AAPB Launches the To the Moon Special Collection from NOVA

A note from WGBH Archivist, Miranda Villesvik: The To the Moon Interview Collection is near and dear to my heart because it is the first collection that I digitized, created metadata, and ingested into the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The interviews had been stored on Betacam tapes in our vault until it was … Continue reading AAPB Launches the To the Moon Special Collection from NOVA

American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Fifty Years of Sesame Street for Posterity

WGBH Educational Foundation and the Library of Congress will preserve and make accessible to the public historic and contemporary episodes of Sesame Street. Photo credit: Sesame Workshop BOSTON (February 14, 2019) – As Sesame Street begins to mark its 50th anniversary, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress … Continue reading American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Fifty Years of Sesame Street for Posterity

New AAPB Special Collection of Raw Interviews from American Experience’s ‘The Abolitionists’

The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history, ... bitter debates over the meaning of the Constitution and the nature of race.  - American Experience Collection Summary The Abolitionists Interview Collection is comprised of 51 raw interviews from the three-part American Experience miniseries of the same name, … Continue reading New AAPB Special Collection of Raw Interviews from American Experience’s ‘The Abolitionists’

AAPB Launches New Special Collection: 1964 Interviews Collection from American Experience

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Raw interviews from American Experience's film 1964 follows some of the most prominent … Continue reading AAPB Launches New Special Collection: 1964 Interviews Collection from American Experience

AAPB Commemorates the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Through Public Media

Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day is an annual holiday observed on the third Monday of January to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement until his assassination in 1968. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his … Continue reading AAPB Commemorates the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Through Public Media

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference Resources

Available Online: 35,000+ Educational Video and Audio Resources and Primary Sources The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently met with K-12 educators, administrators, and teachers-in-training at the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference, a melding of the minds to help advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies through leadership, services, … Continue reading National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference Resources

Five New Special Collections Now Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting!

Happy International Archives Day! The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is celebrating by launching five NEW Special Collections that feature raw interviews from American Experience's Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till, John Brown's Holy War, and Jubilee Singers, as well as WGBH's Peabody award-winning documentary Africans in America! Now available online, you can access … Continue reading Five New Special Collections Now Available in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting!

AAPB launches new exhibit “Speaking and Protesting in America”

The long history of Americans exercising their right to speak, assemble and petition is brought to life in a vibrant new online exhibition from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). “Speaking and Protesting in America” explores the role of dissent in American life, ranging from peaceful marches to acts of civil disobedience. This digital … Continue reading AAPB launches new exhibit “Speaking and Protesting in America”