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    • Bacon, Jack; Basccom, Jonathan; Bonnenfant, Mark; Borde, Tammy; Carter, Bernie; Christensen, Christian; Christensen, Kasey; Cobb, Neal; Collins, Randy; Doege, Paul; Fenwick, Jerry; Fontana, Ivan; Bonnette, Sadie; Granata, Joe; Hawkins, Jack;...
    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • The Midtown History Project, of which these oral histories are a component, was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. That broader...
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    • Aiazzi, David; Ainsworth, Cindy; Akert, Ben; Avansino, Norm; Belaustegui, Dick; Bullentini, Piero; Canepa, Gaye; Chamberlain, Sharon; Cividino, Paolo; Clark, Casey; Conder, Tim; Deal, Kerry; Durham, Will; Ede, Les; Erreguible, Lorraine; Erreguible,...
    • Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • In 2011, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) initiated a comprehensive study of the entire Fourth Street-Prater Way corridor, intending to improve not only public transportation in the area, but safety and livability. The conjunction of...
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    • Benjamin, Thomas D.
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Thomas D. Benjamin by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Benjamin is a former employee of Stewart Indian School, working there 1973-1975. He acted as an educational aide and coach of the track and cross-country teams....
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Sam, Roger
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Roger Sam by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Roger Sam is a Northern Paiute man from the Pyramid Lake area in northwestern Nevada. He first came to Stewart Indian School as a fourteen year-old, graduated, completed...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Burton, Carlene Jackson
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Carlene (Jackson) Burton by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Carlene is a Western Shoshone woman born in Schurz, Nevada. She attended Stewart Indian School in the late 1950s for one semester, when she was fourteen. Her...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Wopsock, Ron
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Ron Wopsock by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Ron Wopsock is from Fort Duchesne, Utah and is a member of the Uintah and Ouray Ute Tribe. Ron attended Stewart Indian School 1967-1972. Several of his family members...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Peterson, Reynese Montoya
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Reynese (Montoya) Peterson by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Reynese is a Hopi woman from Polacca, Arizona. She attended Stewart Indian School 1955-1962. She came from a large family and when her mother fell ill,...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Abbie, Ruth Pierce
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Ruth (Pierce) Abbie by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Ruth is a northern Washoe-Northern Paiute woman who attended Stewart Indian School for two years in the late 1940s, her sixth and seventh grades. Her parents were...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Nevers, Alida Joann
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Alida Joann Nevers by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Alida is a northern Washoe woman whose parents were employees at Stewart Indian School when she was very young, so she lived at the campus as a toddler. JoAnn (her...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Steele, Rupert
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Rupert Steele by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Rupert Steele is a Goshute man from Ibapah, Utah. He attended Stewart Indian School 1968-1971, when he graduated. While away at Stewart, Rupert missed the natural world...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Clark, Rudy
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Rudy Clark by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Rudy Clark is a Hualapai Indian Tribe member and lives in Peach Springs, Arizona. He attended Stewart Indian School 1972-1974. Rudy was active in sports and a member of...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Allen, Beatrice (Little)
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Beatrice (Little) Allen by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Beatrice attended Stewart Indian School from 1940-1948. She is of Paiute descent and hails from Owyhee, Nevada. She began at Stewart as a fifth-grader and...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Turner, Bill
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Bill Turner by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Bill Turner is from Bishop, California, and attended Stewart Indian School 1975-1976. He was an athletic youth, so when he lost his place on the Bishop High School...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Brown, Rolf
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Rolf Brown by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Rolf Brown is a Shoshone man from Darwin, California, between Owens and Death Valleys. After his mother died, the Inyo County officials took Rolf and his siblings away...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Holley, Delbert
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Delbert Holley by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Delbert is a Western Shoshone man from Owyhee, Nevada, the location of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. He first attended Stewart Indian School when he was nine or...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Willis, Robey
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Robey Willis by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Willis started up the Stewart boxing program that had languished since 1948, and coached some champions in the boxing program who ultimately competed for spots on the...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Cook, Evelyn Sharp
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Evelyn (Sharp) Cook by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Evelyn is a Northern Paiute woman who attended Stewart Indian School 1943-1947. She enjoyed her classes, teachers and friends at the school. After graduating, she...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • 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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    • Crowell, Lucy Davis, 1881-1978
    • Nevada appeal; Carson City (Nev.) -- History; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Mrs. Lucy Davis Crowell is the daughter of Nevada historian Samuel Post Davis. She was selected for interviewing because of local interest in her father and his activities. Davis was the editor of the Carson City Appeal in the 1880s and 1890s,...
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    • Gallagher, Charles D., 1887-1977
    • Photographers -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; White Pine County (Nev.) -- History
    • Charles D. Gallagher, born in 1884, is a native of White Pine County. His father, W. C. Gallagher, established a ranch there early in the state's history. The homestead, in the Duck Creek Valley, came to be known as Gallagher's Gap. Charles...
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    • Hardy, Royce Aller, 1886-1974
    • Mining engineers -- Nevada -- Biography; Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- History
    • Roy A. Hardy was born in South Dakota in 1886. Having been raised in mining camps, he went to Tonopah and Goldfield in 1905 during their boom days. There, he knew or met many of the leading figures of the day: Jim Butler, Harry Stimler, Tex...
