Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (fee-based)This database offers two thematic collections covering “Music, Radio and The Stage” and “Film and Television”. Combined they offer access to nearly 30 key US and UK trade and consumer magazines covering the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and media including film, television, popular music, radio, and theatre.
Performing Arts Periodicals Database (fee-based)Indexes around 400 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, and newspapers covering theater, dance, film, television, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling, and more. It draws from both current files and selected backfiles to 1864 and 134 publications are included in full text. Available through ProQuest
Alexander Street Press (fee-based)Text, audio, and video collections that support virtually every academic discipline. Collections includes 60 MINUTES: 1997-2014, PBS Video Collection: Third Edition, and World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966.
Internet Archive - AdviewsAdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Internet Archive - TV NewsRepurposes closed captioning to enable users to search, quote and borrow from the Internet Archive’s collection of 500,000+ US TV news broadcasts aired since 2009. Borrow shows (select "Borrow a DVD" on any show detail page) from the Internet Archive library on a DVD-ROM for 30 days for a $25 processing fee.
Kanopy (fee-based)Kanopy offers access to a large, curated catalog of educational, entertaining, and enriching films (including over 800 television series episodes). Users can watch films anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive (fee-based)This archival collection includes more than 30,000 television evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, as well as over 9,000 hours of "special news-related programming" (such as presidential press conferences). The archive has been developed since 1968. Subscribing institutions can search abstracts of the news programs and view limited streaming content. DVDs of the news programs can be ordered from Vanderbilt for a fee.
Internet Archive - Radio NewsThe experimental Radio News Archive allows people to search through English language talk & news-focused radio stations from 2016 through the present using transcripts created with automatic speech recognition technology.
Library of Congress - Recorded Sound Research CenterThe Library of Congress holds the nation's largest public collection of sound recordings containing music, spoken word and radio broadcasts, nearly 3.5 million recordings in all. Over 110 years of sound recordings history is represented in nearly every audio format, from cylinders to CDs, covering a wide range of subjects and genres in considerable depth and breadth.
Paley Center for Media - Collection DatabaseThe Paley Center's permanent media collection contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. The online database offers synopses, along with production credits for the programs.
Television Academy Foundation - The InterviewsFrom website: Includes "over 900 oral history interviews (approximately 4,000 hours) with the legends of television. The Interviews continues to produce new interviews every year, and covers a variety of professions, genres, and topics in electronic media history and American culture."
UC Santa Barbara - American Radio ArchivesOne of the largest collections of radio broadcasting in the world (formerly housed at the Thousand Oaks Public Library). The American Radio Archives focus on entertainment programming from the "Golden Age" of radio, up to the 1950s. Find thousands of scripts, recordings, photographs and much more.
UCLA Film and Television Archive - Television CollectionFrom website: "The television collection documents the entire course of broadcast history; it includes the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/UCLA Collection of Historic Television, donations from the Hallmark Hall of Fame, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, and Loretta Young and a collection of milestones in the history of television technology."
Broadcast Education AssociationA professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)"Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA works to protect the rights of electronic journalists in the courts and legislatures throughout the country, promotes ethical standards in the industry, provides members with training and education and honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards."