A few months ago, we told you about a great new database of Boston area news footage: the Boston TV News Digital Library. Well, something similar is in the works with a nation-wide database of searchable TV news called the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, headed by WGBH and the Library of Congress. This new project’s first goal is to digitized and make available 40,000 hours of content from 100 different stations across the country. Pretty amazing!
In honor of this new digital news venture, the Atlantic is hosting a series of articles on the history of American news and the digitization efforts of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Read the first, short article in the series here and be sure to catch the only known footage of Anne Frank, which will soon be made freely available to researchers.
Reels of film from the WGBH Archive, courtesy of the Atlantic.