|American Library of Radio and
"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
"The Archives at the Billy Graham Center specializes in collecting and preserving unpublished information that tells the story of North American Protestant non-denominational missions and evangelistic activities through the years.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."
"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
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/
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
"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.
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
"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
Contains 69 classic commercials done live prior to 1958. Call Phil Messina at (718) 780-5585 for more info.
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
"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
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
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
Stores and preserves materials produced by WGBH, the PBS affiliate in Boston. For more info, call Carl Piemarine at (617) 492-2777 x4206
Kimberly A. Neuendorf