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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

People | May 12, 2020

Journalism major soaks up the experiences offered behind the scenes at KUNV.

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | October 9, 2019

Through a new KUNV podcast, Latinx students are at the helm of creating historical content in an accessible format.

Oral History Research Center In The News

KNPR News
August 7, 2020

Southern Nevada, like much of the country, is struggling to come to terms with racial justice. The death of George Floyd was followed by dozens of protests in the streets of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 22, 2020

If there ever was a year to celebrate Juneteenth, 2020 — a year in which marchers worldwide have taken to the streets to protest racial inequality and police violence against African Americans — would be it.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 22, 2020

If there ever was a year to celebrate Juneteenth, 2020 — a year in which marchers worldwide have taken to the streets to protest racial inequality and police violence against African Americans — would be it.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 22, 2020

If there ever was a year to celebrate Juneteenth, 2020 — a year in which marchers worldwide have taken to the streets to protest racial inequality and police violence against African Americans — would be it.

PBS
June 5, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter activists have taken to streets across the country, protesting police brutality.

In Nevada, peaceful protests have escalated into violent clashes, with both officers and protesters reporting injuries. In the midst of chaos, we sit down with both sides to discuss the history of police brutality and the best way for our state to move forward.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 22, 2020

Sometimes, it doesn’t take long to change the course of history. Such was the case for Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge.

Oral History Research Center Experts

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

Recent Oral History Research Center Accomplishments

August 7, 2020
Korey Tillman (Sociology), Claytee White (Oral History Research Center), and alum Leslie Turner were featured on the KNPR story, "You Can't Live There: A Long Struggle For Black Rights In Las Vegas." This story covered the history of race and racism in Las Vegas and its implications for today's Black liberation struggle. 
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
October 31, 2019
Monserrath Hernández, Elsa Lopez, Nathalie Martinez, Rodrigo Vazquez, and Barbara Tabach (all Libraries) presented a roundtable, "Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada: Birth of an Oral History Project," at the 53rd annual Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada is the latest oral history project from...
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the...
June 20, 2019
The Oral History Research Center (Libraries) has received a $25,000 pledge from MGM Resorts International for its Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. To date, the project has raised more than $240,000 in external funding to collect oral histories from Southern Nevada's Latinx residents. The Oral History Research Center is part of University...
January 31, 2018
Claytee White (Libraries) recently was elected chair of the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. The 13-member commission oversees preservation activities in the city for buildings, structures, and places of historical and architectural significance. It reviews historic designation applications to the National Register of Historic Places...