*Please excuse cross-posting*

Dear ARSC friends,

I'm pleased to announce that the Pacifica Radio Archives have upgraded to a
new blog <>for our NHPRC Grant
project "*American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982*". Please
visit and see how this remarkable project is coming along. And please
subscribe if you would like to stay up-to-date on the project!

About the project:

The *American Women Making History and Culture, 1963-1982 (“American
Women”)*  collection includes Pacifica Radio Archives’ holdings from the
five Pacifica radio stations (KPFA- Berkeley, CA; KPFK- Los Angeles, CA;
WBAI- New York, NY; WPFW- Washington, DC; and KPFT- Houston, TX) pertaining
to the Women’s movement, or the period popularly known as “Second Wave
Feminism” in the United States; from the publication of *The Feminine
Mystique *(Betty Friedan, 1963) through the failure of the Equal Rights
Amendment in 1982. The *American Women* collection will document the
emergence and evolution of the Women’s movement in cities across the United
States over the included timespan, as well as the unique role Pacifica
Radio played by providing a place for women to create and air programming
that communicated the movement.

This two-year project (October 2013-September 2015) includes the
digitization of nearly 1,700 reel-to-reel tapes, and the updating of legacy
catalog records through two levels of cataloging–editing item-level
descriptions with standardized metadata, and a searchable online finding
aid available at the Online Archive of California.  The digital objects and
records will be preserved long-term at the California Digital Library via
the UC Berkeley Library.  Public access to streaming audio will be provided
by the Internet Archive.  Dedicated web pages on the Pacifica website will
describe the collection and provide links to the streaming audio at the
Internet Archive.  In the end, we will have a tested methodology for
undergoing future preservation and access projects at Pacifica, and most
important, we will produce an incomparable collection of primary sources
for the study of the American Women’s movement.

So far, fifty-one of the *American Women* recordings have been made
available streaming through the UC Berkeley Library online catalog:
Click here
browse through and listen to this selection. (These recordings take 30-60
seconds to load on Real Player, so please be patient)

Special thanks to the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission for their generous support.

You can also visit the Pacifica Radio Archives project web page

Jolene Beiser, Project Archivist
Pacifica Radio Archives
3729 Cahuenga Boulevard West
North Hollywood, CA 91604