AT&T Gives $3.5 M Grant to LC Program.
The Library of Congress has announced that AT&T is donating $3.5 million to its National Digital Library (NDL) Program. A portion of the grant will go toward digitizing materials from the Library of Congress' collections of Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel F. B. Morse, including Bell's sketch of the first telephone and Morse's first telegraphic message. The AT&T grant completes the library's effort to raise $45 million in private money for the NDL Program. The U.S. Congress has committed $15 million in appropriations to the program, for a $60 million total over 5 years.
Specifically, AT&T will support the digitization of the Alexander Graham Bell Family Collection and the Samuel F. B. Morse Collection. These electronic materials will be added to the more than 40 collections already available from American Memory, a project of the NDL Program.
Source: Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 202/7072905; Fax: 202/707-9199; http://www.loc.gov.