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Mary Hawkins oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00811
Abstract

Oral history interview with Mary Hawkins conducted by Bill Murphy on June 22, 1972 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In her interview Hawkins discusses her reasons for moving to Las Vegas, Nevada and the developmental changes she has seen occur in Las Vegas.

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Pam Hawkins oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00812
Abstract

Oral history interview with Pam Hawkins conducted by Tarsha L. Hillmon on March 12, 2005 for the Public School Principalship Oral History Project. In her interview Hawkins discusses her experiences as a middle school and high school principal in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Harold Chatterson oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00745
Abstract

Oral history interview with Harold Chatterson conducted by Herman Grijalva on October 17, 1972 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In this interview Harold Chatterson discuses moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, working as a construction worker, the First National Bank of Nevada, homesteading, atomic-bomb testing, Howard Hughes, the Las Vegas Strip, the Helldorado Parade, and the 1942 crash of Carole Lombard's plane.

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Theda Grinnell oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00746
Abstract

Oral history interview with Theda Grinnell conducted by Fletcher Corey on February 28, 1977 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. Grinnell first talks about her move to Nevada and both her and her husband’s employment at the Nevada Test Site. She also talks about the atomic testing blasts, the United States' competition with Russia on nuclear technology, and her employment history. Grinnell later discusses her church membership and goes into detail about the race riots and how they involved and impacted her family. She ends the interview with a discussion of flash floods, the Culinary Workers Union, how World War II affected industry in Las Vegas industry, and the social changes in Las Vegas.

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Grace Hayes oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00816
Abstract

Oral history interview with Grace Hayes conducted by Arnold Shaw on May 28, 1986 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In the interview, Hayes discusses her early life in Las Vegas, Nevada performing at the El Rancho Vegas and operating the Red Rooster, one of the first clubs on the Las Vegas Strip. Hayes also discusses her interactions with other Las Vegas, Nevada celebrities and public figures.

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Karen Hayes oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00817
Abstract

Oral history interview with Karen Hayes conducted by Robert F. Darling on March 02, 1980 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. In her interview Hayes discusses her account of Las Vegas, Nevada history and politics.

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Lawrence Hawley oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00813
Abstract

Oral history interview with Lawrence Hawley conducted by Andy Sturgeon on March 13, 1981 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. The two discuss how Hawley first came to Nevada, as well as his personal family history. Hawley describes Hoover Dam as it was being built, the effects of the Depression on Nevada, and how Las Vegas has grown in size. Hawley also discusses liquor laws and how practicing law has changed since he first moved to Nevada.

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Stephen Hawley oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00814
Abstract

Oral history interview with Stephen Hawley conducted by Donna Mattson on June 24, 1975 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project On Early Las Vegas. This interview offers a historical overview of early Las Vegas, Nevada including gambling and an in-depth discussion on local economic, environmental, and social changes.

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Don E. Hayden oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00815
Abstract

Oral history interview with Don E. Hayden conducted by Steve Cohen on March 01, 1979 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. This interview offers a historical overview of the education system in Nevada. Don also discusses gambling, the early atomic tests, the first hospitals built in Las Vegas, and offers his own personal account on home and family life in Nevada.

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Leeander Fields Hayes oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00819
Abstract

Oral history interview with Leeander Fields Hayes conducted by Mark Kevin Ryhlick on March 13, 1981 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. Hayes discusses the history of entertainment in Las Vegas, Nevada from the mid-1940s to 1958, specifically the local live music and comedy scenes. He also touches on the topic of segregation and how Black entertainers, such as Lena Horne, were treated when they came to perform in Las Vegas.

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