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Broxterman, David OH-00273 10/24/2007 UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project LD3745.B763 2007 David Broxterman had a long career with the Air Force and was a member of an Air Force association that helped push for an engineering school at UNLV. He is the administrative manager for the Clark County School District. yes 1
Brundy, Neil and Dixie OH-02219 7/1/2014 BELVOHP CT247 .B78 2012 Early life in LV including Helldorado, Las Vegas HS, living on the edge of town selling poultry to Strip and downtown casinos. yes 0
Bruner, Lucile Spire OH-00274 03/03/1977 Local Oral History Project-Roske Architecture. work as Architect and Appraiser in Las Vegas 1947 - 1973, Elmo C Bruner, Atomic Testing and damage appraisals, WWII, growth of Las Vegas, Unitarian Fellowship Church, religion, American Institute of Architects, Engineering Societies, Architectural Registration and Examining Boards, Lacy Worswick, Emil Coleman, Dean Breeze, Harold Montgomery, Dr. Martin Payne, Hank Greenspun. yes 1
Bruns, Josephine C. OH-00275 03/12/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, President Hoover, 1942 Carole Lombard Plane Crash, politics, Gambling, WWII and Atomic Testing, economic change (lumber, gambling), environmental change (apartments, hotels), social change (Hollywood actors and actress), Old Ranch and Stewart Ranch. Transportation in 1910, changes in Railway and Rail Road, Native American Indians in Las Vegas, Mormon religion, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Henderson. no 1
Brunson, Bernadine OH-00276 3/2/2006 Principalship OHP - Carlton Educational policies and procedures; Management of a school. yes 1
Bryan, Patricia (Pat) OH-00277 02/20/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal History, El Dorado, El Rancho, Flamingo, Headliners and Shows, Blacks in Las Vegas and Black entertainers, Railroad, Elks Lodge and Cashman Field, Asian population, Henderson and Boulder City, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Swamp Coolers, Mormon Churches and Religion, gaming and gambling, Mobs and Crime, Las Vegas Convention Center, Old Fort (Mormon Fort), Nellis Air Force Base, UNLV. yes 1
Bryan, Richard Senator OH-00135 2/19/2009 Voices of the historic John S. Park Neighborhood F849.L35 B78 2010 Senator Richard Bryan's father graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1927, left to attend law school, and later returned with his young family. His parents bought a house in the John S. Park Neighborhood in 1943. Richard Bryan has been a lawyer, a member of the Nevada state senate, the Nevada attorney general, the governor of Nevada, and a U.S. Senator from Nevada. Among other subjects he talks about the impact of World War II on this community and about the Helldorado Parade (Second interview 11/10/2011 by Kristin Guthry) yes 0
Bryan, Roger M. OH-00279 02/27/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Personal history, education in Las Vegas, Moapa Valley, J. Harold Brinley, Southern Nevada Education System, Principal of School, 1968 Teacher Strike, Racial Problems in the Education System, Politics and Issues of the 1950 's, Richard Bryan in High School, Mormon Church in Las Vegas, Religion, Teachers - Ed Knapp and Gwen Willey. yes 1
Bryan, Senator Richard OH-03360 2017 December 01 Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project Richard Bryan served the state of Nevada as the Attorney General (1979 - 1983), Governor (1983 - 1989), and as a US senator (1989 - 2001). Born in Washington, DC, Bryan grew up in Las Vegas attending Fifth Street Grammar School and Las Vegas High School where he reveled in the academic, social, and civic experience every day of the four years. But at UNR, he learned to become a statesman, making friends from across the state. At Hastings College of Law, he studied more rigorously than at any other time to ensure his future success. Bryan held other offices as well as those mentioned above. Immediately after law school, he became a Deputy District Attorney, helped to start the Public Defender's Office, served in the Assembly and State Senate and finally before becoming Governor, served as the State Attorney General. As a young Las Vegan, Bryan grew up in the shadow of WWII. The Huntridge Community saved aluminum foil and grew victory gardens. His father worked at Basic Magnesium Incorporated, a place where magnesium was processed to build bullets and airplanes for the war effort. He and his friends enjoyed Helldorado, swam in the Biltmore pool, and worked odd jobs during high school. Today, from his 14th floor office window, one can see the eastern, southern, and western expanse of the Las Vegas Valley. He can look upon the area of his first home, first school, and glory in the growth of the town of approximately two million people. When he arrived in the early 1940s, the count grew from 14,000 to 35,000 during the war years. He has seen it all. Subjects: Biltmore Hotel, Huntridge, Attorney General, US Senator, Fifth Street Grammar School, Las Vegas High School, Hastings College of Law, Nevada Governor no 0
