Thursday, August 7, 2014

SABC Media Libraries sharing some of their collections for National Women's Day on 9 August

The SABC Media Libraries are sharing some of their collections on social media in preparation for National Women's Day on 9 August.

The SABC Information Library has been posting photos of collections on Facebook:











The SABC Radio Archives shared a short video clip on Instagram of one of their oldest recordings in the Archives: The voice of Florence Nightingale from 1890 recalling the Battle of Balaclava. The original recording was done on a wax cylinder, and this specific recording is a copy that was done in 1984 on a reel-to-reel tape.
It was part of a series of recording from the SWABC, from a programme by Percy Sieff, This Week in Time.

One of the oldest audio recordings from 1980: Florence Nightingale

Blog post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.