Welcome to the WGBH Media Library and Archives (MLA) blog! Here, MLA staff share updates and news about our projects and collections that we preserve and make available.

Explore Our Archives

Open Vault


Open Vault is MLA’s digital archive website providing online access to unique and historically important content produced by WGBH. Explore raw archival interviews, programs, and transcripts; search WGBH’s vast catalog, and request digitization of content. The WGBH archive is available for research on location at WGBH. Research is open to the public by appointment in our Brighton, Mass. offices.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

AAPBThe American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a mission to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media content and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have created over the past 70+ years. To date, over 50,000 hours of television and radio programming from more than 100 public media organizations and archives have been digitized. The entire collection is available on location at the Library of Congress and WGBH, and more than 30,000 items are available online.

Boston TV News Digital Library

BTVNDLDiscover WGBH’s news archive in the Boston TV News Digital Library, a collaboration between WGBH, the Boston Public Library, Cambridge Community Television, and Northeast Historic Film. The Boston TV News Digital Library makes available local news stories produced in and about Boston from 1960 to 2000. Nearly 2,000 news programs and reports are available online.

Stock Sales and Licensing

StockSalesWGBH Stock Sales is the licensing division of the WGBH Media Library and Archives. Stock Sales licenses WGBH footage and web content to television producers, publishers and media organizations. On the WGBH Stock Sales and Licensing website, producers and filmmakers can search rights-ready clips and discover additional material available for licensing by WGBH.


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