Monday, August 18, 2008

Podcasting History (and Archives too!)

Need more history in your diet? Check out these podcasts.

Colonial Williamsburg's Past & Present: Lloyd Dobyns is your host as you go "behind the scenes" to meet interpreters, chefs, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, and more.

The National Archive's Presidential Libraries Uncovered: Each month, we broadcast historical clips from the Libraries' collection, ranging from serious policy discussions to conversations with family members. Listen to the voices of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.

Edison National Historic Site's Thomas Edison's Attic: The audio curator at Edison National Historic Site rummages through the archives of the legendary Edison Laboratory of West Orange, New Jersey. Tune in for Edison cylinder and disc record rarities, many not heard since "the old man" himself stashed them away, featuring: Tin Pan Alley pop songs, ragtime, vaudeville comedy sketches, flapper dance bands, old-time country tunes, historic classical music, laboratory experiments and other artifacts - all dating from 1888 through 1929.

And for some local Arkansas flavor, check out the podcasts from the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Contributed by Stephanie Bayless, Manuscripts Department.

1 comments:

Anonymous,  August 18, 2008 at 9:16 AM  

I found this site very interesting and has many history related podcasts at: http://museumpods.com

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