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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
Plaster, Richard OH-03158 2017 March 21 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project The English-born Richard Plaster spent his early years in Toronto, Canada, and was raised in Santa Monica, California, from eleven years of age. Son of a real estate man, Plaster attended Santa Monica public schools, Stanford University for undergraduate studies, and earned his MBA at UC Berkeley. Arriving in Las Vegas in 1973 to work for Lewis Homes, Plaster learned lessons of real estate integrity from Ralph Lewis. When Plaster and his wife, Wendy, formed Signature Homes in 1978, they applied those lessons to their own business as they built on their own or formed building partnerships with Ernie Becker III or Tom Beam or others. This former president of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) is proud of the role home builders have played in Southern Nevada's planning and development. With the family business now in the capable hands of the second generation, Plaster looks forward to returning to his childhood city of Santa Monica. no 0
Please I’d Like to Grow: Conversations and Reflections on Student Activism at UNLV OH-02905 2016 November 20 Panel discussion on the history of student activism at the university featuring current UNLV students, alumni, and faculty discussing the relevance of student activism on the campus from its earliest days to the present. Held from 2-4 p.m. in the Goldfield Room of Lied Library and moderated by Heidi Johnson, UNLV social sciences librarian and moderator of the panel discussion. Panelists: Michael Curtis, Black Student Organization, UNLV student; Briceida Herndandez, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), Spectrum, UNLV student; Robert Leavitt, Vietnam Veteran, former Rebel Yell photographer, UNLV alumnus; Tara Pike-Nordstrom, Recycling Manager and Campus Sustainability Coordinator, UNLV alumna; Anita Revilla, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, UNLV 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
Pocock, 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 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. yes 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
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
Polson, Billie Mae OH-02898 1978 March 07 Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas Interviewed by Eva D. Head. Early Las Vegas, UNLV in the 1960s, UNLV Library, Clark County Library System. no 1
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 1
Popovich, Nicholas OH-01492 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming, Las Vegas Growth no 1
Portaro, Ron OH-03212 2017 July 27 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Ron Portaro used his life and work experience and educational background in law and labor management to build a successful career as a consultant managing large projects for builders and developers. Portaro discusses ways he facilitates communication and scheduling between owners (such as the City of Las Vegas or the Regional Transportation Commission), contractors, and the building trades to work together to achieve a common goal. Current projects include the Main Street/Commerce Street One-Way Couplet near Project Neon. no 0
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, Faye 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 2
Porter, Gary OH-03180 2017 April 26 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Interviewed by Stefani Evans. Oklahoman Gary Porter arrived in Las Vegas in 1970 as a new accountant with Haskins & Sells (later Deloitte), in charge of auditing Hughes corporate accounts. In 1973 he joined Hughes Corporation and in 1977 went to Hughes Aviation, where he remained until he retired in 1990. Subjects: Las Vegas, NV; Hughes Aviation; North Las Vegas Air Terminal; McCarran Airport Charter terminal; Airplane maintenance no 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. yes 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 Sarann Preddy owned and operated a number of gaming establishments during her long career. She was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and moved to Las Vegas with her husband and her father in 1942. Sarann found few opportunities in Las Vegas, so she went to Los Angeles to attend business school. She wrote keno at the Cotton Club and learned to deal "21". Sarann and her second husband moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, and she bought the Lincoln Bar there, obtained a gaming license, and operated the bar for seven years. In 1957 she returned to Las Vegas and worked at Westside clubs as a dealer until a newly enacted ordinance barring women from dealing in Las Vegas ended that career. Sarann then operated several ventures including a cleaning establishment, a dress shop, and a lounge. She returned to dealing at the height of the integration effort and worked at Jerry's Nugget for seven years. Sarann became active in the NAACP. She helped bring integration to the Strip and established the NAACP Women's Auxiliary. Sarann was defeated in a run for a seat on the City Commission and then obtained another gaming license and opened the People's Choice, first as a supper club and later as a gambling establishment. Sarann and her husband Joe Preddy tried to buy the Moulin Rouge to restore it, but they were unable to secure financing to restore it and had to sell it to a developer. They were able to have it designated a historic preservation site 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
Price, Shirley OH-01514 03/10/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1

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