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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
    • 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
    • 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 1955,...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Brady, Maureen; Cerfoglio, Art
    • Ranch life -- Nevada; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Reno Region; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranches -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • As the twentieth century drew to a close, physical changes rendered the Truckee Meadows nearly unrecognizable to those who had helped build the community. Both Reno and Sparks had experienced major expansion since 1960, largely to accommodate a...
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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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    • 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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    • Gaspari, Jenni Sarafina D'Andrea, 1924-; Allen, Matthew; Carson, Janet; de Braga, Ted; Isaeff, William; Johnson, James T.; Johnson, Sonya Sanford; Mahin, Donald; McConnell, Lyman; Olsen, Harold Peter; Schank, Ernie;
    • Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.) -- Water diversion; Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.) -- Water rights; Truckee River Watershed (Calif. and Nev.); Water rights--Nevada;
    • Because the Truckee River arises in one state and ends in another, because it is the main source of municipal water for two cities, because it has served as irrigation water for thousands of acres of agricultural land in the Truckee Meadows and...
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    • 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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    • McKibben, Howard D., 1940-
    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Born April 1, 1940, in Virginia, Illinois, Howard McKibben lived at The Baby Fold orphanage in Normal, Illinois, until 1942, when he and his sister, Marian, were adopted by James and Bernice McKibben. Judge McKibben’s father was superintendent of...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • 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
    • Cladianos Jr., Pete, 1929-
    • Cladianos, Pete, 1929- ; Gambling -- Nevada -- Reno -- History
    • Casino gambling (or “gaming,” as the industry prefers) was made legal in Nevada by the state legislature’s passage in 1931 of AB 98, the Casino Gaming Act. Initially, the majority of Nevada casinos were small establishments containing a few...
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    • Bonaldi, Bonaldo “Burt”, 1926-; Durkee, Marian Eleanor Capurro, 1936-; Edwards, Judith Matley, 1943; Frugoli, Joe; Glandville, Julia Gonfiantini, 1929-2008; Gonfinantini, Christopher; Gonfinantini, Glen; Gonfiantini Jr., Nello, 1926-; Gonfiantini...
    • Italian Americans -- Nevada -- Social life and customs; Italian Americans -- Nevada -- History; Cooking, Italian
    • Celebrations and activities with friends and family seem, to a large extent, to serve as the glue binding together the Italian-American community in northwestern Nevada, and food and the social events surrounding it are important cultural markers...
    • The Italian-American Experience in Northwestern Nevada
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • 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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