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Broadbent, Robert N. OH-00255 1978/03/01 Local Oral History - Roske Boulder City: origination, changes, government. Collector: Seneca Anderson no 1
Brockett, Marilyn B. OH-00256 04/25/1975 Local OHP - Roske Growth of Boulder City 1937 - 1975; Hoover Dam no 1
Brooks, Bob 10/28/1975 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Brooks, Foster Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 5
Brooks, Foster 01/14/1980 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Brooks, Foster 06/02/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Brooks, Foster 10/15/1975 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Brooks, John OH-00257 02/28/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Side 1: Personal History, Gaming and Gambling, Church and religion, the end of the first World War (WWI), Atomic Testing and WWII, changes and growth of Nevada, fires, sports - Las Vegas Rangles, Cashman Field, Helldorado, Fremont Street, Railroads. Side 2: Old Ranch, Stewart Ranch, Mormon Fort. Mormon Settlement, local Police, El Rancho, nudest camps, Lake Mead. no 1
Brooks, Marion C. OH-00258 02/24/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mining, Old mines, education, personal history, Blue Diamond, Lombard Plane Crash, Lorenzi Park, Atomic Testing, WWII, economic and social changes and growth, Hoover Dam, Lost Mines - Blue Diamond 1940 's. no 2
Brown, Alice OH-00259 10/19/2005 The UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.B74 2007 Alice Brown worked as a librarian in the UNLV library from 1962 to 1984 yes 4
Brown, Alice Cowles OH-00260 03/31/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske 1. UNLV, UNLV Library, growth and expansion of Las Vegas and Henderson, Gambling and Gaming, Downtown area, renaming streets after hotels, Maryland Parkway, Catholic Hospital (religion), Schools, segregation, Heavy population from Nellis, popularity of Football and Baseball, Women in Sports, Public Library, Law Enforcement, Start of Mass Construction and Tourism, Boulevard Mall, Snow, Major tragedies. no 1
Brown, Bernard Lee OH-00261 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, WWII, Atomic Testing, radiation monitor at Test Site, casino control of Las Vegas in 1950 's, horse racing in Las Vegas, housing in Las Vegas in 1950 's, discrimination against Blacks in Las Vegas 1950 's, church influence in Las Vegas during 1950 's (religion), union controversy at Test Site, Howard Hughes influence in Las Vegas, crime, family life. no 1
Brown, Betty OH-00117 3/28/2014 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Work in the 1960s - 1970s hotel casino industry. Cocktail waitress; feeling of being protected, especially by network of bartenders. Group interview with friends - Cynthia Cisero, Jaonne Ravetti, and Tina Boag - video and audio. no 0
Brown, Betty OH-00117 3/28/2014 West Charleston OHP Four women who migrated to Las Vegas in the 1960s and met at this time are still friends and opened one of their dinners to the Oral History Res Ctr. They discuss early employment, safety, roles of bartenders, entertainment, dating, and family against a backdrop of Las Vegas history. yes 0
Brown, Gregory & Jessica OH-00130 03/01/2009 Voices of the Historic John S. Park F849.L35 B76 2010 Gregory Brown came to Las Vegas in 1998 to take a postion teaching history at UNLV. His future wife Jessica, who is the Web Portal Content Coordinator at UNLV, had lived here off and on as a child and moved back to Las Vegas in 2000. They bought a home in the John S. Park Neighborhood in 2002 yes 0
Brown, Hannah OH-00131 9/27/2012 AfAm Collaborative Growing up in the Westside community, worked in the Sight N Sound Record Store. Brown spoke of entertainers in the neighborhood and their influence on community children. Second session - 5/9/2014. Also has video interview filmed at PBS. yes 0
Brown, Harry A. OH-00265 03/13/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), family, labor, recreation, Sheriff�s Posse, Helldorado. no 1
Brown, Lisa OH-00132 August 19, 2013 Ward 1: West Charleston Neighborhoods Scotch 80s resident. Remodeled home maintaining integrity of original 1959 mid-century modern design. F849.L35 B773 2014 yes 0
Brown, Lori Lipman OH-00133 03/17/1998 Dennis McBride - LV Gay Archives Las Vegas History, Involvement in Nevada's repeal of the Sodomy Law in 1993. yes 1
Brown, Mahlon OH-00167 12/16/2003 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .B76 2007 Mahlon Brown was a policeman in Washington, D.C., during the 1960s. He is an attorney in Las Vegas, has been a justice of the peace, and has been a U.S. Attorney. Attorney along with Jack Anderson with the Las Vegas Welfare Rights Movement. yes 9
Brown, Robert OH-00268 02/24/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nevada and Las Vegas history since 1955, crime, early city planning, Reno, climate changes, tourism, water problems, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Henderson, "the Strip". no 1
Brown, Roy OH-00269 05/21/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Haircutting, local history. no 1
Brown, Roy OH-00134 3/5/2013 AfAm Collaborative Brown told stories about uions, strikes, working with gangsters at the Stardust yes 0
Brown, Ruth 02/06/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Brown, Ruth 03/31/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Brownlee, Virgil Leon OH-00271 05/12/2012 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 1
Brownlee, Walter Junior OH-00272 05/02/2012 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 1
Broxterman, David OH-00273 10/24/2007 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.B763 2007 David Broxterman had a long career with the Air Force and was a member of an Air Force association that helped push for an engineering school at UNLV. He is the administrative manager for the Clark County School District. yes 1
Brundy, Neil and Dixie OH-02219 7/1/2014 BELVOHP Early life in LV including Helldorado, Las Vegas HS, living on the edge of town selling poultry to Strip and downtown casinos. yes 0
