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Dear ARSC list,

I am writing you all today to ask you to help the State University of New
York Fredonia Archives & Special Collections department in a grant program
that we are participating in. I am currently implementing an audio
preservation, digitization and restoration project for the archives on the
historic Sigurd Rascher audio collection. This collection contains rare and
unique recordings of the influential twentieth-century saxophonist, Sigurd
Rascher, and his students. We have been privately funded to this point, but
will need outside funds in order to complete the project.

I have submitted an application for the Pepsi Refresh-Everything grant
program. They have 1,000 grant applications each month, and the money is
awarded based on popular vote. There are 10 awards of $5,000, 10 awards of
$25,000, 10 awards of $50,000, and 2 awards of $250,000 each month. My
application is for $50,000. With this money, we will easily be able to
complete the project without having to look for other funding.

Each person can vote for an idea once per day per project for the entire
month of November. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me out by
voting at the link below:

http://www.refresheverything.com/rascheraudio

Just click on the link, then click the "Vote for this idea" button on the
right-hand side. You will be prompted to create an account. Alternatively,
you can sign in with your Facebook account, if you have one.

I am creating a daily mailing list for the month of November. I will send
out reminder emails each day with a link to the page for voting. Please let
me know off list ( [log in to unmask] ) if you would like to be added
to this mailing list.

Iąd appreciate any and all support in this endeavor! It would be great if
you could share this link with your friends, family and colleagues! We need
as many votes as possible to be successful in this extremely competitive
program. 

Thank you,
Melissa Widzinski


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Melissa M. Widzinski
Audio Engineer
Curator to the Rascher Collection
Archives and Special Collections
Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

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