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Where’s Johnny?

The following is a guest post by Daniel Blazek, Recorded Sound Technician, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center   The Tonight Show has become such a cultural institution in America that it is hard to imagine that early episodes were lost, as so many early television programs on tape were erased when subsequent broadcasts were taped over […]

Audio Archaeology

Imagine looking page by page at magazines devoted to radio, recorded sound,  film, and television that previously could only be viewed by a visit to a library or an archive. In the past few years, we’ve been working with the Library’s Document Scan Center to digitize around 1 million pages of public domain media-related periodicals […]

Play Ball!

Even during the coldest and darkest days of winter, baseball fans look forward to February, when a glimmer of hope appears as pitchers and catchers report to Spring training.  Baseball fans throughout the world start dreaming of a World Series championship and everyone knows The Void will soon be over. The Recorded Sound Section’s collection […]

Now See Hear! (Pretty Please)

This post was co-written with Bryan Cornell and Karen Fishman. We hope we can be forgiven the stern tone of this blog’s name, but we couldn’t resist the pun. Welcome to the inaugural post of Now See Hear!, a blog devoted to sharing information about and content from the collections of the National Audio-Visual Conservation […]