Preservation is central to the mission of the Curb Institute. Only through understanding the past can we better understand our own times and prepare for the future. Students working with the Curb Institute have done great work in archiving and collecting oral histories from a variety of sources to better understand the Memphis music story.
The institute works with other programs initiatives on campus to further these efforts, including:
Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive (www.crossroadstofreedom.org)
The Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/content/rhodes-institute-regional-studies)
Curb YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXwRFFcDhh4dYXG7wsJXPAA)