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Audio Recording

An Interview with Sister Ita Ford [Sound recording]

David Helvarg interviews Sister Ita Ford, a Maryknoll Sister working in El Salvador during 1980. She was murdered there on 12/4/80. A few days before her death she talked about her work; the potential food scarcity in El Salvador, the refugees, liberation theology, and the polarization of El Salvadoreans. Pacifica Radio Archives, 1980. 19 min.

An Interview with Steve Biko.

The South African civil rights activist discusses the history of the black Consciousness Movement, its relations with other black Nationalist groups and with whites working for change, as well as his hopes for a peaceful transition to a non-segregated society in South Africa. 24 min.

April 18, 1906, 5:16 am[sound recording]

History of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the resulting fire, compiled from interviews with the survivors, newspaper accounts, interspersed with cuts from recordings of the songs popular in 1906. Pacific Tape Library, [198?]

Asian-American Women v.The Women's Movement.

A panel of Asian American women talk about their experiences and disillusionment with the Women's Movement. 33 min.

Bishop Desmond Tutu Addresses the California State Legislature.

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Bishop Desmond Tutu, addressing the California State Legislature in May, 1985, describes how South African and President Reagan's policies are making non-violence less of a viable channel for social change in South Africa. 1981. 20 min.

Carlos Fuentes: The United States and Latin America.

Center for Latin American Studies Lecture Series, UC Berkeley, September 29, 1988. Berkeley Language Center-- Speech Archive SA 1673-1/2

Part I: Listen to it

Part II: Listen to it

Chicanos in the New West [Sound Recording]

Lecturer Ricardo Romo. Deland, Fla. : Everett Edwards, 1979. 43 min.

China Talks.

A lecture on the history of China and Chinese foreign relations by John K. Fairbanks. 1974. 6 parts

El Salvador: The Elections [Sound Recording]

Pacifica coverage of election week in El Salvador via satellite from Washington, March 24 to 30, 1982 Pacifica Radio Archives, [1982].

I Can Hear It Now[Sound recording]

Program notes by the authors on each slipcase of v. 2-3. [v.1] 1933-1945: a chronicle of the war and the years of crisis, told in the authentic sounds and voices of the men who made this history.--v. 2. 1945-1949: a continuing chronicle of the years following the close of World War II up to the present time, told in the authentic sounds and voices of the men who made this history.--v.3. 1919-1932: voices and events, read and re-enacted, of a glamorous era.--v.4. Winston Churchill. E.R.Murrow, narrator.