Message Archives

General Collections

Lexis-Nexis (www.lexis-nexis.com)
Lexis-Nexis is "the world’s largest provider of credible, in-depth information," according to the company website. The Lexis database contains more than 22,000 sources, including full text archives of most popular newspapers and magazines. It also includes court materials, financial and market reports, legislative materials, and transcripts, to name a few. For more on Lexis, see Appendix B of The Content Analysis Guidebook.
Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/cac.html)
"The CAC is a local history repository within Libraries and Learning Resources at Bowling Green State University. The primary mission of the CAC is to actively acquire, preserve, and make accessible to researchers historical materials in four broad categories: Northwest Ohio, University Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections. Its collections draw scholars, residents and students from throughout the University, the region and the world."   Includes the Gish Collection, a set of materials bequeathed to the university by silent film stars Lillian and Dorothy Gish.
British Columbia Archives (http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm)
"Archival holdings include: government documents and records; private historical manuscripts and papers; maps, charts and architectural plans; photographs; paintings, drawings and prints; audio and video tapes; film; newspapers; and an extensive library of publications with a strong emphasis on the social and political history of British Columbia and the Pacific North West."
Christian Science Monitor Archives (http://www.csmonitor.com/)
Includes a searchable, subscription-based electronic text archive.   A videotape archive is also available. Check the site or call Allysen Palmer at (617) 450-2271 for more info.
Mass Communication History Collection in Wisconsin (http://www.shsw.wisc.edu/)
"The Mass Communications History Collections (MCHC) were established in 1955 to document the importance of the mass media in twentieth century American life. The MCHC holds the papers of hundreds of important individuals, corporations and professional organizations in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. These collections document mass communications on both the national level and in the state of Wisconsin. Holdings include the records and papers of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC); Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications; Foote, Cone & Belding; Bruce Barton; John W. Hill; National Educational Television; David Brinkley; Charles Collingwood; Joseph Harsch; H.V. Kaltenborn; Clark Mollenhoff; Howard K. Smith; over 30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalists; and many other individuals and organizations."
Mississippi Department of Archives and History  (http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/)
"The Archives and Library Division of the Department of Archives and History is responsible for collecting, processing, cataloging, preserving, and making available to the interested public official records, private manuscripts, books, documents, newspapers, maps, photographs, and audiovisual material relating to the prehistory and history of Mississippi."
National Archives and Records Administration (www.nara.gov)
This government agency seeks to preserve United States history by managing all federal records. Though best known, perhaps, for being the home of such classic American documents as the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights, the National Archives and Records Administration also holds billions of significant textual materials from the three branches of the federal government. The multimedia collections of the archives include nearly 300,000 reels of motion picture film, more than 200,000 sound and video recordings, and nearly 14 million still pictures and posters. A selected number of images (e.g., World War II photos and propaganda posters) can be downloaded from the site for free.
Ohio State University Archives  (http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/OSU_profile/arvweb/)
"The Archives identifies, preserves, and makes available the documentation of continuing and historical value to Ohio State University. . . .  In addition, the University Archives provides archival services for the Byrd Polar Research Center and the John Glenn Institute."
Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/pcl.html)
"More than 125,000 cataloged books are housed in the Popular Culture Library. Popular fiction predominates, particularly novels in the mystery/detective, science fiction/fantasy, western, romance, movie and TV tie-in, and historical fiction genres. The Library also contains extensive collections of late 19th- and 20th-century juvenile/young adult series fiction.  Other major strengths of the Popular Culture Library are materials documenting the performing arts and the entertainment industry (including television, film, radio, and the mass communications industry), graphic arts, recreation and leisure, and popular religion."
Special Collections and University Archives--Marquette University (http://www.mu.edu/library/collections/archives/index.html)
"The Department of Special Collections and University Archives holds notable collections, comprising 230 cubic feet, which document the contributions of Catholic women in promoting basic human rights, inter-racial justice, women's rights, and world peace, and in responding to the immediate needs of the poor. Growing collections of photographs and sound and video recordings have become the most heavily used materials in the Catholic Worker Archives. The department holds almost 300 audiotapes of oral history interviews with CW volunteers and others associated with the movement (transcripts exist for most interviews), and more than 500 audiotape recordings of discussions, talks, and radio and television programs."
Southwest Collection (http://www.lib.ttu.edu/swc/index.htm)
"This collection preserves materials relating to the development of the American Southwest.  It includes audio, video and film holding covering periods such as the Depression, World War II, and television's golden age."
Film Archives
Library of Congress Listing of Public Motion Picture Research Centers and Film Archives (http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/arch.html)
An excellent listing of film archives, compiled by the Library of Congress.
John E. Allen, Inc.
A motion picture archive dating from 1896-1955, with over 25 million feet of materials.  Call John E. Allen at (201) 391-3299 for more info.
American Archives of the Factual Film (AAFF) (http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/aaff/aaff.html)
This unique film archive collects 16 mm, non-theatrical business, educational, and documentary productions. More than 13,000 individual film titles are now contained within, including 4,500 educational films shown in classrooms (e.g., dating, manners, anti-drug films), and 1,000 government-produced films (such as Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series). Remote assistance (such as film-to-videotape transfers) is available for researchers. See the archive website for more information.
Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs (http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/)
"The Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs was established in 1960 to collect and preserve records of the American labor movement, with special emphasis upon industrial unionism and related social, economic, and political organizations in the United States. It also collects historical records related to urban affairs, with particular focus upon metropolitan Detroit. The archives of Wayne State University and its predecessor institutions are also held at the Reuther Library. Currently, the Library´s holdings comprise 70,000 linear feet of records, found within 1,600 individual archival collections, and an Audio-Visual collection of over 1 million items, including 2,000 reels of film."
Association of Moving Image Archivists (http://www.amianet.org/)
"The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the collection, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials."
Black Film Archive at Indiana University (http://www.indiana.edu/~bfca/index.html)
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The BFC/A is a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans.  Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience."  For a list of holdings, go to. http://www.indiana.edu/~bfca/holdings.html
British Film Institute (BFI) National Film and Television Archive (http://www.bfi.org.uk/collections/index.html)
Information coming soon.
Drew's Script-O-Rama (http://www.script-o-rama.com/)
This site contains full-text screenplays from motion pictures, all of which can be downloaded for free.  Most of the scripts are from films of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, though there are some classics as well.  Also included are early drafts of screenplays and scripts that never made it to the silver screen.
Harvard Film Archive (http://www.harvardfilmarchive.org/)
"In 1993, the Archive's existing holding was substantially increased with the acquisition of a 35mm collection, which has enlarged the repertory and enhanced the quality of screenings. . . .  As a result, more than 2,000 titles were added to the permanent collection, making HFA one of the best-equipped national centers for studying film."
Human Studies Film Archives (http://www.si.edu/organiza/offices/archive/archives/2ba8.htm)
"The Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA) is an internationally recognized center devoted to collecting, preserving, documenting and disseminating a broad range of ethnographic and anthropological moving image materials. The HSFA also collects related documentation including audio tapes, stills, manuscripts and other associated texts, field notes, camera and sound logs and production logs. Whenever possible, synchronous audio commentaries (annotations) are obtained from the creator, other persons associated with the material, or from an individual with knowledge of the contents. Materials are available for duplication on a case-by-case basis depending on restrictions and other archival issues."
Imperial War Museum Film Archive (http://www.iwm.org.uk/)
"Although the Film Archive has major holdings of foreign material, it is dominated by the output of the British and Commonwealth cameramen commissioned in the two world wars to produce official material covering the forces and the civilian effort. It is now a prime source of moving images of the wars and continues to add substantial collections of later material to the archive."
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/)
This division of the Library of Congress (LOC) acquires, catalogs, and preserves motion pictures and televison program collections. The motion picture collection currently includes films from the American Film Institute collection, ranging from the works of pioneer George Melies to an African-American film collection of entertainment and shorts produced from 1918 to 1955 for black audiences. Other film holdings include cartoons produced by Warner Bros. pictures before 1949 and a sizable collection of works shot by anthropologist Margaret Mead.
