Congratulations on this wonderful news. I look forward to working closely
with you to develop increased support to preserve and provide access to our
nation's musical legacy. The leadership that you and Richard Kurin bring to
this effort will be a major asset in the coming years. This latest support
is yet another example of your vision for the American Folklife Center. We
all applaud you for this leadership.
William R. Ferris, Chairman
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
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From: Peggy Bulger [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 10:01 AM
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Subject: Save America's Treasures
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
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
FAX (202) 707-2076
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