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Browsing items in: UNOHP Oral Histories Archive

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    • Aulestia, Gorka Jon, 1932-; Berner, Jill H., 1948-; Camino, Kathleen Joan, 1964-; Douglass, William Anthony, 1939-; Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe, 1940-; Ott, Sandra Jean, 1951-; Ugalde, Marcelino, 1963-; Urza, Carmelo, 1948-; White, Linda Louise, 1949-;...
    • Douglass, William A; University of Nevada, Reno. Center for Basque Studies – History; Basque Americans -- West (U.S.)
    • 1967 a small Basque studies program was established within the Social Sciences Division of the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute. As originally conceived, the program's purpose was to study the Basques (who were historically the...
    • Basque Studies at the University of Nevada
    • Applewhite, Patricia; Beasley, Rosalie, 1923-2004; Bergmann, Harry J., 1922-2009; Bletcher, Mary; Brown, Margaret Ellen, 1916-2003; Cable, David, 1919-; Chiatovich, Cleo Della Quadri; Clifford Jr., Charles F., 1931-; Davis, Ruth Yonne "Todd",...
    • Smith, Raymond I., -1967; Smith, Raymond I., -1967 -- Employees -- Interviews; Smith family; Harold's Club (Reno, Nev.) -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada --...
    • A Family Affair is the story of Harolds Club and the remarkable family that owned it. It is also a revealing chronicle of the casino gaming industry’s colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth. Nevada’s legislature legalized casino...
    • Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered
    • Denton, Ralph, 1925-2012
    • Denton, Ralph L; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Agency (Law) -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • A Liberal Conscience is the life story of a man who wanted to do something for his home state, and did. Ralph Denton is a classic “man behind the scenes.” Although he has practiced law for half a century—first in Elko, Nevada, from 1951 to...
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    • Burton, Angus M. , 1958-; Hancock Fish, Marion; MacFie, Valerie, 1957-; Malcolm, Allen R., 1927-; Melton, Marilyn, 1933-; Mitchell, Joe, 1948-; Scanlon, Ann Marie, 1942-; Snow, David H., 1958-; Snow, Jonathan L., 1966-; Williams, Emelie M.
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    • Although born and raised in New York State, businessman, publisher, and Speidel Newspapers chairman John Ben Snow has had an enormous impact nationwide, through the legacy of philanthropic generosity he left behind. The John Ben Snow Foundation,...
    • A Tradition of Giving: An Oral History of the John Ben Snow Foundation and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
    • Rosenauer, Adolf, 1922-2006
    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German
    • This oral history reviews a remarkable life, from childhood in the shaky time between World War I and World War II, adolescence with the Hitler era underway, and young manhood in the German Wehrmacht, including a stint in Russia. By virtue of an...
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    • Heidtman, Agnes, 1916-2007
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Biography
    • Agnes Lander Schmith Heidtman retired from the University of Nevada, Reno on June 30, 2001, after fifty-three years of service to the university community. Many of her years of service were in the office of the president, so she has a unique...
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    • Redner, Albina, 1924-
    • Redner, Albina, 1924- -- Interviews; Shoshoni Indians; Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada -- Interviews; Indians of North America -- Great Basin
    • Albina Redner is a Shoshone Indian from central Nevada. Mrs. Redner's mother, grandfather, and uncles were Indian healers, and in this oral history she describes many of their practices and ceremonies. Her grandfather, "Bronco Jim," was an...
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    • Sauer, Alice E., 1877-1972
    • Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Alice Edmunds Sauer, a native Nevadan and member of a pioneer western family, was born in 1877. Mrs. Sauer's parents lived and worked in Virginia City, her father as a mining engineer, her mother as a schoolteacher. She remembers a number of events...
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    • Nelson, Warren Lawrence, 1913-2004
    • Nelson, Warren, 1913- ; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Casinos -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century
    • At the beginning of the Great Depression of the 1930s, eighteen-year-old Warren Nelson lost his job with the Park Hotel in Great Falls, Montana. Work of any sort was scarce, but Nelson did not long remain unemployed—he used a family connection to...
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    • Gulling, Amy J., 1889-1983
    • Republican Party (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Mrs. Amy Thompson Gulling is a member of Reno's oldest family. Her grandmother, then a widow with three children, married the town's founder, Myron Lake. Mrs. Gulling's mother had vivid childhood memories of crossing half the continent from...
