The WCFTR is co-sponsoring this year’s World Records Symposium with the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture on April 20-21. The symposium officially kicks off Thursday night with a concert at the University Club. Sessions will be held on Friday throughout the day at Memorial Library in room 126. No registration is required. On Friday night, the UW Cinematheque will feature the...
In 2007 the WCFTR developed a pilot project that would provide authoritative scholarly websites focused on WCFTR collections that combine well-researched information with digitized selections of primary-source materials from our archives.
We believe that one of the most important gateways into understanding American culture is the original records of its creators, particularly in the field of drama and audio-visual media.
It may come as a surprise to learn that Madison, Wisconsin, far from the bright lights of Hollywood and New York, is the home of the one of the largest and most significant collections of media history in the world.
The WCFTR works closely with the Wisconsin Historical Society in carrying out its mission.