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Historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Contains thousands of original PBS and NPR broadcasts from the mid-20th century to present.
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Published by the UCLA Music Library in eScholarship, the Contemporary Music Score Collection includes the digital, open access scores from the Contemporary Score Edition series, the first open access edition of new music published by a library, and scores from the Kaleidoscope 2020 Call for Scores, an open access collaboration with the UCLA Music Library.
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Critical Commons is a public media archive and fair use advocacy network that supports the transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts. Please note that Critical Commons is not affiliated in any way with Creative Commons.
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Folkstreams is a non-profit dedicated to finding, preserving, contextualizing, and showcasing documentary films on American traditional cultures.
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For a limited time, CalArts has access to the entire JSTOR collection of more than 12 million academic journal articles covering all subjects.
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Several hundred early motion pictures are viewable on the Library's Digital Collections web page.
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Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to various online film, television, and digital media resources.
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NFB's online Screening Room features over 3,000 titles which can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. Includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. Films take a stand on issues of global importance—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.
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Founded in 1969, the Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is an ongoing oral history project and archive of audio and video recordings consisting mainly of interviews with American classical and jazz musicians. It is a special collection of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University, currently holding over 2,900 audio and video interviews with composers, jazz musicians, and other major musical figures. It is considered the definitive collection of its kind, and a key resource for musicians, students, scholars, arts organizations, and the media worldwide.
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Over 2000 films including stock footage, old commercials, and other materials. Freely available for download and reuse under the Creative Commons license.

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