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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Busch, Pearl OH-00306 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, the first Hotels in Las Vegas, Clubs and organizations, Junior League, Desert Inn Country Club, Rotary, Dental Auxiliary, Atomic Testing, Hoover Dam, Nellis Air Force Base, Levi Stouse, "the Strip", Downtown Las Vegas, Solar Energy. no 1
Busch, William John OH-00142 03/01/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; atomic testing, growth and development of Las Vegas yes 0
Bush, Darrin OH-02740 6/30/2016 Building Las Vegas Photographed Las Vegas over a 25-year period for the LV News Bureau showing the changing streetscapes. Importance of implosions, cruising Fremont Street, and growing up in Las Vegas. no 0
Bush, Q.B. OH-00308 05/15/2007 History of the 1970s Q.B. was one of the first black dealers on the LV Strip. Talks of the Economic Opportunity Board, the LV black experience and shared photo collection. yes 3
Bushell, Garvin 05/10/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bustrum, Carol OH-02312 2013 March 13 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada The Walker Lake Fire and Ambulance Department was founded in 1972 and Bustrum was on the ambulance from 1978 to 1990. no 0
Butera, Sam 10/16/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment, played for President Kennedy's Inauguration, growth of Las Vegas. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Butera, Sam OH-00143 03/02/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape � Hand Written Interview yes 0
Butler, Liz OH-01539 9/27/2010 Subject worked in Las Vegas casinos starting in the 1970s; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Butler, Maxine OH-02657 4/22/2016 AfAm Collab Good overview of sharecropping as part of the plantation system that extended beyond slavery, migration vicissitudes, and work at various hotels downtown and on the Strip. Career ended at Red Rock with a six figure income. Interview shows the power of "juice," the black church, and the challenges faced in the LV historic black community. no 0
Buttons, Red 06/15/1994 Arnold Shaw Interviewer: Entertainment LV no 1
Buttons, Red 06/17/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Buxton, Eddie Ernest OH-00311 03/30/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Law enforcement, personal life history. no 1
Cadwaller, Ralph OH-00147 10/15/2001 yes 0
Cadwaller, Ralph OH-00147 10/15/2001 Principalship School management in Las Vegas yes 2
Caesar, Jimmy 06/23/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Cahill, Robbins E. OH-00313 06/02/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, recollections of work in state politics, government, taxation, gaming control, Clark County administration, and The Nevada Resort Association. (Received at UNR by Mary Ellen Glass) no 3
Cahill, Robins 01/31/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cahlan, Florence Lee Jones OH-00148 02/10/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview. General history of Southern Nevada between 1933 and 1973. Migration to Las Vegas. Journalism in Las Vegas, female writer, Las Vegas Review Journal. Activism in local politics. Reminisces of Boulder (Hoover) Dam including the dam�s construction and dedication by President Roosevelt. Brief remarks concerning living in Las Vegas during the Second World War, the atomic testing era, the city�s economic development, and the city�s evolving demographics, notably the influx of �Negroes� during the 1940s. Social and interest groups. yes 0
Cahlan, John Francis OH-00149 02/18/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas Review Journal, Journalism in Las Vegas, Development of gambling and tourism in Las Vegas, Prostitution, Modes of transportation in the 1940s, How WWII affected Southern Nevada. Interviewed by Lester Wisbrod. yes 2
Cahlan, John Francis OH-00150 1977/03/30 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early Las Vegas entertainment. Interviewed by Gordon R. Brusso. yes 1
Cahlan, John Francis OH-00151 1978/04/10 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas from 1920-1950, Early Aviation. Interviewed by James W. Weslowski. yes 2
Cahlan, John Francis OH-00152 1980/02/27 Local Oral History Project-Roske Journalism in Nevada and Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal, Water, Railroads, Native Americans and Spanish Padres in Southern Nevada, Buliding of Boulder Dam, Nellis Air Force Base. Interviewed by Radmila Radovich. yes 1
Cahlan, John Francis OH-00153 circa 1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Journalism in Nevada and Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal.Interviewed by Perry Kaufman. yes 1
