The Soul of Reason

0021002-16KH Rose Library staff enviro portraits. Shot for Christeene Alcosiba

My capstone involves an audio collection of approx. 260+ reel-to-reel tapes from the 1970s and 1980s housed in the NYU University Archives. They are part of a half-hour, interview-based radio series titled the Soul of Reason produced by Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr., the first Director of NYU’s Institute of African-American Affairs, and broadcast on WNYU and WNBC. The weekly show featured interviews with leaders and influential members of NYC’s African-American community. I have been looking into the tapes’ content to discern their potential research value.