Special Collections Contributing to Library of Congress Radio Preservation Initiative

Aaron Kramer's book "On Freedom's Side: An Anthology of American Poems of Protest." New York: Macmillan, [1972].

Aaron Kramer’s book “On Freedom’s Side: An Anthology of American Poems of Protest.” New York: Macmillan, [1972].

The Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) is developing a national database with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) to identify, map, and make searchable information regarding historical radio broadcasts and other radio-related materials. The RPTF is working with the ARSC and Indiana University on developing a national finding aid to search for, and in some cases access, historical radio audio recordings (Radio Recording Metadata Interface).


Special Collections, SBU Libraries is contributing to this initiative with the inclusion of the Aaron Kramer Collection, a collection of spoken word poetry readings featuring Kramer reciting his own poems and works by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Henry David Thoreau and other revered poets. Librarians Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives and Violeta Ilik, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services are creating descriptive content for the project.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
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