Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008

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Studs Terkel was born May 16, 1912, and died in Chicago on Oct. 31, 2008.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose searching interviews with ordinary Americans helped establish oral history as a serious genre.

From the description of It's a living, [videorecording], 1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612307109 and the description of Studs Terkel papers and book interviews, ca. 1950-1999. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 713907330

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referencedIn Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990. Jack Conroy papers, 1924-1991. Newberry Library
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Rocking the Boat raw : Bughouse Square #2, [videorecording], 1998 Aug. 1. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Guy and Candie Carawan Collection, 1955-2010 Southern Folklife Collection
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Studs Terkel with Dave Marsh, [videorecording], 1989 Nov. 16. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Popadić, Mirko,. Studs on a soapbox raw, [videorecording], 2000 Nov. 7. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Letter, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Black, Kerrigan. Papers., 1963-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn New Theatre League records, 1932-1942 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn Weinberg, Tom. Watch It! [videorecording] : episode 102-2, ca. 1992. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
creatorOf Schwartz, Stephen. Working : a musical, [1978] / from the book by Studs Terkel ; adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977. Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Thurman, Dovie, d. 1997,. Dovie Thurman [videorecording] : a conversation with Studs Terkel, 1997 Mar. 6. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Clarke Taylor performing arts interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Sabine, Gordon A. Books that made the difference project, 1980-1986. Virginia Tech
referencedIn Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Studs Terkel papers and book interviews, ca. 1950-1999. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Sadlowski, Edward. Chicago Slices raw #83 [videorecording], 1993 June 27 and undated. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
creatorOf Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.). [Honorary degrees series] / [Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.]. Knox College, Seymour Library
referencedIn Schomer, Howard, 1915-2001. Papers, 1928-2001. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn John Ciardi Papers, 1910-1997, (bulk 1960-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Studs Terkel with Bill Veeck at Billy Goat Tavern, [videorecording], 1981 Sept. 11. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Papers, 1919-1991 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kakatsakis, Charles. Division Street: typescript, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ira Berkow, papers, undated, 1960-2011 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Letters : Chicago, Ill., to Flora Roberts, 1956 May 29-[1957]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Nelson Algren : an appreciation : typescript, 1973 / [Studs Terkel]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn STUDS TERKEL INTERVIEW FROM WRVR ON THE SNICC PHILOSOPHY United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Valerie Taylor papers, 1913-1997 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Towle, Charlotte. Papers, 1915-1968 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Smith, Anna Deavere. Author Anna Deavere Smith in conversation with Studs Terkel, [videorecording], 2000. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Tennessee Williams papers, 1932-1983. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-. Barry Lopez audio-visual collection, 1964-2007 and undated. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Amazing grace : a drama in two acts : typescript, 1959 / by Studs Terkel. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Stuckey, Elma, 1907-1988. Elma Stuckey papers, 1895-2001 (bulk 1940s-1988). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Actors' Equity Association. Paul Robeson award ceremonies collection [sound recording], 1978-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lillian Hellman Papers TXRC05-A10005., 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Records of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, 1981 - 1981 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. It's a living, [videorecording], 1975. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Stetson Kennedy Collection, 1940-2002, 1992-2002
creatorOf Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers, 1904-1991. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Robert C. Schnitzer and Marcella Cisney papers, ca.1890-1989 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Grover Sales Collection, 1940-2004 Archive of Recorded Sound
referencedIn STUDS TERKEL INTERVIEWS MARTHA GRAHAM United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977. Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1888-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wilde, John, 1919-2006. John Wilde papers, 1935-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Can't Take No More United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Rogers, John C. Letters to John C. Rogers [manuscript] 1970-1976. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008,. Studs Terkel archival interviews, [videorecording], 1960s. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1972-1989 Radcliffe College Archives, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Ronald D. Cohen Collection, 1914-2005, (bulk 1940-2005) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf King, Larry, 1933-. Selected radio programs from The Larry King show [sound recording]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Studs H. Terkel United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Taylor, Valerie, 1913-. Valerie Taylor papers, 1913-1997. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Gertrude Abercrombie papers, circa 1880-1986, bulk 1935-1977 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904-1985. Papers, 1929-1991. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Studs Terkel office files from WFMT radio station, ca. 1952-1999. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Studs Terkel with Nelson Algren, [videorecording], 1975. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn STUDS TERKEL INTERVIEWS MARLON BRANDO United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Walliser, Blair. Blair Walliser papers, 1933-1955. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008,. Studs Terkel interview, [videorecording], 1990s. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Black, Timuel D. A celebration of the life of Studs Terkel, [videorecording], 2009 Jan. 30. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
creatorOf White, Harry Anthony, 1908-1982. Papers, 1927-1982. Indiana University
creatorOf Deutch, Stephen. Stephen Deutch papers, ca. 1981-1997. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn TV Satellite File 505 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. John Ciardi papers, 1910-1997 (bulk 1960-1985). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Sadlowski, Edward. Chicago Slices raw [videorecording] : Ed Sadlowski roast #1, 1993 June 27. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Popadić, Mirko,. Studs on a soapbox raw, [videorecording], 2000 Oct. 25. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Assignment America: Bill Mauldin and Pat Oliphant: If It's Big, Hit It (Part II) - 1975 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Bughouse Square debates, [videorecording], 2001 July. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Paul Robeson award ceremonies collection [sound recording], 1978-1996 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. The enterprise of Herbert Bouc, or, a goat's tale : typescript, [196-?]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Black, Kerrigan. Kerrigan Black papers, 1963-1993. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Shumlin, Herman, 1898-. Papers, 1930-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Schnitzer, Robert C. Robert C. Schnitzer and Marcella Cisney papers, ca. 1890-1989. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers: Series II, 1929-1991 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Sullivan, Patricia, 1950-. Progressive Party oral history interviews, 1975-1982. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Barry Lopez Audio-Visual Collection, R14. 1., 1964-2001 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Newman, M. W. (Morton William), 1917-2001. M. W. Newman papers, 1917-2002. Newberry Library
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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associatedWith Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958. person
associatedWith Carawan, Candie. person
associatedWith Carawan, Guy. person
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employeeOf Chicago History Museum corporateBody
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associatedWith White, Harry Anthony, 1908-1982. person
associatedWith Wilde, John, 1919-2006. person
associatedWith Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 person
associatedWith Willis Tower (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Chicago IL US
New York NY US
Subject
Forty--Eighters (American immigrants)
United States--Intellectual life--20th century
Labor--interviews
Music--20th century--History and criticism
United States--Politics and government--20th century
Radio broadcasting--20th century
Pharmacologists--Interviews
Potawatomi Indians
United States--Social conditions--20th century
Skid row
Musicians--20th century
Political corruption
Television broadcasting--Employees--Interviews
Working class
Historians--Interviews
Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886
Labor movement--History
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
Gospel music
Great fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
Plazas
Presidents--Election--1860
Cardiovascular pharmacology
Colonists
Pyschotherapy
Freedom of speech
Irish
World War, 1939-1945
Skyscrapers
Nepotism
Cold War
Communication and technology
Parks
Authors, American--Correspondence
African American sculptors--Interviews
Metal sculpture
Presidential candidates
Pizza
Novelists--20th century
Sound
Pyschologists--Interviews
Chicago (Ill.)--Intellectual life--20th century
Labor unions
Tramps
Working class--Interviews
Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
United States--Economic conditions--20th century
Tourism
Television
Working class--History
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century
New Deal, 1933-1939
World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
Harmonics
Occupation
Authors
Historians
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Birth 1912-05-16

Death 2008-10-31

Americans

English

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