This week on From the Vault, we feature the first of a two-part special titled History for the Holidays, which highlights poems and songs from Pacifica Radio Archives, and includes excerpts from Music for the Holidays, a compilation of holiday tunes donated by prominent musicians. In this episode, we'll hear from Studs Terkel, Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, and Judy Chicago. We're also treated to a performance of "A Christmas Eve Truce" (the World War I classic story), and music from Louise Goffin and Gaby Moreno.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.