Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for November.
Jarbidge, Nevada Community Archive Collection, approximately 1910-2006. MS-01122. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.
- The Jarbidge, Nevada Community Archives Collection contains scanned images from seven archival collections and documents the community of Jarbidge, Nevada from approximately 1910 to 2006. The materials were collected from various families living in Jarbidge in 2006 as part of a project led by Carrie Townley Porter. The images depict early Jarbidge structures, surrounding landscape, the Elkoro Mine, and residents of the area. Also included are images of certificates, correspondence, and newspaper articles relating to the families' histories. Also included in the collection are written summaries of ten oral history interviews of Jarbidge residents conducted in 2006. This collection contains digital surrogates only; the owners and Jarbidge Community Archives retain the originals.
- Subjects: Elkoro Mining Co.; Jarbidge (Nev.); Mining districts -- Nevada; Rural population; Oral histories (document genres); Digital images
Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Collection, 2016-2019. MS-01126. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.
- The Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Collection (2016-2019) contains digital files of oral histories collected as part of A Ranching and Farming Context for Lincoln County, Nevada, ca. 1857 to 1934 (Oliver et al. 2018). The collection consists of thirteen digital oral history recordings and corresponding transcripts, as well as a final report of phase one of the project. The entire collection is digital files.
- Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Lincoln County (Nev.); Land use; Ranching
James A. "Jimmy" Gay III oral history interview, 1973. OH-00664. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete interview.
- Oral history interview with James A. (Jimmy Gay) Gay III conducted by Joyce M. Wright in 1973 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In this interview, Gay recalls details about his education in Arkansas and his training in mortuary science in Chicago, Illinois and discusses the nine-year delay in obtaining his license to practice as a mortician in Nevada because of racial discrimination. He recounts his move to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1946, his experiences as a recreation director and as a personnel and communications director for the hotel industry, work that he took while waiting for his licensure to practice. He also talks about his career as a mortician with Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, the atomic testing of the 1950s and 1960s, and his long involvement with the NAACP and the Freedom Fund. He closes by reciting two poems that have inspired him and express his philosophy.
- Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Education; Race discrimination; NAACP