Preserving HBCU Radio Archives at Elizabeth City State University

Grant to: WYSO Radio (2023)


An award in the amount of $8,500.00 to WYSO Radio in 2023.


The HBCU Radio Preservation Project, in collaboration with WYSO/Miami Valley Public Media and the Northeast Document Conservation Center, will work to preserve archival radio materials from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), specifically those held at WRVS and the G. R. Little Library at Elizabeth City State University. The project will pilot a methodology that will serve as a model for working with and preserving other HCBU broadcasts surveyed during the project’s previous round of NRPF funding.

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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