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Pacifica Radio Archives

Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world.

Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts.

The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve the creative work generated by, or produced in association with, Pacifica Radio, and make it available for research and reference use.

They focus on materials that reflect the memory, traditions and evolution of Pacifica Radio. The intellectual content of the collection emphasizes a common thread of social justice covering cultural, health, historical, political, psychological, racial, religious, philosophical and social aspects of society over a variety of subjects.

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Series Title : People's Park anniversary Description : On May 30, 1969 there was a massive, peaceful march through Berkeley in which people from all over California and from other states as well participated to show their support for the user-developed People's Park. This program examines the last two weeks of May 1969 and asks "Why did it happen?"and "Where are we one year later?". This episode, the last of eight in the series, features much of the same archival audio...
Topics: californialightandsound, Student movements--Berkeley (Calif.), Protests, demonstrations,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
by Marks, Claude
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Series Title : People's Park anniversary Description : On May 22, 1969, supporters of People's Park marched on Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley as they had done on other days in May to show their support for the park. Over four hundred marchers and some people who just happened to be on Shattuck at the time were herded into a parking lot, arrested and taken to Santa Rita prison. This program includes both reports of the mass arrest by Harlan Kessel and accounts, recorded the following day,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.), Marks, Claude,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Series Title : People's Park anniversary Description : City officials and protest organizers speak about the violent battle to maintain People's Park for the community. During the People's Park crisis, several spokesmen emerged representing different factions in Berkeley. The Mayor of Berkeley, Wallace Johnson, spoke for the City Administration; the Chancellor of the Berkeley campus, Roger Heyns, spoke for the University Administration; Frank Bardacke spoke for the People's Park Negotiating...
Topics: californialightandsound, Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.), Palmer, Charles,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape