Peggy, just great news. I think it's a real benefit that you and Richard
will be working together on this one. Thanks Ellen for all your
On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Peggy Bulger wrote:
> Greetings to all, Board and Staff:
> I have terrific news. The Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and
> Cultural Studies and the American Folklife Center will be
> collaborating on a major initiative to digitize and preserve our sound
> recordings. The Save America's Treasures Program of the White House
> Milennium Programs has granted us $750,000 to accomplish this joint
> effort. We will be working together to raise the $750,000 in matching
> Richard Kurin and I will be meeting this week and we will be calling
> a planning meeting asap of our two archival staffs to coordinate the
> initial activities and plan for the work to be done.
> I will be in touch soon concerning the role that you can have to
> assist us in raising the matching funds. I have great optimism that
> we will be able to raise much more than our 1-to-1 requirement, for
> this is a very compelling program. Jan Lauridson of the LC
> development office will be working with us, as well as Josh Silver,
> Development Officer of the Smithsonian Folklife Office.
> More later, but I want to close by thanking two people:
> Ellen Lovell, who has been the heart and soul behind this effort and
> has been an advocate for us with enormous results. We are looking
> forward to working with Ellen to put the project into place and we are
> very fortunate to have her input for all of our efforts as a very
> proactive board member!!
> Richard Kurin, who offered to collaboarte in a real and significant
> way with this project. The Smithsonian is the hosting agency and was
> the office that had to submit the grant (LC is not eligible for these
> funds). Richard did a masterful job of taking our ideas and dreams
> and putting them into a cogent and compelling grant application.
> My thanks to both Ellen and Richard and (as Mickey Hart would say) .
> . . . onward and upward!!!!
> Peggy A. Bulger, Director
> American Folklife Center
> Library of Congress
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