Learn about the project to preserve thousands of public radio and television programs submitted to the George Foster Peabody Awards!
Some 4,000 hours of public radio and television programming submitted to the George Foster Peabody Awards between 1941-1999 are being digitized, preserved and will be made available to the public!
Join archivists from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection (BMA) for an informational webinar about this monumental project. The webinar will provide an overview of the project and the plan to preserve and make the collection available for research, educational and informational purposes.
*Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Archives staff will discuss the process for repatriating digital copies to the producers and share plans for upcoming virtual events that will engage the public in helping to make the collection more searchable and accessible.
And guest speaker Dr. Ethan Thompson, co-editor of Television History, the Peabody Archive, and Cultural Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2019) will discuss the scholarly value of the programs.
This project was made possible with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.