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

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: WGBH and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the early 1960s

In this series, 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. This week we welcome Michael Grasso, a recent graduate of Harvard Extension School's Master's program … Continue reading Guest Series: WGBH and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the early 1960s

Contributed by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the NEW En Français Collection is entirely in French!

Bonjour! The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has launched a new Special Collection of En Français, a series produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (1980-1993) in partnership with the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). We welcome Leslie Bourgeois, Louisiana Public Broadcasting's archivist, to introduce the collection: "Louisiana’s time as a French … Continue reading Contributed by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the NEW En Français Collection is entirely in French!

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