Digital Collections, part of Special Collections and Archives in the University Libraries, has digitized 10 oral histories and made them available on our website this month. These stories, collected as part of several projects from the UNLV Oral History Research Center, provide a detailed look at the many people different people who call Las Vegas and Southern Nevada home.
Our new online oral histories include:
- Ron Current, Black Panther Party Las Vegas Chapter Founder
- Wilma Cooper, Housekeeper
- Howard Heckethorn, former Red Rock Elementary School teacher
- Virginia Houser, Early Las Vegas resident
- Thelma Jenkins, Nurse
- Sook-ja Kim, Member of the The Kim Sisters
- Madeline Taylor Knighten, Early Las Vegas resident
- Richard C. MacDonald, Henderson developer
- Jack Weinstein and Polly Weinstein, Father and Daughter Jewelers
- Kathleen Melanie Kahn Mahon, First Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Las Vegas
For more information on the Oral History Research Center, visit our website at https://www.library.unlv.edu/speccol/collections/oral_histories.