CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant

The Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives (MLBSSA) has been awarded a CLIR Recordings at Risk grant for the project "Filk collections at BGSU: Preserving 1980s fan culture and community."  With the help of key members of the filk community, Sound Archivist, Dave Lewis, wrote the grant application and will coordinate the grant-funded activities. The MLBSSA will partner with George Blood, L.P. to digitize more than 275  "filk audio recordings on unstable formats. As a musical genre, filk usually revolves around sci fi/fantasy topics and was originally performed in a folk-rock style. The term 'filk' is used to describe both the musical genre and the active fan community that creates and sustains the music through conventions and gatherings." Musical niches are something of a specialty of the MLBSSA collections. University Libraries is excited to ensure these rare recordings are preserved and accessible over the course of the next year.

For more information on the grant, visit CLIR Funded Project web page.

Updated: 06/05/2023 09:16AM