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W.E.B. DuBois: A Recorded Autobiography, Interview with Moses Asch
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 12 mins

This is the extraordinary life of W.E.B. DuBois in his own words. The autobiographical account begins at age seventeen as DuBois left Massachusetts to attend Fisk University in 1885, and ends in the 1940s as DuBois describes his struggles with the NAACP. Each experience that DuBois shares is marked by his perce...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 12 mins
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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 2
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his significant political accomplishments. This second volume begins with Douglass’ editorial leadership at the anti-slavery newspaper T...

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins
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Buckminster Fuller Speaks His Mind
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(Cook Records, 2012), 4 hours 41 mins
The visionary, designer, architect, poet, author and inventor who brought the term "synergy" into the realm of popular speech, Buckminster Fuller shares many of his original ideas in this series of monologues. Topics of discussion range from why the educational system is "vulnerable," "inadequate" and "erroneous"...
(Cook Records, 2012), 4 hours 41 mins
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Davy Crockett Autobiography Read by Bill Hayes
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 32 mins

Taking advantage of the obvious interest in the American hero Davy Crockett during the 1950s, Bill Hayes released this reading of Davy Crockett’s Own Story that is sure to still excite listeners today. The liner notes of this album include a full transcription of the text with which you can read along.

(Folkways Records, 1955), 32 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos
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(Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
This fascinating album follows jazz drummer Baby Dodds as he demonstrates the sonic elements of his famous solos and discusses these component parts with the attentive audience. From a discussion of drumming in the 1920s to a tom-tom "workout," Dodds' album is as entertaining as it is educational.
(Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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An Interview with William O. Douglas
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produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1957), 16 mins
produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1957), 16 mins
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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 1
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 39 mins

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his most significant political accomplishments. This first volume establishes the personal and educational foundation on which Doug...

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 39 mins
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An Interview with Al Capp
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produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1959), 31 mins
produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1959), 31 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 47 mins
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An Interview with Margaret Chase Smith
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produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1958), 18 mins
produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1958), 18 mins
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