The Oral History Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) commemorated its 20th anniversary on October 23rd, 2023. At this evening event, UNLV Libraries presented a live oral history interview of the Center's Director, Claytee White. The interview was conducted by the Center's Projects Manager, Stefani Evans. In attendance was UNLV President, Keith Whitfield, Ph.D.; Vice President of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement, Rickey N. McCurry; UNLV Dean of University Libraries, Maggie Farrell; UNLV Director of Special Collections & Archives, Sarah Quigley. The event was also attended by numerous friends and numerous colleagues, at the Beverly Theater in downtown, Las Vegas.
As the inaugural director of the Center (in 2003), Claytee White was tasked with developing a robust program for UNLV. Over the years, the Center has conducted 13 major projects, starting with the "Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project". An exhibit documenting these works is currently on display on the first floor of Lied Library, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Claytee White participated in the "All That Jazz: An Oral History Project" panel session during the 2014 CIMA Annual Conference in Carson City, NV.
In honor of the Oral History Research Center’s 20th Anniversary, the Libraries have launched a fundraising campaign to fund the work of the center in perpetuity. Gifts may be made through the UNLV Foundation. More information about the 20 Years of the UNLV Oral History Research Center is available at https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/story-collector-becomes-story.