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    • Dolve, Carroll B., 1908-1990
    • Gladden Family; Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
    • Carroll Gladding Dolve was born into a mining family in Virginia City, Nevada, in 1908. She grew up in Virginia City and attended the Fourth Ward School, graduating from there in 1925. Mrs. Dolve then moved to San Francisco to become a secretary....
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Dukes, Claude H., 1914-1984
    • Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.) -- Water rights; Carson River (Nev.) -- Water rights; Carson River (Nev.) -- Water diversion; Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.) -- Water diversion
    • Water and water rights have been major determinant factors in the development of Nevada. In Carson Valley, water rights have been indirectly a source of wealth and power as well as a cause of considerable friction among ranchers. Efforts to bring...
    • A Survey of Life in Carson Valley
    • Toll, David W., 1936-
    • Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Gorham, Harry Maxim, 1851-; Comstock Lode (Nev.); Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
    • David Toll was born in Los Angeles in 1936 and moved to Gold Hill in 1958. Although his family has not been in continuous residency on the Comstock, several of his ancestors were early and important personages there. A great-great-uncle, John P....
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Nichols, Dorothy R., 1903-
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History; Comstock Lode (Nev.)
    • Dorothy Ruth Young Nichols was born in Gold Hill, Nevada, on July 26, 1903, into a family that was "already third generation Virginia City." She spent her childhood on the Comstock and describes in her oral history how she attended the Fourth Ward...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Yparraguirre, Frank M., 1903-1989
    • Ranch life -- Nevada -- Carson River Valley; Basques -- Nevada; Carson River Valley (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Americans of Basque ancestry figure prominently in the history of Nevada. Sheepherding and innkeeping are the activities most commonly associated with the state's Basques in the mind of the general public, but that is an excessively narrow...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Gallagher, Hugh James, 1920-2006
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History; Comstock Lode (Nev.)
    • Hugh James Gallagher's family has resided on the Comstock for more than three generations. He was born in Virginia City in 1920, the grandson of an Irish immigrant who died in an 1880 shaft accident at the Yellow Jacket mine. Following graduation...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Solaga, Inez A., 1916-
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History; Storey County (Nev.) -- History
    • Inez Solaga, the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, was born in Virginia City in 1916. Her father was employed by the Virginia & Truckee Railroad from 1909 to 1939. Inez Solaga graduated from the Fourth Ward School in 1934. She worked for the...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Flanagan, Jack A., 1910-1994
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History; Comstock Lode (Nev.)
    • Jack Flanagan, a third generation Comstocker, was born in Virginia City, Nevada, on April 5, 1910. His grandparents, who emigrated to the Comstock at the height of its nineteenth century mining boom, were among the men and women who built Virginia...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Giuffra, John, 1911-
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
    • John Giuffra was born in 1911 in American Flat, a small valley to the south of Virginia City, Nevada. His father was employed by the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. When John was three years old, the Giuffra family moved to Virginia City, which has...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Mosconi, Joseph P., 1899-1991
    • Mosconi family; Italian Americans -- Nevada; Verdi (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- History; Truckee (Calif.) -- History
    • Jack-of-all-trades and master of most, Joe Mosconi, who was born in 1899, has been a rancher, dairyman, truck gardener, field hand, buckaroo, laborer, fireman, first aid instructor, construction foreman, logger, timber contractor, ice delivery man...
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    • Marks, Margaret, 1918-1988
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History; Comstock Lode (Nev.)
    • Margaret Louise Kelley Marks was born in Butte, Montana, on February 5, 1918. During her childhood she traveled with her family from mining camp to mining camp until they finally came to Virginia City, Nevada. She graduated from high school in...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Gladding, Marion A., 1910-2003
    • Virginia City (Nev.) -- History; Comstock Lode (Nev.)
    • Marion Andrea Andreasen Gladding, the daughter of Alice Berry, a native Nevadan, and Frederik Andreasen, a Danish immigrant, was born in Virginia City on April 6, 1910. She attended the First Ward and Fourth Ward schools in Virginia City and...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Badt, Milton B., 1884-1966
    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; Elko County (Nev.) -- History
    • Milton B. Badt, associate justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, was a member of a pioneer Nevada family. His father, Morris Badt, was one of the state's early merchants, arriving in Elko County in 1868. At Wells, in Elko County, the elder Badt...
