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    Senator John F. Kennedy Reading Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1957
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection4 July 1957

    Sound recording of Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts reading the Declaration of Independence. A recording of Senator Kennedy's reading was broadcast on WQXR Radio in New York, on July 4, 1957, as part of the station's observance of the Fourth of July. An unidentified speaker introduces Senator Kennedy's reading; the date of the recording of ...

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    Edward R. Murrow, Question and Answer Session with USIA Staff Members, 24 March 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection24 March 1961

    Sound recording of a question and answer session with Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow and USIA staff members on March 24, 1961. Director Murrow, Deputy Director of the USIA Donald M. Wilson, and Deputy Director for Policy and Plans Thomas C. Sorensen make opening remarks. In extended remarks, Director Murrow...

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    Edward R. Murrow, Luncheon at the National Press Club, 24 May 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection24 May 1961

    Sound recording of a luncheon at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., in honor of Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow. An unidentified speaker introduces Director Murrow. Director Murrow delivers remarks, describing the USIA’s role as the “informational arm of U.S. policy,” its operations, budget, and chal...

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    Edward R. Murrow, Press Conference, 29 May 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection29 May 1961

    Sound recording of a news conference held by the Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow on May 29, 1961. Director Murrow begins the press conference by making a statement about an offer made by Prime Minister of Cuba Fidel Castro to exchange Cuban prisoners for tractors. Director Murrow calls it a major blunder by ...

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    Edward R. Murrow, Commencement Address at Johns Hopkins University, 13 June 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection13 June 1961

    Sound recording of the June 13, 1961, commencement address at Johns Hopkins University delivered by the Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow. The recording begins with an introduction by the President of Johns Hopkins University, Milton S. Eisenhower. The Reverend Vernon B. Richardson offers the invocation. Unive...

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    Recorded Statement by Edward R. Murrow on Fidel Castro’s Offer to Exchange Prisoners for Tractors, 14 June 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection14 June 1961

    Sound recording of a statement by Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow on the offer by Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba to exchange prisoners for tractors. Director Murrow reports on reactions to the offer in the United States and around the world. Accession MR-1972-096-022.

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    Edward R. Murrow, Address to Middle Level Diplomats from the Far East, 15 June 1961 [Reel 1]
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection15 June 1961

    Sound recording of Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow addressing middle level diplomats from the Far East on June 15, 1961. Director Murrow describes the USIA's operations, arrangement within the federal government's organizational structure, and funding. He discusses the media, including films, television, Voi...

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    Edward R. Murrow, Address to Middle Level Diplomats from the Far East, 15 June 1961 [Reel 2]
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection15 June 1961

    Sound recording of Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow addressing middle level diplomats from the Far East on June 15, 1961. The recording continues from reel 1. Director Murrow continues to answer questions from the diplomats. During the event, topics covered include the USIA's operations, arrangement within th...

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    Radio Liberty, “War or Peace,” 12 October 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection12 October 1961

    Sound recording of a Russian-language Radio Liberty (RFE/RL, Inc.) broadcast on October 12, 1961, called “War or Peace.” The radio broadcast includes excerpts from President John F. Kennedy's address in New York City before the General Assembly of the United Nations (U.N.) on September 25, 1961; excerpts cover nuclear testing and disarmament, a pro...

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    Adlai Stevenson Reports, 26 November 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection26 November 1961

    Sound recording of a taped program with United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Adlai Stevenson, Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow, and Arnold Michaelis. John MacVane of ABC (American Broadcasting Company) introduces the program. Ambasador Stevenson describes the program as an effort to inform peop...

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