May 26, 2022

Listen Online: Public Radio Program Airs Segment About Yale University Library’s Archive of Horror Movies on VHS

Here’s a 10 minute radio interview (embedded below) featuring:

  • David Gary, Kaplanoff Librarian for American History at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library
  • Aaron Pratt, Ph.D. candidate in English at Yale University and VHS aficionado

The Interview aired today on “Here and Now” a public radio program that is heard on public radio stations around the U.S.

From a Hear and Now Web Page:

The Yale University library has acquired a collection of about 2,700 VHS tapes – mostly horror and exploitation films.

The tapes are part of a new archive – the first of its kind at an academic institution – that preserves VHS tapes not only for the movies on them, but also for their boxes’ artwork and copy, the trailers at the beginning and other release-specific content.

Direct to Text Highlights from the Interview

Direct to Yale Daily News Article About Archive

Direct to  Yale library acquires blockbuster collection of ’70s and ’80s VHS tapes (via New Haven Register)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.