Many items are added to the Internet Archive’s collections every month, by us and by our patrons. Here’s a round up of some of the new media you might want to check out. Logging in might be required to borrow certain items.
Notable new collections from our patrons:
- Chris Cromwell Rare Reel to Reel Tapes – Rare and recovered reel-to-reel tapes from a variety of sources and preserved by Chris Cromwell.
- 1940s Classic TV – Television from the 1940s.
- Game Shows Archive – A collection of game shows throughout television history, involving chance, skill and luck, usually presided over by a host and providing in-show commercials.
- Dutch Television – Television programs and videos in the Dutch language, or from the Netherlands.
Books – 50,109 New items in April
This month we’ve added books on varied subjects in more than 20 languages. Click through to explore, but here are a few interesting items to start with:
Audio Archive – 150,224 New Items in April
The audio archive contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Explore.
LibriVox Audiobooks – 99 New Items in April
Founded in 2005, Librivox is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record audiobooks of public domain texts in many different languages. Explore.
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings – 6,745 New Items in April
Listen to this collection of 78rpm records, cylinder recordings, and other recordings from the early 20th century. Explore.
Live Music Archive – 909 New Items in April
The Live Music Archive is a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format, along with the convenience of on-demand streaming (all with artist permission). Explore.
Netlabels – 111 New Items in April
This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of ‘virtual record labels’. These ‘netlabels’ are non-profit, community-built entities dedicated to providing high quality, non-commercial, freely distributable MP3/OGG-format music for online download in a multitude of genres. Explore.
Movies – 55 New Items in April
Watch feature films, classic shorts, documentaries, propaganda, movie trailers, and more! Explore.
Thank you for this update! It’s nice to regularly have reminders of the fast progress of the collections, which is hard to keep up with.
I’m looking for old light and soothing music when they were on the tape. Can I use this collection on the website for free?
You should also start collecting finnish TV programs. In streaming service Yle Areena there is all TV programs of Finnish Broadcasting Company.