Personal data for James A. Gay III

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ohr000373
Title
Personal data for James A. Gay III
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Birth Date
1919-03-06
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United States of America
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United States of America
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Arriving in 1946 from Fordyce, Arkansas, Gay became the first African-American mortician in Las Vegas. He later worked as Assistant Manager of the Sands Hotel and Casino and Union Plaza while serving as an executive board member of the Culinary Union. Instrumental in the Las Vegas community, Gay worked to improved race relations, addressing social, economic, and civic issues. Gay was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1988. Collection items for James A. Gay III include: interview transcripts; photographs.
Link to Interview Transcript
http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/156; http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/151
Selected Photographs
http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/149; http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/579; http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ohr/id/73
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F849.L35 G39
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction; but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact.
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada Las Vegas
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