Our three-year CLIR-funded project, Broadcasting Baltimore: Digitizing Hidden Histories in the WJZ-TV Collection began in September of 2022. The project’s goal is to digitize and describe 1000 hours of video from the WJZ-TV Collection that documents the voices of underrepresented communities in Baltimore City from 1977-2000. We began by digitizing the rest of the WJZ-TV … Continue reading CLIR Update #1: City Line Is Digitized
Baltimorean Additions to the National Film Registry
Every year the public proposes films for consideration to the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. In 2022, 6,865 titles were submitted and two of the 25 films added included films featuring the work of two Baltimore legends: John Waters' Hairspray (1988) and Cab Calloway's Home Movies (1948-1951). There are now 850 … Continue reading Baltimorean Additions to the National Film Registry
Appalshop Flood Support
On July 28, 2022, the waters of a catastrophic flood breached a fellow regional archive, Appalshop, in eastern Kentucky. Their warehouse and vault held paper records, film, video, audio, and photographs representing a century of central Appalachian history. Eighty percent of their film reels, video tapes, and audio tapes were affected by the floodwaters and … Continue reading Appalshop Flood Support
Digitizing Hidden Histories Begins!
Our three-year CLIR-funded project, Broadcasting Baltimore: Digitizing Hidden Histories in the WJZ-TV Collection begins this month! We will begin to digitize videos from the WJZ-TV Collection that document the voices of underrepresented communities in Baltimore City from 1977-2000. In the next three years, we will digitize 1000 hours. The first tapes we are digitizing for … Continue reading Digitizing Hidden Histories Begins!
AV Training Resources
In addition to being an access provider of rare media through reformatting and exhibiting, MARMIA also provides educational programming. It is part of our mission to collect and share AV training resources and this is the first of many posts dedicated to promoting this knowledge. BAVC Media: Hands-On Training with Analog Video Playback EquipmentWe've partnered … Continue reading AV Training Resources
ATHA Rocket Grant Fuels WJZ-TV Searches
Map of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Thanks to an Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Rocket Grant, we have enhanced the accessibility of our WJZ-TV collection through the creation of speech-to-text transcripts. MARMIA has digitized nearly 700 videos from our WJZ-TV Collection and all of them are available on the Internet Archive. While we … Continue reading ATHA Rocket Grant Fuels WJZ-TV Searches
UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab: A Guide to Researching MARMIA’s WJZ Collection
We had the pleasure of being a part of the wonderful CoLab program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)! This paid internship program brought together a small team of students from across disciplines to create public-facing narrative research projects for clients. CoLab is a collaboration between the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Activities Advisory Committee, the Dresher … Continue reading UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab: A Guide to Researching MARMIA’s WJZ Collection
Broadcasting Community, Passion, and Truth in Kent County, Maryland
MARMIA’s Broadcasting Oral History Collection was created to record and preserve the unique stories of the Mid-Atlantic region’s broadcasting history. Through a partnership with Chesapeake Heartland, we started the Black Broadcasters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Project. The main goal of this project is to record the experiences of Black Americans who worked in … Continue reading Broadcasting Community, Passion, and Truth in Kent County, Maryland
Oral Histories with Black Broadcasters from the Eastern Shore
MARMIA has partnered with the Chesapeake Heartland to record oral histories on the experiences of Black Americans who have worked in broadcasting on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Chesapeake Heartland is a collaboration between the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington College, and a diverse array of local organizations, including Sumner Hall, … Continue reading Oral Histories with Black Broadcasters from the Eastern Shore
MARMIA Receives a CLIR Grant!
We are extremely pleased to announce that MARMIA has been selected to receive a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)! Our three-year project, Broadcasting Baltimore: Digitizing Hidden Histories in the WJZ-TV Collection will fund an Audiovisual Archivist position for in-house digitization of … Continue reading MARMIA Receives a CLIR Grant!
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