NEW Special Collections from ThinkTV, WGBH, and the University of Maryland Digital Collections

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) contains more than 100,000 items of digitized public broadcasting programs and original materials. Some notable collections are featured in Special Collections with a finding aid that provides detailed information about the content, recommended search strategies, and related resources. Below are four collections preserved and recently contributed by ThinkTV, … Continue reading NEW Special Collections from ThinkTV, WGBH, and the University of Maryland Digital Collections

Donate to Preserve Public Media Collections for #GivingTuesday

Help preserve historically significant public radio and television collections. Donate here! "In the 21st century, it's going to be about voices and images as much as it's going to be about written text." Clip courtesy of KAKM, 1998. Watch the full program here! For #GivingTuesday, please consider donating to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting! … Continue reading Donate to Preserve Public Media Collections for #GivingTuesday

Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Preserved Collections in the AAPB

Earlier this week, Indigenous Peoples' Day commemorated the histories and cultures of Native American peoples. It is recognized across the United States on the second Monday in October and is an official city and state holiday in various localities. To honor this important holiday and the First Nations and peoples which it celebrates, the American … Continue reading Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Preserved Collections in the AAPB

AAPB as a Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy

Webinar recording, slides, and Student Inquiry Guide are included below. Did you know that you have access to nearly 50,000 items of digitized primary and secondary resources from America’s premier archive of public media? The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH, preserves the most significant public … Continue reading AAPB as a Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy

AAPB Summer 2019 Newsletter: Cokie Roberts, Country Music, 1969, and New Collections

"I think it's a good thing to have a lot of voices in the media... you know, let all flowers bloom." - Cokie Roberts, 1943-2019 AAPB Summer 2019 NewsletterDownload Dear AAPB community, On behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), I begin this post in memory of Cokie Roberts, a pioneering journalist and … Continue reading AAPB Summer 2019 Newsletter: Cokie Roberts, Country Music, 1969, and New Collections

WGBH Awarded $750,000 Grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

AAPB to work with Brandeis University’s Lab for Linguistics and Computation to use artificial intelligence to enhance accessibility and discoverability of content BOSTON – WGBH announced today The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s renewed support for WGBH with a two-year, $750,000 grant, which will enhance usability of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The AAPB … Continue reading WGBH Awarded $750,000 Grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Space Exploration on Public Broadcasting

We accept or marvel at the revolutionary products of science while giving little thought to the basic ideas, concepts, techniques and logic that have gone into exploring, understanding and explaining our universe or in building our technical civilization. Description from WGBH's series Of Science and Scientists (1957) Image of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. … Continue reading Space Exploration on Public Broadcasting

The University of Alabama Embarks on Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowships in Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Four Graduate Students from the School of Library and Information Studies to Work with Public Media Organizations Across the Country The University of Alabama and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced four preservation fellowships that will place Library and Information Studies graduate students at public broadcasting stations across the country. Fellows will spend … Continue reading The University of Alabama Embarks on Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowships in Collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Media for the Public Good Donates Programming to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Public radio programming covering LGBTQ issues as well as musical performances and other programming to be preserved and made accessible to the public. New York (06..06.19) – Media for the Public Good, Inc. (MFPG), announced today that it is donating episodes of OutCasting, public radio’s LGBTQ youth program, plus additional OutCasting and other content, to … Continue reading Media for the Public Good Donates Programming to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting