Pogue Library Bringing Oral History Recordings into the Digital Age

Jul 8, 2012

Recordings in the Oral History Collection at Murray State University contain stories of the history and culture of the Jackson Purchase region. On reel to reel and cassette tapes, hundreds of recordings amounting to many hundreds of hours of audio are stored in the Pogue Library archives on the school’s campus. Some, however, are joining the rest of the world in making the switch to digital. 

Pogue Library’s Cynthia Barnes is part of a project to digitize the old analog recordings and make them available online. WKMS’s Shelly Baskin spoke with her about the project to restore and release the old recordings.