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!

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!

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

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

Focusing on Film: Inspection and Repair

This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Summer Intern from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program, Mike Stetz. Mike is a Baltimore native who spent this June-August working on our collections both in-person at our Impact Hub office and remotely. This past summer I had the pleasure to intern here at MARMIA … Continue reading Focusing on Film: Inspection and Repair

MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) has recently acquired the WJZ-TV Collection, including one-of-a-kind audio and video formats. WJZ-TV is Baltimore’s third television station in history, having first  broadcast in November 1948. The WJZ-TV Collection is extremely rare. There are only a handful of network affiliate station archives in the United States that have … Continue reading MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!

How Do I Love Thee, TV Horror Hosts? Let Me Count the Ways…

By Siobhan Hagan As the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos weekend draws to an end, I feel satisfied with my celebrations and am ready to move forward. After all, it isn't every October that you get to talk to a local TV legend on the phone! I am unfortunately just too young and missed … Continue reading How Do I Love Thee, TV Horror Hosts? Let Me Count the Ways…