Month: January 2014

Simone de Beauvoir interviewed by Studs Terkel (1960)

by Jolene Beiser, Project Archivist

This is wonderful interview of Simone de Beauvoir by Studs Terkel, recorded May 4, 1960. This recording was re-produced as a tribute to Madame de Beauvoir by KPFK producer Lucia Chapelle in 1977, but most of the original interview remains the same. This recording was previously digitized in-house at Pacifica Radio Archives, but is now being preserved long-term through the UC Berkeley Library as part of the American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant project with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The recording is available for listening at the UC Berkeley library here (please be patient while the Real Player loads).

View the Pacifica Radio Archives recording record here.

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Yoko Ono: interviewed by Liza Cowan and Jan Albert.

by Jolene Beiser, Project Archivist

I’m LOVING this interview with Yoko Ono from September 11, 1971! It’s part of our NHPRC grant project:  American Women Making History and Culture and is currently being preserved through the UC Berkeley Library.  In the interview, Ono talks about her art, her life, and discusses the question “what is art” (John Lennon pipes in on this question). Plus the interview is by two women, which sets a unique tone. You can listen to it streaming through the UC Berkeley Library here. (Please be patient while the Real Player loads).

Enjoy!

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