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Over the course of his 45 years on WFMT radio,
Studs Terkel discussed every aspect of 20th-century life with
movers, shakers, artists, and working folks.

From civil rights to labor to jazz, his work spanned an impressive array of topics and figures. These enchanting, historically-significant interviews—which have been largely inaccessible to the public—will soon come to life in a new website hosting the comprehensive Studs Terkel Radio Archive. Access WFMT’s Radio archive at

To learn more about the Chicago History Museum’s collection of Studs Terkel’s works, contact Peter T. Alter, CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History.

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