While the country is in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaigns, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting is compiling a new curated, free online presentation of presidential campaign content, “Voices of Democracy: Public Media and Presidential Elections.” To add to this collection, the AAPB has announced it has acquired New Hampshire Public Radio’s digital collection of interviews and speeches by presidential candidates from 1995-2007.
“Voices of Democracy” features interviews, panel discussion, speeches and debates from presidential candidates from 1961-2008. Curated by Lily Troia, a graduate student at Simmons College, the AAPB says that the presentation documents the evolution of issues facing presidential candidates, as well as public broadcasting’s coverage of elections and voter rights.
The AAPB, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation, launched its Online Reading Room in October of 2015. The organization says the online resource features 2.5 million inventory records and more than 11,500 audiovisual streaming files.
The “Voices of Democracy” presentation can be viewed by visiting americanarchive.org/exhibits/presidential-elections.