January 16, 2022

Revitalizing Indigenous Oral History, Doris Duke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in Grants to Universities, Tribal Museums and Libraries

From the Associated Press (via Indian Country Today):

A major effort is getting underway at several universities, tribal museums and libraries around the U.S. to digitize the oral histories of thousands of Native Americans that were collected a half century ago as part of a project initiated by the late philanthropist Doris Duke.

The New York-based Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Tuesday that it has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to help with the translation, transcription and indexing of the recordings so they can be accessible to Native communities, students and the wider public.


The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums will serve as the national coordinator for the project. The participating schools include the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona, University of Florida, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of New Mexico, University of Oklahoma, University of South Dakota and University of Utah.

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Updated February 15, 2020
University of Arizona Part Of Effort to Increase Access to Native American Oral Histories (via Tucson.com)

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