Terkel Interviews to be Available
Studs Terkel was one of the great interviewers, interviewing very important people, but also focused on oral histories of common Americans.
Currently, the Studs Terkel Oral History Archive resides at the Chicago History Museum. In a partnership with the Library of Congress, these oral histories will be digitally preserved. Approximately 5,500 interviews will be converted, including those of Rosa Parks, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr and Louis Armstrong.
The Library of Congress states that this project should be finished in about 2 years.