Berklee Awarded Grant from the Grammy Museum

Tori Donahue
July 6, 2017
Press release
Heather Reid, dean of learning resources, will assist in implementing the $13,000 grant from the Grammy Museum for Berklee's videotape collection.

Berklee has been announced as one of 14 U.S. recipients of the Grammy Museum Grant Program, which helps to conduct research on a variety of subjects, as well as support archiving and preservation programs, in the music industry. In total, the program will provide more than $200,000 in funding among the 14 recipients. 

Berklee will receive $13,000 to preserve a collection of videotapes from 1985-2001. These fragile tapes capture music legends as they impart their wisdom in commencement speeches and performances for the college. Berklee plans to digitize these analog records to preserve the collection, and provide more public access to these unique resources.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum Grant Program,” said Heather Reid, dean of library and learning resources at Berklee. “Through this generous grant, Berklee will be able to preserve and share these important moments from our college with our students for many years to come.”

The program, funded by the Recording Academy, provides annual funding to organizations and individuals that support research in advancing the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, in addition to research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.