Special Collections

WGBH Educational Foundation
125 Western Avenue
Boston MA , 02134
FAX: (617)787-0714
Institution Contact(s):
  Mary Ide, Director, Media Archives & Preservation Center (617)492-2777 ext. 2368 mary_ide@wgbh.org
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Cafeteria Screening facilities
Name: Media Archives & Preservation Center
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Mary Ide, Director, Media Archives (617)492-2777 ext. 2368 mary_ide@wgbh.org
Collections: 3
Formats: 400 linear feet of archives 5,000 photographs 32,000 reels of audio tapes 175,000 reels of video tapes 35,000 16mm. motion picture reels
Collection Description:
  Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council & WGBH Education Foundation, Records (1945-1994)
WGBH radio programming and related materials (1951-present)
WGBH television programming and related materials (1955-present)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders Restrictions on screening
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM I-90 (MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE): Take the Cambridge / Allston exit. Take the Allston turnoff and follow the road as it winds around to the 2nd set of lights (Merit gas station on the right). Turn right onto North Harvard Street and follow road to the 1st set of lights (Dunkin Donuts & 7-Eleven). Turn right onto Western Ave. and follow to the White concrete buildings on either side of the street (connected by a bridge). Visitor parking is on the left, immediately behind the white concrete building.