More than two hundred fifty audiotapes in the Milton Friedman papers are available for listening after having been digitized by Hoover's audio lab. The earliest, recorded in 1961, captures a debate between Friedman and Senator Joseph Clark on the proper role of the federal government in which Friedman frames his argument around a critique of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. The most recent recording of Friedman, "Vouching for Vouchers," was made in 1997. Within this thirty-six year span are a nearly complete set of Friedman's Economics Cassette Series, a companion to his Newsweek columns of the late 1970s, and the original lectures on which the Milton Friedman Speaks video series was based, as well as other recordings.
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