Help us preserve this one of a kind collection of unique and historically significant images captured by Dr. Ernest Withers! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 11, 2013.
About this project
The fundraising project is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Ernest Withers' one million-plus images documenting the struggles, triumphs and every day activities of civil-rights activists, musicians and Memphians of all color and social standing.
Phase One's goal is to raise $55,000 which will cover the transfer of this precious collection to a safe and secure location. The status of this unique collection is currently classified as "at risk". Unless, we act now, so much of our history could disappear in a fire, tornado or other disaster.
ALL DONATIONS ARE U.S. TAX DEDUCTIABLE, THE WITHERS COLLECTION MUSEUM & GALLERY IS A 501(C) 3 NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Please click on the link below to learn more about our mission (The preservation of Dr. Ernest Withers' works):
Risks and challenges
The overall scope of the Withers Photograph Collection Preservation Project includes: providing secure, environmentally controlled storage for the currently at-risk photographic negatives and prints included in the collection; cataloging of the collection; and digitization of the collection. The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery will be partnering with Iron Mountain to preserve and provide vastly increased access to this unique photographic collection, and ensure this valuable history is not lost.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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