Reruns on File
A Guide To Electronic Media Archives
Edited by Donald G. Godfrey
Routledge – 1991 – 376 pages
Series: Routledge Communication Series
For more than half a century, broadcast recordings have reflected an important aspect of our culture and history. An increasing number of archivists and private collectors have restored and exchanged radio and television materials. However, despite the awareness of these primary resource materials, there is still some reluctance to utilize this aural and visual history resource. A part of this reluctance is due to the fact that little is known about the existence of many collections throughout the nation.
This volume provides a comprehensive directory of electronic media archives in the United States and Canada. It describes each collection, focusing on its speciality, providing the serious researcher with ready access information to these electronic media program resources. Focusing on both private and institutional collections, it is organized by state and city with indexes to provide the scholar with subject and location of specific topics of interest.
"For the student of popular culture this book is indispensable….Everybody and every library that offers assistance in the electronic media must have this book accessible."
—Journal of Popular Culture
"…an excellent source of material for the 'novice' OTR collector….Donald G. Godfrey has done his research and homework well…"
—On the Air
"The present guide retains its predecessor's basic structure but is a vast improvement both in design and scope….a valuable, exceptionally well-constructed addition to the resource package required not by electronic media historians alone but by all historians….an invitation not just to read history but to hear and see it as well."
—The Southern Communication Journal
"…a once-in-a-lifetime publication that will have equal merit to collectors or scholars of OTR…..The field of early radio recordings and where they are, and their accessibility has been a subject that has never been totally documented in one book. That is until now."
"Historical researchers will find this a constantly useful guide to a host of material."
"…a useful resource for historians and media scholars in this underresearched area. Academic libraries, archives, large public libraries, and appropriate special libraries will want to own it."
—Communication and Mass Media
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Suggestions for Locating Broadcast Archive Material. The Historical Method and the Electronic Media Record. Alabama. Arizona. California. Colorado. Connecticut. Delaware. District of Columbia. Florida. Georgia. Hawaii. Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Kansas. Louisiana. Maine. Maryland. Massachusetts. Michigan. Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. North Carolina. North Dakota. Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island. South Carolina. Tennessee. Texas. Virginia. Washington. West Virginia. Wisconsin. Canada. United Kingdom.