Bruner, Lucile Spire OH-00274 03/03/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Architecture. work as Architect and Appraiser in Las Vegas 1947 - 1973, Elmo C Bruner, Atomic Testing and damage appraisals, WWII, growth of Las Vegas, Unitarian Fellowship Church, religion, American Institute of Architects, Engineering Societies, Architectural Registration and Examining Boards, Lacy Worswick, Emil Coleman, Dean Breeze, Harold Montgomery, Dr. Martin Payne, Hank Greenspun. yes 1
Bruns, Josephine C. OH-00275 03/12/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, President Hoover, 1942 Carole Lombard Plane Crash, politics, Gambling, WWII and Atomic Testing, economic change (lumber, gambling), environmental change (apartments, hotels), social change (Hollywood actors and actress), Old Ranch and Stewart Ranch. Transportation in 1910, changes in Railway and Rail Road, Native American Indians in Las Vegas, Mormon religion, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Henderson. no 1
Brunson, Bernadine OH-00276 3/2/2006 Principalship OHP - Carlton Educational policies and procedures; Management of a school. yes 1
Bryan, Patricia (Pat) OH-00277 02/20/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal History, El Dorado, El Rancho, Flamingo, Headliners and Shows, Blacks in Las Vegas and Black entertainers, Railroad, Elks Lodge and Cashman Field, Asian population, Henderson and Boulder City, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Swamp Coolers, Mormon Churches and Religion, gaming and gambling, Mobs and Crime, Las Vegas Convention Center, Old Fort (Mormon Fort), Nellis Air Force Base, UNLV. no 1
Bryan, Richard Senator OH-00135 2/19/2009 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 B78 2010 Senator Richard Bryan's father graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1927, left to attend law school, and later returned with his young family. His parents bought a house in the John S. Park Neighborhood in 1943. Richard Bryan has been a lawyer, a member of the Nevada state senate, the Nevada attorney general, the governor of Nevada, and a U.S. Senator from Nevada. Among other subjects he talks about the impact of World War II on this community and about the Helldorado Parade (Second interview 11/10/2011 by Kristin Guthry) yes 0
Bryan, Roger M. OH-00279 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, education in Las Vegas, Moapa Valley, J. Harold Brinley, Southern Nevada Education System, Principal of School, 1968 Teacher Strike, Racial Problems in the Education System, Politics and Issues of the 1950 's, Richard Bryan in High School, Mormon Church in Las Vegas, Religion, Teachers - Ed Knapp and Gwen Willey. no 1
Bryant, Lucille OH-00136 12/13/1995 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F849.L35 B79 1997 - From Talullah, Louisiana, migrated to LV in 1954 and worked in back-of-the-house as a maid and then in the linen room. Active in the Culinary Union local 226. Tells of black community interaction, spiritual life, family, and advancement because of the benefits from the union. yes 2
Brymer, Bill OH-00280 03/09/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming and Gambling, Dealer and Dealing in Las Vegas, early Las Vegas History, Gaming industry in the 1940 's 1950 's and 1960 's. Economic, Environmental, and Climatic changes in Southern Nevada, Swamp Coolers. no 1
Bryne, William OH-00281 04/18/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history no 1
Buchanan, Richard E. OH-00282 03/07/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, agricultural activities in Las Vegas, history of "the Strip", McCarran Airport, shopping in Las Vegas, Atomic Testing, El Rancho, Pioche, geography of Nevada, tourism, dust in Valley, Water Table. no 1
Buckley, Barbara OH-02084 1/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 Difference between Flintridge, CA, and Las Vegas in 1968 when the family arrived. Husband served as one of the doctors of Howard Hughes. Community participation and hotel-casino entertainment for young couples, rearing children in Las Vegas. yes 0
Buckley, Joseph J. OH-00283 07/17/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP (Folder missing) no 2
Buckley, Kevin M. OH-02083 1/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 Stories about the early Pinto Palomino neighborhood, work as a teenager, black-white relations, schooling including Bishop Gorman, and the move to Las Vegas. yes 0
Buettner, Mamie OH-00284 02/21/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Searchlight, Anderson's Dairy, Rancho Grande Creamery, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), working on Fremont Street, Helldorado, Stewart Ranch, flooding, Mormons and religion, Hunt Family of Bunkerville, Atomic Testing, Carole Lombard plane crash, Pioche, Goodsprings, WWII, Ghost Towns, El Rancho. no 1
Buford, Eugene OH-00145 09/12/2006 Las Vegas Black Oral History Project CT247 .B83 2007 Eugene Buford worked for the post office in Las Vegas for thirty-six years. His great grandmother, Mary Nettles, was one of the founders of the NAACP Las Vegas Chapter yes 3
Bugbee, Robert W. OH-00285 07/08/1975 Activities in Southern Nevada since 1952 including work at Nevada Development Authority. Collector: Karol Sorrells no 1
Bugbee, Robert W. OH-00286 1981/03/18 Building/developing in Las Vegas. MGM Grand fire. Collector: John A. Lopez. no 1
Bull, G. Douglas OH-02294 1/29/1990 Received as part of the Young Electric Sign Company Records (MS-00403). no 1
Bullock, Jack T. OH-00287 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, Entertainment in Las Vegas, Church activity and religion, Atomic testing, women and minorities in casinos, methods of cheating in casinos, Bugsy Siegel, The Flamingo, "the Strip" Las Vegas Boulevard. no 1
Bunch, Betty OH-00137 02/13/2002 F849.L35 B86 1997 Dancer (Folder missing) yes 3
Bunch, Nellie OH-00289 11/20/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, living conditions in unimproved desert area (Water, Electric, etc.), Schools and education, bootleggers, Churches and Religion, Roosevelt, life in Las Vegas since July 1931. no 1

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