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The National Broadcasting Company at the Library of Congress

NBC TV Manuscript Materials

As in the Recorded Sound Research Center, there are non-audiovisual materials in the Moving Image Research Center that can aid in NBC television research. These resources provide valuable information about the history and logistics of NBC programming, and complement the broadcast recordings in the collection. Manuscript resources found in the Moving Image Research Center are specific to the television programming of the NBC.

Master Books, Press Releases, & More

Manuscript materials related to NBC television broadcasts that are available in the Moving Image Research Center include:

  • NBC Television Log Books/Detailed Schedules, May 1949-November 1988
  • NBC Television Master Books, 1936-1991, on microfilm
  • Television Press Releases 1951-1989
  • Transcriptions of Meet the Press, 1954-1984, on microfiche and in bound volumes

Coming Soon: A project is underway to digitize the NBC television press releases and make them available for use in the Moving Image Research Center! Stay tuned for news of this exciting project.

Other Resources


For more information on conducting research with moving image materials, go to the "Using the Collections" section of this guide, or get in touch with reference librarians in the two research centers of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress: