The Social Welfare History Archives received a $10,000 Legacy Amendment grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society for the digital preservation and access project Public Health in Minnesota: Digitizing Recordings of “A Public Health Journal” TV program.
Archivist Linnea Anderson, with inspiration and input from Merry Grande and Donna Anderson from the Minnesota Public Health Association, envisioned a 12-month project to digitize over 300 recordings of the “A Public Health Journal” television program and make them available online. The tapes, which are part of the MPHA records in SWHA, document a range of public health topics but are not viewable because they are in obsolete formats.
Digitizing “A Public Health Journal” will make the programs available online, create a timely addition to current debates on public health, and make the history of public health in Minnesota come alive for a diverse audience of community members, scholars, students, and public health and medical professionals.
This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.