A recording of Ralph Schoenman's telephone conversation with Sir Stanley at The Observer regarding a £1000 advance on Bertrand Russell's autobiography. There is some debate about whether an offer was made to Russell or not, as well as information about a ""substantial offer from the US"". Schoenman refers to a letter of August 4th, but does not give a year.
The sound quality on the recording is quite poor. Sir Stanley's half of the call is inaudible or nearly so for most of it. The recording also cuts off before the end of the call."
1. The Arts This Week (14 May 1969), Radio 3, Brian McGee interviews A.J. Ayer about Bertrand Russell, (00:00:00-00:11:30).
2. Release (17 May 1969), TV, BBC2 (colour), includes interviews with Bertrand Russell, Edith Russell, Michael Foot, A.J. Ayer, Rupert Crawshay-Williams, and a number of others (intro - 00:12:45; content - 00:15:50-00:32:57).
3. World of Books (29 May 1969) Radio 4, Panel with Alec Hamilton, Ben Levy, and C.H. Rowell (00:33:00-00:41:05)."
Committee for Nuclear Disarmament, Direction Action Committee Against Nuclear War, Committee of 100, Scarborough 1960, and the anti-Nuclear movement. Robert Bolt, interviewer; TV2. Interviews with: William Wedderburn, Pat Arrowsmith, Canon John Collins, Christopher Mayhew, Stewart Hall, Kingsley Martin, Nicholas Walter, Michael Foot, Christopher Driver, Hugh Gaitskell, Bertrand Russell.
Ralph Schoenman recording a speech about a call for a strategy for the Committee of 100. About a third of the way in he stops to place a call to Jack Singleton for Bertrand Russell. Singleton calls back and he and Russell have a conversation about a broadcast he is about to give. Russell would like to read excerpts from a broadcast he gave for the BBC in 23 December 1954 on Nuclear War. They confirm a meeting on the 6 May [1967?]. An incoming call for David Powell, who is on his way, but has not arrived yet (00:35:20). Lucy [Russell?] calls to see if someone has come to collect two trunks (00:41:30). Schoenman gives directions to Penrhyndeudraeth (00:46:00) which abruptly shifts to a different conversation between Schoenman or John and an American man about arranging a number of visits, including one with Johh Graves, and additional conversations about the BBC interview arranged by Jack Singleton, and a long discussion about 80 pounds, and refers to an expected visit from the Yugoslavian ambassador('s secretary?) later that day. (00:47:00) Arranging with John Graves his travel plans to visit Russell (00:59:45)., There are long periods of silence in the recording.
Zizia Refugee Camp interview conducted in Arabic. Interview with Derek Cooper who is doing refugee relief work in Jordan, 1967 (00:25:10). Brief statement about repatriation of people to the West Bank (00:39:34). Interview conducted in Arabic (00:41:00).