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    • Bruns, Eugenia M., 1876-1970
    • Extinct cities -- Nevada; Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Educators -- California -- Alpine County -- Biography; Empire (Nev.) -- History; Alpine County (Calif.) -- History
    • Eugenia May Bruns enjoys the distinction of having lived in three Nevada towns that no longer exist. She spent the early years of her life in Empire, a milling town on the Carson River, where she was born in 1877 and attended school. After...
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    • Glass, Alton E., 1893-1966
    • Bankers -- Nevada -- Biography; Banks and banking -- Nevada
    • Alton E. Glass was interested in, or associated with, agriculture nearly all his life. Born in 1893 on a ranch at San Ramon, California, he spent his early childhood on the T. B. Rickey ranch in eastern California. He remembers well the Rickey...
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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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    • Hewes, Claire H., 1896-1984
    • Hofer family; Carson City (Nev.) -- Social life and customs -- History; Nevada -- History
    • Claire Hofer Hewes, the daughter of Theodore R. Hofer and Flora Kingsley Hofer, pioneers of western Nevada, was born in 1898. Theodore Hofer arrived in Nevada to take a position as messenger boy for the U.S. Mint at Carson City. He later became...
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    • Hickey, James E., 1890-1969
    • Justices of the peace -- Nevada; Douglas County (Nev.) -- Biography
    • James E. Hickey has lived nearly all his life in Carson Valley, Nevada, where he was born in the famous hard winter of 1890. He received his education at the Mottsville school, worked on the family ranch, and became active in local business and...
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    • Lougaris, Ioannis A., 1887-
    • Veterans Administration Hospital (Reno, Nev.); Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Emigration to the United States from Greece was chiefly a movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During these decades Greece waged a crusade for the union of Crete, Macedonia, and the Aegean Islands, yet despite the local...
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    • Marean, Stanley R., 1885-1966
    • Newlands Project (U.S.); Reclamation of land -- Nevada; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Stanley R. Marean was born in Washington, D.C., in 1885. He attended the schools of the area, becoming particularly interested in scientific subjects. When he began to consider a career, Marean was offered an opportunity to work at the Newlands...
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    • Miller, Thomas Woodnut, 1886-1973
    • American Legion -- History; Politicians -- United States -- Biography; Delaware -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Thomas W. Miller was born in 1886 in Wilmington, Delaware, a member of one of that state's political families. Miller's own career in politics began when he was still a very young man, and has continued to the present time. Through a combination of...
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    • Wooster, Earl Clinton, 1893-1977
    • Educators -- Nevada -- Biography Education -- Nevada -- History
    • Earl Wooster, born in Oregon in 1893, spent his early years in California. He attended the University of Nevada and prepared himself to become a teacher. Wooster's educational career, which began in Fallon, Nevada, spanned more than forty years. ...
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    • Boyer, Florence M., 1890-1973
    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Clark County (Nev.) -- History
    • A native of Redlands, California, Florence M. Boyer was born in 1890 to Charles P. and Delphine Anderson Squires. When the builders of the San Pedro-Los Angeles-Salt Lake railroad began their promotion of Las Vegas, Nevada, as a stopping place on...
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    • Godbey, Erma O., 1905-1993
    • Boulder City (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Erma O. Godbey was born in 1905 in Colorado, and she spent her early years in the Colorado mining camp of Silverton. After her marriage to Thomas Godbey, she lived in a number of other mining towns, arriving finally in Boulder City, Nevada. At that...
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    • Hawkins, Harry, 1881-1971
    • Washoe Indians; Alpine County (Calif.) -- Biography; Douglas County (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Harry Hawkins was born in Alpine County, California, in 1881. His grandparents were among the earliest settlers in the area of Woodfords, on the property where Mr. Hawkins still resides. His home, which he calls "the castle of mystery," is a...
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    • Riegelhuth, Katharine M., 1876-1973
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Eureka (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Katharine Riegelhuth was born in Germany in 1876. She was taken to the United States when still an infant by her mother, arriving in Eureka, Nevada, during its boom days. There, she grew to young womanhood, attended school, and observed the life of...
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    • Russell, Charles H., 1903-1989
    • Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Governors -- Nevada; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Charles H. Russell was born in Lovelock in 1903. He recounts the details of an active political life in Nevada. He has served Nevada as a member of both houses of the state legislature, a congressman, and a two-term governor. Russell has been a...
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    • Shamberger, Hugh A., 1900-1992
    • Nevada. State Engineer; Engineers -- Nevada -- Biography; Water resources development -- Nevada
    • Hugh A. Shamberger was born in Idaho in 1900. He attended schools in the Payette region and graduated from Stanford University with an engineering degree. He worked at surveying and engineering jobs in California, and when Hoover Dam was in the...
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    • Aplin, Charles W., 1887-1971
    • Nevada. Dept. of Transportation; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Charles W. Aplin arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1905, a young man of eighteen years. At that time, Las Vegas existed mainly as a tent city; the Los Angeles-San Pedro-Salt Lake Railroad had only recently established the site as a station on its...
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    • Rockwell, Leon H., 1888-1968
    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Leon Halliday Rockwell, a native of New York, was born in 1888. He received a grammar school education near Elmira, New York, and then was forced to begin his career. As a very young man, he started west, working at a variety of jobs from railroad...
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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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    • Sauer, William F., 1878-1966
    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Washoe Valley (Nev.) -- Biography
    • William F. Sauer's father, Andrew Sauer, was an immigrant from Germany. He took up land for a ranch in Washoe Valley, Nevada, and, with his German wife, raised a large family there. William Sauer was the ninth child, born in 1878. Part of the ranch...
