen of Hearts in downtown Las Vegas yes 0
Midbar Kodesh Temple OH-02461 April 19, 2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Two groups of early members of Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson NV talk about the founding of the congregation and how it serves the Jewish community. Discuss other aspects of being Jewish in southern Nevada. yes 0
Mikelich, Sebestian OH-01291 07/17/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Miks, Marilyn OH-02962 2009 November 06 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Experiences as public school principal in Southern Nevada. yes 0
Miles, Butch 09/06/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Miles, Butch September 3. 1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1

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