Volume 14, No. 2
April 2002

Mercurial Matters

SHOT 2002 in Toronto

Graduate Student Bonus

Survey of Local TV History

News of Mercurians and their Projects

Citizens (Band) of France Unite!

Printing a Revolution?

The End of Books

Reading Red Ochre: Parting Thoughts on Mixed Receptions

Dishing It Up: Really Big Antennas

Journal Announcements

Communications Under the Seas

Contact Us

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Survey of Local TV History

“Preserving Local Television” will survey local television collections in archives, museums, libraries, and even stations. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has recently funded the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) for this two-year project, which it will conduct in association with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. One goal is to improve communication between archivists and broadcasters. The project will also develop guidelines for preserving and managing the extant products of local television.

The participants in this project ask anyone who knows of existing local television collections, regardless of condition or accessibility, to help them build their database. If you have any information, contact Karen Cariani, WGBH Educational Foundation <> with station call letters, city, state, repository, and (if known) contact person.

For further information on the Preserving Local Television project, contact Project Manager Sharon Blair at <>. For the AMIA, visit <>.