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Senator Henry M. Jackson, 1912-1983: Sound Recordings

The portal provides a general overview of key archival, printed, and visual resources in UW Libraries Special Collections that document Senator Jackson's long and distinguished career in public service.

Overview

There are 239 original audio tape recordings in the Henry M. Jackson Papers, all of which have been migrated to digital media for preservation purposes and to make them more readily accessible to researchers. All of the recordings are fully described and listed in the Sound Recordings section of the finding aid to the Henry M. Jackson Papers, and CD use copies are available for consultation in the Reading Room in Special Collections.

In addition, 31 audio clips, listed below, have been created from a selected number of originals, to enable researchers to more readily preview and assess the types of recorded sound documentation that can be found in the Jackson papers.

The following audio clips were selected for their historical significance. They include speeches, interviews, radio press releases, question-and-answer sessions, political events, committee hearings, and political endorsements, as well as Senatorial and Presidential campaign material.

Sound Recordings

Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois
(play audio) Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois: Senator Jackson nominating Senator Warren G. Magnuson for President of the United States, 1956 August.
Campaigns

(play audio) Sync sound reels of the Jackson campaign, Florida and Wisconsin, 1972.

(play audio) Senator Jackson on staying in the Presidential race, 1972.

(play audio) Senator Jackson speaking to students about “hypocrisy” in the Presidential campaign, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972 January 23.

(play audio) Senator Jackson speaking to students about bussing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972 January 23.

(play audio) “What working people face today”. Campaign radio spots, Wisconsin Citizens for Jackson, Richard Di Prima, Chairman, Madison, Wisconsin: Three sixty-second radio spots, 1972.

(play audio) “Scoop Jackson, you know where he stands”. Campaign radio spots, Wisconsin Citizens for Jackson, Richard Di Prima, Chairman, Madison, Wisconsin: Three sixty-second radio spots, 1972.

(play audio) CBS News coverage of Jackson’s announcement of Candidacy. On Various news clips of Senator Jackson announcing his presidential candidacy and interview, Meet the Press, NBC News, Washington, D.C., 1971 November.

(play audio) Jackson announcing his candidacy.” On Various news clips of Senator Jackson announcing his presidential candidacy and interview, Meet the Press, NBC News, Washington, D.C., 1971 November.

(play audio) Jackson on his “political philosophy.” On Various news clips of Senator Jackson announcing his presidential candidacy and interview, Meet the Press, NBC News, Washington, D.C., 1971 November.

(play audio) Senator Jackson speaking to an audience during his presidential campaign, New York, New York, circa 1975.

(play audio) Question-and-answer session with Senator Jackson during his Presidential campaign on the East Coast, circa 1976.

(play audio) Sync sound reels of the Jackson campaign, Florida and Wisconsin: Senator Jackson speaking at a Tampa ladies luncheon meeting, Sheraton Hotel, Tampa, Florida, 1972.

(play audio) Sync sound reels of the Jackson campaign, Florida and Wisconsin: Senator Jackson speaking with a crowd and answering questions, Palatka, Florida, 1972.

Speeches

(play audio) “A new philosophy of defense” in Senator Jackson delivering speech, "Bombs"?, KWLK Radio, Longview, Washington?, 1957 December.

(play audio) ) “American technical supremacy and the state of education in the Soviet Union. In Senator Jackson delivering speech, "Bombs"? KWLK Radio, Longview , Washington ?, 1957 December.

(play audio) Senator Jackson speaking to the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Tenth Constitutional Convention, Americana Hotel, Bal Harbour, Florida, 1973 October 19.

(play audio) Senator Jackson speaking at the Gridiron Club Dinner, Washington, D.C.: Part 2, 1974 April 6.

(play audio) American Jewish Committee Isaiah Award Luncheon honoring Senator Jackson, the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., 1974 January 28.

(play audio) Senator Jackson delivering a speech to the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Convention, Louisiana , 1975 March 25.

(play audio) Senator Jackson delivering a speech on energy and foreign policy, Washington State, 1980.

(play audio) Senator Jackson delivering a speech to the Everett Yacht Club, Everett, Washington: Part 1, 1970 September 25.

Interviews & Press Conferences

(play audio) Interview with Senator Jackson and Karl Stoffel, Wenatchee radio station, Wenatchee, Washington, 1959.

(play audio) Interview with Senator Jackson, Radio News Conference, 1960 August 21.

(play audio) Interview with Senator Jackson, Martin Agronsky Evening Edition, circa 1975.

(play audio) Voice of America radio program presenting "Press Conference USA" with Senator Henry M. Jackson: 1973.

(play audio) Interview with Senator Jackson on energy and the Northern Tier Pipeline, Northwest Press Conference, 1979.

(play audio) Press conference with Senator Jackson on closing of the Seattle area Public Health Service (PHS) hospitals and social security, 1980.

(play audio) Senator Jackson commenting on the completion of the synthetic fuels program, 1982.

(play audio) Senator Jackson reflecting on his friendship with President John F. Kennedy for a television special, 1983.

Radio Press Releases

(play audio) Radio press releases, Gene Tollefson reporting, Washington, D.C.: Master Reel, 85-109, 1975-1976.

Humor

(play audio) Senator Jackson delivering a speech on domestic and foreign policy problems, Governor's Housing Conference?, Olympia , Washington , 1980 April 11.

(play audio) Senator Jackson Roast, Saints and Sinners Luncheon, Washington, D.C., 1981 March 2.