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    • Atkinson, Harry Hunt, 1881-1968
    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Harry Hunt Atkinson was raised in the Salt Lake City area where he was born in 1881. He had fond memories of surveying the Utah desert and of his excellent schooling in the gentile schools of that preponderantly Mormon city. Mr. Atkinson later went...
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    • 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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    • McDonald, Joseph F., 1891-1971
    • Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Joseph F. McDonald has had an unusually rich and varied life, stretching over almost seventy years of Nevada's history. A native of Colorado, he was born in 1891, and his life initially revolved around lumber and mining camps. He came to Nevada in...
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    • Slattery, James M., 1907-
    • Legislators -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • James M. Slattery, a native of North Dakota, was born in 1907. He became interested in politics and sports at an early age-activities he continued to follow during his later life. Mr. Slattery worked as a teacher, miner, casino dealer, and rancher...
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    • Barmettler, Edmund R., 1922-2004; Burnside, Alan; Caudle, Sheila; Cotton, George; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Grotegut, Eugene K.; Jacobsen, Harold; Miller, Janice; Perkins, Charles H.; Test, Louis S.; Trachok, Richard M. 1925-
    • Albright, Laurie; Barmettler, Edmund R; Barnes, Roberta; Basta, Samuel M; Bradford, John; Burnside, Alan; Carpenter, Kenneth J; Caudle, Sheila; Cotton, George; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Davis, Emerson S; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Dickstein,...
    • In this volume, eleven prominent members of the university community commented on events at the university in the academic year of 1970-1971. The objective was to present a picture of the University of Nevada as observed by students, faculty, and...
    • University of Nevada, Reno Oral Histories 1970-1974
    • Dressler, John, 1916-1970
    • Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada; Indians of North America -- Nevada; Washoe Indians
    • John Dressler is a native of Nevada, born in 1916. Mr. Dressler, a Washoe, typifies the Indian in Nevada, who holds to the Indian ways whenever possible. Dressler's life story illustrates the experiences of a reflective Indian youth nurtured in a...
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    • Sanford, John, 1906-1989
    • Reno evening gazette; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- History
    • John Sanford, a native of Reno, was born in 1906. He received his education in the Reno public schools and at the University of Nevada. His first—and only—career began while he was still in his teens. He became a newspaperman, to follow the...
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    • McDonough, Robert E.; Grotegut, Eugene K.; Otani, William W.; Klaich, Daniel J.; Mastroianni, Robert P.; Elmore, Richard L.; Albright, Laurie; Davis, Emerson S.; Jacobsen, Harold; Marschall, John Peter, 1933-1994; Gorrell, Robert M., 1914-; Barnes,...
    • Albright, Laurie; Barmettler, Edmund R; Barnes, Roberta; Basta, Samuel M; Bradford, John; Burnside, Alan; Carpenter, Kenneth J; Caudle, Sheila; Cotton, George; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Davis, Emerson S; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Dickstein,...
    • Volume Two in this series contains sixteen interviews of members of the University of Nevada, Reno community, in a joint project conducted by the Oral History Program and University Archives. Those interviewed were: Robert E. McDonough, president,...
    • University of Nevada, Reno Oral Histories 1970-1974
    • Havas, Paul; Howard, Anne B., 1927-; Elmore, Richard L.; Bradford, John; Jacobsen, Harold; Dodson, John; Peterson, Ann; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Donovan, Ruth H., 1927-2008; Mozingo, Hugh N.; Richardson, James T.; Lilly, Luella, 1937-; Sharpnack,...
    • Albright, Laurie; Barmettler, Edmund R; Barnes, Roberta; Basta, Samuel M; Bradford, John; Burnside, Alan; Carpenter, Kenneth J; Caudle, Sheila; Cotton, George; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Davis, Emerson S; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Dickstein,...
    • Twelve University of Nevada-Reno leaders were interviewed in the third volume of this joint project conducted by the Oral History Program and University Archives. Those interviewed included Paul Havas, president, Alumni Association; Anne B. Howard,...
    • University of Nevada, Reno Oral Histories 1970-1974
    • Basta, Sam M.; Dickstein, Martin; Driggs, Don; Harder, Kelsie; Howard, Anne B., 1927-; Hulse, James Warren, 1930-; Jacobsen, Harold; Peterson, Gerald W.; Reynolds, Terry; Richardson, James T.; Struve, Larry D.;
    • Albright, Laurie; Barmettler, Edmund R; Barnes, Roberta; Basta, Samuel M; Bradford, John; Burnside, Alan; Carpenter, Kenneth J; Caudle, Sheila; Cotton, George; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Davis, Emerson S; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Dickstein,...
    • Twelve university leaders were interviewed in the fourth volume of this joint project conducted by the Oral History Program and University Archives. Those interviewed were: Larry D. Struve, president, Alumni Association; Professor Gerald W....
    • University of Nevada, Reno Oral Histories 1970-1974
    • Miller, N. Edd, 1920-2007
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Presidents; University of Nevada, Reno -- History
    • N. Edd Miller served as chancellor and then president of the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1965 to 1973, a crucial and exciting period. During his tenure, the university underwent important changes in administrative structure, launched a...
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    • Anderson, James T., 1906-2003
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Presidents; University of Nevada, Reno -- History
    • James T. Anderson was acting president of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1973 to 1974. An engineer and an educator, Dr. Anderson arrived at the university in Reno in 1963 to head the College of Engineering. He served as dean of the College of...
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    • Binion, Lester Ben, 1904-1989
    • Horseshoe Club (Las Vegas, Nev.); Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Lester Ben "Benny" Binion, is a native of Texas, born in Pilot Grove in 1904. His family were farmers, stock raisers, and horse traders near El Paso, Dallas, and Sweetwater. In his early teens, Benny Binion developed interests in gambling,...
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    • Gorman, Harold S., 1903-
    • Bankers -- Nevada -- Biography; Banks and banking -- Nevada
    • Harold S. Gorman was born in Carlin, Nevada, in 1903. He moved with his family to Reno as a child. There, he attended local schools and trained for a profession in banking. His parents were prominent members of the community, his father being...
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    • Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-
    • Nevada Women's Conference (1977 : Las Vegas, Nev.); Women -- Nevada -- Congresses; Women's rights -- Nevada -- Congresses
    • The Nevada Women's Conference, which was held from June 17 to 19, 1977, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was initiated by the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year at the request of the United States Congress and as...
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    • Prigmore, Vernon W., 1907-
    • United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Boats and boating -- Nevada -- Safety measures
    • Vernon W. Prigmore was born in 1907. He came to Nevada in the middle 1930s and stayed by accident when his car broke down in Ely and the parts couldn't be replaced. Being a jack-of-all-trades, he was able to find work as a butcher in Ely during the...
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    • Reynolds, Rodney J., 1912-2006
    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Rodney J. Reynolds was born on July 31, 1912, in Currie, Nevada. The settlement consisted of a one-room school house, a freight house, and a combination general store, post office, meeting place, and saloon. There were also three homes, one of...
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    • Sayre, Cora Gage, 1897-1996
    • Smith Valley (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Cora Gage Sayre, a Smith Valley native, was born in 1897. She received her education in the West: in the one-room Smith Valley School; Hamilton School on Geary Street in San Francisco; Carson City; and at Berkeley High School. On Nevada deserts and...
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    • Schmidt, Louise P. Swesey, 1905-2002
    • Gerlach (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Louise Schmidt was born in Troy, Montana, on December 15, 1905; and at the age of six months she moved to Fallon, Nevada, with her parents, Alfred and Nellie Swesey, and her half brother, "Koot" Bronson. In 1910, after four years of homesteading in...
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    • Thornton, Hale Crosby, 1921-
    • Daughters of the American Revolution. Sagebrush Chapter; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • A member of a prominent New England family, Hale Crosby Thornton was born on April 15, 1921, in Dover, New Hampshire. She was brought up there on the dairy farm originally purchased by her great-grandfather, and she was educated and married in New...
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    • Nelson, Warren L., 1913-2004
    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management
    • Warren Nelson was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1913. He went to high school and one year of college in Helena, Montana. He started his gambling career, a career that has lasted over forty-five years, in Montana. Nelson came to Reno at the...
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    • Moore, Ert, 1902-2001
    • Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Ert Moore was born in Indiana in 1902 and spent his early life there. He recounts his early school years and the requirements for graduation. Early in life he decided that teaching would be his career goal. After getting the minimum requirements...
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    • Fulstone, Mary Hill, 1892-1987
    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Smith Valley (Nev.)
    • Mary Hill Fulstone is a native of Nevada born in 1892 and is the longest-practicing physician in the state. From her childhood years in Eureka and Carson City to the completion of her studies to be a physician at the University of California...
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    • Graves, Richard L., 1912-
    • Nugget (Casino : Sparks & Carson City, Nev.); Casinos -- Nevada; Restaurateurs -- Nevada -- Biography; Travelers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Richard "Dick" Graves was born in Boise, Idaho, on August 23, 1912. An astute businessman, he spent nearly twenty years in the gaming industry in Idaho. When that state banned gambling in 1953, he came to Nevada in 1954 to start over. Though many...
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    • Harrah, William F., 1911-1978
    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management; Hotelkeepers -- Nevada -- Biography; Automobiles -- Collectors and collecting -- Nevada
    • William Fisk Harrah was a native of California, born in 1911. He grew up and received his education in southern California, where his father was an attorney and politician. During his college years, William Harrah and his family encountered in...
    • Harrah's Club Project
    • Isola, Louis J., 1902-1983
    • Meat industry and trade -- Nevada; Animal industry -- Nevada
    • Louis J. Isola, a native of Lucca, Italy, was born in 1902. He emigrated to the United States following the First World War, arriving in Yerington, Nevada, where he had acquaintances. In the Yerington area, he - as his title for this memoir says -...
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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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    • Blumstrom, Leonard W., 1911-1994
    • Nevada. State Children's Home (Carson City); Orphans -- Nevada -- Biography; Orphanages -- Nevada
    • Leonard William Blumstrom is a retired Reno postal supervisor. Mr. Blumstrom was born in Utah in 1911. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Tonopah, Nevada, where his father worked as a miner in the Tonopah Extension mine. An explosion in...
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    • Milam, Max, 1930-1987
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Presidents; University of Nevada, Reno -- History
    • Dr. Max Milam served as president of the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1974 to 1978. He gave his talents as a business and political manager to the university during those years, and made important changes in the institution's methods of...
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    • Tinkham, N.A. "Tink", 1905-
    • Clock and watch makers -- Nevada -- Biography; Bands (Music) -- Nevada -- Reno; Music -- Nevada -- Reno
    • N. A. "Tink" Tinkham was born in Massachusetts in 1905 and spent most of his youth in New England. Service in the United States Marine Corps took him to California, where he made his home until the 1940s, when the service brought him to Reno. Early...
