Rare Book & Manuscript Library

John Leonard papers, 1939-2015, bulk 1950s-2008

Series VIII, Audio/Visual Material, 1962-2009

This series consists of compact discs, audio cassette tapes, rewritable discs, floppy discs, and VHS tapes. CDs include Leonard's early career work for KPFA radio, and posthumous recordings of his memorial service. VHS tapes comprise the vast majority of this series; these include taped sessions of the CBS segments, Leonard's television appearances, as well as material Leonard intended to review. The floppy discs hold back up drafts of Leonard's writing from the 1990s.

The items in this collection are arranged by media format and then chronologically.

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Box 25 CDs of KPFA radio programs, 1962 -- 1963 2007, 1962, 1963, 2007

Box 25 CD of "Billy Pilgrim," inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut to JL and SL, 2002 November, 2002

Box 25 CDs, Eduardo Galeano with John Leonard, 2006 May 31, 2006

Box 25 CD, "In His Own Words,", undated

Box 25 CDs of John Leonard Memorial Service, 2009 March(10 CDs), 2009

Box 25 Cassette tape -- "Toni Morrison Nobel Prize and Sunday Morning,", undated

Box 25 Floppy discs

Box 25 Rewriteable tape -- "John Leonard's Library" and "Tribute from Hail and Farewell"

Box 25 VHS tapes (24 tapes)

Box 25 VHS tapes (24 tapes)

Box 26 VHS tapes, (31 tapes)