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

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

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

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

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

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!