AAPB Debuts New Exhibit “Protecting Places: Historic Preservation and Public Broadcasting”

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has launched a new digital exhibit titled "Protecting Places: Historic Preservation and Public Broadcasting." Historic preservation is more than just saving old buildings from the bulldozer. Histories can be shared or silenced depending upon the preservation of places that represent a larger story. AAPB Digital Exhibits Intern Kara … Continue reading AAPB Debuts New Exhibit “Protecting Places: Historic Preservation and Public Broadcasting”

Announcing ROLL THE CREDITS: Classifying and Transcribing Text with Zooniverse

Today we're launching ROLL THE CREDITS, a new Zooniverse project to engage the public in helping us catalog unseen content in the AAPB archive. Zooniverse is the "world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research." Zooniverse volunteers (like you!) are helping the AAPB in classifying and transcribing the text from extracted frames of uncataloged public … Continue reading Announcing ROLL THE CREDITS: Classifying and Transcribing Text with Zooniverse

THIRTEEN’s American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive and Podcast

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between WGBH and the Library of Congress, is delighted to preserve for posterity more than 800 previously unreleased full-length interviews that were originally filmed for the iconic documentary PBS series American Masters, produced by New York public television station THIRTEEN for WNET. The interviews, digitized for … Continue reading THIRTEEN’s American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive and Podcast

Mark your calendars: Access to historic public broadcasting just one month away!

Mark your calendars for the culmination of two years of development and collaboration on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting! On Tuesday, October 27 at 3pm ET, AAPB staff will host a webinar marking the official launch the AAPB Online Reading Room! Over the past two years, the AAPB team has worked closely with participating organizations, web … Continue reading Mark your calendars: Access to historic public broadcasting just one month away!

Announcing the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR)

WGBH, on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), is pleased to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has funded the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Project, creating eight 10-month digital stewardship residencies in public media organizations across the country. The AAPB NDSR Project will build upon and enhance … Continue reading Announcing the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR)

Check out the new AAPB website at americanarchive.org!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website at americanarchive.org! BOSTON, Mass. (April 7, 2015) – The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at americanarchive.org today, providing the public with … Continue reading Check out the new AAPB website at americanarchive.org!

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day from the American Archive and Chicago Public Media! ♥

Happy Valentine's Day! Love is in the air today as we share with you a clip from the American Archive, contributed by Chicago Public Media (WBEZ), featuring Little Milton singing "I Want to Love You" at the Chicago Blues Festival in June of 1987. "The Chicago Blues Festival has been a Chicago institution for over 30 … Continue reading ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day from the American Archive and Chicago Public Media! ♥