How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve and make accessible historic public radio and television broadcasts from across the nation. Over 120 participating organizations have contributed content to the AAPB, creating a remarkable resource of America's audiovisual heritage. Collections include digitized local news … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

The new Jewish American Heritage Month Collection provides nearly 400 public television and radio programs from 1945 to 2017 that focus on the social, cultural, and religious aspects of Jewish life in America. Programs profile diverse Jewish communities in a variety of locales and address subjects relevant to many American Jews, such as anti-Semitism, the … Continue reading New AAPB Special Collection Celebrates Jewish American Heritage

AAPB Online Learning Resources

With more than 52,000 items streaming online, content in the AAPB can supplement your lesson plan with primary and secondary resources dating back to the 1940s. Each week the AAPB staff will highlight content relevant to specific topics for online learning and teaching. Join the AAPB newsletter for more content and regular updates at https://americanarchive.org/about-the-american-archive/newsletter. … Continue reading AAPB Online Learning Resources

Public Radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program ‘OutCasting’ is Now Available in the AAPB

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is pleased to welcome OutCasting to the collection! An extraordinary series of public radio LGBTQ youth programs from Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media, the newly launched special collection is made up of 129 episodes from three distinct series produced by Media for the Public Good, … Continue reading Public Radio’s LGBTQ Youth Program ‘OutCasting’ is Now Available in the AAPB

The AAPB Transcribe to Digitize Challenge Comes to a Close

The Transcribe to Digitize Challenge was launched in 2019 as a preservation effort by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and George Blood L.P., a digitization service provider. The challenge was simple: George Blood would digitize one analog tape (for free!) for every transcript that was corrected in AAPB’s online transcript editor FIX IT+. … Continue reading The AAPB Transcribe to Digitize Challenge Comes to a Close

NEW Collection of ‘BackStory’ Episodes Contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Hosts of the BackStory series. https://americanarchive.org/special_collections/backstory. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is pleased to preserve 154 episodes of BackStory, the popular public radio series and podcast on timely topics in American history. The series, which delves into the history, or “backstory” of current events and ideas in the U.S., is produced by Virginia … Continue reading NEW Collection of ‘BackStory’ Episodes Contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

NEW ‘Vegetable Soup’ Collection was created by the New York State Education Department and distributed by Public Media

The AAPB is pleased to launch the Vegetable Soup Collection, which contains episodes from the eponymous children’s educational television series produced by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) with support from a grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under the direction of the award-winning producer Yanna Kroyt Brandt. Produced over … Continue reading NEW ‘Vegetable Soup’ Collection was created by the New York State Education Department and distributed by Public Media

New Year, New Feature! Learn How to Share and Embed AAPB Content

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) provides online access to more than 50,000 public radio and television programs and original materials, spanning 70+ years of history recorded by more than 120 contributing organizations. The new 'Share' feature on the AAPB website now makes it easy to share and embed items from the archive at … Continue reading New Year, New Feature! Learn How to Share and Embed AAPB Content

NEW ‘In Black America’ Collection Features Rediscovered Interviews from KUT Radio

The AAPB is pleased to launch the In Black America collection from KUT in Austin, Texas. This extraordinary collection is made up of 745 episodes of In Black America, which were preserved and digitized in 2019, thanks to a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). In Black America, … Continue reading NEW ‘In Black America’ Collection Features Rediscovered Interviews from KUT Radio

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