Digitizing Georgia Oral Histories, 1966–1968

Grant to: Atlanta Historical Society (2019)


An award in the amount of $5,000.00 to Atlanta Historical Society in 2019.


Between 1966 and 1968, Georgia State University students spread out to interview common folk: men, women, and children in Georgia and across the southeast on topics including crafts, storytelling, superstitions, jokes, remedies, songs and ballads, and local traditions. The interviews provide unique insight into Southern Appalachian culture during the twentieth century and will contribute to the teaching, study, and presentation of Southern Folklore. The AHC will continue to partner with Preserve South for this project, a local audio and video engineering firm that specializes in media migration. Upon grant completion, the content will be freely open to the public.

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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