Fresh Air in the Sunlight: Opening Access to Forty Years of WHYY's Fresh Air with Terry Gross


WHYY seeks support to create free access to its 38+-year collection of the Peabody Award-winning national radio program FRESH AIR WITH TERRY GROSS. Produced and owned totally by WHYY, this award-winning, weekday magazine of contemporary arts and culture is in its 38th year of production and the 27th year of national distribution. 8,000 of these rich oral histories of best in class literary, visual and performing artists dating from 1976 till today have been digitized and archived by WHYY but are hidden from the public. Drexel University in Philadelphia will serve as a sub-contracted partner on this project bringing extensive experience in the standardization, cataloguing and "open access" of archives and hidden collections to the project


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



WHYY, Inc.


  • Mr. William Weber (WHYY, Inc.)

Collaborating Institution(s)

Drexel University in Philadelphia will work together with WHYY on this project as a subcontracted partner.

Date Range

1976 - 2014

Geographic Scope

The 8,000 programs are international in scope-spanning all continents.


  • 8000 Audio (Including Speech And Music)