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"Holiday in Japan" dancers joint interview OH-00954 2011 May 26 Interviewed by Claytee White. Participants are: Sachiko O. Thompson, Minoru Saito, Kazu Hamada, Kyoko Nakamura, Nobuko Suda, and Katsuko Tomoko Billman. no 0
Aalberts, Robert OH-00001 2006 November 16 The UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745 .A82 2007 Robert Aalberts was first a corporatate lawyer for Gulf Oil, then he taught at Louisiana State University, and he came to UNLV to teach real estate law in 1991. He became editor-in-chief of the Real estate law journal in 1992. yes 1
Abbey, Joshua N. OH-02708 June 6, 2016 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project F850.J5 A23 2014 Came to Las Vegas as a child in 1964; son of artist Rita Deanin Abbey. Founder of Jewish Film Festival (2000- ). Has worked for Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services. A trained actor who studied with Less Strasberg; graduate of prestigious Producing Program at the American Film Institute. yes 0
Abbey, Rita Deanin OH-02192 11/29/2014 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History World renowned artist - painter, sculptor, poet, stain glass, carving, art teacher, UNLV Emeritus Professor, art gallery owner, and designed metal works up to two tons. Created the stained glass windows at Temple Beth Sholom. Son, Aaron works in UNLV's Lied Library.CT247 .A23 2012 yes 0
Abell, Jacqueline OH-00002 1976 April 03 Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas Early life on ranch near Virginia City, Las Vegas 1946-1950, Ranch life at Cane Springs. yes 1
Acherman, Ruben, Dr. OH-03671 2019 July 18 Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project F850.S75 A24 2019 Dr. Acherman has been practicing in Southern Nevada for nearly 20 years and continues to care for the community at the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada in Las Vegas. Born and raised in the small town of Palmira, Colombia with his two sisters and parents. His father is from Romania and immigrated to Ecuador while escaping from Nazi occupied Europe during World War II. Dr. Acherman eventually moved to Cali, Colombia in order to attend medical school. knowing that he wanted to specialize in cardiology and being unable to do cardiology in Colombia he immigrated to the U.S. and specialized in pediatrics at USC. After practicing for two years in Toronto, he was contacted by Dr. Evans in 2001 with an offer to work at his practice in Southern Nevada where he was able to successfully perform the first balloon dilation in the state of Nevada. Subjects: Medicine, Cardiology, Latin America, Interfaith Marriage, Balloon Dilation, Children’s Heart Center of Nevada yes 0
Acres, John F. OH-03198 2017 July 11, 2017 September 28 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project F849.L35 A27 2017 Tells of rural Indiana childhood and schooling, graduating high school at sixteen, US Air Force service, and being mentored by a Las Vegas slot parlor owner in the ways and importance of customer service. His 1974 degree in math with emphasis in computer science prepared Acres for his gaming technology career. In 1981 his company, Electronic Display Technology, invented a progressive jackpot system for the Lady Luck Casino he also installed in the Aladdin, the Frontier, and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City; in 1984 he created a player tracking system for Harrah's Atlantic City. yes 0
Adams, Berle 02/17/1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Adams, Beula Jane OH-00003 05/11/1977 Local Oral History Project - Roske Las Vegas 1960 - 1970, Nevada history, teaching and education in Las Vegas, prominant citizens in Las Vegas yes 1
Adams, Charles OH-02618 1980 February 28 Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas Interviewed by Mike Lommori; Southern Nevada, UNLV, Las Vegas weather, Casino life yes 1
Adams, Charles L. Dr. OH-00004 02/28/1979 and 02/28/1980 Atomic Testing, Las Vegas in the 1960 - 1970, UNLV Hotel school, prostitution, Education, UNLV English department through 1960 and 1970. Evolution of UNLV 1979 folder has no use agreement; 1980 contains use agreement. yes 2
Adams, Harold Rexford OH-00005 04/28/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history - Fire Department 1920 's and 1930 's no 1
Adams, Janet OH-00006 10/13/1972 Local Oral History - Roske United States Atomic Energy Commission, Nevada Test Site yes 1
Adams, Kaweeda G. OH-00007 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Principal in Clark County Sshool District (CCSD) Importance of education, today's moral code among students, value of self-respect, duties of a principal, what effective teaching means, role of a dean, and today's educational trends especially in Special Education. yes 1
Adams, Lester OH-00008 03/15/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Atomic Bomb Tests, Gambling, Pioche and Nevada history, Bunkerville, Moapa Reservation, Moapa Nevada. yes 1
Adams, Robert W. OH-00009 03/11/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history. Moved to LV in 1954. Early housing, father worked at Last Frontier, swimming pool at Mormon Fort, married in 1964 - became Mormon. (Great potential, ends abruptly while narrator is still speaking.) - No folder no 1
