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Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history interviews

Identifier: aarl91-007

Scope and Content Note

AIB's video project began in 1990 with several purposes: (1) documenting the reminiscences of elderly members of various Afro-American churches throughout Atlanta through oral history interviews; (2) recording individual church histories; (3) interviewing outstanding personalities of the South who have made a difference to society and documenting their oral history; (4) recording styles of singing and worship that existed in a previous time and which are dying out; and (5) documenting current religious expression in the South.


  • 1990-


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Historical Sketch

The Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB) has existed since 1969 as a pioneer in local religious television across America. The primary role of the organization is community service. It presents programs with a worship theme for persons unable to attend services. AIB is an interfaith support structure for local congregations, motivating people to join and get involved in the life of the congregation.

AIB operates a cable network which is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are interested in both the media and the Atlanta religious community. The Board sets programming policy, format, and general guidelines pertaining to the network's operations. The cable network operates out of the Peachtree Christian Church in northeast Atlanta, Georgia.


83.0 videocassettes



Donation to Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

On July 15, 1991, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters donated 22 videos to the Samuel Williams Collection of the Special Collections Department of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. The videotapes represent several denominations and reflect the history of many different communities throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Included are interviews with eighteen individuals; a worship service taped in the Sea Islands of South Carolina; and a lecture delivered at a religious conference. AIB will continue to donate tapes from their video project to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library as new ones are created. The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History will house the collection in the Archives Division.

Physical Description

genreform: VHS

Inventory of the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Interviews aarl91-007 aarl91-007
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303