Voice of America interview about economic importance of the Pacific Basin, May 20, 1985



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Ambassador Mansfield discusses the economic importance of the Pacific Basin to the United States. He describes East Asia as a politically cohesive unit with the exception of Soviet activity in the area.

This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.

Item Type



Balance of trade.; United States--Economic policy--1981-1993.; United States--Foreign economic relations--Japan.; Japan--Foreign economic relations--United States

Date Created


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Japan; United States



Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Political Speeches, Press Interviews, and Campaign Advertisements Audio Recordings, OH 022

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Holder

Copyright to this recording may be held by the University of Montana—Missoula. For more information, please contact Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Audio File Number

OH 022-406a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 tape counter index (2 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:13:27 minutes

Local Filename

OH_022_406a.mp3; OH_022_406a_TCI.pdf

Digitization Information

Audio captured using a Nakamichi MR-2, 2-head professional cassette deck. The capture is controlled through Adobe Audition with sampling rates, 44100 hz, 32-bit float. Output is as follows: capture quality (real-time conversion), medium quality, none (dither); high-quality conversion, best quality (slowest), shaped (dither). File processed to WAV for preservation and MP3 for online access using Adobe Audition. The PDF files were OCR’d with Abbyy FineReader version 9.0.

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Index of Mansfield interview

Voice of America interview about economic importance of the Pacific Basin, May 20, 1985