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!
MARMIA Receives an Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Rocket Grant
We are excited to announce that MARMIA has received an Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Rocket Grant! With this grant, we will enhance the accessibility of our WJZ-TV collection through the creation of speech-to-text transcripts as well as find ATHA-related content! The ATHA encompasses over 100 square miles of Northern Prince George's County – bordered … Continue reading MARMIA Receives an Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Rocket Grant
“What Is a Baltimorean?” Update
Narration and frame from "What is a Baltimorean?" "On this geographic key board of cities on the eastern seaboard, four of them shine without any stigma, while the folk of the fifth remain an enigma. They are estranged from the other four in the city that's known as Baltimore. Soft by the shores of the … Continue reading “What Is a Baltimorean?” Update
Camp Poquaesak Films Update
Last summer, three reels of silent, Kodachrome color 16mm films were donated to MARMIA by Brian Markham. The films documented activities at Camp Poquaesak, which was an exclusive camp for boys near Wittman, Maryland from 1927-1942. We initially thought they were amateur films perhaps recorded by Brian's father who attended the camp in the 1930s. We … Continue reading Camp Poquaesak Films Update
Who Remembers Erol’s?
Two boxes of Erol’s Betamax tapes were donated to MARMIA a few years ago and prompted this nostalgic look back. Erol Onaran, once dubbed the "Video King," began his TV and electronics business in 1963 shortly after relocating to the DMV from Turkey. In 1980, Onaran added video rentals to his business and by 1984 … Continue reading Who Remembers Erol’s?
Discovering Baltimore’s History Through Broadcast
We are very excited to be a part of this wonderful program at the Media and Communication Studies Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)! MARMIA's WJZ Collection will be one of the four projects in this summer's CoLab. The CoLab intern research team will explore our WJZ-TV Collection which contains A/V materials … Continue reading Discovering Baltimore’s History Through Broadcast
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