In Partnership with the Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF)


Finally, a place for her in historical conversations
About BWIR

This is home to America’s largest historical collection of commercial radio broadcasters of color. Historically, little is mentioned about the existence of women in the workplace and even less is mentioned about minority women and their contributions. Thanks to BWIR’s recent partnership with the Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library historical accounts of women you should know from the 1940’s to present are being preserved and made accessible for research study. 

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library partners with the nation’s largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College to provide information management, instruction and access to global information resources in support of teaching and learning, scholarship and cultural preservation of the AUC.  Details for the BWIR Collection traveling exhibit tour are forthcoming.

If you have knowledge of the artifacts, memorabilia, recordings or relatives of women broadcasters of 1940’s to 1999 contact us at 

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