| Claytee D. White is the inaugural director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries. In this position, she collects the history of Las Vegas and the surrounding area by gathering memories of events and experiences from long-time residents. White led a collaborative project that gathered the history of African Americans in Las Vegas. The center's current project is Building Las Vegas, a collection of stories and materials from early construction companies, planners, visionaries, architects, and the trades. White has written several book chapters, journal articles, and presented oral history papers at national conferences from Atlanta to Maui. She received her master's degree in history at UNLV and completed additional graduate studies at the College of William & Mary.