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

New AAPB Curated Exhibit: Education Reporting on Public Television!

Overview From black-and-white footage of protests against segregated schools in New York City, to full-color newscasts about the rollout of No Child Left Behind in Guam, public television has had a long history of covering education stories. This Education Reporting on Public Television exhibit highlights documentaries, news magazines, talk shows, and special reports in the … Continue reading New AAPB Curated Exhibit: Education Reporting on Public Television!

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

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

A Retrospective on WGBH and Experimental Television, 1968-1970

This year, the WGBH Media Library and Archives (MLA), a participating station of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), has begun hosting quarterly archives screenings as part of the WGBH Insiders Screening Series. Last week's screening, A Retrospective on WGBH and Experimental Television from 1968-1970, offered a unique look into WGBH's role as one of … Continue reading A Retrospective on WGBH and Experimental Television, 1968-1970

A New Archivist’s First Time at AMIA

When I Googled “work conferences” for tips, other searches showed up like “I hate going to conferences”, “work conference anxiety”, and “how to survive a conference”. Although conferences present a great opportunity to create and strengthen connections in your field, learn new skills and concepts, and see what your peers are up to, they can … Continue reading A New Archivist’s First Time at AMIA

Remembering George H.W. Bush through Public Broadcasting

Today the nation lays to rest George Herbert Walker Bush, America’s 41st president who lived a long life dedicated to public service until his death at the age of 94. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is honored to have preserved for modern audiences several historic public television and radio programs featuring or discussing … Continue reading Remembering George H.W. Bush through Public Broadcasting

AAPB’s Engagement and Use Manager Speaks with WGBH about AAPB’s Fifth Anniversary

The American Archive Of Public Broadcasting Celebrates 5 Years Of Preserving Public Media Interview by Ellen London, Digital Editor, Explore WGBH Digital WGBH and the Library of Congress are five years into their stewardship of the American Archive Of Public Broadcasting, which was instituted in 2013 to coordinate a national effort to identify, preserve and … Continue reading AAPB’s Engagement and Use Manager Speaks with WGBH about AAPB’s Fifth Anniversary