UW Project Aims to Digitize Fragile WHA Archives

June 7, 2019

In 1917, an experiment from the UW-Madison physics department became the country’s first public radio station. In the mid-1900s, a variety of different programs helped the university spread the Wisconsin Idea to rural parts of the state.

Now, a new grant is helping UW archivists bring some of those programs into the digital age.

The grant from the national nonprofit Council on Library and Information Resources is helping the UW Madison Archives Department digitize 250 discs. Those discs contain programs that aired on WHA between 1920 and 1950.

Read the full article and listen to the interview with Archivist Cat Phan here!