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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, Lynne OH-02395 2013 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Smith joined the Fallon, Nevada ambulance service in 1986 as a basic EMT. no 0
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, Samuel OH-02429 2011 June 17, 2011 June 22 Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas CT247.S657 2012; Samuel Smith moved to Las Vegas in 1978 and worked as a fire inspector until he retired in 2003. He also organized free reading and math classes to help people prepare for the firefighter exam. yes 0
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, Casey OH-02404 2013 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Snyder is the director of West Wendover ambulance service in West Wendover, Nevada. He is a certified EMT and paramedic. no 0
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
Sorenson, Paul OH-01735 03/04/1977 or 02/27/1979 Early Las Vegas-Roske Personal history, education no 1
Sorkin, Marta OH-01736 The UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S66 2007 yes 0
Sorom, Earl OH-01737 03/06/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske REECO no 1
Soss, Maury OH-01738 02/20/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Cultural events no 1
Southard, Bill OH-02397 2012 December 13 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Southard worked as Yerington, Nevada's only paid firefighter starting in 1961. He was also a member of the Professional Rescue Instructors of Nevada. no 0
Sparer, Jon OH-02282 3/4/2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project Architect of many major casino/hotels. Designed Congregation Ner Tamid and The Center (LGBT). no 0
Spargo, Harry F. OH-01739 10/14/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mining no 1
Sparrow, James OH-01740 03/09/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Sparrow, Mary OH-01741 03/20/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Spencer, Alice W. OH-01742 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Spencer, Prince OH-01743 01/09/2005 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP F850.N4 S64 2012 Early black dancer yes 1
Spicer, Goldie (Vaughn) OH-01744 02/12/1977 Early Las Vegas-Roske Las Vegas history 40's - no 1
Spiess, Erick OH-01746 06/25/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Spiess, Erick OH-01745 05/18/1978 Ralph Roske Interviews Las Vegas history no 1
Spight, Lonnie D. OH-01747 05/08/2007 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .S67 2007 Dr. Lonnie D. Spight was hired to teach physics at UNLV in 1970. He served as chair of the department several times, worked on solar energy and far- field microwave analysis, and helped set up safety standards for laser technology. He still teaches quantum mechanics yes 1
Spin Doctors Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Mike Weatherford no 1
Spinks, Linda OH-01748 08/15/2003 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP yes 2

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