Peg Lynch, creator and star of Ethel and Albert, recently passed away at the age of 98. Her contributions to radio and early television may not be well known, but materially this forgotten show exists.
Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)’s radio collection – housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison – need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness for academic research.
Brian DeShazor discusses the origins of Pacifica Radio and the archival radio series, “From the Vault.” The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house a collection of over 60,000 reel-to-reel tapes, representing the last half of the 20th century as experienced and reported on by Pacifica Radio.
An exploration of the connection between the archive, archival research, and feminism.
The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research hosted a major conference this past week that featured a symposium on broadcasting in the 1930s, several thought-provoking keynote addresses, and presentations on all manner of issues pertaining to archives and the historical past.