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Preserving the Interview Recordings of Mel Gussow, American and British Theater Critic

The Harry Ransom Center proposes a seven-month pilot project to outsource the digitization of 75 cassette audiotape interviews recorded by Mel Gussow (1933-2005), renowned New York Times American and British theater critic. Gussow was among the fi...

Citizens’ Council Radio Forums: Digitizing the Interviews of Segregationist Politicians, 1957-1966

The Citizens’ Council, founded in 1954 following the Brown v. Board decision, was very powerful in working to maintain segregation in Mississippi. They spread their message using several strategies, including television and radio segments; the Cit...

Digitization and Dissemination of Technically Problematic KUAC-FM Radio (Alaska) Programs (1979-1997)

One hundred and twenty-six hours from the nearly 950 open-reel audio tapes from the KUAC FM Audiotapes Collection held in the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), h...

Debating the Vietnam War: Film and Audio Recordings from the 1960s and 1970s

This project will digitize 144 open reel-to-reel, magnet tapes and 52 motion picture films from speeches, conferences, films and other programs which included public figures who spoke out to end the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s. The metadata...

Preserving and Making Accessible the Dictabelt Recordings of Rod Serling

The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) proposes an eleven-month project to outsource the digitization of 1,152 dictabelts in the Rod Serling collection and fund a temporary position at the WCFTR to do quality control inspection...

Preserving Rare Recordings of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and the Free Synagogue Pulpit that are held at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

This project proposes to digitize original recordings of sermons and addresses primarily of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, together with other speakers, delivered during services for The Free Synagogue held at Carnegie Hall in New York City from 1931-1942...

Radio Haiti Open Reel Audio Tape: Intensive Remediation Project

Duke University Libraries seeks support for digitizing 88 quarter - inch open-reel tapes from the Radio Haiti Collection. An NEDCC assessment notes that twelve have an acetate base and suffer moderate to severe spoking, cupping, and brittleness. S...

Learning from Legends: Reflections on the 1960s Collection

Our yearlong pilot project entails preserving, digitizing and publishing a gift collection of original recorded interviews with 278 civil rights leaders, activists, women’s rights leaders, politicians and Vietnam War veterans from the Sixties, mak...

Apache Prisoner of War Audio Collection Digitization and Processing Project

We plan to digitize Fort Sill Chiricahua/Warm Springs Apache sound collections. This community is descended from the Apache prisoners of war seized with Geronimo in 1886. Collections highlight the music and oral history of Chihene, or Warm Springs...

Preserving the Programming Archives of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland.

The National Public Broadcasting Archives (NPBA) will reformat at-risk, rare audio recordings (600 open-reel tapes, estimated 300 hours, dating 1965-1984) from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) Collection. The NFCB is a nati...

Reel to Reel Tape Recordings of the Creative Associates Recitals at the University at Buffalo, 1964-1980

Project to reformat 173 reel to reel tapes containing circa 627 musical works presented on recitals by the University at Buffalo's Creative Associates, 1964-1980. The Associates were members of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, estab...

Preserving the History of World War II’s Elite Ski Troopers, the 10th Mountain Division

The 10th Mountain Division Resource Center oral history collection at the Denver Public Library (DPL) consists of 246 audio and audiovisual recordings of interviews with World War II veterans who served with the 10th Mountain Division. These recor...

Preservation of the H.K. Yuen Social Movement Audio Archive

The UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library (ESL) will reformat and preserve selected at-risk, rare audio recordings (262 tapes; estimated 655 hours; dating ca. 1964-1980) from the H.K. Yuen Social Movement Archive. The entire collection consists of ap...

Standard Hour Broadcast Recordings

This 10-month project will digitize 608 lacquer discs and 76 tapes of the Standard Hour program (1938-1955), the first radio series in the US devoted to symphonic music. The program was broadcast from 1926 to 1955, winning the George Peabody Medal...

Preserving the First-Person Oral History Recordings of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) produces 800 repertory performances of 11 plays for 400,000 ticketholders annually. OSF’s Archives is one of the country’s only organization-based theatrical archives and is a full-fledged research center with...

Sounds of mid-20thc Irish-America: preserving historic music field recordings for research access

Boston College hosts internationally-known archival collections supporting the study of lrish traditional music; two of these, the James W. Smith Irish Music Collection and Joe Lamont Irish Music Collection, include open-reel tapes of unpublished ...

