Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media was founded by William S. Paley in 1975 as the Museum of Broadcasting. It was first established to collect and preserve 20th-century radio and television broadcasts. The museum opened on November 9, 1976, in a converted office building located at 1 East 53 Street in New York City. With a primary collection of 718 broadcasts, it was the first time that such a collection was made available to the public. This entry discusses the history, objectives, and programs of the Paley Center.

The museum was renamed the Museum of Television and Radio on March 26, 1991; in September of that year, the museum moved to the William S. Paley Building at 25 West 52 Street in New York. Honoring William ...

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