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Transcript of interview with Lee Scroggins by Claytee D. White, February 27, 2009


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From a Montana childhood filled with memories of sub-zero winters to a whirlwind courtship and wedding to her husband of over three decades, Lee Scroggins brought an energy to all her administrative positions at UNLV. Lee and her family moved to Las Vegas in March 1980. Within a couple of months she was working at UNLV and except for a brief hiatus in the late 1980s she remained at the university until her retirement in 2009. She gives an account of her journey through the office staff levels she held. It began with a brief stint in the Education department (you couldn't rise a level until you had six months in one position); took her to the Business and Economics departments; the 1980s. After her hiatus from 1985 to 1988, she returned to UNLV to work in the Psychology department and eventually to the library. Her interview traverses the evolution of the administrative worker from a time without technologies that became the common tools. It was an era without many copy machines, no Xerox, or computers. In addition, Lee touches upon procedural changes that were inevitable as the university grew In retirement, Lee plans to "call her own shots" and enjoy life.

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Lee Scroggins oral history interview, 2009 February 27. OH-01663. [Transcript]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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