Building the Studs Terkel Archive

Louis “Studs” Terkel was a Pulitzer Prize winning author, ground-breaking oral historian, and host of a radio show on Chicago’s WFMT for nearly 50 years. He was a Chicago icon, a man of the world, and a man ahead of his time. To keep his legacy alive and growing - and to help new generations engage with Studs and explore the themes he celebrated -  the Studs Terkel Radio Archive has been established at www.studsterkel.org

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There are thousands of amazing interviews waiting to be added to the Archive, and we need your support now to add these interviews to our free online collection.

Over 280 individuals have backed the Studs Terkel Radio Archive KickStarter initiative. So far over $22,000 has been raised towards the goal of $75,000. The campaign needs to reach its goal by 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Studs spoke honestly, listened respectfully and responded without judgement. IN his words, wee hear his commitment to equality, human rights, and education. Through his guests, we learn about art and music, science and philosophy, feminism and civil rights, and the great varities of human experience. 

Your support to The Studs Terkel Radio Archive will:

  • Ensure proper curation and preservation of the Archive by allowing us to hire an Archive Manager and Archive Assistant for six months.
  • Help strengthen our technology partnerships by funding collaborations with online transcription and search services, as well text and audio management services.
  • Cover the production and shipping costs for contribution incentives.

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive works in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, and the Library of Congress is funding the digitization of the program tapes. The project has also received funding from Hive Chicago and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Over 280 individuals have backed the Studs Terkel Radio Archive KickStarter initiative. So far over $22,000 has been raised towards the goal of $75,000. The campaign needs to reach its goal by 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2016.


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