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    • Adolf Rosenauer: Nevada Neurosurgeon

    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German
    • This oral history reviews a remarkable life, from childhood in the shaky time between World War I and World War II, adolescence with the Hitler era underway, and young manhood in the German Wehrmacht, including a stint in Russia. By virtue of an...
    • Bruce R. Thompson

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The Honorable Bruce R. Thompson, born July 31, 1911, is a native Nevadan. In his oral history, he describes growing up in Reno on one acre on the Truckee River with cows, chickens, and a vegetable garden. Thompson graduated with a B.A. in...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Take "No" as a Starter: The Life of Richard L. Graves

    • Nugget (Casino : Sparks & Carson City, Nev.); Casinos -- Nevada; Restaurateurs -- Nevada -- Biography; Travelers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Richard "Dick" Graves was born in Boise, Idaho, on August 23, 1912. An astute businessman, he spent nearly twenty years in the gaming industry in Idaho. When that state banned gambling in 1953, he came to Nevada in 1954 to start over. Though many...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James O. Hubbard: Skiing and the Ski Patrol in Nevada 1950s-1970s

    • National Ski Patrol System (U.S.); Skis and skiing -- Nevada -- Reno Region -- Biography; Ski resorts -- Nevada -- Reno Region
    • Jim Hubbard was born in 1933 and began skiing as a teenager in Washington in the 1940s. He first skied the Eastern Sierra slopes above Reno in 1954, after being posted to Stead Air Force Base. Since the mid-1950s, skiing has become an important...
    • Gaming Regulation 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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