History of Nevada Diversity

Harry Hawkins: An Oral History

Harry Hawkins: Douglas-Alpine History

Interviewee: Harry Hawkins
Interviewed: 1965
Published: 1967
Interviewer: Mary Ellen Glass
UNOHP Catalog #016

Harry Hawkins was born in Alpine County, California, in 1881. His grandparents were among the earliest settlers in the area of Woodfords, on the property where Mr. Hawkins still resides. His home, which he calls “the castle of mystery,” is a storehouse of local memorabilia—artifacts, documents, photographs.

H. Clyde Mathews, Jr.: An Oral History

Oral Autobiography of a Modern-­Day Baptist Minister­, Life in California, Missionary to the Reno­Sparks Indian Colony, Office of Economic Opportunity, Nevada Politics and Civic Affairs

Interviewee: Clyde Mathews, Jr.
Interviewed: 1967-1968
Published: 1969
Interviewer: Mary Ellen Glass
UNOHP Catalog #029

The University of Nevada, Reno Anthropology Research Museum

Interviewees: Catherine S. Fowler and Donald L. Hardesty
Interviewed: 2002
Published: 2013
Interviewer: Morgan Blanchard
UNOHP Catalog #232

Warren d'Azevedo: An Oral History

Warren d'Azevedo: By Dead Reckoning

Interviewee: Warren d’Azevedo
Interviewed: 1997-1998, 2005
Published: 2005
Interviewer: Penny Rucks
UNOHP Catalog #203

John Dressler: An Oral History

John Dressler: Recollections of a Washoe Statesmen

Interviewee: John Dressler
Interviewed: 1970
Published: 1972
Interviewer: Mary Ellen Glass
UNOHP Catalog #049

Albina Redner: An Oral History

Albina Redner: A Shoshone Life

Interviewee: Albina Redner
Interviewed: 1989-1990
Published: 1990
Interviewer: Helen Blue
UNOHP Catalog #153

African Americans in Las Vegas

Over the course of the twentieth century, economic opportunities encouraged black migration to the Las Vegas area, but racial discrimination curtailed aspirations for decent employment. Partnership in a ranch attracted John Howell, the first black man known to own property in Southern Nevada; however the railroad, gaming, and federal projects drew most African Americans to Las Vegas. By 1910, out of the 945 residents of Las Vegas, forty were black.

Tule Springs Archaeology and Paleontology

Possible evidence for the association of early people and extinct late Ice Age animals resulted in two investigations at Tule Springs in Southern Nevada. The first was undertaken intermittently between 1933 and 1956 by Mark Raymond Harrington and Ruth DeEtte Simpson of the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.

Toquima Cave

Toquima Cave is located within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, about twenty-five miles southeast of Austin, the last half of this distance being reached by traveling over a dirt road. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and was excavated as part of a larger study conducted by the American Museum of Natural History throughout the Monitor Valley.


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