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Narrator Collection # Date Project Content Transcript Tapes
Buckley, Joseph J. OH-00283 07/17/2002 BOYER EARLY LAS VEGAS OHP (Folder missing) no 2
Buckley, Kevin M. OH-02083 1/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 F849.L35 B82 2014 Stories about the early Pinto Palomino neighborhood, work as a teenager, black-white relations, schooling including Bishop Gorman, and the move to Las Vegas. yes 0
Buettner, Mamie OH-00284 02/21/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Searchlight, Anderson's Dairy, Rancho Grande Creamery, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), working on Fremont Street, Helldorado, Stewart Ranch, flooding, Mormons and religion, Hunt Family of Bunkerville, Atomic Testing, Carole Lombard plane crash, Pioche, Goodsprings, WWII, Ghost Towns, El Rancho. yes 1
Buford, Eugene OH-00145 09/12/2006 Las Vegas Black Oral History Project CT247 .B83 2007 Eugene Buford worked for the post office in Las Vegas for thirty-six years. His great grandmother, Mary Nettles, was one of the founders of the NAACP Las Vegas Chapter yes 3
Bugbee, Robert W. OH-00285 07/08/1975 Activities in Southern Nevada since 1952 including work at Nevada Development Authority. Collector: Karol Sorrells no 1
Bugbee, Robert W. OH-00286 1981/03/18 Building/developing in Las Vegas. MGM Grand fire. Collector: John A. Lopez. no 1
Bull, G. Douglas OH-02294 1/29/1990 Received as part of the Young Electric Sign Company Records (MS-00403). no 1
Bullock, Jack T. OH-00287 03/15/1981 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, Entertainment in Las Vegas, Church activity and religion, Atomic testing, women and minorities in casinos, methods of cheating in casinos, Bugsy Siegel, The Flamingo, "the Strip" Las Vegas Boulevard. yes 1
Bumgarner, H. Carol OH-02949 2009 November 16 Public School Principalship Oral History Project Experiences as public school principal in Southern Nevada. yes 0
Bunch, Betty OH-00137 1996-01-09, 1996-02-07 F849.L35 B86 1997 Dancer (Folder missing) yes 3
Bunch, Nellie OH-00289 11/20/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, living conditions in unimproved desert area (Water, Electric, etc.), Schools and education, bootleggers, Churches and Religion, Roosevelt, life in Las Vegas since July 1931. no 1
Bunker, Berkeley OH-00290 10/13/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, Roosevelt, Mt. Charleston, Hoover Dam, Pioche mines. (index card only) yes 1
Bunker, Ferren W. OH-00291 07/02/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske Pioneer Heritage, Depression, WWII, Bunkerville and Lovelock, County Agricultural Agent, Youth Fairs, LDS Church, Religion, Patriarch in Las Vegas South Stake, Branch President, Bishop, Stake Missionary, rationing of food and gas during WWII, Atomic testing, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Nellis Air Force Base, McCarran Air Port, Flash Flooding and Forest Fires in mountains. yes 1
Bunker, John Merlin OH-00138 04/19/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview yes 0
Bunker, Lucile Whitehead OH-00293 03/10/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mormonism, Religion, personal and family history, LDS Church, Railroad houses, first school in Clark County, family owned: Gas Co., Telephone Co., Copper Mine, Canning Plant, Mercantile Store, Depression of 1929, Deputy County Clerk, Political Life, Politics, building the Dam, Atomic Testing. yes 1
Bunker, Owen S. OH-02125 6/12/2010 BELVOHP Owen's uncle operated the farm at the Old Fort raising hogs and cultivating fig trees. Remembers an early business - Quinn Dairy Farms (Mini interview will be bound in volume with Mary Miller, LaRue and Dick Worthen, and Janice Zobrist.) yes 0
Bunker, Richard W. OH-03206 2017 July 18 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Third-generation Nevadan and great grandson of Mormon pioneer Edward Bunker, Richard Bunker has shaped Southern Nevada through serving in such roles as president of the Nevada Resort Association, Las Vegas Assistant City Manager, Clark County Manager, Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and Chair of the Colorado River Commission. Talks of family history and Mormon history; of Edward Bunker and his third wife, and of Saint Thomas, the town flooded by Boulder Dam. Recalls father, Wendell Bunker, who served was Las Vegas City Councilman and Commissioner of Police and Fire and delivered Clark Dairy milk; also his mother, Marion Mott, daughter Clark County Sheriff Bill Mott and secretary to Maude Frazier. Concludes with family's Las Vegas residences and his schooling, mission, marriage, and Nevada Rock and Sand. Vignettes about father, George "Bud" Albright, the Las Vegas Park track for horse racing, and a 1958 mid-air collision over Las Vegas. no 0
Bunker, Robert K. OH-00294 10/11/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske Bunkerville, mining and copper mines, Carole Lombard Plane Crash, Salt Mine, Ran Welfare Farm for Mormons, Religion, 1950 's, Atomic testing, Las Vegas history 1955, Brigham Young, Native American Indians, United States Army. no 1
Bunker, Vernon Earl OH-00295 10/19/1972 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, LDS Church in Las Vegas, religion, First State Bank, Moapa Valley, flood of 1910. no 1
Bunker, Wendell OH-00296 Local Oral History Project-Roske Mormonism, religion. yes 1
Burer, Suzanne Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 1
Burgwardt, Lestor OH-00297 02/09/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Education, Navy 1943 - 1946, teacher in Henderson, Henderson, floods of 1954, Lake Mead, Downtown Las Vegas and early entertainment, Atomic Testing, National Science Institute, Las Vegas Convention Center. no 1
