For nearly a century Los Angeles has played a major role in the development of Gospel music. In order to document this history
and raise awareness about Los Angeles' role as a center for contemporary Gospel, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and the
Heritage Music Foundation propose Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles, or GALA. This yearlong project focuses on helping HMF develop
a strategic plan; expanding Los Angeles Gospel and related music collections in the Archive and at HMF; digitizing and increasing
access to Gospel collections held by HMF and others in the Los Angeles Gospel community; hosting an end-of-the-project symposium
at UCLA; and establishing and maintaining a CBO Internet server that will allow community members to both access and upload
digital copies of recordings while situated outside of the Archiveï½s walls. With the realization of all the goals, and with
the establishment of our CBO Internet server in particular, the Archive will facilitate and sustain real and virtual networks
of partnerships between the Ethnomusicology Archive, HMF, and other community partners.
This yearlong UCLA in LA funded community partnership with the Heritage Music Foundation (HMF) attained its five main objectives:
1. Develop a strategic plan for HMF to establish a Gospel House, a center for gospel music. 2. Expand the Archive's LA based
gospel music collections by making extensive recordings of performances in and around the greater Los Angeles area. 3. Digitize
and increasing access to gospel collections held by HMF and the Archive. 4. Host an end-of-the-project event. 5. Establish
and maintain and maintaining an Internet server that allows community members to both access and upload digital copies of
Archive materials do not circulate and may not be duplicated or published without written permission from the copyright holders,
collectors, and/or performers. For more information contact the Archive Librarians: email@example.com.