MTSU Center for Popular Music receives new grants ...

MTSU Center for Popular Music receives new grants (video)

The Center for Popular Music at MTSU has received new grants from the Grammy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities that will allow the MTSU center to preserve, digitize and put online more of America’s music.

The $127,956 NEH grant will catalog and archive more than 9,000 pieces of early 18th- to 20th-century fiddle, fife and flute dance tunes, hymns, songs, ballads and keyboard pieces on a searchable website in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass.

The $19,993 grant from the Grammy Foundation will preserve, inventory and digitize more than 3,850 cassette and open-reel tapes of music, oral histories and field recordings of the late MTSU folklorist Dr. Charles Wolfe.

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