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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...
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...
Nevada. District Court (Washoe County : 2nd Judicial District); Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
Judge John W. Barrett was a member of the greatest generation. Born in 1917, he lost his mother at the age of seven, grew to manhood during the Depression, and served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1939...
Bud Beasley: Nevada Educator, Coach, and Athlete
Coaches (Athletics) -- Nevada -- Biography
Bud Beasley's career as an educator in Reno spanned seventy years. Born in New Mexico in 1910, Beasley soon moved to California, where he graduated from Santa Cruz High School. He came to Reno in 1930...
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...
The Italian-American Experience in Northwestern Nevada, from Territorial Days to the Present
Italian Americans -- Nevada -- Interviews; Italian Americans -- Nevada -- History; Nevada -- History
From Territorial days to the present, Italian immigrants and their descendants have played important roles in shaping life in northern Nevada. For much of that time they constituted the largest and most...
Cliff Young: Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court
Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
This oral history with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cliff Young was completed as part of the Nevada Legal Oral History Project, a cooperative project among the Nevada Judicial Historical Society, the Ninth...
Elbert B. Edwards: Memoirs of a Southern Nevada Educator, Scion of an Early Mormon Pioneer Family
Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Mormons -- Nevada -- Biography
Born in 1907 into one of the first families to settle in eastern Nevada, Elbert Edwards constitutes a link with a little-known phase of the pioneer past of southern Nevada. A member of the Church of Jesus...
Clark J. Guild: Memoirs of Careers with Nevada Bench and Bar, Lyon County Offices, and the Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Museum; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
Clark Joseph Guild was born in Nevada in 1887. He is best known for his long career as a district judge and as the founder of the Nevada State Museum. Clark Guild's life was a long, distinguished one....
Procter R. Hug, Sr.: Recollections of My Life in Education, in Politics, and in the Senate in Nevada
Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Education -- Nevada; Schools -- Nevada -- Washoe County
Procter R. Hug, a native of Oregon, was born in 1902. He has spent nearly his entire life in Nevada, as student, teacher, and school administrator, and more recently as a state legislator. Procter Hug...
Robbins E. Cahill: Recollections of Work in State Politics, Government, Taxation, Gaming Control, Clark County Administration, and the Nevada Resort Association
Taxation -- Nevada; Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; Clark County (Nev.) -- Politics and government
Robbins E. Cahill’s career of service to the state of Nevada has been long and distinguished. He has spent nearly his whole life in Nevada as student, businessman, politician, worker for state and local...
Louie A. Gardella: Just Passing Through My Work in Nevada Agriculture, Agricultural Extension, and Western Water Resources
Agricultural extension workers -- Nevada -- Biography; Italian Americans -- Nevada
Louie A. Gardella, closely identified with Nevada agriculture for more than forty years, is a native of Nevada, born in 1908. He proudly claims his birthplace as the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, while...
Harry Hunt Atkinson: Tonopah and Reno Memories of a Nevada Attorney
Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
Harry Hunt Atkinson was raised in the Salt Lake City area where he was born in 1881. He had fond memories of surveying the Utah desert and of his excellent schooling in the gentile schools of that preponderantly...
Alan Bible: Recollection of a Nevada Native Son: The Law, Politics, the Nevada Attorney General's Office, and the United States Senate
United States. Congress -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
Alan Bible was born in Lovelock, Nevada, in 1909. He has had a long, distinguished career in state and national politics. A protege of Senator Patrick McCarran, Bible was successively district attorney...
Berkeley L. Bunker: Life and Work of a Southern Nevada Pioneer: Businessman, Funeral Director, Mormon Church Leader, Legislator, U.S. Senator, and Congressman
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
Berkeley Lloyd Bunker was a native of Nevada, born in St. Thomas in 1906. The Bunker family pioneered the southern part of what became Nevada as members of an early-day Mormon colonizing effort. Some of...
John F. Cahlan: Reminiscences of a Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Newspaperman University Regent, and Public-Spirited Citizen
Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
John Francis Cahlan is a native of Nevada, born in Reno in 1902. He had a long career as a newspaperman and followed an avocation in politics, serving as a regent of the University of Nevada, a legislative...
Lehman A. Ferris: Life of a Busy Man: Recollections of My Work as an Architect, Building Inspector, and Civic Leader
Architects -- Nevada -- Biography
Lehman A. "Monk" Ferris was born in 1893 in San Jose, California. His father was a gunslinging sign painter in his early days, who later became an architect. His mother was from a pioneer family which...
A Family Affair: Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered
Smith, Raymond I., -1967; Smith, Raymond I., -1967 -- Employees -- Interviews; Smith family; Harold's Club (Reno, Nev.) -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography
A Family Affair is the story of Harolds Club and the remarkable family that owned it. It is also a revealing chronicle of the casino gaming industry’s colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth....
A Liberal Conscience: The Oral History of Ralph Denton, Nevadan
Denton, Ralph L; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Agency (Law) -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
A Liberal Conscience is the life story of a man who wanted to do something for his home state, and did. Ralph Denton is a classic “man behind the scenes.” Although he has practiced law for half a century—first...
Hang Tough! Grant Sawyer: An Activist in the Governor's Mansion
Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 ; Governors -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
The impression most people have of Nevada is limited to Las Vegas’s Strip and Glitter Gulch (Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas). Nevada’s image is persistently and overwhelmingly negative because...
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