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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Bunker, Vernon Earl OH-00295 10/19/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, LDS Church in Las Vegas, religion, First State Bank, Moapa Valley, flood of 1910. no 1
Bunker, Wendell OH-00296 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mormonism, religion. (empty folder) no 1
Burer, Suzanne Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Burgwardt, Lestor OH-00297 02/09/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education, Navy 1943 - 1946, teacher in Henderson, Henderson, floods of 1954, Lake Mead, Downtown Las Vegas and early entertainment, Atomic Testing, National Science Institute, Las Vegas Convention Center. no 1
Burke, Carey J. OH-00298 02/23/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, casino tokens. Collector: Drew Casale no 1
Burke, Carey J. OH-00299 1981/03/12 Local Oral History Project-Roske Living in Las Vegas and Henderson in the late 1940s and 1950s. Collector: Terri Goodsell. no 1
Burkey, Elizabeth & Theresa Brickley OH-00069 01/27/2006 Tap Dancing Tap Dancing throughout country and in Las Vegas yes 2
Burkholder, Lyal W. OH-00140 March 1st (Year - Unknown) Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; Clark County School District, President Kennedy and Senator Johnson visits, Lombard's plane crash, atomic testing, Basic Magnesium Plant yes 0
Burns, George OH-00302 04/03/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Las Vegas in the 1940 's and 1950 's. no 1
Burns, George 06/01/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Burns, George Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 3
Burns, George 10/20/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Burse, Don OH-00141 3/1/2013 African Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Good interview spoke about Unions & Fellowship of church. no 0
Burt, Leroy OH-02065 07/01/1986 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Burton, Dave 01/11/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 2
Burton, Joe OH-00305 03/11/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Organized Crime in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Mafia, Downtown Las Vegas, changes and growth in Las Vegas. no 1
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, Edward OH-02783 7/28/2016 Building Las Vegas Moderated AIA panel "A City Growing Up" Mechanical engineer with JBA Consulting Engineers; to LV 1972, with JBA since 1974; first casino project Stardust; worked on all Wynn properties; has three mentors: Ralph Joeckel, who founded JBA; Tony Marnell; Steve Wynn 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, DeRuyter OH-02831 9/15/2016 Building Las Vegas Architect, AIA, co-founded Butler/Ashworth Architects 2000. Director Architecture, Atlandia Design & Furnishings, Inc., a construction supervision and design company and then a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mirage Resorts 1982-2000. Executive VP Architecture Wynn Design & Development LLC since June 2000. no 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
Butler, Wendy OH-02538 2007 May 23 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 1
Butterfield, Stella OH-02685 2005 October 14, 25 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 B88 2006 Stella Butterfield's family, the Goldbergs, was Jewish, and she was born in the Bronx. During World War II she worked for the Coast Guard in the steno pool in Washington, D.C. Stella moved to Santa Monica a few years later while the war was still going on and worked briefly as a riveter for Douglas Aircraft and then as a teletype operator for the Air Force but at Douglas Aircraft. Because she had a hard time getting a job because of antisemitism, she changed her name to Gilbert. In December of 1948 she went to the Canal Zone in Panama to be the secretary of the commanding officer of the Panama Supply Depot. Stella was also a law reporter for court martials. She met Frank Butterfield, who was stationed there, and married him in 1952. He was transferred back to the United States, and they lived in Massachusetts. Then they moved to Los Angeles, and in 1953 they moved to Las Vegas, where she was a court reporter at Nellis Air Force Base. Then they moved to Mexico City, then back to California where she worked as a legal secretary. In early 1955 they moved back to Las Vegas, and Stella worked as a federal court reporter for Judge Roger T. Foley. yes 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
Cade, Jerry OH-02539 2003-02-08, 2003-05-17, 2003-06-21, 2003-07-26, 2003-11-01, 2003-11-22 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 11
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
Cagley, Lee OH-02796 8/8/2016 Building Las Vegas Interior designer who worked with Tony Marnell before opening his own firm; now teaches design at Iowa State University but returns to LV frequently. Designed Rio interiors and all expansions; Palazzo suites; Mirage remodel; currently Lucky Dragon. no 0
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, Marguerite "Stormy" OH-02540 2005 March 26 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 1
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

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