Transcript of interview with Lee Gray by Claytee D. White, November 20, 2006

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Digital ID
ohr000078
Title
Transcript of interview with Lee Gray by Claytee D. White, November 20, 2006
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Material Set
Interviewer
White, Claytee D.
Description
Interview with Lee Gray conducted by Claytee D. White on November 20, 2006. Gray came to Las Vegas as a child in the 1950s and attended school at Westside Elementary, K. O. Knudsen Jr. High, and Rancho High School. Following high school, Gray worked for Bob Williams during the summer, helping with Bob's comedy act. After two years of college at Central Arizona College in Glendale, Gray transferred to Regis College in Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a teacher's aide for a school district before returning to Las Vegas to work at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Beginning in grounds keeping, Gray rose to become supervisor of UNLV's HV/AC Department.
Abstract
Lee Gray has been in Las Vegas since the 1950s. His father moved here in 1943, worked several jobs to save money, and then sent for his brother. He bought land, had his brother build a home on the property, and then sent for his wife and children. The whole family lived on the west side, and Lee's father and mother worked several jobs to provide for the large family. He has fond memories of the many youth organizations in which he and his brothers and sisters were involved. Lee attended school at Westside Elementary, K. O. Knudsen Jr. High, and Rancho High School. After high school, he worked for Bob Williams during the summer, helping with Bob's comedy act. Lee Attended two years of college at Central Arizona College in Glendale, and then transferred to Regis College in Denver, Colorado. He worked as a teacher's aide for a school district for a short while, and then got a call from a friend to come out to Las Vegas and work at UNLV. Mr. Gray's work history at UNLV started with grounds keeping, next the moving crew, and finally heating and ventilation. He wanted the opportunity to work in air conditioning, so he took courses at the community college to qualify for AC work. Today Lee is a supervisor in UNLV's HV/AC department. He and another supervisor oversee the work on heating and cooling systems in most of the buildings on campus. Their primary area of focus is preventative maintenance, but the entire crew stays very busy trouble-shooting, maintaining equipment, and answering calls from various sites.
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Identified Neighborhood
Westside
Neighborhood City / Town
Source
LD3745 .G73 2007
Original Collection
Original Date (interview)
2006-11-20
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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. This document is an oral history. It is a spoken account of certain events and phenomena recorded at one particular moment and filtered through one individual's life experience, sensibility, and memory. As such, it should be considered a primary source rather than a final, verified, or complete narrative of the events it records.
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
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Master Extent
2341 x 3131 pixels; 7.8 x 10.4 inches; 22,298,181 bytes; 28 images
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24 bit color; 300 ppi

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