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.

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

Notice Regarding AAPB Access to Sesame Street

The AAPB is committed to complying with copyright law. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes we are unable to make available materials that you would like to see online. Most AAPB users understand this, and comply with our terms and conditions. However, recently, a user improperly downloaded episodes of Sesame Street that were restricted to AAPB … Continue reading Notice Regarding AAPB Access to Sesame Street

New to the AAPB: Línea Abierta, Radio KDNA, Native Narratives and the Peabody Awards Collection

Explore two new special collections and two new digital exhibits at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting! Línea Abierta The Línea Abierta (“Open Line”) collection includes more than 60 broadcasts from the only daily Spanish-language public radio call-in show aired nationally. Línea Abierta remains on the air today, originating from Radio Bilingüe’s studios in Oakland … Continue reading New to the AAPB: Línea Abierta, Radio KDNA, Native Narratives and the Peabody Awards Collection

New Eyes on the Prize Exhibit Explores the Making of the Historic Civil Rights Series

The online exhibit from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting includes an interactive timeline, map and essays that tap into an extensive collection of unedited interviews The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released a new online exhibit – Freedom Song: Interviews from Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965– that explores the history … Continue reading New Eyes on the Prize Exhibit Explores the Making of the Historic Civil Rights Series

Reflections on AMIA 2020 from Peabody Digitization Project panelists Miranda Villesvik and KC Carter

Although attending a professional conference while wearing pajamas might at one point have sounded like the subject of an anxiety dream, it became a reality in 2020 while attending the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ (AMIA) virtual conference. For members in our presentation group, this was a first-time experience, both attending AMIA and attending a … Continue reading Reflections on AMIA 2020 from Peabody Digitization Project panelists Miranda Villesvik and KC Carter

Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Nancy Paulette

Hello, everybody! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Nancy Paulette, a Master of Library and Information Studies student at the University of Alabama, and I'll be your Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow for this post, where you'll get to read all about my experience working to help VPM digitize some of their substantial collection. VPM, "Virginia's home … Continue reading Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Nancy Paulette

Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Ben Steck

Virginia Public Media transmitter Hello to everyone lucky enough to find yourself on the AAPB website. There is quite a treasure of information here. My name is Ben Steck and I’m currently in my final semester at University of Alabama (UA) for an MLIS. I work at the Library of Virginia, in Richmond, as a … Continue reading Digitizing Virginia Public Media: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Ben Steck

Digitizing Gulf Coast Public Media at WSRE: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Melissa Anthony

Hey y’all, I’m Melissa Anthony, a graduate student with the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies (UA SLIS) and one of the first four UA SLIS students to participate in the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF). Over the course of the 2019 fall semester, I have worked as a PBPF Fellow, representing … Continue reading Digitizing Gulf Coast Public Media at WSRE: An On-the-Ground Report from PBPF Fellow Melissa Anthony