Cahlan, John Francis OH-00154 1975/07/02 Local Oral History Project-Roske Nellis A.F.B., Nevada Test Site, Prohibition in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas history. Interviewed by Larry J. DuRussel yes 1
Calas, Charlie Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 2
Caldwell, Richard OH-00321 03/06/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history 1953-1980. Migration to Las Vegas from Louisiana. Personal history: family, occupation(s), and education. Westside. Development of race relations in Las Vegas. Residential segregation. Discrimination of blacks: �no better than the South.� Inequality of employment opportunities. Development of the �Strip.� Black entertainers. no 1
Caldwell, Richard F. Sr. OH-00322 03/11/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske General history of Las Vegas between 1931 and 1980, particularly in relation to the city�s development. Comparisons between pre- and post-casino Las Vegas. Migration from the South (Louisiana). Labor at and construction of Boulder (Hoover) Dam [interviewee worked on the dam project]. Atomic test site [interviewee worked at the test site between 1952 and 1978]. Women�s contribution to the test site and Boulder Dam. Las Vegas Casinos. Opinion on prostitution in Las Vegas. Hunting in Las Vegas. Wild horses and other wildlife in southern Nevada. Mining. Westside. Black entertainers. no 1
Calhoon, Dinah OH-00323 10/27/1971 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history of Las Vegas, 1945-1971. Highlighting: reason for relocating to Las Vegas; K-12 education; UNLV in 1959; recreational activities; Helldorado festival; family life; television in the 1950s; occupations; swamp coolers; changes in Las Vegas; El Rancho; penny stores; growth of UNLV. no 1
Callas, Charlie Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Callas, Charlie 12/23/1975 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Cameron, Judy K. OH-00324 04/19/2004 Principleship Education OHP Interviewee was a Clark County School District teacher, administrator, and principal. Reminiscences and personal opinions concerning education in Clark County between 1963 and 2000. Topics discussed: motivations; typical workday; principal effectiveness; teacher evaluation; number of students in schools; special needs students. [The transcript is virtually a verbatim record of the oral interview stored on cassette]. no 1
Campagna, Bob (Bobby) OH-00325 03/18/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, Sahara and Charleston, when UNLV was first built, personal awards, Lorenzi Park, Newspapers. City Sanitation, power, and telephone. Church and religion, personal and family history.(Interview on tape inaudible). no 1
Campbell, Felicia OH-00155 6/28/12 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Career in the educational arena including UNLV yes 0
Campbell, Glen Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Campbell, Jesse (J.W.) OH-00327 02/19/1979 Local Oral History-Roske Pioche history-including: historical data; personal and family history; benefit of Hoover Dam; decline of mining post-1945; migration to Las Vegas. Las Vegas history- growth of universities in Nevada; Atomic Testing site- personal experience of the first test and fears of residents; Howard Hughes and Las Vegas; air crash involving Carol Lombard; Democratic Party in Nevada; Key Pittman, Pat McCarran, Ed Clark anf federal projects; impact of on Las Vegas; development of Nellis Air Force Base; construction of Hoover Dam; Old Mormon Fort; Basic Magnesium plant; Comstock Lode; old west folktales of life in mining camps/towns; Mormon migrants and settlements; Native Americans. [A helpful "tape summary" of the interview is held on file]. no 1
Campbell, Mary Ellen OH-00328 03/06/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Interviewee b. 1886. History of Pioche (Lincoln County) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Family history. Migration to the West. Life in Pioche. Transportation (horse and mule). Housing. Mining. Description of undeveloped Las Vegas. Recreational activities. Northern Nevada and the 1918 global flu epidemic. [A helpful summary of the oral interview is held on file]. no 1
Campton, Dennis OH-02316 2013 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada After graduating from Ohio State Medical School, Campton moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1963 and worked at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital. He worked at a private practice until 1970 before moving to Pahrump in 1980 no 0
Canarelli, Lawrence OH-02664 5/2/2016 Building Las Vegas Founder and owner of American West Homes, Mr. Canarelli grew up in an Oregon logging town living in a tent. It is his calling to provide shelter for families and he has done that exceedingly well. He relates stories of early home development, how the Las Vegas industry has changed, and his view of the future. no 0
