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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Pickett, Tamara OH-01482 11/08/2002 Gay Archives-Dennis McBride yes 7
Pier, Babe 08/26/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Pier, Babe 08/20/2002 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Cork Proctor no 1
Pierce, Marjorie OH-01483 01/17/2006 Tap Dancing Selected as a featured dancer by Cecil B. DeMille in Sampson and Delialah. Danced on Broadway, acted in several TV shows. Danced at the Desert Inn and Sahara. yes 1
Pierson, Gary OH-02383 2012 November 24 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Pierson joined the Gabbs, Nevada fire department in 1970. He received EMT training in Las Vegas around 1980. no 0
Pincus, Harold OH-02602 Arnold Shaw Manilow, Barry's father; Entertainment no 1
Pinjuv, Charles OH-01484 9/30/1986 Oral History Project Las Vegas History, Railroad, Freemont Street, The Strip downtown no 0
Pinjuv, Eddie OH-01485 2/15/1979 Oral History Las Vegas 1920s, Eddie Pinjuv lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1919, he was born and raised in the Nevada. no 0
Pinjuv, John, Mike and Freddy OH-02078 5/13/2014 West Charleston Three brothers (Mike 89, Fred 79, and John 91 years of age. Lived in RR house on 3rd Street. Highlights of LV history over the years. yes 0
Piscopo, Joe Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Pittman, Lonnie OH-01486 03/16/1981 Blacks Living Condition Blacks in Las Vegas 1950s, Housing, jobs and education for Blacks in 1956. no 1
Plaid, William Eugene OH-01689 6/3/2015 AfAm First black room service waiter at the Riviera, worked there for 44 years until closing. Served many entertainers no 0
Plotkin, Lee OH-02561 2006-08-02, 2006-08-10, 2006-08-16, 2006-10-04 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 10
Plotkin, Lee with Stock, Alan OH-02562 2002 August 27 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Call in program on KXNT-AM 840. Plotkin and Stock discuss Question 2. no 2
Polikoff, Todd OH-02815 August 30, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project CEO of Jewish Federation in 2015; previously Director of Las Vegas AIPAC office. no 0
Pollak, George OH-02133 5/25/2010 All That Jazz At four years of age, George could hear a song on the radio and play it on the piano by ear. Played at El Rancho, Caesars Palace, the Barbary Coast, and the Gold Coast for 23 years. ML394.P64 2010 yes 0
Polock, John OH-01487 03/08/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, John Pocock was born in Dublin Ireland and immigrated to Las Vegas in 1950, he has lived in Las Vegas for 26 years. yes 1
Polson, Billie Mae OH-01488 11/1/11 Boyer Early LV OHP Early Las Vegas Life, career at UNLV libraries when campus was still Nevada Southern. Gambling, Schooling, Campus politics yes 0
Pomeray, Donnie OH-01489 May 5, 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 0
Pomeroy, Betty OH-01490 03/23/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Poon, Percy OH-01491 2/5/2007 UNLV @ Fifty LD3745 .P65 2007 Dr. Percy Poon came to UNLV in 1989 to teach finance. He is the dean of the College of Business yes 0
Poon, Percy Dr. OH-01491 02/05/2007 The UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD 3745.P65 2007 Dr. Percy Poon came to UNLV in 1989 to teach finance. He is the dean of the College of Business yes 0
Popovich, Nicholas OH-01492 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming, Las Vegas Growth no 1
Porter, Carrie Townley OH-01493 2/7/2006 UNLV @ Fifty LD3745 .P67 2007 Carrie Townley Porter moved to Las Vegas because her husband worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and had to travel to the Test Site frequently. She worked as a subsitute teacher and finished her degree at Nevada Southern University (now UNLV). She taught math at Gibson Junion High, she has worked at UNLV as an archivist and has worked as a records analyst and records administrator for different businesses. Carrie Porter has been very involved with the Nevada Women's History Project, is writing a book on Helen J. Stewart with Sally Zanjani, and owns a records management consulting firm. Carrie Townley Porter moved to Las Vegas because her husband worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and had to travel to the Test Site frequently. She worked as a subsitute teacher and finished her degree at Nevada Southern University (now UNLV). She taught math at Gibson Junion High, she has worked at UNLV as an archivist and has worked as a records analyst and records administrator for different businesses. Carrie Porter has been very involved with the Nevada Women's History Project, is writing a book on Helen J. Stewart with Sally Zanjani, and owns a records management consulting firm yes 0
Porter, Clara L. OH-01494 04/24/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Porter, Faye Rhea OH-01495 6/13/2012 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP - Shake, Rattle, and Roll Memories of unique life in Las Vegas as the spouse of Nevada Test Site employee. yes 0
Porter, Fayye Rhea OH-01496 03/17/2012 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 0
