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!

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

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

“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

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

Capturing & Describing History: Baltimore Bands on Film

In December MARMIA’s AV Archivist, Joana Stillwell, finished her last semester in the MLIS program at the University of Maryland as well as a graduate certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture. To finish her requirements, she processed the Melissa Shatto Collection which consisted of eleven silent Super 8mm films of Baltimore bands performing music. … Continue reading Capturing & Describing History: Baltimore Bands on Film