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Staff Highlight: Dave Schwartz Talks about Writing Grandissimo

By Su Kim Chung on May 29, 2014 9:49 AM | Permalink

Our colleague, Dave Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research, has written an interesting blog post for UNLV News about the research and writing of Grandissimo, his recent biography of larger-than-life casino mogul Jay Sarno.  Schwartz talks about the value of oral history interviews to his research, and the importance of what we do in Special Collections in collecting and preserving oral histories of Las Vegas residents.

Seeing Jay Sarno gradually fleshed out as an individual hammered home the importance of conducting and maintaining oral history interviews with a wide cross-section of Las Vegas residents.. we must continue to work diligently to ensure that the legacy of this important generation is preserved.