Paley's iCollection: Huge new database of tv, radio and commercials
Calling faculty, scholars, instructors and students....
We have now have access to the Paley Center for Media, iCollection! The iCollection provides access to over 18,000 digitized, streaming television and radio programs and commercials curated from the Paley Center's archive of over 140,000 titles spanning several decades to present.
Explore the Paley iCollection here: https://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=18316
"The collection has been curated to capture the most artistically and culturally significant examples in each program genre, including news, public affairs, documentaries, performing arts, children's programming, sports, comedy and variety shows, and commercial advertising."
- Includes material from over 70 countries
- Spanning almost 100 years
- Documents much of modern life, capturing many of the world's leaders, artists, performers, writers, and philosophers, as well as the otherwise fleeting moments that have shaped society and history.
- The collection is articularly compelling source material for the study of twentieth century history and culture
- Captures the national dialogue on such subjects as World War II, McCarthyism, immigration, the Cold War, civil rights, the space race, Vietnam, the women's movement, and the environment.
Examples include rare cultural gems, such as:
- An in‐depth interview with Dr. Martin Luther King on David Susskind's Open Mind
- Jackie Gleason's first Honeymooners sketch for the DuMont series Cavalcade of Stars
- Radio coverage of Don Larsen's Perfect game in the 1956 World Series
- Humphrey Bogart's television debut in The Petrified Forest
- Tapes of American Musical Theatre, a series that provided insight into the creative processes of Broadway greats Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, and others
- Rare radio coverage of the 1935 Lindbergh "Trial of the Century"
- The only performance by the Rat Pack caught on film
- The landmark 1954 television drama Twelve Angry Men and much more