Through the Lens: Photography in Focus

Today, June 29th is “National Camera Day”, a fitting time to explore the subject of photography in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). This week, we welcome Christopher Brown, Archives Engagement Intern at the AAPB, currently pursuing a Masters in History with a focus in Archives. Christopher obtained his BA in Film and is … Continue reading Through the Lens: Photography in Focus

AAPB Launches A Word on Words Collection from Nashville Public Television (1972-2013)

Collection Summary The A Word on Words Collection contains 901 episodes from the acclaimed long-running series produced by Nashville Public Television featuring thoughtful and surprising discussions about literature and the lives of authors. The collection includes episodes from 1972 through 2013 with host John Seigenthaler, a native Nashvillian and longtime journalist, publisher, and editor with the Tennessean, and … Continue reading AAPB Launches A Word on Words Collection from Nashville Public Television (1972-2013)

Guest Series: African-American women during the activist movements of the 1950s-1970s

In this series of curated posts, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) invites researchers, educators, industry professionals and collaborators to highlight the diversity of topics, interests, and perspectives preserved and made accessible in the public radio and television collections of the AAPB. Please welcome guest curator Marine Robbez, a French graduate student earning a … Continue reading Guest Series: African-American women during the activist movements of the 1950s-1970s

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

Most public radio and television organizations are at-risk of losing their archival materials due to deterioration and the high costs associated with digitization. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is partnering with George Blood L.P., a digitization vendor, to help AAPB's contributing organizations preserve their collection one transcript and one tape at a time … Continue reading How to FIX IT+ and Why: Crowdsourcing to Save Public Media

AAPB Takes It Back to the 1980s with WGBH BostonTalks!

Rubik’s Cubes, shoulder pads, Cool Ranch Doritos—there’s no doubt the 1980s was an iconic era. WGBH's BostonTalks invited the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to throw it back with them to hear about the fashion, news, and music of the 1980s. Audiences are encouraged to sport their sweatbands and legwarmers as they jazzercise their … Continue reading AAPB Takes It Back to the 1980s with WGBH BostonTalks!

Commemorating Presidents’ Day Through AAPB Programming

George Washington's birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, past and present, and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has preserved historic public radio and television programs that highlight the lives and legacies of America's presidents. … Continue reading Commemorating Presidents’ Day Through AAPB Programming

Tune in Tomorrow for AAPB’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum on Reddit!

Join the Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/! Hosted by Ask Historians (a.k.a /r/AskHistorians), staff from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting will be answering questions during an Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 12pm – 4pm ET! The AMA will take place at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/! The American Archive of … Continue reading Tune in Tomorrow for AAPB’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum on Reddit!

New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

"At the heart of this collection, are the people. The resilient men and women who have both contributed to the legacy of Oklahoma as well as the mosaic of our great nation in the area of art, music, science, exploration, politics, religion, architecture, literature, language, etc."- Evelyn Cox, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow Collection Summary The … Continue reading New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

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’