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Kirkland, Barbara (3)
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1995-12-13 (2)
1996-02-01 1996-04-15 (2)
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1950-1959 (1)
1953 (1)

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1. Audio clip from interview with Rejoyce Williams, June 12, 1996 Audio clip from interview with Rejoyce Williams, June 12, 1996 Part of an interview with Rejoyce Williams, June 12, 1996. In this clip, Williams talks about working as a hotel maid and avoiding trouble when she was accused of stealing.

2. Transcript of interview with Essie Shelton Jacobs by Claytee D. White, February 1, 1996 Transcript of interview with Essie Shelton Jacobs by Claytee D. White, February 1, 1996 Interview with Essie Shelton Jacobs conducted by Claytee D. White on February 1, 1996. Jacobs arrived in Las Vegas 1963 and worked in housekeeping at Aladdin Hotel for twenty-three years. Active in the...

3. Transcript of interview with Lucille Bryant by Claytee D. White, December 13, 1995 Transcript of interview with Lucille Bryant by Claytee D. White, December 13, 1995 Interview with Lucille Bryant conducted by Claytee D. White on December 13, 1995. Moving to Las Vegas in 1953 from Tallulah, Louisiana, Bryant worked in the housekeeping departments of the Algiers Hotel,...

4. Black and white photograph of the staff (mostly housekeeping) at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Black and white photograph of the staff (mostly housekeeping) at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, ca. 1950 1950-1959 Group photograph of the staff outside the Thunderbird Hotel. The marquee shows "Mel Torme, The Stuarts, The Romanos, Gil Johnson, Dansations, and the Al Jahns Orch[estra]."

5. Transcript of interview with Dell Ray Rhodes, 2010 Transcript of interview with Dell Ray Rhodes, 2010 Dell Ray came to Las Vegas at three. Speaks about 1960s and 1970s schools and 6th Grade Plan.

6. Audio recording clip of interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1996 Audio recording clip of interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1996 Part of an interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee White on March 3, 1996. Whitney describes her experiences as a maid and discrimination in her job.

7. Transcript of interview with Ida Bowser by Claytee D. White, August 30, 2007 Transcript of interview with Ida Bowser by Claytee D. White, August 30, 2007 Interview with Ida Bowser conducted by Claytee D. White on August 30, 2007. Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Bowser came to Las Vegas as a child. Her first job after high school was as a teacher's aide. Later,...

8. Transcript of interview with Hattie Canty by Claytee D. White, February 27, 1998 Transcript of interview with Hattie Canty by Claytee D. White, February 27, 1998 Interview with Hattie Canty conducted by Claytee D. White on February 27, 1998. Hattie Canty worked as a hotel maid and was elected president of the Culinary Union during the 1990s.

9. Transcript of interview with Viola Johnson by Claytee D. White, March 12, 1996 Transcript of interview with Viola Johnson by Claytee D. White, March 12, 1996 Interview with Viola Johnson conducted by Claytee D. White on March 12, 1996. Johnson lived in a tent when she moved from Fordyce to Las Vegas in 1942. She describes working conditions for maids and the...

10. Audio recording clip of interview with Essie Shelton Jacobs by Claytee D. White, February 1, 1996, and Audio recording clip of interview with Essie Shelton Jacobs by Claytee D. White, February 1, 1996, and April 15, 1996 Part of an interview with Essie Shelton Jacobs by Claytee White on February 1, 1996 and April 15, 1996. Jacobs discusses her role as a shop steward in the Culinary Union and describes community relations...

11. Transcript of interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1996 Transcript of interview with Alma Whitney by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1996 Interview with Alma Whitney conducted by Claytee D. White on March 3, 1996. Seeking better employment opportunities, Whitney moved to Las Vegas from Tallulah, Louisiana, at the age of sixteen. Whitney...

12. Transcript of interview with Jackie Brantley by Claytee D. White, October 27, 1996 Transcript of interview with Jackie Brantley by Claytee D. White, October 27, 1996 Interview with Jackie Brantley conducted by Claytee D. White on October 27, 1996. Born in Las Vegas following World War II, Brantley grew up on the Westside. Beginning as a public relations specialist...

13. Audio recording clip of interview with Lucille Bryant by Claytee D. White, December 13, 1995 Audio recording clip of interview with Lucille Bryant by Claytee D. White, December 13, 1995 1953 Part of an interview with Lucille Bryant conducted by Claytee D. White on December 13, 1995. In the clip, Bryant compares economic opportunities in Tallulah and Las Vegas in the 1950s.

14. Transcript from interview with Rejoyce Williams by Claytee White, June 12, 1996 Transcript from interview with Rejoyce Williams by Claytee White, June 12, 1996 Rejoyce Williams moved to Las Vegas with her husband and their six children in 1960. Williams grew up in Fordyce, Arkansas, and has also lived in California. When she arrived in Las Vegas, she worked as...

15. Transcript of interview with Rachel Coleman by Claytee D. White, July 24, 1996 Transcript of interview with Rachel Coleman by Claytee D. White, July 24, 1996 Interview with Rachel Coleman conducted by Claytee D. White on July 24, 1996. Born in Fayette, Mississippi, Coleman moved to Las Vegas in the 1950s and began washing dishes at the Tropicana. In 1969, having...

16. Photograph of Arlone Scott, June 3, 1978 Photograph of Arlone Scott, June 3, 1978 Color photograph of Arlone Scott in her home, dated June 3, 1978.

17. Transcript of interview with Arlone Scott by Glen Ette Davis, July 3, 1975 Transcript of interview with Arlone Scott by Glen Ette Davis, July 3, 1975 Interview with Arlone Scott conducted by Glen Ette Davis on July 3, 1975. Born in Louisiana, Scott moved to Las Vegas in 1951, eventually becoming a hotel maid supervisor. She shares her early experiences...

18. Transcript of Interview with Barbara Kirkland Transcript of Interview with Barbara Kirkland On a sunny day in 1946, the train from Shreveport, Louisiana, stopped at The Plaza hotel in downtown Las Vegas like it always did. But on this particular day, Atha Toliver and her only child, twelve-year-old...

19. Audio recording clip from Interview with Barbara Kirkland Audio recording clip from Interview with Barbara Kirkland Part of an interview with Barbara Kirkland by Claytee White on November 12, 2004. Kirkland discusses the growth of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority since 1960 and the different projects and scholarships...

20. Personal data for Barbara Kirkland Personal data for Barbara Kirkland In 1946, Atha Toliver and her only child, twelve-year-old Barbara, stepped off the train from Shreveport, Louisiana and onto the dusty Western street of Fremont at The Plaza hotel in downtown Las Vegas....
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