Content from NBC News Archives has featured in museums large and small, from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, to the Hong Kong Museum of History, to the Smithsonian, to the Met.

Our archive is one of the largest broadcast libraries in the world and the oldest television news collection in the United States, dating back to NBC’s first evening newscast in 1948. Our footage documents the evolving urban spaces and natural landscapes that make up our world. With unrivalled coverage of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Black Lives Matter, and other historical milestones, NBC News Archives is a window into our collective memory, capturing the people, places and events that define our times.

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