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    • Warren Nelson: Gaming From the Old Days to Computers

    • 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...
    • Women's Athletics at the University of Nevada

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Sports -- History; United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX; Women athletes -- Interviews; College sports for women -- Nevada -- History
    • The Women’s Athletics oral history project began in 2005 with the decision of Pack PAWS—the longstanding booster, fundraising, and watchdog organization for the University of Nevada women’s intercollegiate athletics program—to produce a history of...
    • Edward S. Parsons: Charrette! The Life of an Architect

    • 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...
    • Whatever Will Help! A Woman's Rise to the Top in the Gaming Industry; as Remembered by Jeanne Hood

    • Hood, Jeanne; Four Queens Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.); Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Gambling industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Hospitality industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Women executives -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Las...
    • Gaming as a corporate enterprise is relatively new in comparison to most other industries. Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, and in the first decades, casinos were small by today's standards. They were normally owned by one or two people or a...
    • Harry Eugene Claiborne

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The life of Harry Eugene Claiborne, born July 2, 1917, had many chapters, from a rural childhood in McRae, Arkansas, to the neon lights of Las Vegas, Nevada; it was a varied life that would eventually put him in the crosshairs of a federal Strike...
    • Football offense, University of Nevada, 1977

    • Football players
    • Photograph of the Nevada football offense huddling. Identifiable football players include #11 Kevin Fontes, #60 Phil Adams, #12 Larry Worman, #84 Brett "Bubba" Melcher, and #22 Manny Rodriguez. Fontes was a split end for the Wolf Pack from 1978 to...
    • James Curry, University of Nevada, 1978

    • Football players
    • Photograph of Nevada football player James Curry pressuring the opposing quarterback during a game in 1978. Curry was a nose guard for the Wolf Pack from 1977 to 1978. In 1978 Curry led the Wolf Pack with 92 total tackles.
    • Johnny High, University of Nevada, 1978

    • Basketball; Basketball players;
    • Photograph of Nevada men's basketball player #22 Johnny High attempting a lay up during a game against Chapman College in 1978. High was a guard for the Wolf Pack for the 1978 and 1979 seasons. Over his two seasons at Nevada, High totaled 263...
    • Edgar Jones, University of Nevada, 1978

    • Basketball; Basketball players;
    • Photograph of Nevada men's basketball player #32 Edgar Jones, shooting a free throw during a game against Chapman College in 1978 Jones was a center for the Wolf Pack for the 1976 through 1979 seasons. Over his four seasons at Nevada, Jones scored...
    • Edgar Jones and Johnny High, Phoenix, Arizona, 1980

    • Basketball; Basketball players;
    • Photograph of Nevada men's basketball players Edgar Jones and Johnny High before a game during their rookie seasons in the NBA. Jones and High were selected in the second round of the 1979 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns...
    • Dr. Fred Anderson

    • History of Medicine -- Nevada; University of Nevada School of Medicine -- History
    • Dr. Fred Anderson at the 1978 University of Nevada School of Medicine commencement.
    • Sonny's Story: A Journalist's Memoir by Rollan Melton

    • 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...
    • We Were All Athletes: Women’s Athletics and Title IX at the University of Nevada

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Sports -- History; United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX; Women athletes -- Interviews; College sports for women -- Nevada -- History
    • From intramurals to intercollegiate competition, the University of Nevada has long offered its students the opportunity to pursue their love of athletics along with their studies. However, for many years, athletic opportunities for young women...
    • Bruce R. Thompson

    • 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...
    • Alex Willis, University of Nevada, 1978

    • Football players
    • Photogrpah of Nevada football player Alex Willis during a game in 1978. Willis was a cornerback for the Wolf Pack from 1975 to 1978. Over his four seasons at Nevada, Willis intercepted 18 passes.
    • Frank Hawkins, University of Nevada, 1978

    • Athletic fields; Football; Football players; Sports spectators
    • Photograph of Nevada football player #27, Frank "The Hawk" Hawkins, carrying the ball during a game in 1978. Hawkins was a running back for the Wolf Pack from 1977 to 1980. Over his four seasons at Nevada, Hawkins rushed for over 5,300 yards,...

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