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Silver, Al 05/21/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Silvers, Phil Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Silvestri, Phyllis M. OH-01699 01/11/2010 Voices of the Historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 S553 2010 Phyllis Silvestri moved to the United States from Canada when she was in her early 20s. By 1953 she had moved to Las Vegas and was married. A few years later she and her husband built a new home in the John S. Park area yes 0
Simmons, Eva G. OH-01700 Local Oral History Project-Roske F850.N4 S54 2012 no 1
Simmons, George OH-01701 12/13/2014 AfAm Collaborative Architect for NTS; Still employed as a Senior facilities specialist yes 0
Simmons, Lester & Gladys OH-01702 02/26/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Union Pacific Railroad no 1
Simone, Ronald OH-02086 5/5/2009 All That Jazz ML394.S54 2008 Ronald Simone was born in 1935 in New Haven, Connecticut. He played trumpet in high school and played piano as a profession. He moved to Las Vegas with his friend violinist Joe Mack in 1960. He played in the Riviera showroom for five and a half years, in the exclusive Monte Carlo Room in the Desert Inn where he played for stars such as Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. for five years, and for nineteen years for all the Casino de Paris shows, line numbers, and production numbers at the Dunes. During the musicians' strike in 1989, he did sanctioned sub work at the Lido de Paris show at the Stardust. After the strike was over, Ronald played with Johnny Haig's relief band at various hotels, and he now does public concerts yes 0
Simonson, Arlen J. OH-01703 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Sinatra, Frank Jr. Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Dick Maurice no 3
Sinatra, Frank Jr. 09/04/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Sinatra, Frank Jr. 08/31/1986 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 2
Sippell, Johnny 08/08/1973 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Sitton, Pamela OH-01704 02/27/2009 UNLV Oral History Project @Fifty LD3745 .S52 2007 Pamela Sitton moved to Las Vegas in 1963 where her father worked at the Nevada Test Site. She graduated from UNLV. Pamela was hired by UNLV Libraries in 1974 and worked there until March 2009. She worked in Circulation and in various positions that dealt with serials yes 0
Skaggs, Robert L. OH-01705 05/06/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S53 2007 Robert Skaggs began teaching engineering at UNLV in 1969. He was involved in getting accreditation with ABET for the engineering college, establishing a chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and building a master's and a PhD program yes 2
Skaggs, Yolanda OH-01706 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Skanowsky, Dan OH-01707 04/02/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Casinos no 0
Skea, Dan 08/19/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Skylar, Sunny 05/26/1995 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Slack, Ron OH-01708 02/19/1980 or 1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Slot Management at the Holiday no 1
Sloate, Maynard 02/12/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Smalley, Rae OH-01709 September 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 2
Smalley, Rae OH-01709 09/12/2005 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
Smith, Arlene Matthews OH-01710 03/26/1981 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 5
Smith, Barr OH-01711 02/27/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Panaca Pioche and Fanny's Dress Shop no 1
Smith, Billy Paul OH-01712 10/3/2013 AfAm Worked for Reynolds Electric & Engineering Co,, Inc. esp in Health Physics Department. Sent to transcriber 11/7/2013 no 0
Smith, Florence OH-01713 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas history '20 - no 1
Smith, Harold OH-01714 07/08/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Smith, Helen OH-01715 03/04/2008 Heart to Heart: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Oral History Project R154.S644 A3 2009 Helen Smith worked as a nurse at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, which is now the University Medical Center, and for the Nevada State Industrial Insurance System. yes 2
Smith, J.D. OH-01716 10/31/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Smith, James, Tony, and Frederick OH-01717 2/25/2014 AfAm Father, James, moved to Las Vegas because of Nellis AFB assignment. Left AF because he was not allowed to make rank. Stories of Jackson Street and Westside heyday including stories of clubs that catered to whites only (first time hearing this after 100+ interviews in the black community. Tony talks of the role of today's black church. Frederick who now lives in Texas sees a more bleak future for Westside that family. no 0
Smith, Jr., Woodrow OH-01718 2/10/2014 AfAm Collaborative Tuskegee graduate in engineering; taught by Tuskegee Airman professors. Moved to Los Angeles worked in aerospace industry doing tests at NTS. Moved to LV in the mid 1980s as first black McDonalds franchisee in city. no 0
Smith, Judy OH-01719 11/22/2008 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 S5884 2010 Judy Smith was a teenager when her family moved from Barstow, California, to Las Vegas in 1958. She worked as the assistant society editor for the Las Vegas sun and graduated from UNR. by 1967 she moved back to Las Vegas with her husband and children and lived in the John S. Park Neighborhood. yes 0
Smith, Keena OH-02197 11/25/2014 AfAm Student Project (Winita Frederick) Dance professor at UNLV who traveled and danced in Lion King for 10 years. Shares other professional dance experiences. no 0
Smith, Lynn OH-01720 03/04/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal History no 1
Smith, Melville OH-01721 02/23/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history no 1
Smith, Robert Bruce OH-01722 06/03/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S65 2007 Dr. Robert Bruce Smith taught chemistry at UNLV, was chair of the Department of Physical Sciences, and was the dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. He also served as Academic Vice President and later Provost at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, from 1980 until his retirement in 1998 yes 4
Smith, Robert M. OH-01723 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Cosmetology no 1
Smith, Roy OH-01724 03/13/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Smith, Theresa M. OH-01725 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 2
Smothers Brothers 08/05/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Smothers Brothers 09/22/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Snavely M. D., S. Charles OH-01726 2/5/2014 Ward 1 Professor of general pediatrics at UNLV School of Medicine no 0
Snavely, Ann OH-02223 1/8/2015 West Charleston - Ward 1 Glen Heather and Scotch 80s neighborhoods overview. Current downtown changes; love for the West Charleston area. no 0
Snow, Grant OH-01727 11/16/1982 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education no 1
Snyder, Joy OH-01729 12/17/2008 Heart to Heart: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Oral History Project R154.S65 A3 2009 Joy Snyder was a nurse first at Desert Springs and then at Sunrise Hospital in the newborn nursery yes 0
Snyder, Tom 12/01/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Snyder, William OH-01730 11/21/2008 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP CT247.S68 2007 Snyder is an architect who works for Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects. He has a school named after him and works with the children who attend that school. Designed McCaw School of Mines for McCaw Elementary School in Henderson. yes 0
Sorenson, Bud OH-01732 03/03/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Sorenson, Carole OH-01733 11/11/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP no 2
Sorenson, Cleona OH-01734 03/04/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1

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