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The Survival of Soap OperaTransformations for a New Media Era$
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Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737165

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.001.0001

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Preserving Soap History

Preserving Soap History

What Will It Mean for the Future of Soaps?

(p.140) Preserving Soap History
The Survival of Soap Opera

Mary Jeanne Wilson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the state of soap opera collections in three major U.S. television archives: the University of California Los Angeles Film & Television Archive; the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound division; and the Paley Center for Media. Exploring the relationship of each archive with the soap opera genre shows not only how these institutions have and will continue to shape soap history, but also what these issues of preservation and the loss of soap history might tell us about the future of soaps.

Keywords:   soap opera collections, television archives, University of California, Library of Congress, Broadcasting, Recorded Sound, Paley Center, preservation

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