National Center for Film and Video Presentation (The American Film Institute) (http://www.afionline.org/)
"The National Center for Film and Video Preservation was established in 1984 by the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts. Its mission is to serve as the center for coordinating American moving image preservation activities on a national scale, implement the National Moving Image Database (NAMID), which centralizes information on the film and television holdings of American archives and producers, and to locate and acquire films and television programs for inclusion in the AFI Collection to be preserved at the Library of Congress and other archives."
National Center for Jewish Film  (http://www.brandeis.edu/jewishfilm/)
"The National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) was established to gather, preserve and disseminate film material relevant to the Jewish experience. Founded in 1976 with the acquisition of 30 Yiddish language films, NCJF has steadily expanded and diversified its holdings of both cinematic and photographic materials. Several national Jewish organizations together with filmmakers and private individuals have deposited their collections at NCJF."
Newsfilm Library at University of South Carolina ( http://www.sc.edu/newsfilm/)
"The surviving Fox Movietone newsreels and their associated outtakes comprise an estimated 75 million feet of motion picture film, and may be the best existing record of such material produced in the United States. The USC donation included 11 million feet of this collection. This portion of Movietonews is comprised of all existing outtakes from 1919-1934, as well as the complete newsreels and all associated outtakes from the important World War II period of September 1942 through August 1944."
Northeast Historic Film  (http://www.oldfilm.org//)
"Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is a nonprofit independent moving-image archive, collecting and preserving motion picture film and videotape relating to northern New England. The archives collects, preserves, and shares home movies, television news film and other broadcast productions, independent works, industrials, dramas, and other edited and unedited moving images. Videos of Life in New England is a catalog of productions reflecting the region's art and culture. The facility is located in the Alamo Theatre building, Main Street, Bucksport, Maine"
Pacific Film Archive (http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/collections/)
"The PFA collection includes more than 7,000 titles, with areas of concentration in Soviet silent and Eastern European cinema, international animation, American experimental cinema, video art of the '70s, and the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan. The collection also includes an international selection of feature films and documentaries. Among the artists represented are Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Larissa Shepitko, Dziga Vertov, Gunvor Nelson, Chick Strand, and George Kuchar. PFA has identified the preservation of independent and experimental film as institutional priorities, concentrating efforts on works by Bay Area filmmakers."
Ronald Colman (1891-1958)
This archive of the screen legend does not have a web site (yet).  Call George E. Schatz at (708) 432-8556 for more info.
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive (http://sites.huji.ac.il/jfa/jfa.htm)
"The collection includes holocaust films, films depicting Jewish life around the world, newsreels from Israel, and works from filmmakers such as Baruch Agadati, Hazel Greenwald, Norman Lourie, Fred Czasnik, Ben Oyserman, Yitzchak "Mimisch" Herbst, Fred Dunkel, Yonah Zarecki and Ze'ev Havatzelet."
UCLA Film and Television Archive (http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/)
The UCLA Film and TV Archive contains 220,000 films and television programs plus 27 million feet of newsreel footage. The film collection, which contains donations from William Wyler, George Pal, and Jean Renoir, to name a few, addresses topics ranging from noted female director Dorothy Arzner to the film noir genre.
USC Cinema Television Library and Archives of the Performing Arts (http://www.usc.edu/isd/locations/arts/cinema/)
"Generally considered to be the finest collection of its kind in any academic library in the country, the Cinema-TV Library houses more than 19,000 books and periodicals on all aspects of film and television, along with clipping files, recorded interviews, scripts, stills, pressbooks, scrapbooks, video cassettes and discs of feature films and audiotapes. Altogether, the library houses more than 1.7 million photographs and 36 million manuscripts in its extensive archival collections." 
Wesleyan Cinema Archives (http://www.wesleyan.edu/cinema/)
"The Wesleyan Cinema Archives provides a home for the University's growing collections related to motion picture and television history. Committed to the care and preservation of paper materials, photographs, and memorabilia, the Archive is a connoisseur's collection of artists whose careers reflect unique aspects of cinema. They do not collect moving image materials, although some of the collections do contain such items."