Adams, Ruth & Sara May, 1974 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Adams, Stanley 09/22/1987 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Adams, Wesley T. OH-00010 03/01/1977 Early Las Vegas-Roske L.D.S. Church, religion, early Southern Nevada history, Celebrations in Caliente, Pioche and Panaca in the 1930's and 1940's, Atomic Tests, Cashman Field, Education in Southern Nevada yes 1
Addrisi Brothers Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Adler, Henry 04/30/1970 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Adotta, Kip Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Adras, Georgia OH-00011 03/02/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Eastern Orthodox Church, religion, Howard Hughes, Greek Orthodox Church, prostitutes "Block 16", Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Politics and Voting, Education, volunteer Fire Department, yes 1
Agonia, Barbara OH-02669 2007 September 17, 2007 September 25, 2007 October 02 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 A46 2008 Barbara Agonia was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1934. She graduated from Hanover College in southern Indiana in 1957 with a double major in English and speech/theater. Barbara taught English, speech, and theater in Illinois. In 1969, Barbara moved to Las Vegas where her sister lived and enrolled in a master's degree program in English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As she was completing her degree in 1971, she was hired by the Clark County Community College, which is now the College of Southern Nevada. Barbara did public speaking on behalf of the college, taught composition and literature, and eventually became chair of the English department. She became actively involved in rape crisis education and helped establish a Women's Center on the community college campus in 1980. Barbara also became involved in the Soroptimist International organization for business and professional women. She also became involved in the Friends of the Nevada Wilderness. As a representative for Soroptimist International, she traveled to Washington, DC, to lobby and testify in front of the Senate for the establishment of Great Basin National Park. yes 0
Agonia, Robert "Bob" OH-03464 2018 September 06 Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project F850.S75 A36 2018 Robert "Bob" Agonia is a retired Department of Energy Administrator. He was born in a migrant camp in Garden Groove, California to a Mexican mother and a Filipino father. Agonia served in the Peace Corp, helping with agriculture in El Salvador. Agonia went on to work for the IRS, Nevada Atomic Energy Commission and help establish the Engineering school at UNLV. Subjects: Garden Groove, UNLV, IRS, Atomic Energy Commission, Peace Corp, El Salvador yes 0
Aguilar, Francisco V. OH-03680 2019 April 19 Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project Oral history interview with Francisco V. Aguilar conducted by Monserrath Hernández on April 19, 2019 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project. In this interview, Aguilar discusses his early life in Tucson, Arizona. He recalls his educational experience, attending the University of Arizona, and his initial interests in law. Aguilar talks about lobbying the Arizona legislature for a second student regent on the Board of Regents, attending law school, and serving on the Catholic Charities Board, Opportunity 180 Board, and the Nevada Athletic Commission. He describes being nominated for the Bosch Fellowship, and being a founding chairman of the Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Later, Aguilar talks about the importance of prioritizing education in local communities, and his vision for Cristo Rey. Lastly, he shares his thoughts about the Latinx community in Las Vegas. yes 0
Aiken, Thelma C. OH-00013 04/05/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Ground Atomic Testing, helped in making the Atomic bomb, gambling, life in Henderson from 1942 - 1944, schools, BMI plant closing, opening of Nellis Air Force Base. yes 1
Aikens, Amanda (Alex) OH-03373 2017 December 28 Remembering 1 October Oral History Project Interviewed by Barbara Tabach. Native of Las Vegas, Alex is a social work graduate student at Rutgers doing research and policy analysis. She was visiting her family on October 1 and describes her feelings of needing to do something upon learning of the shooting. Talks about organizing a therapy opportunity at First Friday on October 6; donations included space from Arts Factory, furnishings from Zappos and many others. Subjects: Therapy, First Friday booth, social media no 0
Aikin, Don OH-00012 April 9, 2007 Rotary Project - Pat Carlton CD - Among first staff of Gaming Control Board- July 1, 1955, auditor. Audited all casinos, GM of Circus Circus ans Aladdin. yes 1
Air Supply 08/18./1987 Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Aizley, Paul & Sari OH-02519 Nov. 13, 2015 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Paul and Sari have a long history of civic contributions to Las Vegas and being active in the Jewish community. Sari held various marketing positions in print journalism; started Class! newspaper which ran for 16 years. Paul is a retired UNLV math professor, director of Summer Ed from 1974-2008 and founder of Lifelong Learning (OLLIE)at UNLV. F850.J5 A35 2014 yes 0
