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

AAPB Online Learning Resources

With more than 52,000 items streaming online, content in the AAPB can supplement your lesson plan with primary and secondary resources dating back to the 1940s. Each week the AAPB staff will highlight content relevant to specific topics for online learning and teaching. Join the AAPB newsletter for more content and regular updates at https://americanarchive.org/about-the-american-archive/newsletter. … Continue reading AAPB Online Learning Resources

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

Media for the Public Good Donates Programming to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Public radio programming covering LGBTQ issues as well as musical performances and other programming to be preserved and made accessible to the public. New York (06..06.19) – Media for the Public Good, Inc. (MFPG), announced today that it is donating episodes of OutCasting, public radio’s LGBTQ youth program, plus additional OutCasting and other content, to … Continue reading Media for the Public Good Donates Programming to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting