Preservation Projects

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In 2002 Pacifica Radio Archives embarked on our long-term Preservation & Access Project. Our goal: to assess, preserve and make available to the widest possible public, historic radio programs of the highest social, cultural and artistic value in our collection of approximately 40,500 original audio tapes.

Archives Director Brian DeShazor and PRA Preservation and Access Project Coordinator Adi Gevins were invited to testify before the National Recorded Sound Preservation Board of the Library of Congress on November 29. The topic: the state of sound preservation in America. Their presentation was featured later that day on Pacifica stations nationwide. Listen to or read [PDF] the testimony.

Preservation & Access Project at the Library of Congress

Brian DeShazor (director of the Archives) and Adi Gevins (coordinator of the PRA Preservation and Access Project) were invited to testify before the National Recorded Sound Preservation Board of the Library of Congress on November 29. The topic: the state of sound preservation in America. Their presentation was featured later that day on Pacifica stations nationwide. Listen to or read [PDF] the testimony.

- See more at: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/grants#sthash.sqEY687t.dpuf

Preservation & Access Project at the Library of Congress

Brian DeShazor (director of the Archives) and Adi Gevins (coordinator of the PRA Preservation and Access Project) were invited to testify before the National Recorded Sound Preservation Board of the Library of Congress on November 29. The topic: the state of sound preservation in America. Their presentation was featured later that day on Pacifica stations nationwide. Listen to or read [PDF] the testimony.

- See more at: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/grants#sthash.h7msESqe.dpuf

These programs, mostly dating from the 1950s through the 1980s, document the essential movements, experiments and musings of the latter half of the 20th century, as broadcast on one or more of the Pacifica Radio Stations: KPFA in Berkeley, California; KPFK in Los Angeles, California; KPFT in Houston, Texas; WBAI in New York City; and WPFW in Washington, DC.

This section of our website shows the process and products of our ongoing efforts. You'll find restored audio, program transcripts, historic Folio program guides, recorded highlights of 1968, technical reports, and work completed with grants from the GRAMMY Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


                      

The Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation & Access Project is funded (in part) by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, grants from the GRAMMY Foundation(r), The Ford Foundation, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, The Pacifica Foundation, supporters of the Pacifica Radio Archives, members of the Adopt-a-Tape program, and listeners to Pacifica Radio Stations, KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI, WPFW.

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