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Riverside Archives WRVR Digitization Project Deadline is July 31 – Your Help Needed to Edit WRVR Transcripts!

July 15 - July 31

Deadline is July 31 – Your Help Needed to Edit WRVR Transcripts!

You’re invited to help The Riverside Church Archives make its historic WRVR collection more accessible! In 2018, the Archives began preserving and digitizing thousands of culturally significant radio programs from between 1961 and 1971. Sermons, music, lectures, radio plays: Riverside’s former public radio station WRVR produced all kinds of programming. Many of the era’s notable civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, were recorded right here at Riverside and broadcast across the New York City area.

We need your help to correct computer-generated transcripts in order to make these important recordings available to the hard of hearing and easier for researchers and the public to find!

It’s a super simple process! The editing can be done by nearly anyone, and is perfect for older youth during summer break, young adults, retirees, and just about anyone interested in these fascinating recordings.

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We need to edit as many transcripts as we can by July 31, 2021, so thank you in advance for your help!

Nervous about diving right in? The American Archive of Public Broadcasting has training resources with helpful tips and demonstrations.