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    • An Oral History of Fourth Street and Prater Way through Reno and Sparks, Nevada

    • Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • In 2011, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) initiated a comprehensive study of the entire Fourth Street-Prater Way corridor, intending to improve not only public transportation in the area, but safety and livability. The conjunction of...
    • Governor's Day 1970: A Retrospective View

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History -- 20th century; College students -- Nevada -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Nevada; Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
    • The word "Vietnam" signifies a country, a war, and for many, a historical marker for a period of cultural revolution. In the spring of 1970, the force of the larger antiwar movement came to Reno. The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) faced weeks of...
    • The Cultural Side of Reno

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    • Through interviews with 30 community members, conducted between 2009 and 2011, “The Cultural Side of Reno” explores the growth and development of Northern Nevada’s cultural and artistic landscape. This project is the product of an innovative...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Herbert M. Jones

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Herbert M. Jones, born July 22, 1914 in Phillipsburg, Missouri, was a founding partner of the Jones Vargas Law Firm. His father, an oil-drilling superintendent, moved the family to Sumatra, Indonesia, when Jones was 11 years old. By 1931, the...
    • 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...
    • Howard D. McKibben

    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Born April 1, 1940, in Virginia, Illinois, Howard McKibben lived at The Baby Fold orphanage in Normal, Illinois, until 1942, when he and his sister, Marian, were adopted by James and Bernice McKibben. Judge McKibben’s father was superintendent of...
    • Whatever Will Help! A Woman's Rise to the Top in the Gaming Industry; as Remembered by Jeanne Hood

    • Hood, Jeanne; Four Queens Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.); Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Gambling industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Hospitality industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Women executives -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Las...
    • Gaming as a corporate enterprise is relatively new in comparison to most other industries. Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, and in the first decades, casinos were small by today's standards. They were normally owned by one or two people or a...
    • 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...
    • Victor Kral

    • Mining engineers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Victor Kral was one of the last of his breed, a true miner in body, mind, and spirit. His mining career spanned from the Great Depression until his death in May 2004. Vic was born in Pasadena, California, to parents who were tailors. As a teenager,...
    • Rufus W. Adams: The Historic Adams Ranch

    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Carson River Valley (Nev.); Genoa (Nev.)
    • Rufus W. Adams, a descendant of some of the earliest pioneers of Carson Valley, Nevada, was born in 1914. His grandfather, John Quincy Adams, arrived in Genoa in the 1850s to establish a ranch home that became a valley landmark. Rufus Adams lives...
    • 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...
    • An Oral History of the Midtown District, Reno, Nevada

    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • The Midtown History Project, of which these oral histories are a component, was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. That broader...

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