Category Archives: Audio Archive

October 1962…Camelot in Crisis

Being a fan of MadMen and also being old enough to have experienced “duck and cover”, these recordings are just a revelation: http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_a http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_b There’s the Mississippi University Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Hey, there’s Bobby Kennedy, then the … Continue reading

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An Old-fashioned Book Drive! Please help make the Open Library Book collection even bigger.

From Open Library: The Internet Archive has been scanning books for some years now, and we’re always looking for more. In addition to 1,000,000+ eBooks available to anyone available through Open Library, we’ve announced the release of modern books for … Continue reading

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St. Patrick's Day at the Archive

Let’s see what we’ve got for St. Patrick’s Day on the servers….. Newsreel of the huge parade in New York City in 1939 (with some other interesting news of the day). A tune featuring bagpipe and fiddle A breathtaking image … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Free Music widget is back

After a brief hiatus the Internet Archive Free Music widget is back. Below is an image that is linked to widgetbox.com where you can get it. It has a continuous RSS feed of new live music as it arrives. And … Continue reading

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Economic Crisis and the President's Response

On today’s date in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis. Searching the Internet archive I found an audio file in … Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland…a look back

Twas Brillig! With a yet another new version of Alice In Wonderland being released today in a theater near you, I thought I’d take a look back in the Internet Archive to see what we have. Here is the first … Continue reading

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Superbowl and New Orleans

OK, I confess I was more interested in seeing if Pete Townshend would do some windmill leaps and trash his guitar at the end of their halftime show. Still I thought I’d check up on some stuff about New Orleans … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Jitters

With the unemployment rate so high, cafes here in San Francisco are extra busy with folks killing time, camping out at the tables nursing their one cup of coffee while online. Here’s a good old one for them to check … Continue reading

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Black History Month and Famous Banjos

I found this radio interview with Rosa Parks just 4 months after she refused to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, AL. Her interview goes from 12:39-18:50. http://www.archive.org/details/dn2005-1025_vid And here is an interview from the 1957 with … Continue reading

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Images on the Live Music Archive!

A note from the forums… Hi there, We want to encourage all of you to attach any image files you may have to the live shows you upload. A good photo of a band playing can really enhance an item; … Continue reading

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