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Oak Park Public Library (Oak Park, IL 60301)
Deborah Preiser (Project Director: March 2012 to present)

America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

"America's Music is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music. The grantee will present six programs on these uniquely American musical traditions: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock and mambo and hip hop. It will also encourage scholar-led discussion about the documentary films and the projects' major humanities themes.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Small Grants to Libraries: America's Music

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2012 – 12/31/2013