Canfield, Ralph L. OH-00329 03/20/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske History of Las Vegas, 1940-1960. Housing: Carver Park, Victory Village, Townsite, Fisher Addition, Four Mile. Tents houses on the eastside. Mining. Development of Las Vegas from 1950s: hotel-casinos on the �Strip� and Downtown. Blue Diamond Company. BMI plant and water. Railroad. Class stratification. McCarran Airport. Nellis Air Force Base. Air quality. Water. Lake Mead: water supply and recreation. Prostitution: Roxy�s Motel. Atomic testing: radiation. [Summary of oral interview held on file].[Low quality recording]. no 1
Cannon, Beverlee & Ivan OH-00156 4/12/2011 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP Work at the Nevada Test Site yes 0
Cannon, Bob OH-00331 04/07/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, 1941-1960. Promotion of Las Vegas. Early development of the Chamber of Commerce. The North West Tour of 1949 by Las Vegas boosters: the "Tour" included stops at Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and San Francisco. Gambling and the community. no 1
Cannon, Howard OH-00332 08/28/1998 Local Oral History Project-Roske Interviewee was a former Senator for Nevada. Family history. Pre-Senatorial career. John Milner. Military career during WWII. Normandy landings. Senate career. Deregulation of the airline industry. Lockheed Martin and the F-117 stealth fighter. Foundation of Nellis Air Force Base. General Zach Taylor. Defense projects: MX missile and nuclear rocket engine. Vietnam War. Lyndon Johnson. Civil Rights. Alan Bible. Walter Baring. Appointment of President Ford and V-P Rockefeller. Southern Nevada Water project. James Santini. 1982 Senatorial Election. (No file) no 2
Cannon, Robert O. OH-00333 03/11/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history from 1941 until the 1960s. El Rancho Hotel and Casino. Thomas Hull. Nick the Greek. Carol Lombard accident. Las Vegas and Boulder Dam during World War II. Change in the business model of Las Vegas hotels. Segregation of African Americans (a white perspective). 1960s: shortage of qualified personnel to manage hotels; creation of a course in hotel administration at the University of Southern Nevada (UNLV): Dr. Johnson, Dr. Valen, Dr. Meek. yes 1
Canty Hayes, Dellene J OH-02041 3/13/2015 AfAm Growing up in the church, influence of Culinary Union, life in Pahrump yes 0
Canty, Hattie OH-00334 02/27/1998; 06/17/1998 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C35 2007 Las Vegas history, particularly in regard to labor relations, 1970-1998. Personal history of an African American woman in Las Vegas during the last three decades of the twentieth century. Local 226 Culinary Union: organization, recruitment, activism, relationship with the black community and NCAAP. Civil rights and race relations. Interviewee was president of Local 226 between 1990 and 1999 and oversaw the creation of the Culinary Training School. yes 3
Capel, Sigrid Oas OH-00335 02/10/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske (Folder contains very good photos) Family and personal history focusing on growing up in Ely, NV, including leisure activities. Living through the Depression: banks closing; unemployment. Agricultural Extension Service. Cattle and drought in northern Nevada during the 1930s. Witness to the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Description of journey from Ely to Norway. Employment history. Gaming Control Board and the �Black Book.� Occupations whilst in Las Vegas. [File includes personal photographs and news clippings][A helpful summary of the oral interview is held on file]. no 1
Caples, Vernon S. OH-00336 02/25/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Narrator b.1891. Las Vegas history from 1942 to 1979. Las Vegas airfield (Nellis). Prostitution. Hoover (Boulder) Dam: two anecdotes. Effect of WWII on Las Vegas. Hotel/casinos during the 1940s and 1950s. Leisure activities. Eldorado Festival. Lorenzi Park. BMI Plant. Retirement in Las Vegas. no 1
Cappadonna, Evelyn OH-02228 2008-08-01, 2008-08-15 Gaming; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Cardle, James OH-00337 04/25/2006 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.C32 2007 James Cardle taught engineering at UNLV and worked on earning accreditation for the engineering program. He also did research on the Yucca Mountain Project and on the removal of arsenic from drinking water. He is now a patent attorney in Minneapolis and works part-time as intellectual property counsel to UNLV. Impressions of UNLV, students, engineering program. Preparing for accreditation of engineering program. Research projects whilst at UNLV. New career. Writing, reading, remedial classes at UNLV. Diversification of students in engineering. yes 2

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