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    • Adams, Eva B., 1908-1991
    • United States. Bureau of the Mint; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Eva B. Adams is a Nevada native born in 1908. After spending her early childhood in Nevada mining camps, she received her education in Reno, and then graduated from the University of Nevada. She also earned degrees at Columbia University and...
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    • Adams, Rufus W., 1914-1997
    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Carson River Valley (Nev.); Genoa (Nev.)
    • Rufus W. Adams, a descendant of some of the earliest pioneers of Carson Valley, Nevada, was born in 1914. His grandfather, John Quincy Adams, arrived in Genoa in the 1850s to establish a ranch home that became a valley landmark. Rufus Adams lives...
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    • Inda, Janet C., 1945-
    • Shepherds -- Nevada; Basques -- Nevada
    • Janet Carrica Inda was born in Fallon, Nevada, in January of 1945. The daughter of a Basque sheepherder, she spent her childhood years in the small towns of Nevada before settling in Reno. Proud of her Basque heritage (though her mother is...
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    • McCloskey, John R., 1911-2000
    • Mineral County independent-news; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Hawthorne (Nev.) -- History
    • John R. "Jack" McCloskey, a native of Goldfield, Nevada, was born in 1911. His parents had left Leadville, Colorado, in the wake of labor violence there. McCloskey attended local schools in Goldfield and Tonopah, always interested in the newspaper...
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    • Miles, Evelyn Madsen, 1911-
    • Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography; Austin (Nev.) -- History
    • Born of Danish immigrant parents in 1911, Evelyn Madsen Miles has spent most of her life in Reno, Nevada. Because her parents stressed the importance of education, she graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1932 with a B.A. degree and a...
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    • Newton, Ernest L., 1908-
    • Nevada Taxpayers Association; Taxation -- Nevada
    • Ernest Newton was born in 1908. From 1962 to 1983 he was the chief administrative officer of the Nevada Taxpayers Association. Its legislative priorities were at least partially shaped by his personality during that time. The Nevada Taxpayers...
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    • Parsons, Edward S., 1907-1991
    • Architects -- Nevada -- Biography; Historic buildings -- Nevada -- Conservation and restoration
    • Edward Shier Parsons was born in Tonopah, Nevada, in 1907. He attended schools in Salt Lake City and Reno. Interested in an architectural career from a very early age, Parsons studied his profession at the University of Southern California and...
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    • Ramsey, Keston L., 1901-2010
    • Skis and skiing -- Nevada -- Reno Region -- History; Sky Tavern Ski Area (Nev.); Mount Rose Ski Bowl (Nev.)
    • Keston Ramsey was born in 1908. He has lived most of his life in the Reno area. Mr. Ramsey was active in the ski industry from 1945 until 1964; during those years he constructed and ran the Sky Tavern Lodge at the Mt. Rose Ski Bowl, which he...
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    • Thornton, Clarence J., 1898-
    • Nevada State Fair (Reno, Nev.); Agriculture -- Nevada -- History; Fairs -- Nevada -- Reno
    • Since World War I Clarence J. Thornton has been a participant and spectator in the life of northwestern Nevada. Born in 1898 in San Francisco, he eventually became involved in Nevada ranch work through his father's employment by the Pyramid Land...
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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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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Pine, Edward L., 1914-1996
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Isbell Construction Company
    • Edward L. Pine was born in 1914, and he is a member of pioneer Nevada mining and business families. He lived as a child in Nevada mining camps of Rawhide, Rochester, and Broken Hills, and later in Hawthorne and Reno. For a time, he was a resident...
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Anderson, Frederick M., 1906-2003
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Dr. Fred Anderson's career has been an exceptional one, combining major contributions in the fields of medicine and higher education in the state of Nevada. When Fred Anderson retired from the practice of medicine in 1983, he left behind a long...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Dickinson, Judie E., 1909-1996
    • Ranches -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Women -- West (U.S.); Red Rock Ranch (Nev.)
    • Silver and cattle have been central parts of Nevada's image of itself since territorial days. With the rise of casino gambling following World War II, mining and ranching lost their dominant positions in the state's economy. However, they continue...
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    • Dickinson, Lawrence A., 1904-1992
    • Ranch life -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Red Rock Ranch (Nev.)
    • Meadows along the western edge of the Great Basin have been grazed by cattle ever since the first emigrant wagons pushed through in the 1840s. By 1850 permanent ranching operations existed, and today more than 80 percent of all agricultural land in...
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    • Cahlan, John F., 1902-1987
    • Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography, Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • When John Francis Cahlan first arrived in Las Vegas in 1929 he could legitimately claim that he was older than the sleepy railroad community founded in 1905. A native of Reno, he was born to Albert and Marion Cahlan in 1902, the youngest of two...
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    • Calhoun, James W., 1903-1993
    • Nevada State Museum
    • James W. Calhoun was born in Philipsburg, Montana, in 1903. His oral history outlines the development of the Nevada State Museum, of which he was director from 1950 to 1973. The museum was founded in 1939, when the Nevada legislature passed a bill...
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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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    • Dunbar, Leo E., 1927-2012; Godbey, Erma O., 1905-1993; Marion, Allen, 1906-1994; Merrill, Carl; Merrill, Mary Ann, 1915-2004
    • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.); Boulder City (Nev.) -- History
    • In the fall of 1985, a panel discussion entitled, "The Human Side of the Construction of Hoover Dam," was conducted to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of Hoover Dam. Sponsored by the Nevada Humanities Committee and the University of...
