G. Robert Vincent (L) and Dr. Maurice Crane
The Michigan State University - Vincent Voice Library received a grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area for their Lansing Auto Town Gallery. The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of over 40,000 hours of spoken word recordings, dating back to 1888.
The MotorCities grant will enable the Michigan State University to digitize and catalog analog materials currently held within the Vincent Voice Library. Majority of materials are focused around 122 oral histories of UAW Local 602 and other GM related stories. Once digitized, the materials will be made available via the Michigan State website as "Lansing Auto Town Gallery".
The grant is currently underway and is expected to be completed by July 2011. Stay tuned for news updates, pictures, and completion information!
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