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Current Oral History Research Center News

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.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
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Through a new KUNV podcast, Latinx students are at the helm of creating historical content in an accessible format.

Adult and two children work in garden
Business and Community | September 27, 2019

Book draws upon the unique archives at UNLV Libraries to document the development of the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden.

Oral History Research Center In The News

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.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation
March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Basin Regional Office sponsored an informative special emphasis observance in celebration of Women’s History Month in Boulder City, Nevada.

March 2, 2020

"The history of West Las Vegas is a place where that's all they had, when that's all they knew, the Mississippi of the West is what they called it," said Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly.

February 27, 2020

In the 1940s, many African American's traveled to Las Vegas in search of jobs and a better life.

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

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...
July 28, 2016
Michael Green, Eugene Moehring, Greg Hise, Andy Kirk, William Bauer, (all History), Claytee White, Su Kim Chung, (both Libraries) and Karen Harry (Anthropology), recently participated n a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop in which 72 teachers from across the country studied "Hoover Dam and the...