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Brimacombe, Alfred J. OH-00251 1981/02/23 Local Oral History - Roske Printing business, Las Vegas history, railroad, Lion's Club. Collector: Kevin Cunningham yes 1
Brinker, Charles Homer OH-00252 03/19/1978 Homesteading in Las Vegas Personal history and background, Homesteading in Las Vegas, Church affiliation and religion, housing and building homes, grocery shopping and roads, Construction industry and working as a carpenter. yes 1
Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, Julie OH-02852 2016 September 30 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project F849.L35 B752 2016 Talks about childhood in Southern California and Europe, history of Lifescapes International, how she came into the business, and how company came to do most major projects on Las Vegas Strip as well as other Clark County locations. Discusses people the company worked with for each project and how the projects came together. yes 0
Brinton, Patricia OH-02258 4/30/2014 In 1905 Edward "Ed" Von Tobel left Los Angeles with his friend Jake Beckley for Lincoln County, Nevada. They purchased a parcel in the new town of Las Vegas and established the Von Tobel Lumber Company. The company served Las Vegas until it closed in 1976. Von Tobel met and married Mary Hameril, and they had four children, Jake, Katherine Elizabeth, Ed Jr., and George. This is an interview with three of Ed's granddaughters. Margaret Carnell is the oldest of three daughters of Elizabeth Von Tobel and Kenneth Zahn. She manages the Von Tobel family properties. Patricia "Patsy" Brinton is the second daughter of Elizabeth Von Tobel and Kenneth Zahn. She does volunteer work with the Assistance League of Las Vegas and the Junior League of Las Vegas. Sharon Schmitt is the second of four daughters of Edward Von Toble Jr. and Evelyne Leonard. She also does volunteer work with the Assistance League and the Junior League and with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church yes 0
Brislin, Jolie OH-03176 2017 April 21 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League, moved to Las Vegas in 1979 with her mother Maxine Molinsky. Talks about 2002 Birthright trip, involvement in the Jewish community, raising young children and interfaith marriage, Young Leadership and her mentors, and how she became the ADL Regional Director in 2015. no 0
Britt, Mary Ellen, Rory Chetelat, and Jane Shunney OH-02314 2013 February 01 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Britt is the Regional Trauma Coordinator for the Southern Nevada Health District. Chetelat is the EMS Manager for the SNHD. Shunney is the manager of the Office of Public Health Preparedness for the SNHD. no 0
Britton, Beverly J. OH-00253 02/26/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, schools and education in Las Vegas, Gambling, economic changes, social change. yes 1
Britton, Sherry Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Broadbent, Robert N. OH-00254 09/23/1972 Local Oral History - Roske Boulder City, 1950 's, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Boulder City Charter, Mayor of Boulder City, Zoning in Boulder City, Lake Mead, Clark County 1950 's and 1960 's, Pharmaceuticals and politics. Clark County Construction. Collector: Connie Lyons. yes 1
Broadbent, Robert N. OH-00255 1978/03/01 Local Oral History - Roske Boulder City: origination, changes, government. Collector: Seneca Anderson yes 1
Brockett, Marilyn B. OH-00256 04/25/1975 Local OHP - Roske Growth of Boulder City 1937 - 1975; Hoover Dam yes 1
Broglia, Piero OH-02784 7/28/2016 Boyer Early Las Vegas Chef and restaurateur, original owner Piero's Italian Cuisine. Born in Rome, trained in Italy and Paris; eventually to LV 1970; worked first for Jackie Gaughan at El Cortez; 1972/73 opened Gourmet Corner restaurant; 1983/84 opened Stefano's at Golden Nugget; early 1990s opened Piero's Italian Cuisine; opened Pasta Mia on E. Flamingo and My Way restaurant at Flamingo/Pecos; in 2000 opened Cafe Chloe Flamingo/Buffalo. no 0
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, Hershel OH-02916 2016 December 08 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project F850.J5 B76 2014 Rabbi of Bet Knesset Bamidbar in "retiring" to Las Vegas in 1996. He tells of his Conservative rabbinical career, growing up Orthodox in Brooklyn and offers insights about the Jewish community in Sun City Summerlin. yes 0
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. yes 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, Alana OH-02536 2008 May 26 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride 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. yes 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. yes 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. yes 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, Everlena OH-02713 6/15/2016 AfAm Collab Grew up in the Westside, tells about life there as a young woman dating and dancing at the Jackson Street clubs, attending services at Zion Methodist, attending school to become a nurse, and working at Women's Hospital. Successful career working for State in the Nursing field. no 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 F850.N4 B76 2012 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, Hannah 12/1/2015 AfAm Collab Conducted by student of Dr. Celeste, Alexandria Love. The Westside, Jackson Street, and the advancements of the LV black community. no 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. yes 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, Lori Lipman OH-02537 2005 September 12 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 3
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, Mike OH-02315 2013 February 28 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Brown moved to Reno, Nevada in 1981 and became a medic. In 1986 he moved to Lake Tahoe and worked for the Fire Protection District, where he worked until 1999. In 2006 he became the chief of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Department. no 0
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". yes 1
Brown, Roy OH-00269 05/21/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Haircutting, local history. yes 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 CT247 .B78 2012 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. yes 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

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