WYSO Gets $5 Million Grant to Preserve Black College Radio Archives at 29 HBCUs
From the Dayton Daily News:
A $5 million grant to a Yellow Springs-based public radio station will fund the preservation of radio material for every Historically Black College or University that has a radio station in the country.
WYSO has been awarded major funding from the Mellon Foundation to support The HBCU Radio Preservation Project, according to WYSO. A collaboration between the WYSO Archives and the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), supports radio stations at HBCUs throughout the country in preserving their legacies and cultural heritage, a statement from the station said Monday.
A collection of reformatted historical HBCU radio material will available at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting along with an oral history collection that will be housed at Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center.
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See Also: HBCU Radio Preservation Project Website
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