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    • 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...
    • Gaming Regulation in Nevada

    • Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada;
    • Through interviews with 21 individuals with a wide range of firsthand experiences, this oral history project illuminates the evolution of gaming regulation in Nevada. The elimination of organized crime from the state’s casinos might have happened...
    • Cameron M. Batjer

    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Justice Cameron McVicar Batjer of the Nevada Supreme Court was the native Nevadan son of a pioneer family. Born August 24, 1919 on his grandparents’ ranch in Smith Valley, Nevada, Batjer grew up in a ranching family. His mother, Mary Belle Batjer,...
    • A Liberal Conscience: The Oral History of Ralph Denton, Nevadan

    • 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,...
    • Water Rights

    • 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...
    • Hugh A. Shamberger: Memoirs of a Nevada Engineer and Conservationist

    • 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...
    • Adolf Rosenauer: Nevada Neurosurgeon

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Oral History, 1972-73

    • 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,...
    • Cora Gage Sayre: Memories of Smith Valley

    • 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...
    • Edward L. Pine: Highlights of My Life

    • 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...
    • 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...

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