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Chic Hecht oral history interview

Identifier

OH-00826

Abstract

Oral history interview with Mayer Jacob (Chic) Hecht conducted by Julie Sefman on April 02, 1976 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In this interview Chic Hecht discusses moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1945. He also talks about the retail business world, being a state senator, being a U.S. senator, and being an ambassador to the island nation of the Bahamas.

Archival Collection

Senator Chic Hecht Political Papers

Identifier

MS-00003

Abstract

The Senator Chic Hecht Political Papers (1943-1988) contain the political papers of United States Senator and Las Vegas, Nevada businessman Chic Hecht. The bulk of the collection contains legislation, notes, correspondence between Hecht and constituents and other members of Congress, and speeches from Senator Hecht's term in the Senate from 1982 to 1988. Also included are files on civil service, the federal budget, education, labor, transportation, land management, foreign policy, public health, and trade.

Archival Collection

Film negatives of Senator Chic Hecht, 1988

Date

1988

Description

Group of negatives showing Senator Chic Hecht at work in Washington, D.C., 1988.

Image

Biography of Chic Hecht, undated

Level of Description

File

Archival Collection

Senator Chic Hecht Political Papers
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: MS-00003
Collection Name: Senator Chic Hecht Political Papers
Box/Folder: Box 113

Archival Component

Chic Hecht correspondence on foreign, Jewish and Nevada affairs, 1986

Date

1986

Description

Letters to and from Chic Hecht in response to Jewish, Nevada and foreign affairs. Correspondence includes thank you letters to Senator Hecht for participation in events, and for his voting record regarding sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

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Chic Hecht correspondence regarding Soviet Jews and Israel, 1988

Date

1988

Description

Selected correspondence from Senator Chic Hecht regarding Soviet Jews, Middle East peace talks, and support for Israel. Also included is a letter requesting Senator Hecht's help in securing a pardon for Jonathan Pollard.

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Statements by Chic Hecht regarding nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, 1985

Date

1985

Description

Transcript of two statements by Senator Chic Hecht regarding the development of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository.

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Transcript of interview with Chic Hecht by Julie Sefman, April 2, 1976

Date

1976-04-02

Archival Collection

Description

Interview with Chic Hecht Julie Sefman on April 2, 1976. In this brief interview, Hecht talks about his time in the state senate working to bolster the budget with sales tax and gaming tax, starting a community college and health programs. He also talks about Pop Squires, a newspaper man and advocate for building Hoover Dam, who had a home on the site of Chic Hecht's clothing store on Fremont Street. Hecht also describes his time in the military and his involvement with the Military Intelligence Association.

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Photograph of Chic Hecht clothing store, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1945-1955

Date

1945 to 1955

Description

Outside view of Chic Hecht women's clothing store in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

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