Featured Collection: The Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Preservation Division of the Radio Preservation Task Force is launching a series of blog postings to feature radio collections around the United States in order to illustrate the variety these collections offer, and the cultural history they preserve. The first such collection is the Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection, located in the SpecialContinue reading “Featured Collection: The Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City”

Launching La TopoRadio

The RPTF is pleased to announce the launch of La TopoRadio— the best place on the web to explore historical research about Spanish-language radio. La TopoRadio is an interactive map that lets users discover publications about historic and contemporary stations. The project supports the goal of the RPTF to bring attention to the multifaceted historyContinue reading “Launching La TopoRadio”

Two new projects join the Task Force

We are pleased to announce the RPTF’s newest partnerships! The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive and the Radio Spectrum Archive are spearheaded by Thomas Witherspoon, a longtime RPTF contributor. The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (SRAA) is a curated collection of primarily homemade shortwave radio recordings. The SRAA specializes in the archivingContinue reading “Two new projects join the Task Force”

Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative

Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative The Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board is pleased to announce the launch of Sound Submissions, a digital humanities program in the Recorded Sound Section of the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). The RPTF isContinue reading “Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative”

Black Women in Radio joins the Task Force

The Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force is excited to announce a new partnership with Black Women in Radio (BWIR). This organization has successfully connected thousands of minority women and celebrated their professional contributions to Black radio culture on a national platform. This month, we spotlight BWIR: When Felèsha Love kicked off the BlackContinue reading “Black Women in Radio joins the Task Force”

Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda

Director Shawn Vancour and Chair Josh Shepperd have written a new article about the Radio Taskforce and the impact of copyright policy on cultural memory and preservation. “Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda” explains just how the expanded orphan agenda has been central to the RPTF’s work. Vancour and Shepperd’s article foregrounds the social andContinue reading “Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda”

Workshop Report: Digital Storytelling With Audio Primary Sources

The Educational Division is expanding its outreach efforts! This July, the Division worked with The History Project, a professional development organization at the University of California Irvine, to sponsor a digital storytelling workshop for primary and secondary school educators interested in integrating more audiovisual media into their classrooms.  Led by Ed Division Co-Director Stephanie Sapienza, theContinue reading “Workshop Report: Digital Storytelling With Audio Primary Sources”

Using AAPB’s “Voices from the Southern Civil Rights movement” Exhibit for Radio and U.S. History: A How to Teach My Article Entry

This is the first post in our series, “How to Teach My Article / How to Teach My Book.” Our goal in this series is to bring academic scholarship into classrooms by asking authors to describe and recommend how their scholarship can fit into various educational contexts. The first post is written by a foundingContinue reading “Using AAPB’s “Voices from the Southern Civil Rights movement” Exhibit for Radio and U.S. History: A How to Teach My Article Entry”

Music Time in Africa Archive Delivers Voice of America Radio Show

By Paul Conway, University of Michigan Music Time in Africa is the longest-running radio show from the Voice of America (VOA), the official broadcast agency of the United States government. Because of legal constraints only removed by the US Congress in 2013, generations of listeners on the African continent only have ever heard the shows.Continue reading “Music Time in Africa Archive Delivers Voice of America Radio Show”

An Introduction to the Education and Outreach Division’s Blog and Call

Archivists: do you have sound collections just waiting to be accessed and explored?Researchers: have you recently published work just waiting to be read and taught?Instructors: do you have lessons to share? The Education and Outreach blog is here to make connections and further the study and circulation of sound materials and scholarship for wide-ranging audiences.Continue reading “An Introduction to the Education and Outreach Division’s Blog and Call”