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New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10013-1220)
Andy Lanset (Project Director: July 2014 to present)

WNYC Audio Preservation and Access Project (Part II)

The digitization of up to 680 hours of radio broadcast recordings (1,360 individual recordings) from 1938 to 1970 pertaining to the political, social, and cultural history of New York.

New York Public Radio (NYPR), parent company of public radio stations WNYC and WQXR, respectfully requests a two-year grant of $325,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support Part II of the WNYC Audio Preservation and Access Project. This project will digitize, catalog, and provide wide access to approximately 680 hours of vintage radio broadcast material relevant to a wide range of humanities disciplines, including political science, urban development and sustainability, foreign affairs, arts and culture, and media history.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Media Studies; Urban History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2017