Historian Taylor Branch '68 to Talk About Clinton Tapes

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Taylor Branch ’68 will speak about his book The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President Feb. 23 in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library.

The free public program, sponsored by the library’s Southern Historical Collection, will begin at 5:45 p.m. following a reception at 5 p.m.

Branch’s book is the result of White House interviews that Branch conducted between 1993 and 2001 with President Bill Clinton at Clinton’s request. The conversations offered rare insight into the workings of the country’s highest office and the mind of the man who held that position for eight years.

Following each session, Branch recorded his recollections of the interview along with his own impressions and observations. Those recordings and transcriptions are now available to researchers at the Southern Historical Collection, along with other material documenting Branch’s connections with the Clinton White House, as part of the Taylor Branch Papers.

To learn more about the Taylor Branch Collection and how to request materials, contact the Southern Historical Collection at (919) 962-1345 or

For program information, contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 962-4207.

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