A while ago while compiling some extended discographies, I was led to believe much of the early programming prepared for public TV
appear to no longer exist.
In particular, WHYY in Philadelphia and the American Folklore Society produced a series of programs
hosted by Dr.Tristram Coffin "LYRICS & LEGENDS". These were available as 16mm films from Indiana University.
Also, the wonderful series of programs by ragtime pianist MAX MORATH (I think for Channel 13 NY/NJ) tracing the history of
20th century popular music, jazz, ragtime, theater are mostly missing.
Does anyone know if these particular series DO EXIST somewhere ??
Is there any organization actively attempting to recover and preserve NET material ??
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Casey Davis
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 2:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Public radio archives
Thank you Josh and Sam! Steve and I chatted last Friday.
I’ll also take this opportunity to share some historic content with you all. Many of you are probably aware that Saturday was National Radio Day. In celebration, we added more than 500 additional historic radio programs to our Online Reading Room, including programs from Vermont Public Radio, WERU Community Radio, and many series distributed by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, which was contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting by the University of Maryland and digitized in our last major digitization project. A list of series with links to the online media is available here: https://americanarchivepb.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/celebrating-national-radio-day/
Casey E. Davis
Senior Project Manager, WGBH Media Library and Archives Project Manager, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
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On 8/22/16, 2:16 PM, "Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List on behalf of Josh Shepperd" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
Please permit me concur with Sam that Alan Gevinson, Karen Cariani, Casey
Davis, and Rachel Curtis are doing important work with the history of
public broadcasting preservation, digitization, and education with the
American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
Josh Shepperd, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Media & Communication
Catholic University, Washington D.C.
Director - Radio Preservation Task Force
National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress