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Television Archives
  • Archive of American Television
    Hosted by the TV Academy Foundation this archive provides access to hundreds of in-depth video interviews with TV's greatest legends and pioneers. These television history interviews can be browsed by person, show, topic or profession. New interviews and indexes are added regularly.
  • Paley Center for Media
    Search the Paley media collection of nearly 150,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, available both in New York and Los Angeles. The online database offers synopses, along with production credits for the programs. However, the Paley Center does not have a streaming service available.
  • Digital Video Collections from the Library
    The maintains a guide to both video services from the library along with many open access streaming collections. Find sources for historical research of civil rights, presidential elections, and current affairs.
News and Journalism Video
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive Authentication Required
    The Television News Archive available from Vanderbilt University, is an index to more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present). Also, there are more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since September 1988. University faculty, staff, and students can view online video from the Archive's collection of CNN material; copies or compilations of other site material can be ordered for a cost-recovery fee paid to Vanderbilt. Note: 60 Minutes, 20/20, and other news magazine programs are not included here.
  • Universal Newsreels Digital Archive
    Universal Newsreels were produced from 1929 to 1967 and released twice a week. Each issue is one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. Surviving materials from Universal Studios are available at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.
  • Internet Archives TV News
    Section of the Internet Archives that Collection of news programs over 4 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington DC. Covers the years 2010-2014.
  • Frontine
    Journalistic features from the television show Frontline shown on PBS.
Radio
  • American in the 1930s

    University of Virginia has radio programs and other archives of American history for the 1930s.
  • BBC Radio Archives
    Archival collections about authors, performing arts, broadcasting, culture and events.
  • Cylinder Preservation and Digitalization Project
    From the Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Finding tools for searching the colleciton of over 8000 cylinder recordings from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Browse, search, and stream these historical recordings.
  • Radio Lovers
    Archive of popular radio programs including comedies, westerns, science fiction, drama and more.


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