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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

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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.

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.

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People | December 27, 2019

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

Oral History Research Center In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 10, 2020

An Australia-based buyer has bought the land where the Las Vegas' first racially integrated hotel-casino used to sit.

Casino.Org
December 9, 2020

Las Vegas’ long-vacant Moulin Rouge gaming property may soon again be the site of a gambling venue. Before its demise, it was once the sole desegregated, upscale casino in Southern Nevada.

USA Online Casino
December 8, 2020

After years of dilapidation and neglect, the historic Moulin Rouge casino in Las Vegas has been sold to an Australian investor.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2020

Tony Hsieh’s vision for downtown Las Vegas may have evolved over time, but it had always been ambitious.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 12, 2020

A panel discussion involving several educators from UNLV and area high schools looking at systemic racism and how change can be accomplished has been postponed.

KNPR News
September 23, 2020

When people think of voter suppression, most people likely think of the efforts in the 40s and 50s to stop Black Americans from voting.

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

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...
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...