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Lincy Institute "Perspectives from the COVID-19 Pandemic" Oral History Project

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The Lincy Institute "Perspectives from the COVID-19 Pandemic" Oral History Project contains 81 transcribed interviews with Nevada leaders, interviewed for their perspective and experiences leading during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals include policymakers and elected officials, as well as leaders of government agencies, community organizations, businesses, and K-12 and higher education institutions.

McNamee Family Papers

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The McNamee Family Papers (approximately 1898-2000) are comprised of family papers of early Nevada settlers, Frank (Francis) Raphael McNamee and Effie Alice Webster McNamee. It contains original family photographs and some documents such as newspaper clippings, award certificates, handwritten deeds, and correspondence about Effie and Frank McNamee Sr., and their eight children, including Frank Jr. and Leo McNamee. There are large folders of photocopied genealogy printouts from Ancestry.com regarding Frank and Effie McNamee.

Norma Jean Almodovar Papers [UNPROCESSED]

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[This collection is unprocessed.] The Norma Jean Almodovar Papers (approximately 1980-2023) contain the paper of sex worker rights activist Norma Jean Almodovar. The collection also includes records relating to the nonprofit organization she founded, International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture, and Education (ISWFACE). Almodovar is a former police officer and sex worker, who served a prison sentence for solicitation, and subsequently became an activist for the decriminalization of sex work.

UNLV Libraries Collection of Compton Dancer Consulting Promotional Reports

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The UNLV Libraries Collection of Compton Dancer Consulting reports (2002-2008) contains monthly promotional reports compiled for CDC Gaming by H. Scot Krause. The reports list a variety of promotions at Las Vegas, Nevada casinos including slot tournaments, bonus point redemption promotions, "double point days", service industry deals, and more.

Las Vegas Gambling Surveillance Collection

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The Las Vegas Gambling Surveillance Collection (approximately 1990-2007) contains materials presumably from the office of Daniel Schreffler who worked as a surveillance officer for Boyd Gaming Corporation, including the Stardust Casino, during the early to mid-2000s. Materials include print outs and digital versions of CCTV images, Stardust Casino surveillance reports, and alert reports related to gambling and gaming cheaters in Las Vegas, Nevada from gaming investigative services such as Griffin Investigations, SIN Report, and Biometrica Systems.

Claytee D. White oral history interview

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Oral history interview with Claytee D. White conducted by Stefani Evans on November 2, 2023 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. In this interview, Claytee D. White, founding directory of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the OHRC by contributing her oral history to the collection.

Christy and Crislove Igeleke oral history interview

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Oral history interview with Christy and Crislove Igeleke conducted by Claytee D. White on November 10, 2023 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. In this interview, Christy Igeleke, mother of Crislove, describes her childhood in Nigeria where she owned a sewing school. Her daughter, Crislove, was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1990 and now serves as the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Las Vegas.

Marietta Robertson Turner Whitaker oral history interview

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Oral history interview with Marietta Robertson Turner Whitaker conducted by Claytee D. White on March 23, 2022 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. In this interview, Whitaker discusses living in Stockton, California. As a young girl, she performed as a majorette in high school, and found school integration very challenging since the family lived in a non-Black neighborhood. Whitaker was a Girl Scout, entered talent shows, and participated in radio call-in contests to win prizes. Her early work was in retail at J.J. Newberry's and Macy's.

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