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LAVC Historical Museum Receives a Digitization Grant

The LAVC Historical Museum was awarded a California Audiovisual Preservation Project grant to digitize the museum's collection of oral interviews of early San Fernando Valley residents. The never previously published interviews were conducted over a span of 13 years by former LAVC historical museum founder and history professor Dr. James Dobson.

LAVC Historical Museum Receives a Digitization Grant

The California Preservation Program has awarded the LAVC Historical Museum with a California Audiovisual Preservation Project digitization grant. The grant, which was awarded in January 2017, will provide the Museum funding to digitize 100 audio cassette tapes of oral interviews of early San Fernando Valley residents that give a rare glimpse into the lives of these early residents. 

The audio interviews were conducted by Dr. James Dodson, a LAVC history professor and the founder of the LAVC Historical Museum, between 1976-1989. 

The interviews are in the LAVC Historical Museum's collection, and are one-of-a-kind primary audio material on the history of the San Fernando Valley that has never been published before. Digitizing these interviews will give the Museum more opportunities to reach scholars, historians, and K-12 and college students doing research on the San Fernando Valley's history. 

Once the audio recordings have been digitized, they will be hosted on the California Light and Sound Web page and the LAVC Historical Museum will have a link on its Web page to access it.

The California Preservation Program's (CCP) California Audiovideo Preservation Project provides digitization, preservation and access services for historic California audiovisual recordings for its California Light and Sound collection of recordings. The project gathers best archival practices for moving image and sound preservation and establishes low-cost, practical, standards to help collecting organizations move from the analog age to the digital age.

The LAVC Historical Museum was founded in 1975 by Dr. James Dodson. The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and promote historical artifacts as it relates to the history of the San Fernando Valley. The Museum also has a new digital collection of  LAVC photos from 1960s. For more information, visit the LAVC Historical Museum Web page.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 3/1/2017 5:00:14 PM