    • Hoover Dam and Boulder City, 1931-1936
    • Hubbard, James O., 1933-
    • National Ski Patrol System (U.S.); Skis and skiing -- Nevada -- Reno Region -- Biography; Ski resorts -- Nevada -- Reno Region
    • Jim Hubbard was born in 1933 and began skiing as a teenager in Washington in the 1940s. He first skied the Eastern Sierra slopes above Reno in 1954, after being posted to Stead Air Force Base. Since the mid-1950s, skiing has become an important...
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    • Merrill, Mary Ann, 1915-2004
    • Boulder City (Nev.) -- Biography; Boulder City (Nev.) -- Social life and customs
    • When construction began on the Boulder Canyon Project (Hoover Dam) in 1931, the nearest community was Las Vegas, thirty miles to the northwest. The first construction workers and their families camped along the Colorado River in tents and shacks...
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    • Finnegan, Inez Sharp, 1905-; Foster, Josephine Johnson, 1912-; Hammond, Lena Falvey, 1892; Humphrey, Elsie P., 1903-; Roberts, Elizabeth May, 1911-1985
    • Women -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Social life and customs
    • Although discovery of the Comstock Lode and the subsequent development of Virginia City gave early impetus to Nevada's economy, by 1878 the Comstock was in decline. Nevada entered a twenty-year period of economic depression, from which it emerged...
    • Women, Children and Family Life in the Nevada Interior
    • Callahan, Harry P., 1895-1991
    • Ranch life -- Nevada -- Reno Region; Callahan Ranch (Reno Region, Nev.)
    • Since the 1860s ranchers have raised hay and run livestock on rocky but well-watered meadows astride the confluence of Galena and Jones creeks a few miles south of Reno. However, the site is now becoming more valued for its scenic vistas and its...
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    • Cobb, Tyrus R., 1915-1997; Colletti, Edward S., 1917-1988; Zalac, John A., 1917-; Giuffra, Mildred B., 1915-
    • Beebe, Lucius Morris, 1902-1966; Tourism -- Nevada -- Virginia City; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography; Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
    • Following the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1869, miners and speculators rushed into the previously unsettled area, and three new towns quickly sprang up: Gold Hill, Silver City, and Virginia City. Virginia City was formed around the numerous...
    • Comstock Memories: 1920s - 1960s
    • Foster, Verne W., 1902-1995
    • Nevada Mining Association; Mineral industries -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Biography
    • Verne Foster was born into a mining family in 1902. Her father, Alex Wise, was the son of a prominent Winnemucca, Nevada, mine owner. As a child she lived with her family in Virginia City, Nevada, where her father was the mining engineer for the C...
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    • Herrera, Rose, 1908-1993; Herrera, Ciriaco, 1904-
    • Eureka (Nev.) -- Social life and customs; Eureka (Nev.) -- Biography; Eureka (Nev.) -- Ethnic relations
    • In the center of Nevada, seventy miles due east of Austin, lies the town of Eureka, which takes its name from the Greek exclamation, "I have found it!" Founded in 1869 on the site of an important silver and lead discovery, Eureka boasted 10,000...
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    • Johnson, Lubertha, 1906-
    • African American women -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Civil rights -- Nevada; Racism -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Race relations
    • This oral history with Lubertha Johnson documents one black professional woman's service in the cause of civil rights. From the formative phase of the modern black struggle for equality in the 1940s, through the high tide of activism in the 1960s...
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    • Jones, Clarence K., 1909-1995
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Benefactors; Reno evening gazette; Nevada state journal; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • As student, alumnus and benefactor, Clarence K. Jones has participated in the evolution of the University of Nevada from a small, rustic college into the respected state university that it is today. He was a freshman in the fall of 1927, received...
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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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    • Ullom George L., 1915-1997
    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Clark County (Nev.) -- Politics and government
    • The transformation of Las Vegas from an empty desert landscape into a sprawling metropolis of 700,000 in eighty years is among the most remarkable stories in the history of the American West, but only a few of the city's citizens can claim to have...
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    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1915-1999
    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1915- -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Interviews; Civil rights -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- History; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Race relations -- History
    • Woodrow Wilson was born in a sawmill town in Mississippi in 1915, the son of a mill worker. His mother owned and operated boarding houses, and the family was somewhat more prosperous than the average black family of that area and time. Following...
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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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    • Smernoff, Noah, 1904-2006
    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography; McGill (Nev.) -- History
    • Noah Smernoff: A Life in Medicine is the initial volume in an oral history series launched with the support of the Great Basin History of Medicine division of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Noah Smernoff was born in Denver on the...
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    • Bradley, Rita Faith, 1914-; Dotta, Frank V., 1913-1996; Strang, Arthur "Artie" Mays, 1903-1999
    • Strang, Artie, 1900-; Dotta, Frank, 1912-; Bradley, Rita; Women -- West (U.S.) -- Biography; Sierra Valley (Calif.) -- History
    • For almost 150 years life in California's Sierra Valley has been substantially tied to family ranching enterprises, and to exploitation of the forests that rim the valley. When change occurred, it was generally evolutionary and driven by...
