April 11, 2013
The GRAMMY Foundation announced a $10,000 grant to support the preservation of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives’ rich audio collections. The grant will fund the digital preservation of one-of-a-kind recordings of early LGBT activists dating back to the 1950s. The recordings capture the voices of early activists like Ivy Bottini, Morris Kight, and Phyllis Lyon as well as their views on topics ranging from military service, marriage equality, and the struggle for many basic legal protections taken for granted in our democracy.
Thanks to support from the GRAMMY Foundation, ONE Archives will preserve and make available 177 hours of recorded lectures, interviews and oral histories that preserve the voices of the pioneering activists, scholars and artists who launched the LGBT struggle for equality over the past six decades. Keep checking ONE’s website and Libwire for links to the audio recordings preserved through the ONE Archives’ GRAMMY Foundation-supported project.