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We hold a wide-ranging collection of resources documenting the cultural and technical history of radio and television broadcasting. Our collections include radio and television programming in both commercial and noncommercial broadcasting. Additionally, we hold a variety of resources on broadcast media as a business, with material from corporations and trade organizations, individual radio and television stations, 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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