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Preserving Rare Recordings of Student Radio at KTRU

Norie Guthrie has worked as an archivist and a special collections librarian at the Woodson Research Center Fondren Library at Rice University for the last four years. In her first year she came across about 25 dusty old boxes with reel-to-reel recordings from the early days of KTRU, Rice’s student radio station. She explains to Houston […]

KTRU Recordings Reel to Reel Tape Archive - Image Woodson Research Center Fondren LibraryNorie Guthrie has worked as an archivist and a special collections librarian at the Woodson Research Center Fondren Library at Rice University for the last four years.

In her first year she came across about 25 dusty old boxes with reel-to-reel recordings from the early days of KTRU, Rice’s student radio station.

She explains to Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin just what she found on those old recordings and what she and her colleagues plan to do with them.

(Above: A reel-to-reel tape deck is connected to a digital audio editing station where recordings from KTRU are being archived. Image Courtesy: Woodson Research Center Fondren Library)

MORE:
Reel to Reel Digital Preservation (What’s In Woodson, Sept. 3, 2015)
The Masterson Tapes, 1969 (Rice History Corner, Aug. 27, 2015)

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