Sound Recordings Newly Digitized by Hoover Archives

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Among the sound recordings recently digitized for access and preservation by Hoover's audio lab are the items listed below. To make an appointment to listen to the recordings at the archives or to purchase copies, click on Audiovisual Services.

Edén Pastora Gómez interviews, March 1992

This Nicaraguan Sandinista and subsequent contra guerrilla leader was interviewed in Spanish by Hoover fellow William Ratliff in Costa Rica. Spanning eleven audiocassettes, the interview covers Pastora’s experiences in and observations on the Nicaraguan revolution from its origins to the time of the interview, including relations with the United States and Cuba. Typed notes made from the interviews are also available.

Carl Landauer oral history, 1982–83

An extensive oral history of German-American economist Carl Landauer, recorded in English on twenty audiocassettes, explores his experiences in Germany and the United States. Fleeing Nazi persecution, Landauer immigrated to the United States in 1933 and spent most of his career as an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In the recordings, Landauer discusses his parents, life in Germany, coming to the United States, the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, the peaceful revolution of 1989 in Germany, and other subjects. The recordings are part of the Carl Landauer papers, 1909–85.

George Lincoln Rockwell speech, 1966

This speech by Rockwell, the leader of the American Nazi Party, was sponsored by the Open Minds Club of Brown University. In it, he discusses the suppression of information in the United States and its effects on democracy and his wish for the country to be white and Christian.