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    • 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....
    • Jean Ford: A Nevada Woman Leads the Way

    • Nevada Women's History Project; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Jean Ford was born in 1929 into an era of major transformations for women in the United States. During her lifetime doors were opening for a few bold and talented women whose actions changed the roles women would play in our country. Jean's life...
    • 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...
    • Andrew Ginocchio: The Ascent of Reno Iron Works

    • Reno Iron Works; Industries -- Nevada -- Reno -- History
    • Andrew Ginocchio was born in the northern Italian community of Comuneglia di Ligure on June 29, 1893. His father, Giovanni Ginocchio, traveled to the United States in 1864 at the age of eighteen, and found work in San Francisco with the Central...
    • John Dressler: Recollections of a Washo Statesman

    • Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada; Indians of North America -- Nevada; Washoe Indians
    • John Dressler is a native of Nevada, born in 1916. Mr. Dressler, a Washoe, typifies the Indian in Nevada, who holds to the Indian ways whenever possible. Dressler's life story illustrates the experiences of a reflective Indian youth nurtured in a...
    • A Candle in the Night: Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, 1967-2007

    • Douglass, William A; University of Nevada, Reno. Center for Basque Studies – History; Basque Americans -- West (U.S.)
    • 1967 a small Basque studies program was established within the Social Sciences Division of the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute. As originally conceived, the program's purpose was to study the Basques (who were historically the...
    • An Interview with Joseph Mosconi

    • Mosconi family; Italian Americans -- Nevada; Verdi (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- History; Truckee (Calif.) -- History
    • Jack-of-all-trades and master of most, Joe Mosconi, who was born in 1899, has been a rancher, dairyman, truck gardener, field hand, buckaroo, laborer, fireman, first aid instructor, construction foreman, logger, timber contractor, ice delivery man...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Surprised by Persistence: Ethnographers Among the Washoe

    • Anthropologists -- Nevada -- Biography; Washoe Indians; Washoe Indians -- Biography; Washoe Indians -- Great Basin; Indians of North America -- Great Basin;
    • Ten ethnographers, whose combined field work among the Washoe people of Nevada and California span nearly 30 years (1937-1965), share their life histories and reflect on the discipline of anthropology and what inspired them to become ethnographers,...
    • 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....
    • Louis J. Isola: Immigrant: I Made Good in the United States

    • Meat industry and trade -- Nevada; Animal industry -- Nevada
    • Louis J. Isola, a native of Lucca, Italy, was born in 1902. He emigrated to the United States following the First World War, arriving in Yerington, Nevada, where he had acquaintances. In the Yerington area, he - as his title for this memoir says -...
    • Harry Eugene Claiborne

    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The life of Harry Eugene Claiborne, born July 2, 1917, had many chapters, from a rural childhood in McRae, Arkansas, to the neon lights of Las Vegas, Nevada; it was a varied life that would eventually put him in the crosshairs of a federal Strike...
    • 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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