The Only Recording of Mencken’s Voice

This is the only known recording of H.L. Mencken’s voice and it is incredibly rare; thanks to Al Kaiser for making this recording available, which is archived on YouTube even though the video is static and it’s essentially radio, not video. We hear Mencken speaking just a matter of weeks before his debilitating stroke, and his mental acuity is perfect. The quality is amazingly good.

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  1. Where’s the rest of it? Is it in some library or archive somewhere? Or has it been lost? I’d love to hear if you know.

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