On Jan. 20, the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, Apple iTunes will feature the University of North Dakota’s JFK Digital Archives.
Ten recordings of the late president, who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963, are available on iTunes through UND. They include a speech he gave at the University on Sept. 25, 1963, as part of a five-day tour around the United States.
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“This is significant because now that these recordings are in a digital form, they’re available to anyone who has access to iTunes,” said Wilbur Stolt, director of UND’s Chester Fritz Library. “Before this, historical researchers interested in the recordings would have to contact the library or make a visit.”
Audio recordings on cassette tapes, speech text and photographs of Kennedy’s 1963 visit to UND were preserved in the library’s special collections section. They are now available online at the University’s website as the JFK Digital Archive (http://und.edu/john-f-kennedy-digital-archive/).