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WGBH Gets Big Grant for American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Mellon foundation provides $1 million

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is the recipient of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The archive is a collaboration between WGBH(FM/TV) and the Library of Congress. The grant was steered to the WGBH Educational Foundation. A press release said that “WGBH will use the grant funds to build technical capacity for the intake of new content, develop collaborative initiatives, build training and support services for AAPB contributors and foster scholarly use and enhance public access for the collection.”

It added, “These efforts will include the creation of advisory committees for scholars, stations and educators” along with “outreach” efforts. WGBH is already posting job notices.

WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott said, “I am grateful that the Mellon Foundation has recognized the invaluable efforts of our archivists to save these historic programs for the future.”