Mellon Foundation Awards GBH $16 Million Grant to Support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

BOSTON (January 11, 2023) – The Mellon Foundation has awarded GBH $16 million to support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a GBH collaboration with the Library of Congress, to digitize, preserve and make accessible historically significant public radio and television programs from producers and stations across the United States. This grant will be the largest private philanthropic grant GBH has ever received.

50 Years of Historic New Mexico Public Television and Radio Programs Now Available to Stream in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

BOSTON (January 10, 2023) – The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released the New Mexico Public Media (NMPM) Collection, which brings together more than 8,000 items from public media stations across the state, including full television and radio programs, as well as interviews and footage documenting New Mexico’s social, political, artistic and cultural history between 1963 and 2020.

PBPF In Philadelphia: Immersion Week 2022

What happens when Library and Information Science (LIS) students from around the country travel to one of the U.S.’s top archival audio and moving image digitization sites? An awesome time and lots of learning! Fellows practice cleaning decks. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Jay) Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF) Fellows from around the country traveled to … Continue reading PBPF In Philadelphia: Immersion Week 2022

Announcing Our 2022-2023 PBPF Fellows

GBH on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting is pleased to introduce our 2022-2023 cohort of fellows for the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF), a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Minow Family Foundation. The PBPF supports students enrolled in non-specialized graduate programs to pursue digital preservation … Continue reading Announcing Our 2022-2023 PBPF Fellows

Voices from the Archive: Digitizing at PBS North Carolina as an EBSCO Fellow

The Collection:  I am one of the American Archives of Public Broadcasting’s (AAPB) fellows working in conjunction with EBSCO and the University of Alabama. While I’m currently a graduate student at the University of Alabama, I’ll graduate this May with my Masters in Library and Information Science and a certificate in Archival studies. I was elated when I first heard … Continue reading Voices from the Archive: Digitizing at PBS North Carolina as an EBSCO Fellow

Voices from the Field: PBPF Elizabeth Meads’ Experience at the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio

Being a Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I will be forever grateful for the experience I gained in part by GBH and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). Doing audiovisual archive work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but easy. I was placed at the University … Continue reading Voices from the Field: PBPF Elizabeth Meads’ Experience at the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio

Explore the new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Collection

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting has launched the Asian American and Pacific Islander Collection. Photo: Poster “We Belong Here” by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, 2021. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, © Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, LC-DIG-ppbd-01204. The AAPI Collection features more than 230 public radio and television programs from 1965 to 2019 that highlight Asian American … Continue reading Explore the new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Collection

Digitizing WPLN (Nashville Public Radio): An On-The Ground Report from EBSCO Fellow Ryan Inman

My home workstation displaying the DAT deck in process of converting a tape to digital file, featuring dog sleeping under desk As a University of Alabama graduate student with the School of Library and Information Studies (UA SLIS), and a Nashville-based EBSCO scholar paired with WPLN (Nashville Public Radio), I digitized 61 “WPLN News Archive” Digital Audio … Continue reading Digitizing WPLN (Nashville Public Radio): An On-The Ground Report from EBSCO Fellow Ryan Inman

As Told From the Archives: KERA on the AAPB

We are excited to announce the addition of materials from KERA to the AAPB! A community-supported public media organization based in Dallas, Texas, KERA has operated since 1960, serving North Texas with programming that reflects the spirit and diversity of the region it serves. Content created by KERA often focused on underrepresented communities often neglected … Continue reading As Told From the Archives: KERA on the AAPB