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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

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Through a new KUNV podcast, Latinx students are at the helm of creating historical content in an accessible format.

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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.

Business and Community | July 17, 2019

Latinx oral history project gives grad student a way to up-end the misperceptions of the Las Vegas community he grew up in.

Henry Kronberg
Arts and Culture | January 10, 2018

UNLV experts lead discussions during annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival Jan. 13-28

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Business and Community | October 26, 2017

UNLV Libraries partners with area museums to preserve the stories and artifacts related to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center at the Historic Westside School
People | June 14, 2017

Oral historian Claytee White has spent a career recording Las Vegans’ personal histories. Now she speaks about her own remarkable roots.

Oral History Research Center In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 2, 2019

A new book tells the story of the Las Vegas Healing Garden. It also shares the memories of the countless survivors and community members who stepped up following one of the city’s darkest days.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 1, 2019

A new book tells the story of the Las Vegas Healing Garden. The garden was created after the 1 October mass shooting.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 27, 2019

There’s a story behind their necklaces.

It’s kind of hard to believe. But Stefani Evans and Claytee White tell it anyway.

Las Vegas Weekly
September 18, 2019

The makers of the Believer Festival present a series pairing great writers and readers. This time, The Yellow House author talks to Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center for UNLV Libraries.

The Philadelphia Tribune
September 9, 2019

The 1940s in Las Vegas was an exciting time of growth, but not all residents shared in the excitement.

Las Vegas Sun
August 30, 2019

The 1940s in Las Vegas was an exciting time of growth and possibility. But not all residents could share in the excitement.

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

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...
December 22, 2015
Claytee D. White (Libraries) was elected to the Leadership Council of the Oral History Association. This national organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.
March 1, 2015
Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) had a busy 2014. She participated in panels and lectures throughout Nevada, serving as the keynote speaker honoring civil rights pioneer Jimmy Gay at the Garden of Dreams, the presenter on African-American history at the 5th Street School Design Center, the moderator and discussion leader on the history...