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Transcript of interview with Clarence Ray by Jamie Coughtry, 1991 Interview with Clarence Ray conducted by Jaime Coughtry in 1991. Having arrived in Las Vegas in the 1920s, Ray provides a rare perspective on shifts in race relations over the years. He shares stories of early businesses and efforts at...
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Transcript of interview with Woodrow Wilson by Jamie Coughtry, 1989 Interview with Woodrow Wilson conducted by Jamie Coughtry in 1989. Born in a Mississippi sawmill town in 1915 to a family that ran a boarding house, Wilson completed high school at a private boarding school and attended two years of...
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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 Culinary Union strikes between...
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Transcript of interview with Anna Bailey by Claytee D. White, March 3, 1997 Interview with Anna Bailey conducted by Claytee D. White on March 3, 1997. Arriving in Las Vegas in 1955 to perform as a dancer for the opening of the Moulin Rouge, Bailey also starred in traveling shows nationally and in...
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Transcript of second interview with Senator Joe Neal by Claytee D. White, February 7, 2006 Second interview in a series of five with Nevada State Senator Joe Neal conducted by Claytee D. White on February 7, 2006. Born in Mounds, Louisiana, in 1935, Neal joined his family in Las Vegas as a young man shortly...
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Transcript of interview with Sarann Knight Preddy by Claytee D. White, June 5, 1997 Interview with Sarann Knight Preddy conducted by Claytee D. White on June 5, 1997. Preddy moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, in the 1940s, becoming a business owner and president of the NAACP. Later she moved to Las Vegas, where she served...
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Transcript of interview with Alice Key by Claytee D. White, February 17, 1997 Interview with Alice Key conducted by Claytee D. White on February 17, 1997. Dancer, writer, and community activist, Key served as Deputy Labor Commissioner for the State of Nevada and leader of the NAACP in Las Vegas. As a newspaper...
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Transcript of interview with D. D. Cotton by Claytee D. White, February 14, 1997 Interview with D. D. Cotton conducted by Claytee D. White on February 14, 1997. Raised in New York City, Cotton arrived in Las Vegas as a dancer in Cab Calloway's traveling production "The Cotton Club." During a period of strained...
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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 Culinary Union, she worked as a supervisor...
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Edited narrative of interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry by Claytee D. White, February 26,... Edited narrative of an interview with Audrey "June" Taylor Henry conducted by Claytee D. White on February 26, 2010. Henry was a dancer, choreographer, broadcaster and Las Vegas resident since 1992.
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Transcript of interview with Faye Todd by Claytee D. White, October 15, 1996 Interview with Faye Todd conducted by Claytee D. White on October 15, 1996. Featured in Ebony Magazine in 1979, Todd achieved executive status in the Las Vegas gaming industry, serving as Special Events Coordinator for Desert Inn Hotel and Casino...
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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 supported Westside churches and schools and was respected as...
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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 for Desert Inn Hotel and Casino, Brantley...
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Transcript of interview with Faye Duncan Daniel by Claytee D. White, October 18, 1996 Interview with Faye Duncan Daniel conducted by Claytee D. White on October 18, 1996. Beginning in clerical work at the Nevada Test Site, Daniel rose to become the Assistant Hotel Manager at Union Plaza Hotel and Casino. She established the...
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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, the Silver Slipper, the Sands, and the Stardust....
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Brochure, Pioneer Trail of West Las Vegas community Brochure highlights and maps historic points of interest in West Las Vegas.
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Essay, A Demographic Impact of Basic Magnesium on Southern Nevada, by Roosevelt Fitzgerald, May 12,... Essay by Roosevelt Fitzgerald focusing on demographic changes in southern Nevada from 1940-1945 and the war industry's effect on black employment, particularly the impact of Basic Magnesium, dated 1982.
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Newspaper clipping, Training is best bet in managing disasters, Las Vegas Review-Journal (?), July 16,... Las Vegas Review Journal article quotes Greg McCurdy about local FEMA disaster training and plans.
