Oral history interview with James Ralph “Jim” Olson conducted by Stefani Evans and Claytee White on February 02, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Olson discusses his firm, Cromer, Barker, and Michaelson; representing Las Vegas, Nevada properties such as the MGM Grand Hotel and the Las Vegas Hilton. He also talks about litigation between Hank Greenspun, Howard Hughes, and Hughes Tool Company.
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Oral history interview with James Ralph “Jim” Olson conducted by Stefani Evans and Claytee White on February 02, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Olson discusses his firm, Cromer, Barker, and Michaelson; representing the MGM Grand Hotel when pieces of siding fell off during construction, from 1980 to 1988 after the 1980 fire, and the Las Vegas, Nevada Hilton in 1994, after its new, freestanding 362-foot-tall marquee blew down. He also talks about litigation between Hank Greenspun, Howard Hughes, and Hughes Tool Company. Digital audio and transcript available.
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James Ralph "Jim" Olson oral history interview, 2017 February 02. OH-02983. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
This interview was conducted and transcribed by the Oral History Research Center (OHRC) which is part of the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Division.
Interview materials were processed by UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2017 and 2019. Nia Banks wrote the collection description. Access copies were created for born-digital audio and/or transcript files.
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A bound transcript is available for use in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives. See call number: F849.L35 O47 2016