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1. 007 An Interview with Amy Gulling Republican Party (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography Mrs. Amy Thompson Gulling is a member of Reno's oldest family. Her grandmother, then a widow with three children, married the town's founder, Myron Lake. Mrs. Gulling's mother had vivid childhood memories... 1965

2. 010 Ioannis A. Lougaris: From an Immigrant Boy of Yesterday to the Youth of Today Veterans Administration Hospital (Reno, Nev.); Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography Emigration to the United States from Greece was chiefly a movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During these decades Greece waged a crusade for the union of Crete, Macedonia, and... 1965

3. 017 Katharine M. Riegelhuth: Memoirs of a Pioneer Resident of Eureka and Reno University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Eureka (Nev.) -- Biography Katharine Riegelhuth was born in Germany in 1876. She was taken to the United States when still an infant by her mother, arriving in Eureka, Nevada, during its boom days. There, she grew to young womanhood,... 1966

4. 020 Tate Williams: Reminiscences of a Son of Eureka Pioneers, A Reno Civic Leader, and Manager of the Nevada Retail Merchants Association Merchants -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Eureka (Nev.) -- Biography Tate Williams, a son of pioneer Cornish immigrants, was born in Eureka, Nevada, in 1893. The famous Cornish-Welsh "Cousin Jack" miners contributed much to the colorful life of the western mining camps,... 1966

5. 029 H. Clyde Mathews, Jr.: Oral Autobiography of a Modern-Day Baptist Minister: Life in California, Missionary to the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Office of Economic Opportunity, Nevada Politics and Civic Affairs Baptists -- Nevada -- Clergy -- Biography; Indians of North America -- Nevada -- Reno; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography H. Clyde Mathews, Jr., was born in California in 1924. He received his education in public schools in California, San Jose State College, and the Berkeley Baptist Divinity School. Mr. Mathews's work and... 1967-1968

6. 031 Gordon A. Sampson: Memoirs of a Canadian Army Officer and Business Analyst: Manufacturing, Motion Pictures, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Financial Affairs of Western Nevada, the Washoe County Fair and Recreation Board Virginia & Truckee Railroad; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography Gordon Alexander Sampson, a native of Canada, was born in 1888. He received his early education and training in the schools of Toronto. Following his formal education, he entered business first as a banker... 1967

7. 045 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... 1970

8. 054 Edwin S. Semenza: On Stage and Backstage With Players From the World of Theater, Education, Business, and Politics Reno Little Theater (Nev.); Theatrical managers -- Nevada -- Biography; Theater -- Nevada -- Reno Edwin Semenza, a native of Reno, was born in 1910. He grew up in a family that came to the West at the beginning of this century; they were influential in ranching and business. He attended local schools... 1971

9. 076 Hale Crosby Thornton: A Nevada DAR from New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution. Sagebrush Chapter; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography A member of a prominent New England family, Hale Crosby Thornton was born on April 15, 1921, in Dover, New Hampshire. She was brought up there on the dairy farm originally purchased by her great-grandfather,... 1977

10. 149 Clarence K. Jones: From Paperboy to Philanthropist University of Nevada, Reno -- Benefactors; Reno evening gazette; Nevada state journal; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography As student, alumnus and benefactor, Clarence K. Jones has participated in the evolution of the University of Nevada from a small, rustic college into the respected state university that it is today. He... 1988

11. 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

12. 179 Leonard Lowry Veterans Administration Hospital (Reno, Nev.); Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography The culture and lifestyle of the American Indian have undergone tremendous change since the appearance of the first Euro-American settlers. Leonard Lowry's oral history chronicles some of these changes,... 1993

13. 188 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... 2000

14. 195 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.... 1997-1999
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