Documenting the Evangelical Movement in the United States: Digitizing Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Open-Reel Audiotapes, 1957-1980

Special Collections & Archives, Wake Forest University, and repository of the North Carolina Historical Baptist Collection will reformat and digitize approximately 1,500 at-risk and rare open-reel audio recordings belonging to the Baptist State Co...

Lawrence Lipton’s L.A. in the Time of the Beats: Sounds of the 1950s and 1960s Counterculture

Lawrence Lipton’s L.A. in the Time of the Beats will reveal many previously unheard interviews and musical performances from the Beat generation and later countercultural movements. For this pilot project, we will digitize 300 hours of original 7"...

Caribbean Folklore Recordings, 1950s-1960s, Digitization Project: the University of Pennsylvania Folklore Department Collections.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) proposes to digitize folkloric sound recordings created by some of the best-known American folklorists, who worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Folklore Dep...

Mid-century Music Diversity in East Tennessee: Digitizing country, jazz, old time, pop and religious music from the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound’s circa 1950s studio and field recordings

TAMIS seeks to digitize and provide access to thirty ¼-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes recorded in East Tennessee in the 1950s, representing an array of musical styles produced in the region. Captured on the tapes comprising the Jack Comer, Valley R...

The Voices of Visionaries: Digitizing and Preserving Optometry’s Oral History

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation (Foundation) respectfully requests $19,925 to support a project of the Archives and Museum of Optometry (AMO). The AMO proposes a 12-month project to digitally preserve and provide online access to 60 hours of ...

Dr. Robert Garfias KRAB Radio Programs 1962-1981: Musics of the World

This project focuses on the preservation of 118 analog reel to reel tapes from the Robert Garfias KRAB Radio Show collection and on improved access to the collection. These programs, produced by ethnomusicologist Robert Garfias from 1962-1981, are...

Digitizing Public Radio Program Collection Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

WHYY seeks support to digitize 80 of the most at-risk reel to reel tapes of the award-winning public radio program Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Produced and owned totally by WHYY, this engaging and thought-provoking daily interview program e...

Living and Playing the Blues: Live Performances and Conversations with Chicago Blues People, a Collection of Interviews and Recordings by Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Caleb Dube.

This project will preserve and provide scholarly and public access to over 120 hours of recordings of in-depth interviews with Chicago blues musicians, producers, and presenters, including informal live performances, conducted by DePaul University...

Expanding Discourse - Digitizing the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Visiting Artist and Symposium audio collections

PAFA will provide the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) analog audio media to be professionally preserved and digitized. NEDCC will utilize their new audio preservation service that employs a “high-touch, high quality workflow”. The p...

Art Sato “In Your Ear” Preservation Project

The collection includes 200 hours of original, unique, aging, increasingly at-risk analog recordings of Art Sato’s interviews with innovative practitioners of jazz and Latin music conducted over 30 years for his weekly radio series “In Your Ear,” ...

Sounds of mid-20thc Irish-American culture: digitizing the James W. Smith Irish Music Collection recordings for preservation and access

Boston College hosts internationally-known archival collections supporting the study of lrish traditional music, and one of these, the James W. Smith Irish Music Collection, includes open-reel tapes of unpublished music representing a classic case...

Bryant Library Oral History Collection Digitization Project

This project will result in the digitization of 49 cassette tapes containing oral history interviews of Roslyn, New York residents recorded between 1965 and 1978. Containing the unique recollections of then-elderly residents, many whose families h...

Accessing NHPR’s The Exchange

Since 1995, The Exchange has been New Hampshire’s only state-wide radio call-in program. The public affairs program has been a place where policies and issues important to the state are discussed by knowledgeable guests; it is also a virtual “town...

Great Hudson River Revival - Clearwater Festival concerts

Wesleyan's World Music Archives holds 30 years of recordings deposited by Phil Ciganer, the owner of the Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling, NY (since relocated to Beacon, NY). For the pilot grant we would like to target approximately 56 hours of cassett...

Voices Against the Vietnam War

This project will digitize approximately 75-100 hours of open reel, magnet tapes from speeches, conferences, and other programs from a wide variety of public figures who spoke out against the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s. The current inadequ...

Preserving "Woody's Children": Documenting Decades of American Folk Music

Preserving "Woody's Children" ensures the accessibility and longevity of a major collection of American broadcasting and performing arts history, as well as the creativity of the show's creator and host, Robert Sherman. Sherman's papers and record...