I’m a sucker for history. My non-professional reading list commonly includes political biographies (just finished Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power), historical fiction (loooove Philippa Gregory), and memoirs (which I’ve blogged about before).
Knowing this, it may come as no surprise that I support the American Music Therapy Association’s (AMTA) Archive Project, an initiative spearheaded by a music therapy mentor/friend/colleague of mine, Dr. Bill Davis from Colorado State University (CSU). The purpose of this project is to fund the preservation of historical documents housed at CSU. According to the project’s website, these funds will allow Dr. Davis and the AMTA to:
- “Establish an online registry of all archive materials and digitize key pieces of music therapy history. This will give music therapists access to our history from their own homes!
- “Preserve photos, documents, and media that are at risk of deterioration or that have mold growing.
- “Convert old-form media (reel-to-reel, betamax, phonograph) to digital media.
- “Pay for the man power (student hourly) and equipment needed for digitization.”
I’ve made my contribution. Have you?