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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Joseph F. McDonald: The Life of a Newsboy in Nevada

    • Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Joseph F. McDonald has had an unusually rich and varied life, stretching over almost seventy years of Nevada's history. A native of Colorado, he was born in 1891, and his life initially revolved around lumber and mining camps. He came to Nevada in...
    • 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,...
    • Rose and Ciriaco Herrera: Life in Eureka, 1920s-1950s

    • Eureka (Nev.) -- Social life and customs; Eureka (Nev.) -- Biography; Eureka (Nev.) -- Ethnic relations
    • In the center of Nevada, seventy miles due east of Austin, lies the town of Eureka, which takes its name from the Greek exclamation, "I have found it!" Founded in 1869 on the site of an important silver and lead discovery, Eureka boasted 10,000...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Barbara Bennett: Mayor of Reno and Community Activist

    • Politicians -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- Politics and government -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • Barbara Bennett was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. Her oral history begins with a heartbreaking description of her early years there. Despite poverty, ill-treatment and neglect she survived and became more resilient, independent and strong....
    • 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...
    • Ranching in Reno and Sparks

    • Ranch life -- Nevada; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Reno Region; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranches -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • As the twentieth century drew to a close, physical changes rendered the Truckee Meadows nearly unrecognizable to those who had helped build the community. Both Reno and Sparks had experienced major expansion since 1960, largely to accommodate a...
    • Lai King Chew: The Cosmo Club and Reno's Chinese Community

    • Chinese Americans -- Nevada -- Reno -- History -- Interviews; Reno (Nev.) -- History
    • Between 1849 and 1876 the population of Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S. swelled to 151,000. Beset by war and famine at home, the Chinese were attracted to the promise of gold in the Western United States. Called - coolies, - the Chinese...

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