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Oral History Research Center News

Current Oral History Research Center News

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Business and Community | March 25, 2022

Latest episode in series presented by UNLV Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs will examine the hub of Las Vegas’ diverse Latinx communities and its significance in Nevada’s historical timeline.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

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

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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.

Oral History Research Center In The News

Nevada Magazine
June 6, 2022

The Moulin Rouge Hotel in the city’s Westside District served as a brief monument to racial justice in the 1950s.

Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2022

Before Nathalie Martinez graduated from UNLV in 2021, she worked as a student oral historian for the Latinx Voices Project, collecting oral stories in English and Spanish about the eastside of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2022

Before Nathalie Martinez graduated from UNLV in 2021, she worked as a student oral historian for the Latinx Voices Project, collecting oral stories in English and Spanish about the eastside of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 23, 2022

A panel of local leaders, community activists and educators looked to the past and the future during a discussion Saturday about Las Vegas’ Historic Westside.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 18, 2022

Claytee D. White is the inaugural director of the Oral History Research Center for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries.

Boulder City Review
February 17, 2022

In honor of Black History Month and, as chair of the Boulder City Democratic Club, I was afforded the opportunity to invite Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at the UNLV libraries, to participate in our monthly Zoom meeting.

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

June 8, 2022
Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center) is joining community icons Audry Batiste, Richard Bryan, Rob Dondero, Michael Green, Peter Guzman, John Mowbray, Ted Quirk, Bob Stoldal, and many others on the Board of Directors of The Mob Museum, National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement. This honor allows her deeper engagement with…
May 25, 2022
Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) was honored with the distinguished Pioneer Award on May 22 by the Las Vegas chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW). She received the honor at the 16th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Awards luncheon at the MGM Grand. The nonprofit NCBW is a volunteer organization for African American women…
May 19, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center), and Marcie Gallo (History) published the article, "Research as (Re)vision: Laying Claim to Oral History as a Just-us Research Methodology," in the special issue of the International Journal of…
April 6, 2022
Barbara Tabach (Oral History Research Center) received the Mink Award at the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) annual conference. The Mink Award is SOHA's highest honor and recognized Tabach's nearly 15 years of preserving local history through oral history interviews.   
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…