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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Business and Community | March 25, 2022

Latest episode in series presented by UNLV Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs will examine the hub of Las Vegas’ diverse Latinx communities and its significance in Nevada’s historical timeline.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Research | March 2, 2021

Four students have joined the UNLV Oral History Research Center to conduct interviews from the region’s Asian American & Pacific Islander communities.

Oral History Research Center In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 22, 2022

A ” We Need to Talk” panel discussion on critical race theory at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Metropolis Magazine
September 14, 2022

The casual elegance of architect Paul Revere Williams’ Southern California mansions attracted a host of celebrity clients, including Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Yet today the architect is celebrated as much for his improbable journey and the obstacles he overcame as for the remarkable quality of his work. Born in 1894, Williams, the orphan son of an African American fruit and vegetable merchant, would rise from his humble beginnings and the racial prejudice of his day to become one of America’s most respected architects.

New York Times
July 14, 2022

The architect’s achievements transformed the landscape of Nevada but were obscured by racism. Janna Ireland’s exhibition changes that.

Nevada Magazine
June 6, 2022

The Moulin Rouge Hotel in the city’s Westside District served as a brief monument to racial justice in the 1950s.

Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2022

Before Nathalie Martinez graduated from UNLV in 2021, she worked as a student oral historian for the Latinx Voices Project, collecting oral stories in English and Spanish about the eastside of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2022

Before Nathalie Martinez graduated from UNLV in 2021, she worked as a student oral historian for the Latinx Voices Project, collecting oral stories in English and Spanish about the eastside of Las Vegas.

Oral History Research Center Experts

Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.
An oral historian and author on preserving family memories.

Recent Oral History Research Center Accomplishments

June 8, 2022
Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center) is joining community icons Audry Batiste, Richard Bryan, Rob Dondero, Michael Green, Peter Guzman, John Mowbray, Ted Quirk, Bob Stoldal, and many others on the Board of Directors of The Mob Museum, National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement. This honor allows her deeper engagement with…
May 25, 2022
Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) was honored with the distinguished Pioneer Award on May 22 by the Las Vegas chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW). She received the honor at the 16th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Awards luncheon at the MGM Grand. The nonprofit NCBW is a volunteer organization for African American women…
May 19, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center), and Marcie Gallo (History) published the article, "Research as (Re)vision: Laying Claim to Oral History as a Just-us Research Methodology," in the special issue of the International Journal of…
April 6, 2022
Barbara Tabach (Oral History Research Center) received the Mink Award at the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) annual conference. The Mink Award is SOHA's highest honor and recognized Tabach's nearly 15 years of preserving local history through oral history interviews.   
July 9, 2021
Michael Green, Andy Kirk, Willy Bauer, Michelle Turk (all History), Claytee White (Libraries), and Karen Harry (Anthropology) presented at the NEH Summer Institute, "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," which brought 25 K-12 teachers from around the country to Southern Nevada for a two-week program of content, pedagogy, and tours.
October 27, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Marcie Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Center) gave their second of two peer review presentations on their collaborative project, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral History and Collaborative Inquiry to Explore Candidate…