The Studs Terkel Radio Archive is now available online, thanks to in part to a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Louis “Studs” Terkel (May 16, 1912 – October 31, 2008) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, and broadcaster. He is best remembered for his work collecting the personal stories of thousands of working Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago, where he interviewed people and got them talking about their jobs and lives.


Mr. Studs Terkel is credited with making the oral histories of ordinary Americans available and appealing to a wide audience. His work was an inspiration for the development of our Working Lives Project. Visit the website and listen to some great stories from the working people featured in his show.

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