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Ida Webb oral history interview

Identifier

OH-03436

Abstract

Oral history interview with Ida Webb conducted by Claytee D. White on February 29, 1996 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. In this interview, Webb discusses her childhood in the American South. She discusses her family's move from Tallulah, Louisiana to McNary, Arizona, and then their migration to Las Vegas, Nevada. Webb shares her experiences as a young African American mother in Las Vegas in the 1940s and the things her and her husband did to provide for their family. She shares her views on her marriage and her views on African American culture of the time. Webb discusses her husband's civic involvement and his job at the Las Vegas Sun. She details her experiences working in the hospitality industry for such early casinos as the El Rancho Hotel & Casino, The Flamingo Hotel & Casino, and the Last Frontier Hotel & Casino. She shares her own civic involvements and her participation in the Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

Archival Collection

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

Billy Root oral history interview

Identifier

OH-02569

Abstract

Oral history interview with Billy Root conducted by Lisa Gioia-Acres on May 14, 2008 for the All That Jazz Oral History Project. Root begins by discussing his upbringing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he developed an early interest in being a musician due to encouragement from his father, who was also a musician. He describes playing baritone saxophone in the Philadelphia Orchestra, performing at the Apollo Theater in Ella Fitzgerald's orchestra, and going on tour with a predominantly African American jazz band in the Southern United States during segregation. Root details his interactions and impressions of various celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, attending Playboy parties, and eventually deciding to settle in Las Vegas, Nevada. He discusses working as a professional musician in Las Vegas, where he performed in such casinos as the Dunes and the Desert Inn. He concludes by discussing his retirement and his family.

Archival Collection

Zoe Albright oral history interview

Identifier

OH-03658

Abstract

Oral history interview with Zoe Albright conducted by Barbara Tabach on May 5, 2020 for The Great Pause: Las Vegas Chronicles of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Zoe Albright discusses her move to Las Vegas in 1989 with her husband, her employment and volunteering history, and her family life as a mother of three. She also describes the circumstances of her son's diagnosis with asymptomatic COVID-19.

Subjects discussed include: family member with COVID-19; big box facilities versus boutique size businesses; health data participant for COVID-19 study.

Archival Collection

Dr. Sandra Gray oral history interview

Identifier

OH-03659

Abstract

Oral history interview with Dr. Sandra Gray conducted by Barbara Tabach on May 29, 2020 for The Great Pause: Las Vegas Chronicles of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dr. Sandra Gray discusses her medical practice as a licensed psychologist and her family life. She talks about transitioning to home schooling and changes in her work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archival Collection

Elodia Muñiz oral history interview

Identifier

OH-03570

Abstract

Oral history interview with Elodia Muñiz conducted by Maribel Estrada Calderón on February 15, 2019 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project.

Elodia Muñiz discusses her early life in Mexico and her immigration to Las Vegas in 1989. She shares her employment history as a guest room attendant at the Frontier Hotel and her strike against the hotel in 1991 when she joined the Culinary Workers Union. Elodia currently works as a Culinary Workers Union Representative.

Archival Collection

Leslie Mujica oral history interview

Identifier

OH-03661

Abstract

Oral history interview with Leslie Mujica conducted by Barbrara Tabach on June 2, 2020 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project and The Great Pause: Las Vegas Chronicles of the Covid-19 Pandemic. In this interview, Mujica talks about her childhood growing up in Guatemala and immigrating to Southern California with her family in 1980. She discusses her move to Las Vegas in 2005 and her employment history both in nonprofit work and in construction, which led to the pursuit of her current position as the Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of Las Vegas Power Professionals. Leslie also shares her educational history with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It is where she obtained her Master's Degree in Public Administration and where Leslie currently serves as a board member of the Latinx Voices Project and the Alumni Legacy Board. Digital audio available; digital transcript available.

Archival Collection

Lupe Avelar oral history interview

Identifier

OH-03571

Abstract

Oral history interview with Lupe Avelar conducted by Marcela Rodriguez-Campo and Maribel Estrada Calderón for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project.

Lupe Avelar describes her life growing up in Durango, Mexico on a family farm and her immigration to New Mexico as a teen with her brother before returning back to Mexico. Lupe talks about her marriage to Eladio Avelar and how the couple eventually moved to California as well as her circumstances of moving to Las Vegas.

Subjects discussed include: cotton fields; cotton farming.

Archival Collection

Roosevelt Fitzgerald Professional Papers

Identifier

MS-01082

Abstract

The Roosevelt Fitzgerald Professional Papers (1890-1996) contain the papers and writings of Roosevelt Fitzgerald, a former University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) anthropology professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies department. Materials include Fitzgerald's educational records, professional correspondence, and documents from his time at UNLV. The collection also contains drafts of his articles on Black history in Nevada and discrimination, newspaper clippings and copies of the Las Vegas Sentinel Voice in which his articles appeared, photographs, and prepared speeches.

Archival Collection

History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Oral History Interviews

Identifier

OH-00000

Abstract

The History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada Oral History Interviews (approximately 2012-2013) were conducted by Elwood L. Smith and John Kasinger and used for their published work, "Nevada EMS: A History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada." The interviews were gathered by individuals, groups, and sometimes generations of emergency medical personnel working in the state of Nevada. Every county in the state is represented in the interviews.

Archival Collection