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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

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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.

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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.

Oral History Research Center In The News

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.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 19, 2020

The iconic Moulin Rouge sign on Wednesday, Sept. 16, was re-illuminated for the first time since arriving at The Neon Museum Boneyard.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 18, 2020

UNLV is addressing systemic racism and its impact on our community.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 18, 2020

UNLV is addressing systemic racism and its impact on our community.

Oral History Research Center Experts

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

Recent Oral History Research Center Accomplishments

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...
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...