The AAPB Participating Organizations Communications Kit provides guidance for spreading the word about your involvement in the AAPB and how your community can access the historic programming being preserved in the archive from your organization.

If you have any questions, please contact Ryn Marchese, AAPB Engagement and Use Manager at ryn_marchese@wgbh.org.

Promoting your organization:

We encourage sharing and promoting your organization’s contributions in the archive in the following ways:

  • Dedicate a page on your website about your history and participation in the Archive

Example social post: “We’re committed to preserving our local history with the @amarchivepub! Learn more about this collaboration to preserve and make accessible our #pubmedia archive at ”. Find your landing page here: (http://americanarchive.org/participating-orgs)

  • Write a blog post about what’s preserved and made available in the AAPB, with links to your organization’s page or specific digitized programs

Louisiana Public Broadcasting talks about their contributions to the AAPB on the Louisiana Digital Media Archive website.

KYUK in Bethel, Alaska shared a great article about their participation in the AAPB.

  • Include information about your AAPB participation in print materials, anniversary booklets, newsletters, etc.
  • Incorporate your digitized assets into your social media calendars, such as anniversary or on-this-day type posts

Example: “#OTD in 1975, Mayor Jane Doe cut the ribbon on Lexington’s hometown! [link to item in AAPB]”

Example: “Happy #GroundhogDay! From Punxsutawney, PA, this weather lore is a trandtion of the #PennsylvaniaDutch. Found in the archive of @HornbakeLibrary from 1967, The American Town series interviews the PA Dutch of Lancaster County! #radiodocs #pubmedia [link to item in AAPB]”

  • Go on-the-air to talk about your station’s history and the archival programming preserved and made available in the AAPB

AAPB boilerplate language:

Please use AAPB’s boilerplate language when describing the AAPB:

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have aired over the past 60+ years. To date, over 50,000 hours of television and radio programming contributed by more than 100 public media organizations and archives across the United States have been digitized for long-term preservation and access. The entire collection is available on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and more than 30,000 programs are available online at americanarchive.org.

AAPB logos:

AAPB logos (https://wgbh.box.com/v/aapb-logos) are available in color and black and white, in a variety of designs (square letters, stacked (two versions), and wide), and in different formats (JPG, PNG, and EPS).

Please do:

  • Post the logo on your websites, blogs, print materials and social media, along with information about your participation in the AAPB, with links to your digitized content and/or organization page.

  • When posted on the website, feel free to hyperlink the logo to your organization’s page on the AAPB website.

Please do not:

  • Alter the color of the logo

  • Change the size proportion of the logo

Social media:

We're happy to repost your archival content, so be sure to tag us using @amarchivepub on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!