A Courageous Voice: The Worldwide Journalism of Colin Edwards


The Freedom Archives seeks a planning grant from CLIR as a necessary first step in the preservation of in-depth exclusive recordings by Colin Edwards (1924-1994), an internationally known radio journalist and commentator. In 1949 he began as a combat correspondent with the British army in Malaya, Burma, Indochina, and Korea. Over the next 30 years he broadcast documentaries from around the world on a wide range of topics.

We will conduct a careful classification process, analyze the physical condition, catalog, make database entries and compile a finder's aid for his large body of work. The Freedom Archives has the expertise and technical facility to provide a firm foundation for preservation and future access by scholars.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



The Freedom Archives


  • Mr. Claude Marks (The Freedom Archives)
  • Mr. Nathaniel Moore

Date Range

1949 - 1990

Geographic Scope

International and national - SF Bay Area


  • 3000 Audio (Including Speech And Music)