    • Sierra Valley Memories
    • Armstrong, Robert D.; Landers, Ev; Wixson, Tom; Conway, Susan; Townley, John M.; Gash, Karen; Blesse, Robert E., 1946-
    • Nevada -- Newspapers; Nevada -- Newspapers -- History
    • On June 7, 1985, the Special Collections Department of the University of Nevada, Reno held a conference entitled, "Nevada's Newspapers: A Historical Legacy." The conference, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was a component of...
    • Nevada Newspaper Conference
    • Murchie, Archie Alexander, 1908-1999
    • Murchie, Archie, 1908-; United States. Forest Service -- Officials and employees; Forest rangers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography; Forest reserves -- West (U.S.) -- History
    • Archie Murchie’s action-packed career in the U.S. Forest Service began in 1929, when rangers routinely spent much of their time in the saddle, and ended in 1965 as they were becoming increasingly desk bound. The Free Life of a Ranger is Murchie’s...
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    • Ray, Clarence, 1900-1993
    • Ray, Clarence -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Nevada -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Race relations; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las...
    • The oral history of Clarence Ray is the third in a series intended to document the history of the black community in Las Vegas, of which Mr. Ray has been a member since the mid-1920s. The main source of employment for the relatively small black...
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    • Addis, Charlie; Avansino, Louis A.; Beagarie, Claudia; Blake, Ed "Deacon"; Bowie, John Douglas; Colletti, Edward S., 1917-1988; Dick, Tommy; Dotty, Sally; Edwards, Florence; Farnsworth, Joe; Four-Day Jack; Gold Tooth Tony; Haffey, Len; Kendall,...
    • Interviews -- Nevada -- Virginia City; Oral history; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Social life and customs; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography
    • In the autumn of 1989, the University of Nevada Oral History Program was informed that the American Folklife Center, a department of the Library of Congress, held in its collection numerous audio tapes made in Virginia City in 1949 and 1950. The...
    • In the Delta Saloon: Conversations with Residents of Virginia City, Nevada
    • Moren, Leslie A., 1914-1994
    • Moren, Leslie, 1914- -- Interviews; Physicians -- Nevada -- Elko County; Physicians -- Nevada -- Elko County -- Biography; Elko County (Nev.) -- History; Elko County (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Intervention by federal and state governments, the growth of corporate practice, and astonishing technical advancements have contributed to increasing impersonalization in medical care. It was not always thus. In 1938, when Dr. Leslie Moren began...
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    • Dixon, Louis Mead, 1919-1993
    • Dixon, Mead, 1919- ; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Casinos -- Law and legislation -- Nevada -- History; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In Playing the Cards That Are Dealt, the reader will encounter forty years of casino gaming history as lived and observed by one of the industry’s most respected figures. L. Mead Dixon began practicing law in Reno in 1950. He quickly became an...
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    • Sawyer, Frank Grant, 1918-1996
    • Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 ; Governors -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • The impression most people have of Nevada is limited to Las Vegas’s Strip and Glitter Gulch (Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas). Nevada’s image is persistently and overwhelmingly negative because of the perception that the state is controlled by...
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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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    • Allen, Jud, 1917-2000; Anderson, Zelda W., 1921-2010; Becker, Clarence Emerson, 1918-; Curtis, Mark, 1921-1998; Dasher, Benedict J., 1917-2004; Dondero, Donald, 1920-2003; Evans, Eugene Thomas, 1920-2001; Farr, Francis William, 1923-; Goodhue,...
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Oral history; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns
    • World War II was the most violent convulsion in human history. May it forever hold that distinction. Fifty-seven nations were among the belligerents, but the major cost of the conflict was borne by just five Allied and three Axis powers. Combined,...
    • World War II Veterans Project
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    • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners; Physicians -- Licenses -- Nevada; Physicians -- Nevada -- Discipline; Medical care -- Nevada -- History; Medicine -- Nevada
    • During 1994-1995, the UNOHP collaborated with the University of Nevada History Department on a project funded by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. Anita Watson, Ph.D. candidate in the History Department, conducted oral history interviews...
    • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
    • Avery, M.D., M. Ronald, 1936-; Cammack, M.D., Kirk, 1927-2002; Carter, M.D., Anthony, 1930-; Christensen, M.D., G. Norman, 1935-; Crear, M.D., John, 1925-2003; Fortier, M.D., Quincy, 1912-; Grundy, M.D., Richard, 1928-; Hood, M.D., Thomas, 1921-;...
    • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners -- History; Physicians -- Nevada -- History; Physicians -- Nevada -- Influence; Physicians -- Nevada; Medicine -- Nevada -- History;
    • In 1899, the nineteenth legislature of the state of Nevada wrote the law that created the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. The background to that statute, nationally and in Nevada, as well as the development of the Board into the modern,...
    • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
    • Smith Jr., Arthur M., 1922-1999
    • Smith, Arthur M., 1922- ; First Interstate Bank of Nevada -- History; Bankers -- Nevada -- Biography; Banks and banking -- Nevada -- History
    • When the infant Arthur M. Smith, Jr. arrived in Nevada with his parents in 1922, about 75,000 people lived in the state. Eighty percent of Nevada’s population was rural. Mining, ranching, and railroading were the foundations of its economy, and...
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    • Douglass, Jack R., 1910-2002
    • Douglass, Jack, 1910-; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In 1931 gambling had been technically illegal in the state since 1910, but it was nonetheless going on more or less openly at the margins of Nevada society. In Reno Bill Graham and Jim McKay operated the Bank Club in the basement of the Golden...