Burke, Carey J. OH-00298 02/23/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, casino tokens. Collector: Drew Casale no 1
Burke, Carey J. OH-00299 1981/03/12 Local Oral History Project-Roske Living in Las Vegas and Henderson in the late 1940s and 1950s. Collector: Terri Goodsell. yes 1
Burkey, Elizabeth & Theresa Brickley OH-00069 01/27/2006 Tap Dancing Tap Dancing throughout country and in Las Vegas yes 2
Burkholder, Lyal W. OH-00140 March 1st (Year - Unknown) Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; Clark County School District, President Kennedy and Senator Johnson visits, Lombard's plane crash, atomic testing, Basic Magnesium Plant yes 0
Burns, George OH-00302 04/03/1976 Local Oral History Project-Roske Las Vegas history, Las Vegas in the 1940 's and 1950 's. yes 1
Burns, George 06/01/1977 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Burns, George Arnold Shaw Entertainment no 3
Burns, George 10/20/1976 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Burse, Don OH-00141 3/1/2013 African Americans in Las Vegas: A Collaborative Oral History Good interview spoke about Unions & Fellowship of church. no 0
Burt, Leroy OH-02065 07/01/1986 Local Oral History Project-Roske no 1
Burton, Dave 01/11/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 2
Burton, Joe OH-00305 03/11/1980 Local Oral History Project-Roske Organized Crime in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Mafia, Downtown Las Vegas, changes and growth in Las Vegas. yes 1
Busch, Pearl OH-00306 03/19/1978 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Las Vegas history, the first Hotels in Las Vegas, Clubs and organizations, Junior League, Desert Inn Country Club, Rotary, Dental Auxiliary, Atomic Testing, Hoover Dam, Nellis Air Force Base, Levi Stouse, "the Strip", Downtown Las Vegas, Solar Energy. no 1
Busch, William John OH-00142 03/01/1975 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape - Hand Written Interview; atomic testing, growth and development of Las Vegas yes 0
Bush, Darrin OH-02740 6/30/2016 Building Las Vegas Photographed Las Vegas over a 25-year period for the LV News Bureau showing the changing streetscapes. Importance of implosions, cruising Fremont Street, and growing up in Las Vegas. no 0
Bush, Q.B. OH-00308 05/15/2007 History of the 1970s Q.B. was one of the first black dealers on the LV Strip. Talks of the Economic Opportunity Board, the LV black experience and shared photo collection. yes 3
Bushell, Garvin 05/10/1988 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Arnold Shaw no 1
Bustrum, Carol OH-02312 2013 March 13 History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada The Walker Lake Fire and Ambulance Department was founded in 1972 and Bustrum was on the ambulance from 1978 to 1990. no 0
Butera, Edward OH-02783 7/28/2016 Building Las Vegas Moderated AIA panel "A City Growing Up" Mechanical engineer with JBA Consulting Engineers; to LV 1972, with JBA since 1974; first casino project Stardust; worked on all Wynn properties; has three mentors: Ralph Joeckel, who founded JBA; Tony Marnell; Steve Wynn no 0
Butera, Sam 10/16/1992 Arnold Shaw Entertainment, played for President Kennedy's Inauguration, growth of Las Vegas. Interviewer: Joe Delaney no 1
Butera, Sam OH-00143 03/02/1973 Local Oral History Project-Roske No Tape � Hand Written Interview yes 0
Butler, DeRuyter OH-02831 9/15/2016 Building Las Vegas Architect, AIA, co-founded Butler/Ashworth Architects 2000. Director Architecture, Atlandia Design & Furnishings, Inc., a construction supervision and design company and then a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mirage Resorts 1982-2000. Executive VP Architecture Wynn Design & Development LLC since June 2000. no 0
Butler, Liz OH-01539 9/27/2010 Subject worked in Las Vegas casinos starting in the 1970s; Interviewer: David Schwartz yes 0
Butler, Maxine OH-02657 4/22/2016 AfAm Collab Good overview of sharecropping as part of the plantation system that extended beyond slavery, migration vicissitudes, and work at various hotels downtown and on the Strip. Career ended at Red Rock with a six figure income. Interview shows the power of "juice," the black church, and the challenges faced in the LV historic black community. no 0
Butler, Wendy OH-02538 2007 May 23 Las Vegas Gay Archives Oral History Project Interviewed by Dennis McBride no 1
Butterfield, Stella OH-02685 2005 October 14, 25 Las Vegas Women Oral History Project F849.L35 B88 2006 Stella Butterfield's family, the Goldbergs, was Jewish, and she was born in the Bronx. During World War II she worked for the Coast Guard in the steno pool in Washington, D.C. Stella moved to Santa Monica a few years later while the war was still going on and worked briefly as a riveter for Douglas Aircraft and then as a teletype operator for the Air Force but at Douglas Aircraft. Because she had a hard time getting a job because of antisemitism, she changed her name to Gilbert. In December of 1948 she went to the Canal Zone in Panama to be the secretary of the commanding officer of the Panama Supply Depot. Stella was also a law reporter for court martials. She met Frank Butterfield, who was stationed there, and married him in 1952. He was transferred back to the United States, and they lived in Massachusetts. Then they moved to Los Angeles, and in 1953 they moved to Las Vegas, where she was a court reporter at Nellis Air Force Base. Then they moved to Mexico City, then back to California where she worked as a legal secretary. In early 1955 they moved back to Las Vegas, and Stella worked as a federal court reporter for Judge Roger T. Foley. yes 0
Buttons, Red 06/15/1994 Arnold Shaw Interviewer: Entertainment LV no 1
Buttons, Red 06/17/1994 Arnold Shaw Entertainment. Interviewer: Bill Willard no 1

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