Thursday, March 10, 2011
Library of Congress acquires historic radio & TV sports recordings
"John Miley's decades-long passion for sports led him to collect an extensive archive of historical moments in athletic competition. Miley and the Library of Congress announced on March 9, 2011 that his vast collection of sports broadcast recordings made prior to 1972 - known in the sporting world as The Miley Collection - will reside among the collections in the world's largest library. This acquisition represents the largest and most significant collection of sports broadcasts in America. Miley's collection includes more than 6,000 historic radio and television broadcast recordings of pre-1972 professional and amateur sporting events in every major area of athletic competition including Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Olympic events, Indy 500 auto races, Triple Crown horse races, boxing, golf, tennis, and college football, basketball and baseball"