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On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech
On UCLA tapes, one can hear Rivers, Fonda and other figures of speech

Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during the political and social unrest of the 1960s. Bolin, 44, who recently graduated from the school with a bachelor's degree in mass communications, has preserved more than 300 speeches, including by British royalty, Ethiopian leaders and American entertainers such as Joan Rivers and Jane Fonda. Until now, the speeches were accessible only to people who could reach the archived tapes on campus. With almost $13,000 from alumni donations to transfer the tape reels to digital formats,...

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