There is overlap in collections between Media History Digital Library and
American Radio History. We each did our own scanning and have different
search engines that provide distinct ways of accessing the collections.
We are much stronger in documenting the breadth of the media industries -
if you want to track Burns and Allen you can start with the vaudeville days
using Variety and The Clipper, move to the radio periodicals, then to
motion picture fan magazines like Photoplay and Modern Screen (1930-1960)
and then to television in the 1950s. American Radio History has much
greater depth in radio, including documentation on the many broadcast
stations across the country.
We are working with the Library of American Broadcasting at the University
of Maryland to add some of their titles of greatest research interest to
the MHDL collection.
How do your holdings compare with
It looks as if there may be overlap as well as different resources.
On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> On 2014-07-25 9:02 PM, David Pierce wrote:
>> The Media History Digital Library
>> <http://mediahistoryproject.org/broadcasting/> hosts 1.2 million pages
>> scans of magazines and books on all media - motion pictures, television,
>> radio and recorded sound. Every page is searchable and downloadable for
>> free. Many of these materials were contributed by the Packard Campus of
>> Library of Congress from their collections. We use the archive.org
>> infrastructure to host the files, but run our own website and search
>> Titles include extended runs of Broadcasting (1931-1956), Sponsor
>> (1946-1964), Radio Broadcast (1922-1930, Radio Mirror (1934-1963), Radio
>> (and TV) Today (1935-1941), Talking Machine World (1906-1928), and a full
>> run of The Radio (and TV) Annual Year Book (1938-1964) and Variety Radio
>> Directory 1937-1941).
>> David Pierce
>> Director, Media History Digital Library
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