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Remembering 1 October Oral History Project

On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of over 22,000 people in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, resulting in the deaths of 58 people and injuries to over 700 people. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, fired down upon the crowd for over ten minutes from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard and then fatally shot himself as law enforcement officers closed in on him.

After the event the UNLV University Libraries’ Oral History Research Center launched an oral history project to collect and preserve first-hand testimonies from first responders, witnesses, and survivors.