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    Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:55:30

    Jack White Donates $200,000 to NRPF - Find out what + why

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    Jack White of The White Stripes is a generous chap dedicated to preserving audio culture. He put his money where his cakehole is and donated $200,000 to the National Recording Preservation Foundation (NRPF).

    What is the NRPF?

    Well, it's an independent, non-profit charitable corporation established by the U.S. Congress. Its mission is to support archives, libraries, cultural institutions and others committed to preserving America's radio, music and recorded sound heritage.

    White's donation has helped the NRPF to become operational.

    "With this contribution we can now put up our basic structure, begin enacting the preservation plan – and give out our first grants," Executive Director Gerald Seligman said in a statement. "We're committed to doing that right away, and certainly within the coming months."

    White also is on the board of directors for the NRPF, in addition to serving as Record Store Day Ambassador.

    What can you do to aid Jack White's and the NRPF's efforts? We live in a digital world, but we can't be through with our audio past.

    —Maggie Pannacione

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