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Henderson Memories

This collection includes photographs, oral histories, and other materials that detail life in Henderson from many different perspectives.
The photographs, which were taken between 1946 and 1970, capture important institutions, activities, and events in Henderson.
The oral histories of "old-timers" in Henderson and the oral histories of individuals who came later to the city provide insight into the various ways in which the town has grown, changed, and developed. All of the video oral histories in this collection include fully searchable transcripts.
We hope to include additional photographs and oral histories as they become available.

Click here to access the Henderson Memories Collection


Type of materials in this collection: Oral history videos and transcripts, photographs, book, short film

Timeframe: 1946-2006

Copyright information: All materials included in this digital collection are intended for personal, educational or research purposes only. Any other use without prior expressed permission is prohibited. The City of Henderson holds the rights to the short film about Henderson, the City of Henderson 50th Anniversary book, and the City of Henderson Living History Interviews included in this digital collection. Please contact the City of Henderson's Office of the City Clerk, Archives and Records Services, in Henderson, Nevada for additional rights information and permission to use these materials.

Henderson Libraries holds copyright to the Henderson Libraries Oral History Project interviews in this collection. Please contact the Digital Collections Librarian at the Paseo Verde branch of the Henderson District Public Libraries for additional rights information and for permission to use both the Henderson Libraries Oral History Project interviews and the photographs in this collection.

Henderson Libraries holds the physical photographs from this collection as well as DVDs of the Henderson Libraries Oral History Project interviews. Please contact the Digital Collections Librarian at the Paseo Verde branch of the Henderson Libraries if you wish to view the physical photographs during a pre-arranged appointment or if you would like to check out the DVDs.

Digitization process and software needed: Specifications vary depending on the source of the material.
  • Videos: Videos were originally captured as AVI files and have been converted to FLV files as FLV is the only video format supported by our digital collections software. You must have a Flash player in order to view the video items in this collection.
  • Text: The text-based documents in this collection are PDF files. You must have a PDF reader in order to view the text-based items in this collection.
  • Photographs: The photographs in this collection were digitized and saved as TIFF files.

Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the City of Henderson for their cooperation in providing oral history interviews and associated transcripts, the short film about Henderson's history, a copy of Harry Reid's filmed statement, and a copy of the City of Henderson 50th Anniversary book for inclusion in this digital collection. We also wish to thank Laurie Fruth, general manager at UNLV TV, and her team for digitizing the City of Henderson oral history interviews from the tapes provided by the City of Henderson.

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