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    • Allen, Clarence Garfield, 1906-1998; Allen, Elsie E., 1909-2001; Ancho, George, 1938-; Bertrand, Frank A., 1921-2002; Bertrand, Madge (Magdalene Irene), 1921-; Brandt, Joy Kathryn, 1930-; Casady, Ole Leroy, 1900-; Chiara, Robert E., 1918-;...
    • Lander County (Nev.) -- Biography; Lander County (Nev.) -- History
    • In January 1993 oral historian Sylvia Arden was hired by the Lander County Board of Commissioners to interview the remaining long-time residents of Lander County to preserve the history of the region and provide information for a socio-economic...
    • Lander County Oral History Project
    • Dodge, Carl F., 1915-2006; Kent, Ira Hamlin, 1910-2000; Nygren, Myrl, 1924-1995
    • Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada; Churchill County (Nev.) -- Biography; Churchill County (Nev.) -- History; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography; Fallon (Nev.) -- History
    • In 1900 Churchill County was Nevada's poorest and least populated county, with fewer than 850 residents. It had no appreciable mining industry, and its arid valleys and basins could not support agriculture. Two federal projects would eventually...
    • Churchill County Oral History Project
    • McMillan, James B. 1917-1999
    • McMillan, James B., 1917-; African American civil rights workers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Civil rights workers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Segregation -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History -- 20th century;...
    • James B. McMillan was born in 1917 in a small town in racially segregated Mississippi. In that year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that ordinances compelling residential segregation of the races were in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment....
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    • Bagby, Lee A., 1919-1998; Bender, Frank Norcross, 1920-2009; Clipper, Charles Herbert , 1917-2002; Harrold, Genevieve G. "Jimmie", 1920-; Hellmann, Raymond Maxwell, 1923-1997; Kincade, Paul Bernard, 1924-; Knieriem Jr., Warren, 1927-; Mack, Ernest...
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography; Veterans -- Nevada -- Biography
    • A 1995 project was a departure from the University of Nevada Oral History Program's customary concentration on the history of Nevada and the Great Basin: the program commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Allied victory in World War II by...
    • World War II Veterans Project
    • Ford, Imogen Evalyn "Jean", 1929-1998
    • Nevada Women's History Project; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Jean Ford was born in 1929 into an era of major transformations for women in the United States. During her lifetime doors were opening for a few bold and talented women whose actions changed the roles women would play in our country. Jean's life...
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    • Douglass, Jack R., 1910-2002
    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In 1993-1996 Bill Douglass, founder and head of UNR's Basque Studies Program, tape recorded a family history with his father, Jack. Jack Douglass has been involved in gaming since the 1930s, getting his start by running a slot machine route in...
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    • Cantlon, Edwin L., 1911-2004
    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography
    • This oral history of Dr. Edwin Cantlon encompasses the life of a fascinating individual, who in his eighty plus years has experienced enormous changes in the social and economic structure of Nevada and the United States, as well as in the essential...
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    • Begovich, Milos "Sharkey", 1926-2002; Caselli, James Donald, 1936-2009; Codega, Dolores Loree, 1924-2001; Curtis, Mark, 1921-1998; DeLauer, Lee K., 1925-2007; Diullo, Eugene, 1913-2007; Drews, George, 1930-; Dyer, Joan, 1938-; Dyer, Lloyd T.,...
    • Harrah, William; Harrah, William -- Friends and associates -- Interviews; Harrah, William -- Employees -- Interviews; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th...
    • Casino gambling (or “gaming,” as the industry prefers) was made legal in Nevada by an act of the state legislature in 1931. Early casinos in Nevada were rough-and-tumble businesses still deeply rooted in the frontier ethos from which gaming had...
    • Harrah's Club Project
    • Lowry, Leonard, 1920-
    • Veterans Administration Hospital (Reno, Nev.); Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • The culture and lifestyle of the American Indian have undergone tremendous change since the appearance of the first Euro-American settlers. Leonard Lowry's oral history chronicles some of these changes, from the generation of his great-grandfathers...
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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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    • Melton, Rollan Doyle, 1931-2002
    • Melton, Rollan, 1931-; Journalists -- United States -- Biography; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography
    • In popular myth, anyone can make it to the top in America, no matter how humble his or her origins. That may be true, but few have faced greater challenges along the way than did Rollan Melton. Sonny, as he was called when he was young, was born...
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    • Adams, Nancy Mount, 1932-; Bartak, Vivian K., 1924-2004; Brodie, Ronald Jack, 1922-; Carnall, Stewart Ronald, 1929-1998; Cooper, Geraldine "Gerry", 1920-2001; Dodgion, Barbara Faye, 1940-; Douglass, Robert P., 1914-; Earnest, Donald Frederick,...
    • Silver Peak Mining District (Nev.) -- Biography; Silver Peak Mining District (Nev.) -- History
    • While the rest of the nation struggled through the Great Depression of the 1930s, there existed a few isolated oases-towns where a single industry offered jobs and allowed families to remain together, intact and relatively unscathed by economic...
    • Silver Peak Oral History Project
    • Chew, Lai King, 1909-2011
    • Chinese Americans -- Nevada -- Reno -- History -- Interviews; Reno (Nev.) -- History
    • Between 1849 and 1876 the population of Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S. swelled to 151,000. Beset by war and famine at home, the Chinese were attracted to the promise of gold in the Western United States. Called - coolies, - the Chinese...
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    • 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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