Preserving the Field Recordings of Mike Seeger

Grant to: University of North Carolina (2016)


An award in the amount of $25,000.00 to University of North Carolina in 2016.


Funding to digitize approximately 622 hours of unique audio recordings in the Mike Seeger Collection for preservation. The funding allowed the Southern Folklife Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to outsource the digitization of Seeger’s original 1/4” open reel tapes to an experienced vendor specializing in audio preservation transfers.

About the NRPF

The National Recording Preservation Foundation (NRPF) is an independent, charitable organization and registered 501(c)(3) entity. The NRPF works across the United States to foster awareness of the diverse perspectives and communities documented in audio, to support the preservation of historical and at-risk audio collections, and to coordinate resources for the digital preservation of audio recordings. The NRPF was mandated through federal charter by the U.S. Congress under the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-474) and was thereafter duly incorporated in 2010.

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