Oral history interview with Joshua Langdon conducted by Stefani Evans on June 23, 2023 for Reflections: the Las Vegas Asian American and Pacific Islander Oral History Project. In this interview, Langdon begins by speaking about his parents' history, and his family's frequent relocation due to his father's enlistment in the United States Air Force. Born in Colorado, Langdon moved to Germany as a young child, and then to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada where he spent the rest of his youth. He recalls living near El Dorado High School, exploring the desert, and attending Mike O'Callaghan Junior High and Advanced Technologies Academy. Langdon received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and began his career with NV Energy as an electrical engineering intern under the mentorship of Raymond C. Vogel. After fifteen years with the company, Langdon now serves as Vice President of Transmission. He volunteers with the NV Energy Foundation and serves as a board member for First Nevada, an international program promoting FIRST robotics and STEAM education in Nevada.
Oral history interviews with Will Vicuna conducted by Stefani Evans on June 23 and July 3, 2023 for Reflections: the Las Vegas Asian American and Pacific Islander Oral History Project. In the first interview, Vicuna goes into detail about his family's history, and his parents' life in Quezon, Philippines. When his brother sent Will a postcard of the newly opened Hilton Hotel and Casino, Will decided he would move to Las Vegas as soon as he completed his psychology degree in 1970. He concludes the first interview discussing his employment at the Hilton and the Flamingo Hilton, his 1972 marriage, and his 1973 UNLV graduation in Hotel Administration. In the second interview, Vicuna talks about his wife, Felicidad, who graduated from University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila in Medical Technology. He shares details about her career, and then talks about his own career in hospitality, working in a number of Las Vegas hotels including the Hilton and Flamingo Hilton, Palace Station, Peppermill Mesquite, and the Golden Eagle in Pahrump. Throughout the interviews, Vicuna discusses family reunions in Las Vegas, shopping for Filipino food, and eating at various restaurants around town. Digital audio available; no transcript available.
Oral history interview with Allycia B. Murphy conducted by Stefani Evans on June 30, 2023 for Reflections: the Las Vegas Asian American and Pacific Islander Oral History Project. In this interview, attorney Allycia B. Murphy shares how she learned recently who her biological father was and how it has changed her life. She talks about connecting with half-siblings, her biological father, and learning about her father's Samoan, Japanese, and German family history. Murphy discusses growing up in southeast North Carolina, being enrolled with her mother's family as Lumbee Tribal Citizens, and learning to code switch. She talks about playing sports in middle and high school, majoring in African American studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and attending law school at North Carolina Central University. She recalls becoming a prosecutor with the North Carolina First Prosecutorial District, and meeting her husband. Murphy discusses moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2017, getting married, and the loss of her first child, and subsequent children since her first pregnancy. She closes her interview discussing being hired by the City of Las Vegas as a Deputy City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Criminal Division, a position she continues to hold at the time of the interview.
Radio interview with Lee Plotkin and Alan Stock on KXNT-AM 840 radio on August 27, 2002. This interview was collected by Dennis McBride as part of the Las Vegas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Oral History Project. The interview took place over the radio on KXNT-AM 840. Plotkin and Stock discuss Question 2 with the radio host, and take phone calls from listeners both for and against the ballot measure.
This Asian American and Pacific Islander Day panel discussion, "Talking Stories: A Panel of the City of Las Vegas AAPI Committee," features six panelists and was moderated by Allycia B. Murphy, Deputy City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Criminal Division. Panelists include Cynthia Leung, Chief Judge for Las Vegas Municipal Court; Jennifer Rabanes, Recreation Coordinator at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center; Patricia Cabrera, Enterprise Records Officer, City Clerk's office; Joey Boquecosa, Equipment Operator, Public Works Department; Natasha Shahani, Senior Public Information Officer; and Gai Phanalasy, Multimedia Production Specialist. The panel was held at Las Vegas City Hall on May 11, 2023, following Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman's declaration of May 11, 2023, as "Asian American and Pacific Islander Day." Anticipating the proclamation, the City's AAPI employees formed the City of Las Vegas AAPI Committee to organize the City's first AAPI Appreciation Day at City Hall. The Committee invited several local AAPI performers, organizations, and social, cultural, and advocacy groups to celebrate, honor, and recognize the City's AAPI employees across all departments.
The Suzy Broeg Photograph Collection (approximately 1950-1959) contains six black-and-white photographs depicting Suzy Broeg's parents, Edie and Karl Kraus, with Wilbur and Toni Clark in the Kraus home located at 2020 W. Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three of the photographs show Wilbur and Toni Clark, Monique de Montigue (?), and various friends and family members at the home of Karl and Edie Kraus. There are also three souvenir dinner photographs taken at various casinos showing Karl and Edie Kraus with friends.
The Jerry Rodnitzky Collection of Las Vegas Promotional Material (1967-2014) contains promotional items from hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Reno, Nevada. Materials include postcards, stationary, "fun books", ashtrays and coins, and gaming guides.
The Jeff Gale Photographs (approximately 1992-2001) primarily contain aerial images of the Las Vegas Strip taken from the Stratosphere Tower and other locations around the city that were shot by Las Vegas, Nevada photographer Jeff Gale. Materials include images of the Sam's Town 300 NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as well as images of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Recreation Area. The collection also includes what may be personal family photographs taken around various locations around southern Nevada and the southwest region.