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1. 018 Charles H. Russell: Reminiscences of a Nevada Congressman, Governor, and Legislator Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Governors -- Nevada; Nevada -- Politics and government Charles H. Russell was born in Lovelock in 1903. He recounts the details of an active political life in Nevada. He has served Nevada as a member of both houses of the state legislature, a congressman,... 1965-1966

2. 022 Minnie P. Blair: Days Remembered of Folsom and Placerville, California; Banking and Fanning in Goldfield, Tonopah, and Fallon, Nevada Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography Minnie P. (Nichols) Blair was born in California in 1886. She spent her early years in Folsom and Placerville. She arrived in Nevada in 1909, the bride of Ernest W. Blair, a banker in Goldfield. The Blairs... 1966-1967

3. 184 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... 1992-1995

4. 158 Clarence Ray: Black Politics and Gaming in Las Vegas, 1920s-1980s Ray, Clarence -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Nevada -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Race relations; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- History The oral history of Clarence Ray is the third in a series intended to document the history of the black community in Las Vegas, of which Mr. Ray has been a member since the mid-1920s. The main source of... 1991

5. 083 William F. Harrah: My Recollections of the Hotel-Casino Industry and as an Auto Collecting Enthusiast Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management; Hotelkeepers -- Nevada -- Biography; Automobiles -- Collectors and collecting -- Nevada William Fisk Harrah was a native of California, born in 1911. He grew up and received his education in southern California, where his father was an attorney and politician. During his college years, William... 1977-1978

6. 050 Leslie S. Kofoed: Kofoed's Meanderings in Lovelock Business, Nevada Government, the U. S Marshal's Office, and the Gaming Industry Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada Leslie S. Kofoed was born in Lovelock, Nevada, in 1909. He received his education in Lovelock schools, and then entered the business world. His early careers led Mr. Kofoed from construction to motel operation,... 1971

7. 086 Paul A. Leonard: Tales of Northern Nevada - and Other Lies; As Recalled by Native Son, Journalist and Civic Leader Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; American newspapers -- Nevada Paul A. Leonard was born in Fallon, Nevada, in 1911. The family moved to Reno in 1919, and Mr. Leonard received most of his education there in the public schools and at the University of Nevada. After... 1975-1976

8. 097 John R. McCloskey: Seventy Years of Griping: Newspapers, Politics, Government Mineral County independent-news; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Hawthorne (Nev.) -- History John R. "Jack" McCloskey, a native of Goldfield, Nevada, was born in 1911. His parents had left Leadville, Colorado, in the wake of labor violence there. McCloskey attended local schools in Goldfield and... 1976-1977

9. 078 Warren Nelson: Gaming From the Old Days to Computers Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management Warren Nelson was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1913. He went to high school and one year of college in Helena, Montana. He started his gambling career, a career that has lasted over forty-five years,... 1977-1978

10. 052 Edward A. Olsen: My Careers as a Journalist in Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada; in Nevada Gaming Control; and at the University of Nevada Nevada. State Gaming Control Board; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Government policy Edward A. Olsen, a native of New York, was born in 1919. He spent nearly his whole life in the West, as a youngster in Colorado, and as a newspaperman in Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Mr. Olsen was handicapped... 1967-1969

11. 098 Silvio E. Petricciani: The Evolution of Gaming in Nevada: The Twenties to the Eighties Gambling -- Nevada -- History Silvio Petricciani was born in Reno on December 1, 1917. His parents, John and Julia Petricciani, had emigrated to northern California from Livorgno, Italy, and then to Reno. Soon after their arrival,... 1977-1978

12. 061 Phyllis J. Walsh: From Lorgnettes to Lariats: In Loving Recollection of the S Bar S Ranch, Where Hard Work Hardened Our Hands While Visitors Lightened Our Hearts S Bar S Ranch (Nev.); Nevada -- Biography Phyllis J. Walsh, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born in 1897. She received her education in private schools of the New England area, and began an exciting and varied career that took her... 1971

13. 099 Thomas Cave Wilson: Reminiscences of a Nevada Advertising Man, 1930-1980, or Half a Century of Very Hot Air, or I Wouldn't Believe It If I Hadn't Been There Advertising -- Nevada -- Biography; Advertising agencies -- Nevada -- Reno Thomas Cave Wilson was born in Arizona in 1907. His family moved to Nevada when his father, Frederick Weston Wilson, was offered a position on the University of Nevada faculty. Thomas Wilson's mother,... 1974-1975

14. 131 Frederick M. Anderson, M.D.: Surgeon, Regent and Dabbler in Politics University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography Dr. Fred Anderson's career has been an exceptional one, combining major contributions in the fields of medicine and higher education in the state of Nevada. When Fred Anderson retired from the practice... 1978-1983

15. 150 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... 1988

16. 137 John F. Cahlan: Fifty Years in Journalism and Community Development Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography, Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography When John Francis Cahlan first arrived in Las Vegas in 1929 he could legitimately claim that he was older than the sleepy railroad community founded in 1905. A native of Reno, he was born to Albert and... 1986

17. 134 An Interview with Morton Saiger Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography Morton "Mort" Saiger was born in 1903 and raised in a Jewish ghetto in Poland. He fled the country at the close of 1920 to avoid military service, and came to the United States. Other family members had... 2/18/1985

18. 176 Jack's Story: The Life and Times of Jack Douglass, Nevada Gaming Pioneer Gambling -- Nevada -- History In 1993-1996 Bill Douglass, founder and head of UNR's Basque Studies Program, tape recorded a family history with his father, Jack. Jack Douglass has been involved in gaming since the 1930s, getting his... 1993-1996

19. 132 An Interview with William J. Moore Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography William J. Moore, Jr., was born in Lane City, Texas, on July 17, 1913. Within the year his family moved to Oklahoma where Moore was educated. Voted most likely to succeed by his classmates, he was graduated... 8/29/1981

20. 138 James W. Calhoun and the Nevada State Museum Nevada State Museum James W. Calhoun was born in Philipsburg, Montana, in 1903. His oral history outlines the development of the Nevada State Museum, of which he was director from 1950 to 1973. The museum was founded in 1939,... 1986
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