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Hal Erickson oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00546
Abstract

Oral history interview with Hal Erickson conducted by Alice Brown on April 01, 1998 for the UNLV University Libraries Oral History Collection. In this interview, Erickson discusses starting work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas libraries in 1965 and his first impressions of the library. Erickson discusses the organizational and catalog systems of the library and his efforts to improve library organization.

Archival Collection

UNLV Libraries Collection of Unprocessed Oral History Interviews

Identifier
OH-00000
Abstract

The UNLV Libraries Collection of Unprocessed Oral History Interviews (approximately 1960-2019) contains unprocessed interviews from a number of legacy oral history projects. Individual processing of interviews is ongoing.

Archival Collection

Zach Mossman oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02930
Abstract

Oral history interview with Zach Mossman conducted by David Schwartz on January 05, 2017 for the Slot Operations Oral History Project. Mossman discusses being an executive through several Las Vegas, Nevada Strip properties such as the Aria Hotel and Casino, and the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Mossman then explains what drew him to slot operations, what guests want when playing slots, and the importance of time on device.

Archival Collection

Judge Abbi Silver oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02935
Abstract

Oral history interview with Abbi Silver conducted by Barbara Tabach on January 10, 2017 and February 07, 2017 for the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project. Silver recalls being a law clerk for Honorable Earle White, Jr., joining the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, and being assigned as the Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Special Victims Unit where she tried more than one hundred jury trials. She mentions other attorneys who she encountered, from Stewart Bell to Oscar Goodman to her mentor, Judge Nancy Oesterle.

Archival Collection

Jacob D. "Jay" Bingham oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02936
Abstract

Oral history interview with Jacob D. "Jay" Bingham conducted by Stefani Evans and Claytee White on January 11, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Bingham discusses growing up in the Mormon community in Nevada, serving on the North Las Vegas City Council, and his various developments of basketball and work-release programs for youth offenders.

Archival Collection

Richard A. Leigon oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02937
Abstract

Oral history interview with Richard A. Leigon conducted by Claytee D. White and Stefani Evans on January 12, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Leigon discusses John S. Park Elementary School, John C. Fremont Junior High School, and Boy Scout Troop 69 at Griffith Methodist Church. Leigon also discusses his father’s, Ralph A. Leigon, contributions to Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), and his own lengthy career with IBEW that bridged labor management.

Archival Collection

Chuck Degarmo oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02938
Abstract

Oral history interview with Chuck Degarmo conducted by Stefani Evans on January 13, 2017 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. Also present during the interview was Po-Sun Chen. Degarmo discusses his childhood, his early interest in landscaping, and obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; with a concentration in Landscape Construction. Degarmo and Chen give their history in landscape construction, maintenance, development, and its intersection with ValleyCrest Landscape Development (now BrightView). They then explain how they landscaped some the largest hotel properties on the Las Vegas Strip, Summerlin Parkway, and Station Casinos.

Archival Collection

Saul Wesley oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02941
Abstract

Oral history interview with Saul Wesley conducted by David Schwartz on January 13, 2017 for the Slot Operations Oral History Project. Wesley discusses the distinction between the roles of a director and of a vice president in slot management. He also describes how the slot department works within various casinos such as the MGM Grand Hotel (now Bally’s) and the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino.

Archival Collection

Jay Duarte oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02980
Abstract

Oral history interview with Jay Duarte conducted by David Schwartz on January 27, 2017 for the Slot Operations Oral History Project. Duarte gives a description of the various positions and roles he has held in Station Casinos and other properties on the Las Vegas, Nevada Strip. Duarte then explains how the slot department works with other casino departments, and later describes the qualities that make both good and bad slot managers.

Archival Collection

James Ralph "Jim" Olson oral history interview

Identifier
OH-02983
Abstract

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.

Archival Collection