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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, Harry and Judy OH-02853 2016 October 04 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Harry began 1965 as draftsman with LV architect Julius Gabriel, did drawings for 4 Queens, Jerry Mack's house in Las Vegas Country Club, perspective on multi-million $ pie-shaped property at corner adjacent to Caesars Palace that Steve Wynn sold to Caesars. Worked for Zick and Sharpe and JMA before becoming licensed architect and forming HCA Architects with Dave Singer. Designed most of Henderson's civic buildings over 15-year span; architect of record for Fremont Street Experience and Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse. Judy to Boulder City 1974, former husband developed La Dolce Vita condominiums in BC and Lake Terrace in BC (35 Townhouses and 81 Custom home lots overlooking Lake Mead). Became residential and commercial real estate agent and worked with Jane Fielden selling office systems. Judy and Harry married 1989. no 0
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
Carl, Kay P. OH-00338 11/22/2001 Education - Principalship School management strategies in Clark County School District yes 0
Carlini, Tod OH-02317 2013 February 15 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada A native of Yerington, Carlini received EMS training at Utah State before working for the Yerington Fire Department. He became chief in 1990. In 2000 he became chief of the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts. no 0
Carlson, Joe A. OH-00339 10/11/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske History of Las Vegas, 1921 to 1960. Businesses on Freemont Street in the 1920s and 1930s. Recreation. North Las Vegas and Indian Reservation. Atomic testing. Gaming. Transportation. Demographic change. no 1
Carlson, Kurt OH-02318 2013 June 05 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Carlson graduated from Queens University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario in 1974. He established a practice in Fallon, Nevada in 1977. In the 1980s, Carlson pushed for advanced ER training for physicians in Nevada and ER services in rural hospitals. no 0
Carlson, William D. Dr. OH-00340 03/19/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Early history of UNLV (Nevada Southern University) libraries, 1957-1960s. Narrator was the first dean. Maude Frazier Hall. Grant Hall. Collecting of books. Jerry Dye (Head Librarian, 1958-1964). Budget and funding. no 1
Carmody, Sandra E. OH-00157 8/3/2001 Education - Prinicpalship School management in Las Vegas yes 0
Carnell. Margaret OH-02260 4/30/2014 Ward 1 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
Carpenter, Marianne OH-00342 03/02/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal reminiscences of living on Las Vegas. Helen Jane Stewart. Development of Las Vegas. Nixon visit. Clarke Gable. Observations of atomic testing. Brief career history. no 1
Carpi, Elizabeth, Leonard & William OH-00158 1/14/2009 Heart to Heart: A History of Las Vegas Health Care Leonard was the premier contact lense fitter in LV. yes 0
Carr, Fannie OH-02511 12/5/2015 AfAm Growing up on the Westside; the black church, streets named for pastors, career in gaming and the medical field, and the future depends on family. no 0
Carr, Vicki 10/10/1990 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Carratelli, Susan and Holly OH-00344 06/24/1999 Las Vegas Gay Archives-Dennis McBride yes 10
Carrigan, Chet OH-00345 02/17/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history. Working for the Sherrif. Population in Clark County. Lake Mead. Key roads. Effect of WWII on Las Vegas. The Depression. Floods. Tourism. Animal life. Mount Charleston. Hoover (Boulder Dam). Court House. McCarran Airport. Pioche. John Wayne. Fire and Police Department. El Rancho. Boulder City. Movie Theaters. Cashman Field. Underground lake. Railroad. no 1
Carroll, Diahann Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carruth, Ella Earl OH-00160 06/23/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Bunkerville history before 1942. Life in Las Vegas from 1942 - 1975. WWII. Atomic Testing. Travel. Crops and agriculture. Bees. Environment. Social progress. [Cassette tape currently in need of repair] no 1
Carter, Benny 03/07/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Carter, Billy Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 3
Carter, Channel Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carter, Nell 05/21/1993 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Carter, Nell 8/11/1986 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carter, Nell 09/21/1989 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Carter/Chanel Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Casey, Linda & Steve OH-02088 6/4/2014 Ward 1 Steve grew up in Las Vegas in the water business, installed drinking water systems in new homes. Linda designed homes in the West Charleston, Ward 1 area. yes 0
Casey, Margaret "Peggy" OH-00347 1/13/2005 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C367 2007 Female workers during WWII. Las Vegas history from 1952. Mesquite Club. Family life in mid-century Las Vegas: grocery stores; restaurants. Leisure activities: entertainment; gardening; golf. Description of atomic testing. Howard Hughes. Transformation of Las Vegas: transportation; downtown. [Helpful index attached to the transcript]. yes 1
Casey, Walter OH-00348 11/15/2004 and 1/13/2005 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project CT247 .C37 2007 History of Las Vegas from 1951 with a business-related perspective. Paradise Valley before development. K-12 education before the creation of the Clark County School District. Chamber of Commerce: Las Vegas News Bureau; Live Wire Fund. The �Mob� and the rise of corporate gaming. National Association of Manufacturers and lobbying. Leisure activities: Hualapai Club; Kiwananis. �Myths� of the Atomic Test Site. Yucca Mountain. Moulin Rouge, discrimination and segregation. Howard Hughes. Water: Colorado River Commission; Southern Nevada Water Authority. Modern-day Las Vegas. yes 3
Cashman, James Jr. OH-00349 Las Vegas Review Journal First 100 Project Las Vegas Review Journal First 100 Project no 2
Cason, Jack and Maxine OH-02838 9/22/2016 Building Las Vegas To Las Vegas in 1950 with an independent gas station operator; founded Las Vegas-based Rebel Oil Co. in 1952; more than 50 gas/service stations and convenience stores in and near Las Vegas. Children now run company. no 0
Casper, Elizabeth OH-00350 03/05/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske (11 very good photos) Las Vegas history, 1946-1976. Education: growth of schools in Las Vegas; football rivalry between Ranch and Las Vegas High Schools. Career in teaching: teaching in the Westside (Kit Carson Elementary); discrimination/segregation and �busing�; drug use in schools. Growth of an art community. Art competition/shows. Churches/religion. Las Vegas High School �Rythmettes.� Value of a college education. no 1
Cassem, Patricia A. OH-00351 5/2/2003 Principalship School management in Las Vegas school district yes 0
Cathcart, Jack OH-00352 03/01/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, 1957-1980 focusing on the transformations in the entertainment field. Hotels on the �Strip,� Fremont Street, and landscape of Las Vegas during the 1950s. Entertainment in hotel lounges. Dancing: change of styles. Reminiscences in connection with Betty Grable, Judy Garland, Liberace, the Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny, Dean Martin, and the Lennox Sisters. Entertainment at military post during WWII. Change in the way casinos took care of customers. Star performers. [Helpful tape summary on file] no 1

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