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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

Campus News | June 8, 2021

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

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.

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Campus News | October 26, 2020

'We Need to Talk' discussion series continues. Tune into the next episode Oct. 29.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

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

Oral History Research Center In The News

Las Vegas Black Image
June 16, 2021

An old African proverb states that “When an elder dies, a library burns to the ground.”

KNPR News
May 19, 2021

Currently, Nevada has about the fifth largest population of Asian Americans. That’s 238,000 people or 8 percent of the state’s population. For comparison, the national average is 5.6 percent per state.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 13, 2021

Students from the University of Nevada Las Vegas are embarking on a three-year project collecting stories of the local Asian American Pacific Islander community.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
April 28, 2021

Beyond the glitz and glamour of the Strip, Las Vegas boasts a lesser-known local history of Civil Rights activism—and many of its key players lived and worked in a neighborhood called the Historic Westside.

Vegas Inc
March 29, 2021

Cox Communications honored four Southern Nevadans during Black History Month. Honorees included Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno; 100 Black Men of America Las Vegas chapter founder and president Larry Mosley; director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries Claytee White and Cox Media consultant and chair of Cox’s Southwest Region Diversity & Inclusion Council Keith Wingate.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 1, 2021

For decades, the Historic Westside has felt the effects of disinvestment.

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

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...
September 18, 2020
Claytee White (UNLV Oral History Research Center) facilitated a panel discussion as part of an event series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas." The panelists were A.B. Wilkinson (History), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice), and Brenda Williams of the Westside School Alumni...
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...