American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website
On April 7th, 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 access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the country, have now been digitized and preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America.
The Pacifica Radio Archives is proud to contribute programs from KPFA-94.1 FM Berkeley, CA, the first listener-sponsored non-commercial radio station in the United States, as well as the other four Pacifica stations, WBAI 99.5 FM -NYC, KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, WPFW 89.3 FM Washington D.C., and KPFT 90.1 FM Houston, TX. From over 30,000 inventory records describing over 55,000 reel to reel tapes, 385 programs have been digitized by AAPB and made available. These include the first interview with Rosa Parks in 1956, the first interview with an open homosexual in 1958 and many more. These materials will now be accessible to our community and will be a source of knowledge about local issues and history from these five metropolitan cities.
Our American Women Making History & Culture, 1963-1982 project, funded by a grant from the National Historic Records and Publications Commission, continues to progress. Help us continue to preserve and make available for future generations this
incredible history! For a contribution of $100 or more we will thank you with a copy of our American Women Making History & Culture, 1963-1982, Vol. 2 Sampler! Click here to donate today!
CLICK HERE to get your copy of the the Pacifica Radio Archives Martin Luther King, Jr Special Collection MP3 Disc which includes the newly discovered speech delivered December 7, 1964 at City Temple Hall in London.
From the Vault 467: Chilean Folk Legend Violeta Parra Presented by Carlos Hagen, 1973
This week on From the Vault we celebrate the godmother of Chilean New Folklore Movement (Nueva Cancion), Violeta Parra, through her music and the stories of prolific Pacifica Radio producer Carlos Hagan.
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