Dr. Michael Kramer Received a $30,000 Grant From National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Michael Kramer, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a website with interactive components and a curated archive about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival.

Dr. Michael Kramer, assistant professor in the Department of History, received a $30,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public Grant for the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project.

The grant will support the development of a website with interactive essays, podcasts, and a curated archive on the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, which took place at the University of California, Berkeley from 1958 to 1970. The Festival offers a window into the vibrant West Coast folk, music, and cultural milieu of the 1960s. The repository for the Festival resides at Northwestern University Libraries’ Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives.

Kramer’s project builds on a previous NEH grant received to digitize the collection. Graduate and undergraduate students in SUNY Brockport’s Department of History will participate as research assistants on the project, which includes a partnership with a web design firm. Kramer also offers a course at Brockport in which students work with materials from the digital repository to develop research projects of their own.

You can learn more about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project by visiting their website. More about Kramer’s work can be found at his website, also linked below.

The award will be administered by The Research Foundation for SUNY Brockport.

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