Rollin’ with the Rhythm: DSC Archive Moves to WGPR

Posted by & filed under OUTREACH, Preservation, STORYTELLING, workinonit.

As of April 30, 2021 Detroit Sound Conservancy is pleased to announce that we have moved the majority of our archive out of storage and into a large and wonderful climate-controlled room at the WGPR building on East Jefferson in Detroit.   Our Detroit music artifacts and audio-visual collection has been largely inaccessible-but-safe, secured quietly in […]

Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series Presentation with Michelle McKinney

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Join us at 7pm April 29th, 2021 for “Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series” presented by The Detroit Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society. Our Executive Director and Director of Collections, Michelle McKinney shares our ongoing archival work and preservation of the Blue Bird Inn.

Thank You: Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

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Today we write to thank Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-Lopez for her service as City Council Representative for District 6 where the Blue Bird Inn is located. The councilwoman has announced she will not seek reelection for a third term. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda López @raquel4detroit has been a tremendous ally and representative for our work in District 6 at […]

In Memoriam: Karen Hudson Samuels

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We are saddened to report that Wednesday, February 9th, 2021, we lost our friend and new boardmember, Karen Hudson Samuels. Karen was a cultural warrior who fought tirelessly to preserve and uplift Black Detroit history. She was a role model, mentor, inspiration and friend to so many. With DSC, she served as chair of our […]

Grant Announcement: $100K from Mellon Foundation for Community-Based Archives

Posted by & filed under Club Heaven, Graystone, Preservation, RESOURCES, United Sound.

Detroit Sound Conservancy has been awarded $100,000 for Community-Based Archives from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation! The grant will provide two years of funding for our archive to complete physical processing and inventorying, as well as digitization, processing, inventorying and description, of our audio-visual collections. With this grant, we are focusing on three largely hidden […]

Is a service road more important than our City’s world-renowned musical legacy?

Posted by & filed under ENDANGERED, Preservation, United Sound.

An internationally significant Black historic site where world-altering music was recorded is to be put at risk for a highway service road. Is this OK?