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    • Woodrow Wilson: Race, Community, and Politics in Las Vegas, 1940s-1980s

    • 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...
    • World War II Veterans Project: Interviews with Seventeen Nevada Veterans

    • 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...
    • Manzanita Lake, 2003

    • Around Campus;
    • One of the fountains in Manzanita Lake is viewed from the western shore with Frandsen Humanities and Clark Administration in the background. Manzanita Lake was made by damming up the irrigation "Orr Ditch" that still runs through parts of the...
    • Lake Tahoe and the High Sierras

    • Lake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.); Tahoe, Lake (Calif and Nev)
    • Eleven-page section of one of De Quille's most popular publications in which he describes many features of the Lake Tahoe Basin, including Tahoe City, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Silver Lake, Carnelian Bay, Agate Bay, Crystal Bay, Shakespeare...
    • The Lake Of The Sky

    • Lake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.); Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
    • Complete title: The Lake Of The Sky -- Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada: Its history, Indians, discovery by Fremont, legendary lore, various namings, physical characteristics, glacial phenomena, geology, single outlet,...
    • 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...
    • Charlotte Hunter Arley

    • Women lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • In the year 1947 Reno's population was a mere 25,000, yet it boasted a total of 175 attorneys, many serving the wealthy eastern divorce trade. In this era of dude-ranch divorcees, only two other women besides Charlotte Hunter were practicing...
    • Warren d'Azevedo: By Dead Reckoning

    • Anthropologists -- Nevada -- Biography; Washoe Indians -- Great Basin
    • On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Great Basin Anthropological Conference in Reno, Brian Wallace, Chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, proclaimed October 15, 2005 officially "Warren d'Azevedo Day" in recognition of...
    • Silver Peak: At Work, At Play, and At Home

    • 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...
    • Verne Foster and the Nevada Mining Association

    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Tap Dancing on Ice: The Life and Times of a Nevada Gaming Pioneer

    • 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...
    • War Stories: Veterans Remember World War II

    • 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,...
    • Nevada Mining Oral History Project

    • Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- History; Gold mines and mining -- Nevada -- History; Silver mines and mining -- Nevada -- History; Mining engineers -- Biography
    • This volume stems from the creation in 1997 of the Nevada Mining Oral History Project (NMOHP), focusing on Nevada’s second largest industry—gold and silver mining. The sixteen chroniclers included here recorded more than 60 hours of firsthand...

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