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    • Clarence K. Jones: From Paperboy to Philanthropist

    • 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...
    • Fighting Back: A Life in the Struggle for Civil Rights

    • 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....
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Oral History, 1973-74

    • 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....
    • Keston L. Ramsey: Early Skiing in the Mt. Rose Area

    • 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...
    • George L. Ullom: Politics and Development in Las Vegas, 1930s-1970s

    • 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...
    • Lai King Chew: The Cosmo Club and Reno's Chinese Community

    • 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...
    • Jean Ford: A Nevada Woman Leads the Way

    • 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...
    • Lander County Oral History Project

    • 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...
    • Erma O. Godbey: Pioneering in Boulder City, Nevada

    • 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...
    • Earl Wooster: Memoirs of a Nevada Educator

    • 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. ...
    • A Family Affair: Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered

    • 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...

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