Bryant, Lucille OH-00136 12/13/1995 Women in Gaming & Entertainment F849.L35 B79 1997 - From Talullah, Louisiana, migrated to LV in 1954 and worked in back-of-the-house as a maid and then in the linen room. Active in the Culinary Union local 226. Tells of black community interaction, spiritual life, family, and advancement because of the benefits from the union. yes 2
Brymer, Bill OH-00280 03/09/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske Gaming and Gambling, Dealer and Dealing in Las Vegas, early Las Vegas History, Gaming industry in the 1940 's 1950 's and 1960 's. Economic, Environmental, and Climatic changes in Southern Nevada, Swamp Coolers. yes 1
Buchanan, Chet OH-03344 2017 November 28 Remembering 1 October Oral History Project Radio/TV host and personality, face of annual Toy Drive, Chet Buchanan is a native of Seattle and has lived in Las Vegas since 1999. He went on air Oct 2 while out of state sharing an event with his wife and friends. no 0
Buchanan, Richard E. OH-00282 03/07/1979 Local Oral History Project-Roske General Nevada history, agricultural activities in Las Vegas, history of "the Strip", McCarran Airport, shopping in Las Vegas, Atomic Testing, El Rancho, Pioche, geography of Nevada, tourism, dust in Valley, Water Table. yes 1
Buckley, Barbara OH-02084 1/28/2014 West Charleston - Ward 1 Difference between Flintridge, CA, and Las Vegas in 1968 when the family arrived. Husband served as one of the doctors of Howard Hughes. Community participation and hotel-casino entertainment for young couples, rearing children in Las Vegas. yes 0
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 yes 1
Bugbee, Robert W. OH-00286 1981/03/18 Building/developing in Las Vegas. MGM Grand fire. Collector: John A. Lopez. yes 1
Building Las Vegas Summer Speaker Series OH-01693 2017-07-06, 2017-08-13, 2017-09-17 Building Las Vegas Oral History Project Panel 1: Reimagining Downtown: This panel of experts examined past and present plans for the redevelopment of Downtown Las Vegas as a tourist and entertainment destination and as an urban residential neighborhood. Panelists: Curtis L. Myles, III, CEO and President, Las Vegas Monorail Company Thomas J. Schoeman, AIA, Architect Donald D. Snyder, Presidential Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, UNLV; Panel 2: A Woman's Place Is...: This panel of high-achieving women will shared their experiences in shaping the growth and development of Las Vegas. Panelists: Chris Giunchigliani, Clark County Commissioner, District E, Sharon Hwang, Vice President, JHK Investment Group, Inc. and Chinatown Plaza, Jennifer A. Lewis, Vice President, Lewis Group of Companies, Laura Jane Spina, President and CEO, RAFI Architecture and Design; Panel 3- Turning the Tide: Water In The Desert: These leaders discussed how the supply, quality, and management of water has affected the Southern Nevada region’s growth and development. Panelists: Jacob David “Jay” Bingham, Owner and President, JDB, Robert E. Lewis, President, Nevada Division, Lewis Group of Companies, Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, Virginia Valentine, President, Nevada Resort Association no 0
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, 2017 July 26, 2017 September 28 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. The second part of the interview covers years as a lobbyist (1973-2000), as Assistant Manager for City of Las Vegas (1973-1977), as Clark County Manager (1977-1979), and as member and Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (1980-1982). Talks of a 1975 Las Vegas-Clark County consolidation halted only by the courts and his role in lobbying the Legislature in 1973 to join the two jurisdictions' separate police forces into the Metropolitan Police Department; speaks to reorganizing Clark County's governmental structure, hiring a staff of young analysts, and replacing heads of the building department, the planning department, and the fire department. Recalls work in gaming with CircusCircus, the Dunes, and the Aladdin. Also talks of replacing key people at the Gaming Control Board and of the FBI's Operation Yobo sting, FBI agent Joseph Yablonsky, and Federal Judge Harry Claiborne. 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. yes 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 yes 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. yes 1

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