New Archive of Public Broadcasting


Boston public radio/TV broadcaster WGBH Educational Foundation and the Library of Congress are partnering to create the American Archive of Public Broadcasting,  a digitized collection of 40,000 hours of public television and radio content from stations across the country.  The project is being supported with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting includes local, regional, and national history, news, public affairs, civic affairs, religion, education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, filmmaking, dance, and poetry from the mid-20th century through the first decade of the 21st century. Early interviews with John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and Ronald Reagan are part of a collection of public broadcast recordings dating to the 1950s.

The project will make the recordings available to researchers and the public at both the library and WGBH in Boston over the next two years. Digitized recordings will eventually be made available online with the permission of copyright holders.


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