AP to Upload More Than 550,000 Historical Videos to YouTube

The Associated Press today announced that it will be uploading more than 550,000 historical video clips to YouTube, giving the public access to more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage of notable events.

This project is being done in partnership with British Movietone, one of the world’s largest archives of historical newsreel footage. The goal is to create a sort of “view-on-demand visual encyclopedia.”

“Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the video-sharing platform to date,” the AP writes.

The giant archive will feature videos spanning from 1895 to the present day. Here are some notable historical clips uploaded by AP Archive so far:

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

The Titanic Before Its Last Voyage in 1912

The Hindenburg Disaster in 1937

An England vs. Germany Soccer Match in 1938

The Attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941

V-E Day in London in 1945

Marylin Monroe in London in 1956

Elvis Presley Performing in 1956

The World Cup Final in 1966

Martin Luther King’s Assasination in 1968

You can find more of these historical clips and follow along with new ones as they’re uploaded by checking out the AP Archive and British Movietone accounts on YouTube.

(via AP via Engadget)

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