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Transcript of an interview with Lindell Blake by Claytee D. White on January 12, 2006 Lindell Blake is a self-taught dancer in the tradition of Sammy Davis Jr and others. He performed in Las Vegas at Sands, New York, New York, and Luxor hotels.
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Transcript of an interview with Gertrude Toston by Claytee D. White on July 21, 2006 Gertrude Toston moved to Las Vegas in 1960. She worked for Western Airlines for 27 years, then earned Masters in Education.
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Personal data for Lindell Blake Lindell Blake is a self-taught dancer in the tradition of Sammy Davis Jr and others. He performed in Las Vegas at Sands, New York, New York, and Luxor hotels.
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Magazine clipping, Still salting it away in their sixties, Money Magazine, December 19, 1995 Article in Money Magazine describing the thrift of Theron and Naomi Goynes, dated December 19, 1995.
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Personal data for Hazel Geran Hazel Geran was an employee of the Equal Opportunity Board in 1972, and was still working there at time of this interview. Her first job in Las Vegas in 1948 was as a keno writer at Cotton Club on the...
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Transcript of an interview with Hazel Geran by Claytee D. White on August 30, 2000 Hazel Geran was an employee of the Equal Opportunity Board in 1972, and was still working there at time of this interview. Her first job in Las Vegas in 1948 was as a keno writer at Cotton Club on the...
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Personal data for Gertrude Toston Gertrude Toston was born in Galveston, Texas, and grew up in Austin, Texas. Her parents moved to Seattle, Washington, to provide more opportunities for their children but ended up separating. Trudy's mother brought the children to Las Vegas in 1960...
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Personal data for Clinton Wright In 1959, after attending the University of Arkansas, Clinton Wright came to Las Vegas. He did various jobs at first and then settled in as a financial planner for A. L. Williams and eventually as a photographer for the Las...
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Transcript of an interview with Clinton Wright by Claytee D. White, October 13, 2005 Clinton Wright worked as a photographer for the Las Vegas Voice for fifteen years. In his interview, he discusses living and working in Las Vegas, and raising his family.
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Personal data for Eva G. Simmons Growing up in Somerville, Texas, Eva Goins Simmons never imagined moving to Las Vegas, Nevada—but she moved here twice: Once briefly in 1957 to be with her sister and then again continuously in 1963 after college graduation and marrying her husband George...
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Transcript of an interview with Eva G. Simmons by Claytee D. White, February 4, 2013 Eva Simmons is a retired educator and school administrator. She has lived in Las Vegas since 1963. In this interview, she talks about Prestige Schools and Sixth Grade Centers.
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Westside Improvement Committee Petitions of 1940 This collection consists of petitions signed by citizens of the Westside of Las Vegas from 1 February 1940 to 4 December 1940 that were filed with the Clerk, City of Las Vegas. These petitions focus on the need for improvements...
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Transcript of an interview with Flora Jones conducted by Claytee D. White, July 19, 2007 Interview with Flora Jones by Claytee D. White, July 19, 2007. Jones discusses her upbringing in Mississippi and her employment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Admissions Office.
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Personal data for Flora Jones Flora Jones was born in 1953 in Delta City, Mississippi. The family moved to Hollandale, Mississippi, in 1968, and Flora finished high school there in 1971. She helped work the cotton fields and pick tomatoes before finishing school, and then...
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Letter from Donald Clark, president of the Las Vegas Branch of the National Association for... In this letter to Clarence Horton, the president of the Nevada Bar Association, Rev. Donald Clark requests information regarding the delayed admission of Charles L. Kellar, an African American lawyer, to the State Bar Association, January 11, 1962.
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Transcript of interview with Brenda Mason by Claytee D. White, December 20, 2006 Interview with Brenda Mason conducted by Claytee D. White on December 20, 2006. After moving to Las Vegas in 1960, Mason graduated from Western High School. Beginning in 1974, she served two terms on the Board of Regents.
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Transcript of interview with Vicki Richardson by Claytee D. White, August 19, 2003 Interview with Vicki Richardson conducted by Claytee D. White on August 19, 2003. As a high school junior in Wilmington, Delaware, Richardson was one of twelve African American students chosen to integrate the school system. A civil rights activist in...
