Standing Projects

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The RPTF maintains several standing partnerships consistent with areas central to its mission statement.

National Radio Recordings Database

Metadata Directors: Mark Matienzo (Stanford University) and William Vanden Dries (Indiana University
Network Director: Emily Goodman (Clarke University)

This project operates in fulfillment of the NRPB’s charge “to develop an online inventory of extant American radio archival collections.” It includes a Network Division, which performs outreach work to solicit collection information from relevant collection holders, and a Metadata Division that ingests and cleans this collection information and maintains the recordings database.

Cold War Communications Project

Archives Director: Brandon Burke (Hoover Institution)

Research Director: Jane Curry (University of California, Santa Clara)

This project operates in partnership with archives and research institutions throughout the world to promote preservation of and scholarship on radio collections documenting Cold War history and culture. It includes an Archives Division, whose work focuses on identification and preservation of relevant collection materials, and a Research Division, whose members compile, produce, and disseminate original scholarship on these collections.

Sound Submissions

Project Director: Josh Shepperd (University of Colorado)

This project is currently under development and expected to launch sometime in 2021. Further details will be posted soon.