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
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
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?
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