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (http://www.wisc.edu/pubs/ug/10lettsci/depts/commarts.html)
"The center's collections document the growth and development of motion pictures, radio and television, and theater in twentieth-century America. Individuals and organizations have deposited with the center such manuscript materials as personal and professional documents; holographs and typescripts of plays, shooting scripts, promptbooks, and musical scores; promotional materials; and designs, blueprints, technical plots and plans of stage architecture and machinery. Equally important are films and kinescopes; video and sound tapes; photographs; and disc recordings.  Of particular interest to students of film and mass communications is the United Artists collection, which forms the main part of the center's film archive. Highlighting that collection are the corporate records of United Artists collection, 1919-1950; the Warner Film Library, 1913-1950; the RKO Film Library."
WPA Film Library (http://www.wpafilmlibrary.com)
"The WPA was founded in 1987 by independent producers, as a repository of archival and stock footage.  It now includes more than 50,000 hours of footage, including all 3,500 hours of the British Pathé News Collection."
Television Archives
American Library of Radio and Television
"ALRT is the repository for over 3,000 books and pamphlets on American broadcasting history, as well as extensive reference collections of radio and television scripts, sound recordings, periodicals, photographs, and other materials.   In addition, several significant collections of broadcasting-related manuscripts and personal papers are available to scholars and interested readers." 
Annenberg Television Script Archive
"Includes the TV Guide Collection (20,000 scripts and growing), Agnes Nixon Collection, and new ABC Soap Opera Collection (few hundred scripts from "All My Children").  In sum, there are over 29,000 television scripts.  Call (215) 898-7020 for more info.
Archives of the Billy Graham Center  (http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/archhp1.html)
"The Archives at the Billy Graham Center specializes in collecting and preserving unpublished information that tells the story of North American Protestant non-denominational missions and evangelistic activities through the years.  It includes video and audio tapes."
Birmingham Public Library  (http://www.bplonline.org/Archives/)
"The Department of Archives and Manuscripts collects papers, government records, photographs, television news footage and other primary material documenting the history and development of Birmingham, Jefferson County, and the surrounding area of Alabama known as the Birmingham District."  
Broadcast Pioneers Library of American Broadcasting
The Library of American Broadcasting holds a wide-ranging collection of audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts and vertical files devoted exclusively to the history of broadcasting.  Founded in 1972 as the Broadcast Pioneers Library, it was housed in the headquarters of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C., until 1994, when it became part of the University of Maryland Libraries. http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/LAB/
Chicago Historical Society Archives  (http://www.chicagohs.org/collections/archives.html)
Includes videotapes of news/information and the WGN newsfilm library.
CLIO Awards Archives (http://www.clioawards.com/)
This site has a listing of winners from 1960 to the present, complete with info about each.  To request materials, call (212) 593-1900. 
CNN World Report Television Archive at TTU  (http://www.ttu.edu/~cnnarch/)
"Academic researchers and other qualified investigators are invited to explore the resources of the CNN World Report Television Archive at Texas Tech University. In 1991, the School of Mass Communications and the Cable News Network joined in a project to house the week-end CNN World Report, a program series in international electronic journalism unique in the cable/broadcast discipline. The archive has complete video holdings for the weekend CNN World Report from its inception in 1987 to the present."  The CNN home page is located at http://www.cnn.com.   It has limited archival resources.
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division--Motion Picture and Television Reading Room (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/)
This division of the Library of Congress (LOC) acquires, catalogs, and preserves motion pictures and television program collections. The television collection of the LOC contains the NBC Television Collection of more than 18,000 programs aired from 1948 to 1977 and also 30,000 videotapes from PBS of such shows as Leontyne Price at the White House and 3-2-1 Contact, plus much more.
Museum of Broadcast Communications  (http://www.museum.tv/index.shtml)
The Museum of Broadcast Communications Archives is a growing collection of radio programs, television programs and commercials, cataloged and made available to the pubic for on-site listening and viewing at its facility in Chicago.
Museum of Television and Radio (in New York and Los Angeles)  (http://www.mtr.org/)
"To assist individuals who wish to undertake extensive research, the Museum offers facilities that enable Researchers to utilize the Museum's microfiched clippings file and collection of television and radio programs to their fullest potential."   See the site for more information on holdings.
Celia Nachatovitz Memorial Library of Classic Television Commercials
Contains 69 classic commercials done live prior to 1958.   Call Phil Messina at (718) 780-5585 for more info.
National Geographic Archives (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/archives.html)
"This is a premier collection of wildlife and nature footage, as well as a wide selection of exotic peoples and places, adventure, exploration and scientific technology.  It includes over 10 million feet of 16mm film outtakes."
Rod Serling Archives--Ithaca College  (http://www.ithaca.edu/library/archives/serling/)
"The Rod Serling Archives consists of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials."
Television News Archive--Vanderbilt University (http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/)
The TV news archive at Vanderbilt "is the world's most extensive and complete collection of television news," according to the archive website.  It has all network news broadcasts from 1968 to present plus more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming, such as coverage of national and international events like the Watergate hearings and the Persian Gulf War.  The TV news archive website has a searchable text database (with extensive descriptions) of everything in the collection.  Videotapes for individual news broadcasts or custom compilation tapes (e.g., of news segments about a certain topic) can be ordered from the site.
UCLA Film and Television Archive (http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/)
The UCLA Film and TV Archive contains 220,000 films and television programs plus 27 million feet of newsreel footage. Included in the television section of the archive is The ABC Collection of nearly all primetime programs airing on the network from the 50s to the 70s (e.g., Leave It To Beaver, The Outer Limits, Charlie’s Angels), and nearly 10,000 TV commercials dating from 1948 to the 1980s.
USC Cinema Television Library and Archives of the Performing Arts (http://www.usc.edu/isd/locations/arts/cinema/)
"Generally considered to be the finest collection of its kind in any academic library in the country, the Cinema-TV Library houses more than 19,000 books and periodicals on all aspects of film and television, along with clipping files, recorded interviews, scripts, stills, pressbooks, scrapbooks, video cassettes and discs of feature films and audiotapes. Altogether, the library houses more than 1.7 million photographs and 36 million manuscripts in its extensive archival collections."
WGBH Educational Foundation Archives   (http://www.wgbh.org/)
Stores and preserves materials produced by WGBH, the PBS affiliate in Boston.  For more info, call Carl Piemarine at (617) 492-2777 x4206

Radio/Audio Archives

American Library of Radio and Television
"ALRT is the repository for over 3,000 books and pamphlets on American broadcasting history, as well as extensive reference collections of radio and television scripts, sound recordings, periodicals, photographs, and other materials.   In addition, several significant collections of broadcasting-related manuscripts and personal papers are available to scholars and interested readers."  
Bowling Green State University Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/music/music.html
"The Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives contains over 60,000 books and scores related to all aspects of the study of music. Included in the book collection are studies ranging from biography to general histories of music, from theoretical treatises to studies of such diverse aspects as country music, opera, and band music. The score collection includes solos, orchestral studies, exercise books, and chamber music.  Also located in the collection are all masters' theses and documents written by graduate students in the College of Musical Arts.  The Sound Recordings Archives, considered the nation's premier collection of popular music sound recordings, contains over 650,000 recordings representing all styles of popular music and all recorded formats."
Broadcast Pioneers Library of American Broadcasting (http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/LAB/)
"The Library of American Broadcasting holds a wide-ranging collection of audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts and vertical files devoted exclusively to the history of broadcasting.  Founded in 1972 as the Broadcast Pioneers Library, it was housed in the headquarters of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C., until 1994, when it became part of the University of Maryland Libraries."
Broadcasting Archives at McKissick Museum (http://www.cla.sc.edu/MCKS/broadcast/)
Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the McKissick Museum has a broadcasting archive.
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division--Recorded Sound Reference Center (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/record/)
"The Library's audio collections are now the largest in the United States and among the most comprehensive in the world, reflecting the entire history of sound technology, from the first wax cylinders, through LPs and tape, to the latest compact audio discs."
The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change (http://www.thekingcenter.com/)
"The King Center Archive is the world's largest collection of primary source material on the civil rights movement."  It includes cassettes of speeches and sermons.
Pacifica Radio Archives (http://www.pacifica.org/)
"The Pacifica Radio Archives Collection of 40,000 plus audio tapes is the oldest collection of public radio programming the the United States. The collection includes speeches, public affairs programs, documentaries, musical performances, commentaries and news coverages, some of which date back as far as the 1950s."