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Newspaper clippings from the Las Vegas Review-Journal of articles by Mary Hausch on desegregation of... This group of newspaper articles was written by Mary Hausch for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 1972 on the issue of integration of Clark County Schools.
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Newspaper clippings from the Las Vegas Review-Journal of articles by Mary Hausch on desegregation of... Group of articles by Mary Hausch for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 1973 on the issue of integration of Clark County Schools.
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Newspaper clippings from the Las Vegas Review-Journal of articles by Mary Hausch on desegregation of... This group of newspaper articles was written by Mary Hausch for the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the issue of integration of Clark County schools in 1971.
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Series of six articles for the Las Vegas Review-Journal by Mary Hausch, reporting on integration... This is a series of six articles written by Mary Hausch in 1973 for the Las Vegas Review-Journal on the development and implementation of Sixth Grade Centers in Las Vegas to promote racial integration of schools.
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Transcript of interview with Agnes Marshall by Claytee D. White, September 12, 2011 Interview with Agnes Marshall by Claytee D. White on September 12, 2011. Marshall moved to Las Vegas in 1955, to the Berkley Square neighborhood. In 1969, Marshal was hired by Riviera and retired in 1990.
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Transcript of interview with Aaron Williams by Claytee D. White, August 16, 2005 Aaron Williams moved to Las Vegas in 1960 and worked at the Nevada Test Site before serving as North Las Vegas councilman, County Commissioner and community activist. Williams sponsored youth baseball teams in North Las Vegas.
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Personal data for Agnes Marshall Agnes Marshall moved to Las Vegas in 1951, and purchased a new home with her husband in Berkley Square in 1955. She worked at the Riviera Hotel from 1969 to 1990.
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Personal data for Aaron Williams Aaron Williams moved to Las Vegas from Detroit, Michigan, after serving in the military. He worked at the Nevada Test Site, then ran for local office in the City of North Las Vegas city council. He later was elected to...
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Transcript of interview with Gene Collins by Claytee D. White, August 31, 2000 Interview with Gene Collins conducted by Claytee D. White on August 31, 2000. Collins grew up in Lake Providence, Louisiana, and moved to Las Vegas in 1966. While attending college, he worked at the Nevada Test Site and trained to...
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Transcript of interview with Sarann Knight by Yvonne Hunter, July 16, 1975 Interview with Sarann Knight [Preddy] conducted by Yvonne Hunter on July 16, 1975. Preddy moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, in the 1940s, becoming a business owner and president of the NAACP. Later she moved to Las Vegas, where she served as...
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Newspaper clipping, Specialization Now, Las Vegas Voice, June 1, 1972 Newspaper article about a career clinic sponsored by Les Femme Douze, featuring Gertrude Toston.
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Clipping, Good luck card to Jennifer Walters in the Miss Black Teenage World of Las... Good luck card to Jennifer Walters in the Miss Black Teenage World of Las Vegas Pageant from the Black Media Association of Nevada. Card features photograph of (left to right): Ray Willis, Delia McClam, Roosevelt Toston.
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Newspaper clipping, Advertisement for the KLAS-TV News Team, The Team to Watch, publication unknown, circa... Newspaper clipping showing the KLAS-TV News Team (left to right front row): Ron Vitto, Bob Stoldahl, Murray Westgate, Roosevelt Toston, Chuck Russell, unnamed woman. Left to right back row: Hampton Young, Rick Larson.
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Newspaper clipping, photograph of Roosevelt Toston and Jim Levy interviewing Dr. Teller (left), 1970s Newspaper clipping with photograph of Roosevelt Toston (back to camera) and Jim Levy (right) interviewing Dr. Teller (left.)
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Newspaper clipping, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Luncheon, Las Vegas Sun, February 13, 1972 Pictured are members of Delta Sigma Theta (from left): Joan Pughsley, Savannah Brown, Gertrude Woods, Lajuana Bailey, Dorothy Williams, Grace McGlothen, Gwen Booker and Charlotte Cook.
 

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