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    • Hang Tough! Grant Sawyer: An Activist in the Governor's Mansion

    • Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 ; Governors -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • The impression most people have of Nevada is limited to Las Vegas’s Strip and Glitter Gulch (Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas). Nevada’s image is persistently and overwhelmingly negative because of the perception that the state is controlled by...
    • Dwayne Kling: Luck is the Residue of Design

    • Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • Dwayne Kling's career is a story of hard work, a desire to be the best, and opportunity. Dwayne came to Nevada as a semi-pro baseball player, playing for Harrah's Club, in the summer of 1947. He was between his first and second year of college at...
    • James W. Calhoun and the Nevada State Museum

    • Nevada State Museum
    • James W. Calhoun was born in Philipsburg, Montana, in 1903. His oral history outlines the development of the Nevada State Museum, of which he was director from 1950 to 1973. The museum was founded in 1939, when the Nevada legislature passed a bill...
    • Sherman Howard, University of Nevada, circa 1947

    • Football; Football players
    • Photograph of Nevada football player Sherman Howard. Howard was a running back for the Wolf Pack from 1947 to 1948 and was a sprinter on the Nevada track and field team in 1948. In 1948, Howard and teammate Al Tabor became the first two African...
    • Sherman Howard, University of Nevada, circa 1947

    • Football; Football players
    • Photograph of Nevada football player Sherman Howard. Howard was a running back for the Wolf Pack from 1947 to 1948 and was a sprinter on the Nevada track and field team in 1948. In 1948, Howard and teammate Al Tabor became the first two African...
    • 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....
    • Every Light Was On: Bill Harrah and His Clubs Remembered

    • 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...
    • Donor Claude I. Howard and alumnus Fred Anderson, 1977

    • Staff; Administrators; Donors; Alumni;
    • Claud I. Howard (center) and Fred Anderson (right) pose with an unidentified man. Fred Anderson graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Zoology in 1928, served on the Board of Regents for 22 years, and was instrumental in...

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