RADIO

Rurth Anderson – radio news reporter; FSA Collection/Library of Congress
    Information formats produced by broadcasting stations (radio) since its beginning in the 1920s in the United States: News, political magazines, documentary reports, programs on historical and cultural topics.
    Links to collections from archives, museums and libraries as well as from public and private broadcasting corporations.

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International Portals and Collections

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE MEDIATHEK (OeM)

Austrian archive for sound recordings and videos covering history, society, and culture. Gives online access to early historical sound recordings and to the radio journals of the Ö1 station from 1967 to 1999.
SEARCH: : Search term ♦ Filter: Time span/date ♦ categories.
USE: Free access ♦ only online streaming, no DL ♦ all media protected by copyright ♦ DE.


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ENGLAND

BBC ARCHIVE

Provides access to radio and television broadcasts from various BBC channels since 1947. The holdings cover, i.a., news broadcasts and documentary reports. Over 100’000 radio broadcasts online.
SEARCH: Keywords (see FAQs – How do I search) ♦ Filter: Radio only ♦ Time span/time/day ♦ Genre/Type.
USE: Free access ♦ streaming only / no download ♦ language: EN.


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BRITISH LIBRARY / Sound Archive

Gives access to a selection from the Sound Archive of the British Library. Contains interviews (Oral History) on a wide range of social topics, including collections such as Observing the 80s and Politics.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ Category/Topic ♦ Collections ♦ Interviewed Persons A-Z ♦ Search tips.
USE: Free access ♦ only non-commercial use: teaching ♦ learning ♦ research ♦ personal use ♦ EN.


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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS / Sound Archive

Contains interviews (oral history), radio broadcasts, and speeches on armed conflicts involving the UK and Commonwealth countries since 1914. Around 13’000 sound documents online.
SEARCH: Keywords + Filters: Period ♦ Places/Countries ♦ Persons ♦ Topics ♦ and more.
USE: DL low resolution ♦ for non-commercial use ♦ License required for other use ♦ EN.


  • IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS / Sound Archive

    INSTITUTION : Founded in 1917 to document the efforts of Great Britain during the First World War. Covers all armed conflicts involving the UK and Commonwalth states. Documents are collected in all fields, from personal testimonies to oral history documents, photography, sound, film and posters to war equipment. The IWM comprises 5 locations, including the headquarters with exhibition rooms and the Churchill War Rooms in London.
    The IWM’s Sound Archive holds over 33,000 sound recordings documenting armed conflicts since 1914.

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FRANCE

Ina.fr / INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL

National Radio and Television Archive. The offer includes, among other media, broadcasts from public broadcasters since 1938, in particular news and reports. Over 20’000 radio programs online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ Filter: audio, chronology, topics, time span.
USE: Partly free ♦ only personal use/teaching ♦ protected by © (Cond. Générales d’Utilisation) ♦ FR.


  • Ina.fr / INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL

    INSTITUTION : The Institut National de Audiovisuel was opened in 1975 as France’s national radio and television archive. Serves to preserve the national audiovisual heritage and ensures access for commercial users as well as for the general public. Financed by grants from the television license as well as by own income.
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GERMANY

SWR2 ARCHIVRADIO

Selection of historical radio recordings documenting the history of Germany and international events since the 1920s. Focuses on major topics from the holdings of the German Broadcasting Archive (DRA).
SEARCH: Go to: All topics at a glance ♦ Browse epochs and key topics.
USE: Free access ♦ download (only partially) ♦ copyrights: no information ♦ language DE.


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IRELAND

RTÉ ARCHIVES (Audio / Radio)

Selected sound documents since the 1920s. Contains recordings and radio broadcasts in the fields of politics (including speeches), news, society, culture, arts and sport. Over 800 recordings online.
SEARCH: Search term, or * for all ♦ Filters: Audio ♦ Categories (Topics) ♦ Date / Decade.
USE: Streaming ♦ protected by copyright ♦ personal use only ♦ see Terms & Conditions ♦ EN.


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NETHERLANDS

SOUND AND VISION / BEELD EN GELUID – The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Archives the image and sound archives of Netherland’s public broadcasters and other collections. More than 14’000 audio documents, i.a. on news and contemporary history, available online.
SEARCH: Collection/search term ♦ Filter: Medium (audio), digital, license, doc. type, catalogs, others.
USE: Partly online, partly on site ♦ free access, streaming ♦ Order for download for personal use ♦ NL, EN.


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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

AMERICAN ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING (AAPB)

Provides access to digitized historic public broadcasting programs from all member states. Contains radio broadcasts from the 1940s, i.a. news and public affairs programs. Over 24,000 programs online.
SEARCH: Keyword+filter: sound ♦ genre ♦ time span/year ♦ contrib. institution/member state ♦ adv. search.
USE: Partly limited to users in the USA ♦ partly link to contrib. institution ♦ ©-information for each recording ♦ EN.


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