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Parks, Muriel OH-01435 02/26/1979 Ralph Roske Interviews UNLV, Nevada History no 1
Parson, Claude OH-01436 06/29/1973 Local Oral History Project - Roske Education, Principal, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas History; Claude Parson came to Las Vegas in the summer of 1951 from New York, he was drafted in the Air Force and was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. Parson education was done in New York and Arizona, he also worked on his specialist degree in school administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After finishing college Parsons became a school teacher for the Clark County School District. Parsons taught at Roy Martin Junior high school after leaving Roy Martin Parson became a principal of Matt Kelly Elementary School. yes 0
Parson, Mrs. Stella OH-01437 1942 Local Oral History Project-Roske Black History, Discrimination in Reno and Las Vegas, Opportunities for African Americans in the Nevada, Education, Experience as a Black Educator;Stella Parson was the first African American student to graduate from University of Nevada, Reno. Parson has been a teacher for the Clark County school district. yes 1
Parson, Stella OH-01437 3/18/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP - Black Experience in Las Vegas First African American woman to attend and complete school at UNR. Taught at Westside School. After retirement, returned to school for a degree in counseling and opened a private practice. yes 0
Parsons, Mary Lee Harris OH-01439 05/14/2012 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 2
Partridge, Carl E. OH-01440 4/16/2003 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Principal, Carl Partridge is a retired elementary school principal from the Clark County School District. Partridge received a English, Math, Science bachelors degree from Black Hills State College, a masters from South Dakota in elementary education. Partridge also did graduate work in school administration in Arizona State, Utah State, Provo University, and Western Washington. yes 2
Partridge, Phillip N. OH-01441 03/07/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 2
Parvin, Ruth OH-01442 03/14/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Pate, Johnny (Williams) OH-01443 03/04/2004 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP CT247 .P37 2007 Best friend of Joe Williams and talks about his career. Pate is a composed - "Shaft in Africa" yes 2
Patterson, Lamont 07/01/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Patti, Page 3/27/88 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 2
Paul Revere and the Raiders 06/10/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Pavlikowski, Joe OH-01445 1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 2
Paycheck, Johnny 07/01/1979 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Payne, Don OH-01446 03/19/1997 Las Vegas News Bureau no 4
Payne, Julie OH-01448 02/11/2004 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP - AfAm Collaborative F850.N4 P38 2012 First Nevada Drug Czar. Worked in drug counseling for many years. sister of Patrica Cunningham. yes 3
Payne, Leroy OH-01449 1/29/2013 Boyer Las Vegas OHP Civilan purchasing agent for Lockheed Overseas Corporation, serviced damaged aircraft in N. Ireland. Moved to LV in early 1960s, construction industry. yes 0
Paz, Jacob OH-02158 9/15/2014 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Dr. Paz was born in Isreal, educated in America. Worked as engineer at Nevada Test Site. Currently conducting research on Yucca Mountain. Talks of Jewish-ness in Las Vegas, Traditionalist. no 0
Pearl, Dave (David) OH-01450 03/04/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske UNLV no 1
Pearl, Dave (David) OH-01452 02/27/1979 Roske UNLV no 1
Pearl, Dave (David) OH-01451 03/14/1978 Roske UNLV no 1
Pearson, Ethel OH-01453 02/26/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Westside Nevada history no 1
Pearson, Leonard Ray OH-01454 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas no 1
Pease, Denzle. Sr. OH-01455 10/11/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Boulder City no 1
Peay, Greta OH-02513 11/11/2015 AfAm School administrator with CCSD; experiences are relevant to today's inequities that are being highlighted across the country. Studies show Nevada schools at the bottom of the nation when comparing black graduation rates, school to prison pipeline, and low enrollment in upper level college-bound courses. no 0
