Library Of Congress, Museum Team To Digitize Studs Terkel Archive
May 17, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and the CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM are teaming up to digitize the late STUDS TERKEL's radio work for Classical WFMT/CHICAGO. The author, actor, and oral historian hosted on WFMT for 45 years, and the material, including talks with Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., BOB DYLAN, MARLON BRANDO, ROSA PARKS and many others over the period of 1952 to 1997, will be preserved from tapes donated to the museum in 1997. The project to create the STUDS TERKEL Oral History Archive is expected to take over two years.
A documentary about TERKEL is airing on HBO; "STUDS TERKEL: LISTENING TO AMERICA," directed by ERIC SIMONSON, debuted SATURDAY on HBO2.