Oral history interviews with Gilbert Yarchever conducted by Claytee White on April 03, 2006 and April 07, 2006 for the Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project. Yarchever opens his interview by discussing his childhood in Pennsylvania and what growing up during the Depression was like. He then describes looking for employment and the discrimination he experienced for being Jewish. Yarchever then recalls his move to Washington, D.C. in December of 1939 and the atmosphere of the city at the brink of World War II. He describes his arrival in North Africa and how he helped smuggle Jews out of Eastern Europe and into Jerusalem for safety during the war. Yarchever talks about his Army service and his rescue from a sinking boat in the Suez Canal. Yarchever ends his interview with a discussion on why he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and his involvement in the local community.
Oral history interview with Gilbert and Edythe Katz Yarchever conducted on February 13, 2006 by Michael Geeser for the I Remember When: Recollections from Jewish Las Vegas Leaders Oral History Project sponsored by the Congregation Ner Tamid and the Las Vegas, Nevada Centennial Committee. In this interview, the Yarchevers talk about their roles in World War II and their involvement in the early history of Jewish temples in Las Vegas, Nevada. Edythe discusses her first husband's work on desegregation and her efforts in Holocaust education.
Friends poster consists of photographs featuring various individuals like Leopold Page, Mila Page, Edythe Katz Yarchever, Hortense Alper, Sam Alper, Yaffa Eliach, Karl Schinbble, Gilbert Yarchever, Dr. Leon Bass, Lillian Kronberg, Henry Kronberg, Judy Mack, Ronald Mack, Priscilla Schwartz-Hodes, and Abe Hodes.
"GILBERT YARCHEVER Gilbert B. Yarchever, age 91, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Gilbert was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Pittsburgh. Gilbert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was awarded the Civilian Meritorious Award from the U.S. Government. Gilbert was an administrative law judge and enjoyed a number of hobbies, including antiquing, art, fashion and travel.
Oral history interview with Greg McCurdy conducted by Claytee D. White on March 07, 2013 and August 21, 2013 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. McCurdy discusses growing up in the early Westside neighborhood as a boy and his work as a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). He then talks about retiring after 30 years of service and his following career overseeing the Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Investigations Group at the LVMPD.