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Collection Details


Collection Name: Studs Terkel/WFMT Oral History Archives
Repository Name: Chicago Historical Society. Research Center, Oral History, Film and Video [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
URL: http://www.chicagohs.org/planavisit/aboutcollection/oralhistory
Dates Spanned: 1952-1999
Description: The archives include audio-recordings of interviews, readings and musical programs created by Studs Terkel and aired during his tenure at WFMT Radio from the early 1950s through 1999. During a radio career spanning five decades, Terkel interviewed individuals from every walk of life - from public figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., and U.S. president Jimmy Carter to the proverbial "man on the street." As a result, the archives include a wide range of discussions that narrate the cultural, literary, and political history of Chicago and the United States in the second half of the 20th century.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Finding Aid: Studs Terkel/WFMT Oral History Archives
Broad Subjects: Science and Technology
ASP Subjects: Chicago, IL; Interviews; Oral history; Radio; Terkel, Studs, 1912-; Terkel, Louis; Studs Terkel; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000102