CCTV receives NEH grant to support community archives

(April 24, 2024)

Vermont Biz 

CCTV Center for Media & Democracy has announced receipt of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant alongside 32 peer archival institutions across the country. This $49,927 grant award will support efforts to preserve and expand access to audio/visual community history materials in the CCTV Archives. 

The CCTV Archives include 42,000+ video programs dating back to the early 1980’s in Burlington, Vermont, a time of social and political transformation of the state’s largest city. Begun as the collection of a prolific local videographer and CCTV Co-Founder, Nat Ayer recording hometown events, CCTV quickly expanded into a collection of recordings by a legion of community media makers connecting community members while documenting local history and culture in the making.

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