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
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!
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!
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’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
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
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!
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
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
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