Boston College acted as a safeguard for the oral histories of former Northern Irish militants. Participants were promised their stories would remain private until their deaths. But new clues in an unsolved murder in Ireland triggered the U.S. Department of Justice to subpoena the tapes. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports. Continue reading
Brown University professor CD Wright weaves oral histories, news reports and interviews into her poetry. Her latest volume, “One With Others,” looks back at the civil rights era in her native Arkansas. Continue reading
The Library of Congress issued its 2006 list of audio recordings to be preserved. James Billington, the librarian of Congress, talks about the latest additions to the national registry of recordings.