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New funding helps faculty produce film of musical history

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dr. Andrew Beisswenger, head of music and media collections at Missouri State University, received a grant of $2,500 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association for his project “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities, one of the largest funders of humanity projects in the country, awards grants to help strengthen, facilitate and preserve the opportunity to expand humanitarian education throughout the country.

For more information, contact Beisswenger at (417) 836-5499.


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