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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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Tune In Tuesdays: StoryCorps

Sixty-seven thousand interviews, spanning 44,000 hours, containing over 100,000 voices – and counting.  These are among the raw estimates for one of the nation’s largest collections of recorded memories, StoryCorps.

Posted: September 27, 2016
Integration at Ole Miss
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Tune In Tuesdays: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, founded in 1971, collects oral histories documenting Mississippi’s history of slavery, disfranchisement, white supremacy, segregation, and violence, and the development of black activism.

Posted: September 20, 2016
Leo Sarkisian recording in Ghana, ca. 1966
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Tune In Tuesdays: Music Time in Africa

Recordings from the VOA radio program “Music Time in Africa” (MTiA), the oldest and longest-running English-language radio program devoted to African music.

Posted: September 13, 2016
Portrait, Clara Bow, undated. Gift of Frederika Tuttle Hastings and Helen Tuttle
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Tune In Tuesdays: Silent Film Era Collection

Supported by a 2008 NEH grant, the Museum of the Moving Image, located in New York City, has digitized thousands of artifacts dating from 1894 to 1931 related to silent films.

Posted: September 1, 2016
New Roots/Nuevas Raíces is an ongoing oral history research initiative.
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Tune In Tuesdays: New Roots: Latino Oral Histories

New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte, based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was launched in 2006 and aims to document Latino migration to North Carolina.

Posted: August 29, 2016
Reverend C. L. Franklin (1915-1984)
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Tune In Tuesdays: Preserving the American Black Journal

In 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) received a grant from the NEH to preserve and provide access to the historic videotape collection of the long-standing series American Black Journal.

Posted: August 23, 2016
Arthur B. Church and Kark Koerper at KMBC farm.
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Tune in Tuesdays: KMBC Radio Collection

Supported by a 2011 NEH grant, the University of Missouri-Kansas City has preserved nearly two thousand recordings of KMBC broadcasts dating from 1935 to 1950.

Posted: August 15, 2016
Map of NDNP Participants
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Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

We are happy to announce the addition of four new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program!

Posted: August 11, 2016
Kurt Vonnegut and Unknown.
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Tune In Tuesdays: PEN American Center Digital Archive of Free Expression

Supported by a 2015 NEH grant, PEN American Center is preserving and digitizing more than 1,200 hours of recordings from 800 events previously unavailable to the public.

Posted: August 8, 2016
Maddox Brothers and Rose (Cal, Henry, Rose, Don, and Fred Maddox).
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Tune In Tuesdays: From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music

Old-time country musician Mike Seeger once famously remarked that folk music is “all the music that fits between the cracks.”  Supported by NEH grants in 2008 and 2012, the University of North Carolina has digitized over 5,000 hours of audio and 4,500 photographs documenting the region’s traditional music and musicians from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Posted: August 1, 2016