Aizley, Paul and Aizley, Sari OH-02891 2016 November 04 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project F849.L35 A59 2016 Both narrators talk about their early lives and recall how they came to Las Vegas in 1967/1968. They discuss the formation and growth of the ACLU in Southern Nevada. Sari talks about working for the Review-Journal as promotions editor and editing CLASS! magazine for Clark County School students. Paul discusses teaching in the math department at UNLV and serving as Dean for extended education. yes 0
Akselrad, Rabbi Sanford OH-02174 Oct. 29 2014 Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Rabbi of one of the oldest synagogues in Las Vegas, Temple Ner Tamid. Became spiritual leader of congregation in 1988. Talks about milestones. F850.J5.A37 2014 yes 0
Akselrad, Rabbi Sanford OH-03402 2018 March 07 Remembering 1 October Oral History Project Rabbi at Congregation Ner Tamid (Henderson) since 1988. Talks about how he learned the news of the mass shooting of Oct. 1; immediate thoughts about his responsibilities to his congregation, the Las Vegas community and to the interfaith community that he is active in. Wish for a template for interfaith vigils. Subjects: Jewish, inter-faith community, vigils organized, gun control no 0
Akselrad, Rabbi Sanford OH-03660 2020-05-20, 2020-06-02 The Great Pause: Las Vegas Chronicles of the Covid-19 Pandemic Session 1: Rabbi of Congregation Ner Tamid since 1988. Raised in Northern California where his father was also a rabbi. Quarantined at home with his wife Joni, an artist, and mastered tele-services and classes for his congregation. Subjects: Jewish population; virtual religious services; China; Session 2: Subjects: Science and religion, Jewish Nevada support during Covid-19, challenges no 0
Aladdin Press Conference 08/17/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment:Smothers Brothers no 1
Albertson, Tim OH-00085 06/20/2007 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 A47 2010 Tim Albertson moved into the John S. Park Neighborhood in 2005,his mother located her CPA business in the John S. Park area, they shopped and went to doctor appointments there, and he painted houses in that neighborhood when he was in middle school. F849.L35 A47 2010 yes 0
Albright, George OH-00014 February 16, 1980 Local Las Vegas Oral History - Roske Need for convention center, how financed, position os executive director, effect on eceonomy. yes 1
Albright, George "Bud" OH-00015 1975 Perry Kaufman Las Vegas Convention Center, Clark County Recreation Board, Executive Director for Convention Center. No paperwork yes 2
Albright, Zoe OH-03658 2020 May 05 The Great Pause: Las Vegas Chronicles of the Covid-19 Pandemic Interviewed by Barbara Tabach. Albright moved to Las Vegas in 1989 with husband Ken, Ops Director for Southern Nevada Water Authority from Minnesota. She is a personal trainer and nutritionist specialist. Red Cross volunteer, Medical Reserve Corps volunteer. Mother of three, one son is with USS Nimitz and was diagnosed with asymptomatic COVID-19. Subjects: Family member with COVID-19; athletic training and nutrition; big box facilities versus boutique size businesses; Red Cross volunteer; health data participant for COVID-19 study no 0
Albright, Zoe OH-03495 2018 October 16 Remembering 1 October Oral History Project Red Cross volunteer and DAT responder Zoe Albright arrived at midnight to go to work at the Metro Police Station on Martin Luther King Jr. to offer assistance and comfort to those coming in to check on friends and family. Albright is also a personal trainer/nutrition consultant and resident of Las Vegas since 1988. Subjects: Red Cross volunteer starting at midnight Oct 1, Hurricane Katrina volunteer (2005) no 0
Alden, Howard 02/16/1991 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1
Alexander, Priscilla (Pris) OH-00018 1976 Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas Gambling California and Nevada; gambling ship S.S. Caliente yes 1
Alexander, Van 05/22/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Alfaro, Robert OH-00019 04/21/2006 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Educator, UNLV Educational Leadeership Oral History Project yes 2
Alger, Earl and Gloria OH-00086 10/29/2009 Boyer Early Las Vegas OHP CT247.A44 2007 - Earl and Gloria Alger were born in LV in the early 1930s, met at the Mormon Chruch, and lived in LV their entire lives. Gloria's grandmother was one of the original pioneers from Salt Lake City. This interview covered the pioneer days, and history of the LV ranch. Pictures. Gloria's great-grandfather Torrel Lewis was one of the original pioneers from Salt Lake City, so they talk of pioneer days in Las Vegas as well as the history of Las Vegas they have known Notes Includes index and appendix of copies of historic photos with captions and an article with a map about the Las Vegas Ranch yes 0
Alires, Lucy OH-00020 03/06/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske Discrimination in Las Vegas, Business in Las Vegas, life in Henderson, Spanish Organizations in Las vegas, Hoover Dam, downtown LV, Railroad, "the strip" yes 1
Allaire, Judith Ann OH-00022 03/10/1980 Local Las Vegas History - Roske Education, Politics in Nevada, Dissatisfaction with public schools in the 1950 's and 1980 's. yes 1
Allan, Amber OH-02927 2016 December 21 Slot Manager Oral History Project Interviewed by David Schwartz. Arizona Charlie's East, Santa Fe Station, Texas Station, Palace Station, Aliante Station, Konami. yes 0
Allan, Edith OH-00023 02/26/1977 Nevada History Moapa, St. Thomas, Bunkerville, Railroad, Agriculture, dairy farming, first Helldorado, and personal history from 1919 - 1934. yes 1

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