University of North Carolina: University Libraries Receives $1.75 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University of North Carolina: University Libraries Receives $1.75 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “Speeches that U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy delivered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recordings of Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, performances by North Carolina icons Andy Griffith and Doc Watson and street scenes filmed across North Carolina in the 1930s are among the items that global audiences and researchers will soon be able to hear and view online. A grant of $1.75 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at Carolina’s University Libraries to preserve, digitize and share unique audio and moving image recordings with the world.”