The next four years are going to be very exciting at the GBH Archives and for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In January, we received a grant from the Mellon Foundation for $16,000,000. We will be digitizing more at-risk media and growing the collection substantially.
“The preservation of public media is as critical as its creation. Mellon’s commitment to help ensure the longevity of this multivocal cultural and civic heritage will provide future generations opportunities to understand themselves and their communities in more complete ways,” said Patricia Hswe, Program Officer for Public Knowledge at The Mellon Foundation. “I’m thrilled that GBH, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, will be able to pursue this rescue work on a large scale and make substantial progress in saving this endangered media.”American Archive of Public Broadcasting Blog