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    • Saiger, Morton, 1903-1997
    • Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Morton "Mort" Saiger was born in 1903 and raised in a Jewish ghetto in Poland. He fled the country at the close of 1920 to avoid military service, and came to the United States. Other family members had preceded him several years before, and he...
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    • Moore, William J., 1913-1982
    • Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • William J. Moore, Jr., was born in Lane City, Texas, on July 17, 1913. Within the year his family moved to Oklahoma where Moore was educated. Voted most likely to succeed by his classmates, he was graduated from Oklahoma A & M with a degree in...
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    • Marks, William L., 1918-
    • Crystal Bar (Virginia City, Nev.); Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Nevada -- Virginia City; Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
    • William "Bill" Leslie Marks was born on the Comstock at the Ophir house on October 17, 1918. He attended the First and the Fourth Ward schools in Virginia City, and then completed his education at the University of Nevada. During the Second World...
    • A Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
    • Crofut, Andrew D., 1889-1977
    • Nevada -- Biography; Diamond Basin (Nev.)
    • Andrew D. Crofut is a Nevadan in the true sense. What does this mean? Crofut was born in 1889 and grew up on a ranch in Diamond Valley at the juncture of Eureka and Elko counties. The ranch provides the focus for a major portion of this memoir. The...
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    • Ginocchio, Andrew, 1893-1988
    • Reno Iron Works; Industries -- Nevada -- Reno -- History
    • Andrew Ginocchio was born in the northern Italian community of Comuneglia di Ligure on June 29, 1893. His father, Giovanni Ginocchio, traveled to the United States in 1864 at the age of eighteen, and found work in San Francisco with the Central...
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    • Trimmer, Arnold R., 1904-1985
    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Genoa (Nev.) -- Biography; Carson River Valley (Nev.) -- History
    • Arnold R. Trimmer, a native of California, spent nearly his entire life in Carson Valley. His parents moved from Diamond Valley, California, to the historic Frey ranch at the outskirts of Genoa in 1909, when he was a child of four. Mr. Trimmer...
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    • Bernard, Arthur E., 1910-2005
    • Prison wardens -- Nevada -- Biography; Prisons -- Nevada -- History; Mine inspection -- Nevada -- History
    • Art Bernard was born in 1910 in Italy to American parents and first came to the United States at the age of five, in 1915. He lived with his mother and stepfather in Utah and learned a variety of languages early in his childhood. By the age of...
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    • Tezuka, Banzo, 1903-1994
    • Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Biography
    • The interviews with Banzo Tezuka were begun in December 1989 at the request of UNR's vice-president for university advancement. Tezuka's oral history is not typical of those produced by the UNOHP, but rather it is essentially a personal narrative...
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    • Bennett, Barbara J., 1923-1993
    • Politicians -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- Politics and government -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • Barbara Bennett was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. Her oral history begins with a heartbreaking description of her early years there. Despite poverty, ill-treatment and neglect she survived and became more resilient, independent and strong....
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    • Thompson, Bruce R., 1911-1992
    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The Honorable Bruce R. Thompson, born July 31, 1911, is a native Nevadan. In his oral history, he describes growing up in Reno on one acre on the Truckee River with cows, chickens, and a vegetable garden. Thompson graduated with a B.A. in...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • Beasley, Bud, 1910-2004
    • Coaches (Athletics) -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Bud Beasley's career as an educator in Reno spanned seventy years. Born in New Mexico in 1910, Beasley soon moved to California, where he graduated from Santa Cruz High School. He came to Reno in 1930 where he enrolled in the University of Nevada...
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    • Vernon, Clarence William "Judge", 1884-1981
    • Water-supply -- California -- Tahoe City; Tahoe City (Calif.) -- Biography
    • William (Judge) Vernon was born in 1884 in Iowa, and grew up in Lake Elsinore. He went to Lake Tahoe Tavern in 1909 to play his cornet in a band. In 1923, he, his wife and two daughters moved to Meeks Bay on Lake Tahoe. In 1927, they moved to Tahoe...
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