August 14, 2020

Kentucky Oral History Commission-ongoing deadline

In-kind grants to Kentucky organizations, such as libraries, universities, and county historical societies for the preservation of priority oral history resources. Grantees will receive equipment for the digital migration of oral history collection, as well as training in equipment use and preservation standards.Preservation assistance grants are non-cash grants that loan audio preservation equipment and provide training to applicants in need of digitally migrating collections whose subject matter is considered a priority research topic by the KOHC or whose media is in threat of information loss or in a state of deterioration.

More information and application. 


Successful applicants receive:-A complete, mobile digital workstation.-Training and supervision by a member of the Commission’s staff or other professional assigned by the Commission. The degree of training and supervision will depend on the individual applicant’s needs.

KOHC members review applications according to these criteria:-Historical significance of the subject. The Commission is particularly interested in how the interviews contribute to existing documentation on the selected topic.-Anticipated use of interview material in some form of public presentation.-Storage and Dissemination plan for newly created media.-Amount of staff time available for digital migration process.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
With questions, contact: 
Sarah Schmitt, Oral History Administrator
502-564-1792, ext. 4434
KY Oral History Commission