Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for December.
Mike O'Callaghan Professional Papers, 1943, 1968-2004. MS-01055. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.
- The Mike O'Callaghan Professional Papers (1943, 1968-2004) mainly consist of research files gathered by Mike O'Callaghan in his postpolitical capacity as executive editor of the Las Vegas Sun as well as owner and publisher of the Henderson Home News, Boulder City News, and Green Valley News. The papers also contain handwritten and typewritten drafts of O'Callaghan's "Where I Stand" article for the Las Vegas Sun, along with his reporter's notebooks, monthly planners, and photographic prints. The research files cover a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to environmental issues; nuclear waste; state and local politics; military and veterans affairs; foreign relations including Israel, Iraq, and Korea; and education. The collection also contains copies of speeches given by O'Callaghan as the 23rd Governor of Nevada between 1971 and 1979, some of which contain handwritten notations.
- Subjects: Politicians; Veterans; Israel -- Foreign relations; Newspapers; Education; Environmental policy; Las Vegas (Nev.); Las Vegas Sun; Henderson Home News; Boulder City News; Green Valley News
Juliana Urtubey oral history interview, 2021 June 02. OH-03774. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.
- Oral history interview with Juliana Urtubey conducted by Nathalie Martinez and Barbara Tabach on May 24, 2021 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project. Born in Colombia, Julia was able to immigrate with her family to the United States when she was six years old. The family lived in Chicago, Illinois and later in Phoenix, Arizona. Juliana moved to Las Vegas in 2013 and taught learners with special education needs at the elementary level. In 2021, she was named the National Teacher of the Year, the first Latina and the only Nevadan to ever hold the distinction. Juliana personally received the award from Dr. Jill Biden. Subjects discussed include: Colombia, Chicago, Illinois, National Teacher of the Year, and bilingual education.
- Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Latinxs; Colombians; Immigrants; Phoenix (Ariz); Las Vegas (Nev.); Elementary school teachers; Special education -- United States; Women -- Education -- Nevada; Awards
Dr. Sandra Gray oral history interview, 2020 May 29. OH-03659. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.
- Oral history interview with Dr. Sandra Gray conducted by Barbara Tabach on May 29, 2020 for The Great Pause: Las Vegas Chronicles of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Sandra Gray discusses her medical practice as a licensed psychologist and her family life. She talks about transitioning to home schooling and changes in her work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Las Vegas (Nev.); COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-; Stress (Psychology); Psychologists; Family life; Home schooling; Yoga
Dr. James B. McMillan oral history interview, 1972 April 14. OH-02583. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.
- Oral history interview with Dr. James B. McMillan conducted by Perry Kaufman on April 14, 1972 for the UNLV University Libraries Oral History Project. In the interview, McMillan discusses his childhood in Aberdeen, Mississippi and his parents' experience with racial discrimination. He then talks about his own experiences with racial discrimination while living in Las Vegas, Nevada. McMillan recalls his involvement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the tension between community leaders and local politicians including Pat McCarran and John Russell. McMillan discusses integration and white power structures and how they affect the Black community in Las Vegas. Lastly, he discusses his relationship with other Black activists and figures in the community, including Dr. Charles West, Bob Bailey, Lubertha Johnson, and Mabel Hoggard.
- Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Westside (Las Vegas, Nev.); Race relations; Civil rights; African Americans; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Las Vegas Branch (Las Vegas, Nev.)