Porter, Ina OH-01497 1/05/2010 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 P668 2010 Ina Porter and her husband Burdell moved to the John S. Park Neighborhood in the 1940s. They were among the earliest homeowners and soon the neigborhood grew to include a Mormon church that would be integral to the Porter's family life and to the neighborhood. Ina's daughter Sue Ann joins her mother in this interview, and she was also interviewed separately yes 0
Porter, Irene OH-02689 2009 November 6 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 P6683 2010 After Irene Porter's father's retirement from the Air Force, the family moved to Las Vegas where her aunt and uncle were involved in the gaming industry. After she married, she and her husband Dick moved to Boston. They moved back to Las Vegas due to the bad economy in Boston. Irene worked for the Clark County Planning Department as a secretary but moved up to doing the work of the director, but without the title nor the pay of that position, so she went to work in the planning department of the city of North Las Vegas and became its director of planning. She was one of only five female planning directors in the country. Next Irene began lobbying at the Nevada legislature and became the first female full-time lobbyist in Nevada. She was fired from North Las Vegas following a secret meeting, and her subsequent lawsuit led directly to the first open meeting law in the state of Nevada. Irene then went to work for American Nevada Corporation, which was developing Green Valley. She became the first female project director on such a construction project. In 1977 Irene began to work for the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association. She built it into an effective lobbying organization and continued to work as a lobbyist at the Nevada legislature. At the time of the interview, she was the executive director/CEO for the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association. yes 0
Porter, Sue Ann OH-01498 12/29/2008 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 R63 2010 Sue Ann Porter is a native Las Vegas. She and her three siblings wre raised in the house she now shares with her mother Ina Porter in the John S. Park Neighborhood yes 0
Porter, Tad OH-01499 10/17/1972 Attorney Attorney at Law no 1
Poster, Jay OH-02811 August 26, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Jay is general manager of King David Funeral Home; an active member of The Desert Winds; Shabbatones (at Congregation Ner Tamid); Jewish Family Services. no 0
Potter, Delon OH-01500 2/3/1972 Mesquite, Nevada, Mesquite history in the 1900s, Mormon community no 0
Potter, Nephi Mr. & Mrs. OH-01501 07/07/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas History 1920s no 1
Potter, Patricia & Raymond OH-02146 6/5/2014 Ward 1 no 0
Powell, Alberta OH-01502 03/08/1981 Native Las Vegan Las Vegas history no 1
Powers, Mrs. Albert OH-01503 01/22/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Poyser, Ray and Nora OH-01504 11/25/1972 Local Oral History Dr. Roske Boulder City History yes 0
Pradia, Paul A. OH-01505 07/03/2010 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .P73 2007 Paul Pradia was one of a family of 19 children in Cameron, Louisiana. He was a commissioned officer in the airborne division of the US Army, worked for HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development), and became a golf teaching professional. He talks about African Americans in golf. He moved to Las Vegas in 1995 yes 0
Prather, James OH-01506 03/09/1981 Growing up in Las Vegas Las Vegas history no 1
Pratt, Gary OH-01507 03/16/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Preciado, Mirna OH-02157 9/11/2014 BELV - Culinary Local 226 Migration from Mexico. Recruitment into the Culinary Union. Frontier Strike. 15 years of Culinary Union work as an organizer in Las Vegas no 0
Preddy, Sarann Knight OH-01508 06/05/1997 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F850.N4 P74 1998 Blacks in Nevada yes 3
Preddy, Sarann Knight OH-01509 undated Collector: Yvonne R. Hunter yes 1
Presley, Dee 05/19/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Preston, Earl OH-01510 02/13/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas History, Frontier Cable Company, Boulder City no 1
Preuit, Maureen OH-01511 03/03/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Price, Ed OH-02471 2012-11-01 Friends of Red Rock Oral History Project Parents were caretakers of Oliver Ranch 1945-1951; Oliver Ranch history; Blue Diamond school; Las Vegas in the 1950s; What is now Bonnie Springs Ranch; Howard Hughes; Making movies in Red Rock; Tweed and Buster Wilson yes 0
Price, Gerald OH-01513 10/23/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gambling history no 1
Price, Margaret OH-02682 1997 March 5 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 P75 1997 Margaret "Maggie" Price and her husband Francis "Frank" Price moved to Las Vegas from Columbus, Ohio, in 1950. She worked as a waitress in various casinos starting with the El Rancho Vegas and ending with the Sands. Frank talks about the overall business of running individual or family-owned casinos versus corporately-owned gaming resorts. He also talks about the business and Clark County political climate and his knowledge of the prostitution industry. yes 0

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