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Lee Harvey Oswald Speaks

Oswald, Lee Harvey (Spoken-word CD - 1967 )
Lee Harvey Oswald Speaks
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William Stuckey interviews Lee Harvey Oswald about his work with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee [FPCC] in New Orleans. Shortly before this interview, Oswald had been arrested following a dispute while he was passing out leaflets for the organization. In this interview, part of a series on the Latin Listening Post program with people involved in the conflict over the Cuban revolution, Oswald discusses the purpose of the FPCC, a pro-Castro group; his role as secretary of the group; the organization's relationship to communism, and his own feelings about communism; his views on Castro; newspaper coverage of Cuba; comparisons between Cuba and other Latin American nations; the influx of Cuban refugees in the U.S. Lastly, Oswald speaks about his personal background.
Authors: Oswald, Lee Harvey
Title: Lee Harvey Oswald speaks
[sound recording]
Publisher: 1967
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 37 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Sound quality is good
Title from original container. Alternate title is the release title for the record from which this recording was made
Audio recording of an interview with Lee Harvey Oswald conducted by William Stuckey on WDSU-TV Aug. 17, 1963; reissued by Truth Records in 1967, with a spoken introduction explaining the purpose of reissuing the recording as a historical document
Summary: William Stuckey interviews Lee Harvey Oswald about his work with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee [FPCC] in New Orleans. Shortly before this interview, Oswald had been arrested following a dispute while he was passing out leaflets for the organization. In this interview, part of a series on the Latin Listening Post program with people involved in the conflict over the Cuban revolution, Oswald discusses the purpose of the FPCC, a pro-Castro group; his role as secretary of the group; the organization's relationship to communism, and his own feelings about communism; his views on Castro; newspaper coverage of Cuba; comparisons between Cuba and other Latin American nations; the influx of Cuban refugees in the U.S. Lastly, Oswald speaks about his personal background.
Original Version: Original format : 1 sound reel (ca. 37 min.; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 2 channels). Originally recorded in 1967
Funding Information: Preservation was funded by the Jerome Robbins Foundation
Biography: In 1968, Jerome Robbins and the members of the American Theatre Laboratory developed and rehearsed a theater piece about President Kennedy's assassination. The script, begun by Tom Stone and further developed by John Guare, was adapted from the Warren Commission Report, and the staging was influenced by Japanese Noh drama. American Theatre Laboratory was created in 1966 by Jerome Robbins, with a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The experimental theater workshop rehearsed several projects but did not produce any shows. American Theatre Laboratory disbanded in 1968
Linking Entry Complexity: Forms part of: Jerome Robbins Collection. Audio materials
Local Note: Oral History Archive
Archive original: *MGZTO 7-2845 JRC
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift; Estate of Jerome Robbins, 1999. NN-PD
Subject Headings: Audiotapes Oswald, L Cuba Politics and government 1959-1990 Cuba Relations United States Fair Play for Cuba Committee Robbins, Jerome
Topical Term: Audiotapes
Found in: Jerome Robbins Collection
Estate of Jerome Robbins. dnr
Research Call Number: *MGZTL 4-2845 JRC
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