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Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection

Object Details

Scope and Contents note
The collection, which dates from 1989 to 1994 and measures 15 linear feet, documents the reminiscences of elderly members of various African-American churches in the Atlanta area, as well as individual church histories, outstanding personalities of the South, religious expression in the South, and styles of singing and worship. The collection is comprised of audiovisual materials.
Biographical/Historical note
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. is the nation's largest regional interfaith cable network. AIB has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience since 1969. AIB remains a destination for international dignitaries and media representatives due to its unique programming platform, which promotes dialogue between all faiths, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Seen in over 1,000,000 homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths. Viewers can find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views.
159 Video recordings (U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
1 Video recording (VHS 1/2" video recording)
15 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters.
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history collection exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Negro leagues
Spirituals (Songs)
Women clergy
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans
Choirs (Music)
Civil rights movements -- United States
African American clergy
African American churches
African American journalists
African American educators
African American poets
African American lawyers
African American military personnel
African American social reformers
African Americans -- Religious life
African Americans -- Music
African Americans -- Social life and customs
African Americans -- Social conditions
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Rural conditions
Finding aid
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