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Museum of Broadcast Communications Archive

Museum.TV provides free access to over 8,500 hours of digitized radio and television content and thousands of photos.

Television & Radio Programming: The archives house close to 100,000 hours and the entire collection is searchable via the online catalog. We have radio programs dating to the 1920s and television programming starting in the 1940s from every genre. It also includes over 6,000 local newscasts

Commercials: Dating from the 1950s, our collection of commercials numbers over 12,000 and includes hundreds of award-winning ads. All are searchable via the online catalog.

Images: Our collection contains over 3,000 photographs, including headshots, publicity photos, and candids. Nearly all have been scanned and are searchable via the online catalog. In addition, selected artifacts from our collection of over 2,000 items have been professionally photographed and these images are also available.

By providing access to these primary sources of history, we aim to educate, entertain and inspire those who visit our site. The American experience has been documented by broadcast media and the MBC aspires to make that experience come alive through our holdings. To search the MBC Archives you must first register.

Once you have accessed the online catalog, you will be able to search each collection separately.

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