Wonderful news for the DCA's collections. The National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities, the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has awarded DCA one of its "Save America's Treasures" grants to stabilize and preserve 200 reel-to-reel audio tapes from Edward R. Murrow's This I Believe radio program.
The Edward R. Murrow papers, circa 1913-1985 is the world's largest collection of Edward R. Murrow material. The This I Believe recordings have immense cultural value, but will deteriorate and be lost unless they are stabilized and preserved. This grant will allow us to protect these invaluable cultural artifacts. We look forward to being able to make them available to the public at the Tufts Digital Library. A small amount of the This I Believe audio is already available at our website -- visit for a taste!
More information about Edward R. Murrow and the Edward R. Murrow papers is available at our online exhibit showcasing the collection. Many photographs from the Edward R. Murrow papers are available in the Tufts Digital Library.