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ARCHIVE – Studs Terkel, 1912-2008

Posted by jkarmel on June 2, 2010

The news that Studs Terkel died got swallowed up in all the election hoopla last week. But this remarkable man’s death is significant. Terkel was pivotal in the elevation of oral history as a field, well-known for his numerous interviews with common folks in Chicago (where he lived) & elsewhere. He understood the power of oral history to chronicle the real lives of people– to create history without official sanction. As a practitioner of oral history, I owe a debt to this man for his work and service to our field. So, here’s to you Studs- we’re all better for your life’s work.

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