Luncheon speakers collection [sound recording]. 1952-<1989>

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National Press Club (U.S.). Luncheon speakers collection [sound recording].

Luncheon speakers collection [sound recording]. 1952-<1989>

Scope: The collection contains speeches by world statesmen and women, politicians and diplomats, contemporary newsmakers, and various international figures from all walks of life. American presidents Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton have all been recorded at the club on numerous occasions at different stages of their careers. International leaders such as Adenauer, de Gaulle, Sukarno, Nehru, Castro, Meir, Gandhi, and Khrushchev speak. In addition, figures from various fields including business, education, entertainment, literature, sports, and medicine appear such as Arnold Toynbee, Artur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Alex Haley, Rudolf Bing, Muhammad Ali, Harry Belafonte, Gloria Steinem, Jonas Salk, Margaret Mead, Arthur Ashe, and Bob Hope. Recordings also include the concluding question-and-answer periods from the luncheon speakers series and simultaneous translations of talks not in English.

1266 sound tape reels : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.8 sound tape reels : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 5 in.<312> sound cassettes : analog.

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Meir, Golda, 1898-1978

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National Press Club (U.S.)

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The National Press Club, founded in 1908, is comprised of newspeople employed by all areas of the news media. In March 1952 the club began recording the speakers at its regular newsmakers luncheons and evening functions. The Library of Congress, presented with this collection of tapes in 1969, continues to receive recordings of the luncheon speakers series. From the description of Luncheon speakers collection [sound recording]. 1952-&lt;1989&gt; (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 3249016...

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