The site offers unprecedented access to over 70 years of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programming and aims to present 2,000 hours of digitized content by 2009. Supported and funded by the Canadian Culture Online program (Department of Canadian Heritage), it contains thousands of historic radio and television clips as well as full-length programming featuring notable personalities such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Malcolm X, Woody Allen, and Glenn Gould.
The purpose of the IMA is to offer permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The site includes texts, audio, moving images, software, as well as archived web pages. One of the main highlights of the IMA is access to the Prelinger Film archive, currently acquired by the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound division.
Originally acquired by the University of Texas as a donation by Mike Wallace in the early 1960’s, this collection contained 16mm kinescope film recordings of over 60 interviews. Now keyword searchable, this rich-media database will be continually updated and enhanced.
This site indexes over 12,000 movie clips by actor, title, genre, occasion, action, mood, character, theme, setting, prop, and dialogue. Clips can be viewed, shared via social networking sites, and embedded into web content.
This is a unique web resource for users interested in capturing early sound bites from radio shows in the 1940s through the 1960s. It is dubbed as a source “for the history of nostalgic and old time radio series and news.”