Archive for Interviews

“The Afghanistan Papers”

America’s longest war has been fought under the umbrella of misstatements and false reports. Such are the conclusions of The Afghanistan Papers, a trove of previously undisclosed interviews (more than 400) comprising thousands of pages. The frankness of these documents reveals the bitterness and resentment of many officials who have damned successive administrations for their involvement in this conflict, misleading the American public over the progress of this war.

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Interviews with Dr Dorothy Denning

Since the Professional Security Studies department houses the Dr. Dorothy E. Denning Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, now would be a good time to direct you to two recent interviews with her: an oral history interview from the University of Minnesota (2013), and this 2018 oral history interview housed at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Historian Robert Caro and Doing Research in the Digital Age

This is an enlightening interview of interest to anyone who does historical research.

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Book Lovers Discuss Their Collections

A point of transparency here – I label myself a book lover; my collection is north of 8,000 volumes. This delightful piece in The Washington Post interviews several people, including the Librarian of Congress, on their collections and their attitudes to the tomes they possess.

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Stan Lee: Interviews and Presentations

This is only a small smattering of the vast amount of material available on this prolific creator.

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A Recent Interview With Congressman Frank J Guarini

This interview appeared in the online edition of The Jersey Journal, November 20, 2017. NJCU’s library is named after him because of his very generous donation to the University.

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Interviews with Ishiguro Kazuo, the 2017 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Interviews with this author can be found at NPR, several are in this book, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and YouTube to name a few.

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Brian Aldiss, 1925-2017

He was one of the seminal writers (along with Michael Moorcock and J G Ballard) who ushered in the British “new wave” of science fiction. I eagerly looked forward to his work, remembering his challenging novels from the 1960s through the late 1990s. It must also be stated that he was an influential editor, anthologist, and non-fiction writer.

Biographical information about him can be found in this entry from the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Obituaries can be found at The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Locus.

Remembrances are at Ansibleinterviews are on YouTube; here is a great interview from 2015 from The Telegraph.

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What Books Meant to President Obama

If you want to read the transcript of the interview President Obama had with The New York Times, it is here

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2016 New York ComicCon Wrap-up

We are not ashamed to say that we are big fans of science fiction, that we have been reading it for more than fifty years. In fact, the first books we ever bought when we were ten years old were the first volumes of Horatio Hornblower and a handful of Robert Heinlein‘s novels. So while we did not go to ComicCon (we sent our son as our avatar), we do want to point you to this website that contains full-length author interviews and panel discussions. Enjoy!

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Interview With the New Librarian of Congress

Those of us in the profession are so happy with this appointment on so many levels: Carla Hayden is the first librarian since Lewis Mumford retired in 1974 and is the first woman and first African-American to hold this most important position. A video and a transcript of her NPR interview are available online. Follow her on Twitter

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Interviews With African-American Artists

The Archives of American Art has a special collection on African-American Artists; it contains dozens of available oral interviews (with transcripts and audio excerpts) as well as digitized collections of major artists; for example, Romare Bearden (2000+ pages) and Palmer C Hayden (4000+ pages).

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Interviews with New Jerseyeans Who Are Making a Difference

This isn’t necessarily about politicians, rock stars, or media celebrities, but it is more about those people who really make a difference in others’ lives. NJ Spotlight, among its many features, produces Profiles, a site comprised of interviews with people whose work impacts New Jersey. For example: Gary Szatkowski who is this area’s top meteorologist for the National Weather Service; Megan Gilhool, who started a knitting therapy group in Sandy-ravaged Sea Bright; or Susie Wilson, the original champion of the family life curriculum for New Jersey schools. There are dozens of more worthies to read about.

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Interview with NJCU Athletic Director Alice De Fazio

Here is a recent interview with her discussing, inter alia, the expansion of the sports program, the Athletic Academic Retention Program, and the need for more female role models in sports. Photos accompany the article. NJCU’s profile in the Equity in Athletics database is available.

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“Conversations with History”

This acclaimed series of interviews now contains 500 dialogues with some of the world’s leading minds on a vast array of topics. You can search by name, topic, or year.

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President Henderson on NJTV

Here is President Henderson discussing NJCU with Mary Alice Williams. A summation of this almost 4-minute interview is included.

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A Brief Interview with President Henderson

President Henderson recently met with the editorial board of the Jersey Journal. Here is the result.

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Artist Interviews from the Tate Museum

Audio Arts was an innovative audio-cassette magazine first published in 1972; it contained interviews with artists, critics, and other luminaries from the arts. The Tate Museum has preserved and made these interviews, over 1600 of them, available online. Listen to Christo, James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, and Paul McCarthy, among others.

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An Interview With Congressman Frank J Guarini

The interview is courtesy of The Jersey Journal.

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American Artists: Online Interviews and Papers

The Smithsonian Institution’s magnificent Archives of American Art contains wonderful treasures. We will highlight two of them: oral history interviews and digitized collections of papers. The former site is comprised of hundreds of interviews with those connected with the arts, from administrators to educators to painters. There is a brief biographical note, collection summary, and transcript appended to each entry; in certain cases, an audio excerpt is also available. Currently, the latter site houses 110 artists’ collections online; these range from the letters of Albert Bierstadt to Charles Scribner’s Sons Art Reference Department. Hundreds of thousands of documents/texts/images, etc. are freely available. GREAT resources for art history or history researchers.

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