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Oral History Archives at the Chicago Polonia Project Chicago, Illinois, United States. The project archives include recorded life histories of 140 Chicago-area Polish-Americans, many of whom emigrated to the United States from Austria, German Poland, and elsewhere in Eastern Europe between 1880 and 1930. The interviews were taken in the mid-1970s and provide firsthand accounts of adjustment to American culture, work and business enterprises, family life, and other experiences. The project was directed by Mary Cygan, and was underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]
Studs Terkel/WFMT Oral History Archives Chicago, Illinois, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]