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The broadcast archives contain wide-ranging collections documenting the history of both commercial and public broadcasting in the United States. Materials cover the business of radio and television, the histories of corporations and trade organizations, the operations and programming of stations and networks, and the careers of executives, writers, performers, producers and engineers.

Collection strengths

  • Educational programming
  • Photograph collections
  • Audiovisual materials 
  • Women in broadcasting
  • Public broadcasting
  • Commercial broadcasting

Digital Audiovisual Collections

Research Guides


This material is non-circulating and only accessible in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library. Some material is available digitally. 


Portrait of Laura Schnitker

Laura Schnitker



Online exhibitions

Visit our galleries in the Hornbake and Michelle Smith Performing Arts Libraries for current exhibitions and explore digital exhibitions online. 

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