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Keywords: Studs Terkel (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)
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Chicago History Museum (Chicago, IL 60614-6038)
Peter T. Alter (Project Director: May 2016 to present)
A Youth Engagement Project at the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History

A youth-engagement project teaching oral history techniques to communities of color for the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History at the Chicago History Museum.

The Chicago History Museum seeks grant support to expand an established youth engagement model for conducting and collecting oral histories from Chicago’s communities of color. This is an on-going project of the museum’s Studs Terkel Center for Oral History. With a mission to share Chicago stories, the Chicago History Museum has long collected oral histories of the people who shaped the city. Recently, the Center has developed a community partnership and youth engagement model to teach young people of color to work within their neighborhood to conduct oral history interviews and learn the history of their community. Support will make the work of collecting oral histories from communities of color a continued priority. The projects during the grant period will engage youth in The Chicago Quinceañera Oral History Project, the Chicago Refugee Oral History Project, and the Muslim Chicago Oral History Project.

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Project fields:
Immigration History; U.S. History; Urban History

Humanities Access Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (offered)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 9/30/2021


Window to the World Communications, Inc. (Chicago, IL 60625-4698)
Tony Macaluso (Project Director: June 2016 to present)
Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Production of an interpretive website organizing the Studs Terkel archive along with accompanying public programming and curriculum materials.

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive will utilize extensive humanities scholarship to enable and encourage widespread digital access of the 5,600 interviews and radio programs Studs Terkel recorded between 1952 and 1997 on WFMT. Known for his omnivorous interests in the humanities, sciences, and social movements, his work serves as a remarkable audio history of the 20th century. The collection features conversations with luminaries such as Martin Luther King, Simone de Beauvoir, Bob Dylan, James Baldwin, Margaret Mead, Toni Morrison, Carl Sagan, Louis Armstrong and Cesar Chavez. Terkel also hosted conversations with thousands of average working people commenting on their own experiences living through significant social movements and cultural changes. Support from the NEH would allow us to make this archive accessible, search-able, and engaging, and to build public programs that promote its use to a wide audience.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Labor History

Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Public Programs

$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2020


WTTW (Chicago, IL 60625)
Tony Macaluso (Project Director: January 2014 to January 2016)
Vox Humana: The Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Planning for an interactive, interpretive website that would allow the public to access the nearly 5,000 oral histories conducted by journalist Studs Terkel as part of his long-running radio show.

The Studs Terkel Radio archive and story machine will create a free digital resource to engage the public with Studs Terkel's audio work, consisting of more than 7,500 radio programs. This interactive web tool will provide the capacity for anyone to engage with and share selections from the archive in new contexts: making new art, telling new stories, and reflecting on contemporary events.

Project fields:
History, General; Media Studies; Social Sciences, General

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Public Programs

$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 7/31/2015


Chicago History Museum (Chicago, IL 60614-6038)
Bernard F. Reilly (Project Director: July 1997 to May 2001)
WFMT/Studs Terkel Archive Cataloging Project

To support the cataloging and selective preservation of Studs Terkel's radio interviews.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Preservation/Access Projects

Preservation and Access

$125,900 (approved)
$125,900 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1998 – 12/31/2000