Claytee D. White was recognized as the Best Keeper of Our History in Vegas Seven’s 2015 "Best of the City" issue.
As director of the UNLV University Libraries’ Oral History Research Center, White has spent more than a decade collecting the stories of Las Vegas residents and preserving the history of Southern Nevada. She has gathered oral histories for some of the University Libraries’ most comprehensive preservation projects, including The Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project, All That Jazz: Those Who Played With the Greats, Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas, UNLV @ Fifty, and more.
In addition to her role at the University Libraries, White is a member of the board of the Nevada Humanities and the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. A former president of the Southwest Oral History Association, White is widely published and regularly participates in panels, workshops, and lectures across the country.