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Pete Barbutti oral history interview

Identifier

OH-02769

Abstract

Oral history interview with Pete Barbutti (also spelled Barbuti) conducted by Lisa Gioia Acres on September 24, 2008 for the All That Jazz Oral History Project. Barbutti begins his interview by describing why his last name is spelled two different ways. He then discusses his introduction to music which occurred when he learned to play the accordion. He describes learning to play Polish music as a child, his family and childhood, and the importance of music in his family. Barbutti then recalls his performance history during the 1950s in bands such as the Polka Dots, Overtones, and Millionaires. He explains that while in the Millionaires the band was booked to play Las Vegas, Nevada at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino. After the Millionaires broke up in 1962 he played the piano in Spokane, Washington. He then describes his role performing on the Steve Allen Show, how he got the job, and how the show lead to him working with Nat King Cole. He then discusses his family, their move to Las Vegas in 1955, and his guest performances on late night shows. Lastly, Barbutti tells an anecdote about proper venue set up and how performances can be impacted by poor planning and lack of knowledge.

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Sally Harviel and Judy MacMillan oral history interview

Identifier

OH-02771

Abstract

Oral history interview with Sally Harviel and Judy MacMillan conducted by Claytee D. White on July 21, 2016 for the Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project. In the first part of the interview, Harviel discusses her early life moving around the United States, her marriages, and moving to Henderson, Nevada in 1990. She recalls being a founding member of the Desert Newcomers Club, a non-profit social organization for women living in Henderson and Boulder City, Nevada. She also describes events the Desert Newcomers Club held within the Las Vegas, Nevada community throughout the years. In the second part of the interview, MacMillan recalls her early life in California, moving to Las Vegas sometime after her marriage, and her work as a Desert Newcomers Club board member. Lastly, Harviel and MacMillan discuss the Las Vegas community's interest in community projects and women's societies of which they belonged.

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Peter F. Perazzo oral history interview

Identifier

OH-02772

Abstract

Oral history interview with Peter F. Perazzo conducted by Claytee D. White on July 22, 2016 for the Building Las Vegas Oral History Project. In this interview, Perazzo discusses his personal history and moving from Reno, Nevada to Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1940s. Perazzo talks about his Native American ancestry, his career in land surveying, and how construction and land surveying have changed over the years. He then describes designing public and residential buildings in Las Vegas, and at the Nevada Test Site. Later, Perazzo discusses his employment at the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 1985 and in 1995 at the Nevada Department of Transportation, where he was involved in many state projects such as the Hoover Dam bypass, Red Rock state road, and freeway widening.

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Sue H. Morrow oral history interview

Identifier

OH-01339

Abstract

Oral history interview with Sue H. Morrow conducted by Richard A. Mehl on February 19, 1979 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In this interview, Morrow discusses moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1956 for a teaching position. Morrow also discusses hotels, casinos, and atomic testing. Finally, Morrow discusses her career in education and changes in the education system.

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Dr. Leonard Kreisler oral history interview

Identifier

OH-02699

Abstract

Oral history interview with Dr. Leonard Kreisler conducted by Barbara Tabach on May 23, 2016 for the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project. Kreisler talks about moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1973, working at the Nevada Test Site, his involvement with the University Medical Center, and other medical community topics.

Archival Collection

Antioco Carrillo oral history interviews

Identifier

OH-03689

Abstract

Oral history interviews with Antioco Carrillo conducted by Rodrigo Vazquez and Monserrath Hernández on June 27, 2019 and July 11, 2019 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project. In this interview, Carrillo discusses his early life in Jalisco, Mexico. He talks about attending an all-boys school, the braceros program, and moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1987. Carrillo describes the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Las Vegas, being executive director of Aid for AIDS Nevada (AFAN), and the disproportionate infection rate of Hispanics and African Americans. Carrillo talks about advocating for same sex marriage, his involvement with lawsuits that involve defining marriage in Nevada, and being the first same-sex marriage in Nevada. Lastly, Carrillo discusses the struggles to achieve equality, and living in a heterosexual society.

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David E. James Papers on the Southern Nevada Environment

Identifier

MS-01187

Abstract

The David E. James Papers on the Southern Nevada Environment (approximately 1990-2006) contain reports, scholarship, and research materials related to Southern Nevada environment's air, water, and wastewater treatment quality.

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