Digitizing KUT Radio Collections

Grant to: KUT Radio (University of Texas at Austin) (2019)

Summary

An award in the amount of $10,000.00 to KUT Radio (University of Texas at Austin) in 2019.

Synopsis

Says Laura Willis, Digital Assets and Operations Coordinator, “Digitizing these reels in order to make them available online will provide a wealth of exciting, wide-ranging local and global research material.” The material covers a wide range of public figures including Stokely Carmichael, Dick Gregory, Joseph Heller, Walt Rostow, Dr. Page Keeton, Walter Cronkite, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Bill Moyers, Coretta Scott King and Barbara Jordan. The digitized broadcasts are given wide public access through a collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, which will stream the programs online.

About the NRPF

The National Recording Preservation Foundation (NRPF), a federally chartered corporation, is an independent, charitable organization. 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 created by the U.S. Congress by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-474) and was duly incorporated by the Library of Congress as a 501(c)3 organization in 2010.

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