Audio and Video Digitization and Restoration for National Park Service

Most of us no longer own VCRs, tape players, or phonographs – but centuries of our history are captured in the old-style analog media. Through a contract with the National Park Service, NCC will convert nearly 900 hours of analog recordings for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site into digital file formats, for improved accessibility to the public.  NCC is proud to provide digitization and restoration support for recordings in numerous forms of media – including reel-to-reel video and audio, Betacam and VHS cassettes, audio cassettes, and even Edison-era phonograph disks.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, located in Washington, DC, is dedicated to the life and legacy of its namesake who was a noted African-American educator, civil rights champion, and presidential adviser during her lifetime (1875-1955).  The Washington, DC townhouse was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women and was Bethune’s last home.

There is an entire generation that has never played a cassette, record, reel-to-reel video/audio, or VHS tape.  This massive project ensures that this and future generations will have access to hundreds of hours of media, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the history of African American women and their many contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

Through our contract with NPS, NCC provides media digitization, transcription, translation, and captioning to support NPS’s mission to preserve “unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System.”

National Capitol Contracting is a full-service provider of technology and multimedia solutions. From audiovisual engineering and broadcast operations, to captioning, digital court reporting and document management, we provide the people and the technology to enable communication and collaboration. We focus on delivery for you – the customer – enabling you to focus on your mission.

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