Peña, Sandra OH-03161 2017 March 27 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Sandra moved during High School to Porterville, in California's Central Valley . She returned to Los Angeles in 1993 to work with Parsons-Dillingham on the Metrolink project in the early phases of construction. Although she knew no one when she moved to Las Vegas in 1995, her prior history with Parsons-Dillingham enabled her to easily obtain work with Parsons Construction as project site administrator for the construction of Rancho High School Phase 1. At the conclusion of that job in about 1998, she was hired by Richardson Construction, where she has worked as project administrator ever since. no 0
Peck, Jean OH-01456 02/12/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Prohibition no 1
Pedot, Angelo OH-01457 03/14/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas history no 1
Peellaert, Guy 03/04/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Peellaert, Guy 04/27/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 2
Pehlke, Al OH-01458 04/02/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Atomic Testing no 1
Peltier, Anna OH-02804 8/19/2016 Building Las Vegas Peltier is the Owner and Principal of Aria Landscape Architecture where she is hands on playing in the dirt. Her clients include Lorenzi Park, MOB Museum, Neon Museum, and the Cactus Avenue overpass. She is interested in the edible landscape, plants that work well in the desert environment, and teaching children about the desert. She is an active member of the AIA Las Vegas Chapter. no 0
Pennington, Luther OH-01459 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Life On The Up no 1
Peplowski, Ken 09/04/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Peppers, Rick OH-02742 7/6/2016 BELVOHP Rick moved to Nevada in 1962 and lived in Blue Diamond. He learned and worked in various positions at the mine and plant to ensure employment stability. He shares stories of the town being owned by the mine - housing, general store - equating it to Tennessee Ernie Ford's I Owe My Soul to the Company Store. After moving into security, he worked through the Teamsters Union at the Aladdin and then 46 years at Caesars Palace. He knew and worked with with members of Las Vegas families that operated well after the advent of Howard Hughes. no 0
Peralto, Evelyn OH-01460 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas history no 1
Perkins, Clyde K. OH-01461 10/03/1989 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mormon, West Point/ Pickett Ranch, General Moapa Experiences no 1
Perkins, Edward C. OH-01462 11/03/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Bureau of Mines; Boulder city no 2
Perkins, Gwyn & Quint OH-01463 02/28/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Crystal Area no 1
Perkins, Ida OH-02204 11/25/2014 AfAm Student Project (Alexa Sweeney) Lived in Windsor Park housing area. Cashier at the Golden Gate Hotel Casino. Played basketball at UNLV 1978 - 83 Lady rebels. Instrumental in forming the Foxy Ladies Organization. no 0
Perkins, James OH-01464 6/22/2005 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Education, Educator, James Perkins is a retired elementary school principal for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas Nevada. Perkins was first a teacher he taught for 8 years, then became a dean of students at Woodbury Middle School. yes 2
Perkins, Jim OH-02382 2013 January 31 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Perkins joined the Alamo Fire Department before receiving EMT training. In 1973 he began working for the Clark County Fire Department and received paramedic training. He retired from the Alamo Volunteer Fire Department in 1998 and the Clark County Fire Department in 2003. no 0
Perkins, Robert M. OH-01466 12/13/1973 Local Oral History Roske Nevada History, Labor Union- Teamsters 631 no 0
Perkins, Sally OH-01467 03/17/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas and Nevada history no 1
Perkins, Voris OH-01468 11/12/1983 Life in Muddy River Valley no 0
Perri, Charles OH-01469 02/10/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Perroitti, Catherine OH-01470 02/27/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Veterans Legislation, Senior Citizen no 1
Perry, Don OH-01471 03/05/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Indians Uncle Charlie, Native Americans Life no 1
Perry, Eugene OH-01472 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Perzarro, John OH-02715 6/16/2016 Building Las Vegas Father was an architect who worked at the Nevada Test Site. John handled the business when his father became ill and adds the requirements when an architect is not able to work. John works as dealer in the downtown casino corridor. Sees Las Vegas casino workers as psychological dwellers on "the other side of the tracks. no 0

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