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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...
    • N. A. "Tink" Tinkham: Watchmaker, Music Maker

    • Clock and watch makers -- Nevada -- Biography; Bands (Music) -- Nevada -- Reno; Music -- Nevada -- Reno
    • N. A. "Tink" Tinkham was born in Massachusetts in 1905 and spent most of his youth in New England. Service in the United States Marine Corps took him to California, where he made his home until the 1940s, when the service brought him to Reno. Early...
    • Photograph depicting a celebratory dinner, circa 1974

    • Women political activists; Welfare rights movement; Dinners and dining; National Organization for Women
    • A photograph depicting a celebratory dinner taken sometime around 1974. In this photo are Marty Makower, Ed Zuckerman, Kit Miller, Aldine Weems, Elaine Mills, Ruby Duncan, Maya Miller, Eric Miller, and Shay Pornter.
    • 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...
    • Always Bet on the Butcher: Warren Nelson and Casino Gaming, 1930s-1980s

    • Nelson, Warren, 1913- ; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Casinos -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century
    • At the beginning of the Great Depression of the 1930s, eighteen-year-old Warren Nelson lost his job with the Park Hotel in Great Falls, Montana. Work of any sort was scarce, but Nelson did not long remain unemployed—he used a family connection to...
    • 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...
    • Gaming Regulations 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...

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