Priceless Sound Productions (no website)
"Contains over 10,000 programs in four major categories: 1) Children's Programs; 2) Comedy; 3) Drama, Mystery and Variety; and 4) History, News and Documentary."  For more info, call (408) 753-2558, ask for Tom Price.
Society to Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy (SPERDVAC) (http://www.sperdvac.org)
The Sperdvac libraries contain over 2000 reels of Old Time Radio, including Hopalong Cassidy, Quiet Please, Mysterious Traveler, The Whistler, Dimension X, X Minus One, Tales of the Texas Rangers and Inner Sanctum Mysteries.  
Vincent Voice Library (http://www.lib.msu.edu/vincent/)
"The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is the largest academic voice library in the nation. It is located on the fourth floor of the West wing of the MSU Library. It houses taped utterances (speeches, performances, lectures, interviews, broadcasts, etc.) by over 50,000 persons from all walks of life recorded over 100 years."
Political Messages
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library (http://www.eisenhower.utexas.edu/ddehp.htm)
"One segment of the Eisenhower Library audiovisual archives consists of 675,000 feet of motion picture film. The largest portion of the motion picture holdings covering the presidential years was given to the President by national network television companies. The Library also has a number of documentary films relating to World War II, as well as, original film footage covering such subjects as the surrender of the Italian fleet at Malta and German surrender films. Although the Library cannot loan film, it will provide a non-broadcast quality cassette reproduction.  The library also has manuscripts and audio recordings."
Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum  (http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/ford/Ford.html)
"The Library is more than a place for storing 20 million documents and a half million audiovisual items; it is really a bundle of programs designed to make the huge mass of paper and film truly accessible.  Archivists first locate, acquire, and organize collections of material, then create detailed narrative summaries (called "finding aids") that describe the collections. Researchers use these descriptions, along with PRESNET (a computer database describing more than 63,000 collections, series, and folders) and the advice of the archivists to find their way to documents on their topic."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library (http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/index.htm)
This collects a potpourri of JFK-related materials, including 34,000 million of pages of documents and manuscripts, 147,000 photographs, 6,600 reels of film, nearly 11,000 reels of audiotape, and 25,000 cataloged books.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library  (http://www.hoover.nara.gov/)
Contains Hoover speeches, radio interviews and related reading scripts.
The Political Communication Center--University of Oklahoma (http://www.ou.edu/pccenter/)
The Political Communication Center catalogs political advertisements and other related material. The archive contains more than 56,000 radio and television commercials representing candidates running for offices from the U. S. Presidency all the way down to school boards. Also included in the collection are commercials by political action committees, ads sponsored by corporations and special interest groups on public issues, and commercials done for foreign elections. Many items in the archive are one-of-a-kind.
Presidential Campaign TV Ads at the University of Rhode Island
"The collection includes hundreds of ads from television's golden age and all current presidential campaign ads."  Call (401) 792-1000 or (401) 792-2552 for more info.
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum  (http://www.trumanlibrary.org/)
This library contains just about all you’d ever want to know about President Truman, including documents, speeches, documentaries, and newsreels relating to Truman and persons and events from his administration.
 
Corpora & Literary/Historical texts
Corpus Linguistics (http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~barlow/corpus.html)
Not exactly an archive per se, this site has a list of links to sites with corpora. Some literary corpora are represented along with links to transcripts and samples of ordinary spoken language, representing a variety of dialects and eras. The site is organized by language with links to texts in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and more.
Project Gutenberg (http://promo.net/pg/)
This free online electronic text library contains more than 3,000 works, including light literature (e.g., Alice in Wonderland, Aesop's Fables, Peter Pan), heavy literature (e.g., the Bible, Shakespeare), and references (e.g., Roget's Thesaurus).  A complete list of texts can be downloaded at the site, and a search function allows users to retrieve texts by author or title.
Open-Ended Data Archives
Murray Research Center (http://www.murray.harvard.edu/mra/)
The Henry A. Murray Research Center focuses on human development across life span. The center’s archives collect data extracted from many types of subjects (e.g., male and female) through a variety of research methods (though content analysis is not specifically mentioned on the website). Also included in the archive are some video-taped data (e.g., over 1,200 hours of human interaction, including couples and child dyads) and audio-taped data. One specialty area of emphasis at the archive has been longitudinal studies of mental health.

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