Tag Archive | broadcasting

Updates from Mass Media and Culture, in Special Collections

Read the latest from staff in Mass Media and Culture. Transmitter Spring 2014

International Women’s Day Feature: Mona Kent

Each month, the Special Collections displays rare, unique items from our collection that resonate with present-day events. On March 1st through March 31, 2013, visit the Maryland Room on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library and delve deeper into women’s history. Our display honors International Women’s Day on March 8th. I think how wonderful it would be […]

A Hidden Beauty in the Broadcasting Archives

16” RCA Victor “Orthacoustic” transcription disc, made for the NBC’ Thesaurus label (“A Treasure House of Recorded Programs”). Recorded programming was prohibited on the national radio network but RCA/NBC didn’t mind getting into the business of producing transcriptions and providing canned programs to local stations… Read the full article here!

Transmitter

This just in: the latest news from Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture! Read the Winter 2013 edition of Transmitter, the official bulletin of the Broadcasting Archives. Revisit television’s early days with Max Morath… Learn about the family-friendly character of Pick Temple from his correspondence… Suit up in sequins with “Queen of Super Circus” Mary Hartline… celebrate with the 2012 […]

New Mass Media guides available

The Special Collections staff have been hard at work creating new ways for you to discover our unique archival and manuscript collections. To see the latest additions to our database of archival finding aids, visit ArchivesUM. You can search for the finding aids in two ways. Use the drop down list under “Subject” to select […]

Testudo visits the Special Collections!

We were thrilled to have Testudo (the University of Maryland mascot) recently visit us in Special Collections! We had a lot of fun teaching him about researching primary sources, online finding tools at UMD, and the many collections available for research. He decided to create a Flickr photo-guide for using the Special Collections. Visit it at ter.ps/19h and […]

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