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Wells, Herb OH-01943 February 24, 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 5
Wells, Herbert C. OH-01944 03/08/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.W44 2007 Herbert C. Wells is currently professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at UNLV, and is considered the father of engineering at the university yes 0
Wells, Herbet OH-01944 03/08/2006 UNLV yes 3
Wells, Herbet C. OH-01943 02/24/2005 Educator no 2
Wells, William A. OH-01945 UNLV no 1
Wells, William R. OH-01945 05/22/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.W442 2007 Dr. William R. Wells was the first dean of engineering at UNLV. He is an aerospace enginner and also taught in Ohio and Illinois. He saw the enginnering college throught several rounds of accreditation with the ABET yes 0
Welsh, Anna Jennings OH-01946 07/05/1975 or 06/18/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Welt, Doris with Jerry and Marcy Welt OH-02190 Nov. 30, 2014 Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project Father was Jerry Fox (aka Stoney) who was pawn shop owner/jeweler who moved to Las Vegas in 1946. Doris lived in Vegas for 17 years beginning in 1971. Mother of attorney Jerry Welt. Her husband Eli was involved in Jewish Federation. Marcy and Jerry Welt have been very active in Jewish community since moving here in 1972 no 0
Wengert, Ree OH-01947 02/28/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Wengert, Ward OH-01948 03/01/1976 Early Las Vegas-Roske Nevada history, personal history/newspaper clippings no 2
Wesley, Mary OH-01950 History of the 1970's no 6
West Side Community OH-01951 07/19/1977 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 2
West, Bonita (Bonnie) OH-01953 May 5, 2008 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. no 0
West, Charles Dr. OH-01954 Early Las Vegas-Roske Medical history no 2
West, Dottie Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
West, Jack OH-01955 06/12/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
West, John OH-01956 08/10/2000 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP Son of the first black medical doctor in Las Vegas. He speaks of growing up in the Westside community, friends of other racial groups, and his parents' role in the community. yes 4
West, Keith OH-01957 03/12/1981 or 03/12/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Lumber Industry no 1
Westside School Groundbreaking 1/17/2015 AfAm Collab The Westside School acquired funds for the renovation of the property that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Groundbreaking ceremony featured Brenda Williams, president of the Westside School Alumni Foundation; Hannah Brown, member of the Centennial Commission who helped to raise the initial funds; Ricki Barlow, Ward 5 City Councilman; Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and others. This is the oldest school building in CCSD, houses KCEP - Power 88.1 radio station, and will be now used for community functions, commercial businesses, and the radio station managed by Craig Knight. no 0
Wexler, Jerry Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Wexler, Jerry 03/02/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Wexler, Jerry & Shirley Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Whalen, Lillian OH-01958 09/20/1974 Local Oral History Project-Roske Boulder City no 1
Whaley, Carolyn OH-01959 Airforce-1960's no 1
Whaley, Eva OH-01960 5/13/2013 AfAm Collaborative Community changes - before, during, and after gang activity. Community involvement and church activities. Desire to engage in reverse migration. yes 0
Whaley, Nathaniel OH-01961 3/6/2013 AfAm Collaborative Explained the racial make-up of the Westside with Latinos, blacks and whites. Whaley spoke of the many black businesses on Jackson, E and D streets. yes 0
Wham, Harry OH-01962 03/07/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Underwater diving, entertainment no 1
Wharton, Fred 0. OH-01963 03/10/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Older Timer Lincoln and Nye County no 1
Whipple, Elsie J. OH-01964 03/05/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history no 1
Whitaker, W. Dean OH-01965 The Boyer Las Vegas Early History Project CT247 .W457 2007 no 0
Whitcher, Jean OH-01966 03/12/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada history Costumes no 1
White, Claytee OH-02214 12/1/2014 AfAm Student Project (Jessica Avila Pifferrer) First director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries. no 0
White, Glynda OH-01967 3/12/2013 AfAm Collaborative Growing up in an activist family. Early work in the law in Las Vegas. Community networks. yes 0
White, Robert OH-01968 March 28, 2007 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
Whitley, Verlean 11/26/2014 AfAm - Student Project Arrived in LV in 1958 at 17 years of age, NAACP member, property owner, stories about Jackson St,; met husband at the Louisiana Club. no 0
Whitmore, Mark OH-01970 03/03/1979 or 03/03/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Family history, Father, City Official no 1
Whitmore, Roxton OH-01971 Early Las Vegas-Roske no 1
Whitney, Alma OH-01972 3/24/1997 Las Vegas women in gaming and entertainment F849.L35 W55 1997 "This interview provides information on the African American migration to Las Vegas during the 1940s, post-war race relations in Las Vegas, the daily work of hotel maids, and the culinary union." yes 0
Whitney, James OH-02087 1/24/2014 BELVOHP Las Vegas liquor business, changes over time; the restaurant industry; MOB stories. yes 0
Wickliffe, Lawrence OH-02203 11/29/2014 AfAm Student Project (Kim Odusanya) Battalion Fire Chief; first AfAm paramedic. Remembers Woodrow Wilson and received loan from credit union that he helped to start. no 0
Wieking, Henry OH-01973 08/30/1975 and 08/20/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Old Fort as Concert Lab no 4
Wiener, Louis OH-01974 02/09/1990 and 02/23/1990 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mr. Wiener is a prominent Las Vegas attorney. Includes discussion of some of his colorful trial experiences. Is the namesake for the Wiener Rogers Law Library. yes 8
Wiener, Valerie 01/20/2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project 16-year Nevada State legislator; daughter of Louis Wiener Jr; philanthropist and advocate of many causes. Talks about being from a Jewish-Christian mix marriage; growing up in Las Vegas. no 0
Wilber, Mert OH-01975 03/05/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1
Wilbur, Bob 01/19/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Lamont Patterson no 1
Wilcock, Joseph OH-02094 4/17/2014 BELVOHP Comprehensive look of gaming in Nevada - opening a new hotel, how games operate, management of gaming areas, relationships among gaming team members, Tahoe and Reno gaming establishments, Steve Wynn's approach to the industry, current downtown gaming, and MOB stories. yes 0
Wilcox, Jesma & Carlye OH-01976 02/16/1976 Boulder Dam/Ranch Living Old Ranch history no 1
Wilcox, Larry 08/18/1982 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Wilcox, Larry Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Wilcox, Leora M. OH-01977 01/04/1981 or 01/14/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history no 1

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