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!
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!
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
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
Did you recently watch footage of a 1984 breakdancing competition on Turner Classic Movies and are wondering who won? Well, the winner is... ...Chocolate Boogie! See them accept their trophy and the full episode of "City Line" from our WJZ-TV Collection below. Thanks so much for watching! Please consider donating or becoming a member to … Continue reading And the winner is…
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s Audiovisual Archivist, Joana Stillwell. Joana joined MARMIA as our first official staff member in June of 2021. We are so thrilled to have her on the MARMIA Team and for you to meet her! Joana at MARMIA’s office at Impact Hub, Baltimore. Hello! My name is Joana Stillwell … Continue reading Meet MARMIA’s AV Archivist
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Remote Summer Intern from Ryerson University, Iris Robinson. Iris lives in Canada and remotely worked this May-August on making our WJZ-TV Collection and our home movie collections more accessible. This summer, I had the opportunity to complete a remote internship at MARMIA over the course of 12 … Continue reading Remote Summer 2021 Intern: Work Overview
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Remote Summer Intern from Ryerson University, Iris Robinson (pictured below). Iris lives in Canada and has been remotely spending this May-August working on making our WJZ-TV Collection and our home movie collections more accessible. We are thrilled to have Iris join the MARMIA Team for the summer … Continue reading MARMIA’s Remote Summer Intern
This blog post was written by Siobhan C. Hagan with contributions by MARMIA Volunteer Matt Davis. "I love Baltimore more than I thought— it is so rich with memories— it is nice to look up the street and see the statue of my great uncle and to know that Poe is buried here and that … Continue reading Jazz Age Hollywood & the Old Town by the Bay
50 years ago today marks the beginning of the 1968 riots and unrest in Baltimore City. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. On April 6, riots broke out in Baltimore. By April 12, 1968, the city had several deaths, many more injured, and an estimate of $8-10 million … Continue reading Baltimore ’68 Riots & Unrest