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Series X: Archived Websites


12 websites in 12 archived websites.

Scope and Content Note

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), founded in 1937, is a national labor union representing performers, journalists and other artists working in the entertainment and news media. AFTRA's scope of representation covers broadcast, public and cable television, radio, sound recordings, "non-broadcast" and industrial material, as well as Internet and digital programming. In 2012, AFTRA merged with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to form SAG-AFTRA. The archived website for SAG-AFTRA contain information on the merger in 2012 of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). became defunct in 2016. During the merger, the website contained news related to the merger, events, frequently asked questions, and a page on merger materials. Historically, the website contains news about the union, contracts, member benefits, press releases, information on locals, and other publications. The SAG-AFTRA website contains information on the organizing, member services, local unions, resources and relations with the entertainment industry, the SAG Awards, contracts, diversity campaigns, action campaigns, committees, news and other events. The series also contains the website for SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides educational programs, screenings, and resources to union members. SAG-AFTRA TV is the Youtube channel for the union. Videos include interviews, industry panel discussions on parenting, disability, background work, indigenous performers, sustainability, women performers, Black performers, senior performers, Middle Eastern and North African performer, LGBTQ performers; Latino performers, Asian and Pacific Islander performers, initmacy coordinators, technology; MOVE panels; celebrity events; actor to actor interviews; SAG Awards red carpet footage; award show behind-the-scenes footage; convention and summit highlights; union initiatives; COVID-19 updates; podcasts; contract overviews; business basics; and other videos. The SAG-AFTRA Young Performers website presents an overview of how to navigate the television and film industry as a young performing. It includes an FAQ; a glossary; information on child labor laws; interviews with Fred Savage and Candace Cameron Bure; videos from the SAG Awards and a mock negotiations workshop; a quiz on the Young Performers Handbook; and a PDF of the handbook. An additional microsite focuses on supporting SAG-AFTRA members with reporting sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industry, as well as a frequently asked questions microsite for SAG-AFTRA members regarding becoming a signatory, processing claims, the SAG awards, vaccination requirements, equity and inclusion, and the Music, Audiobook, Television, Commercial, New Media, Interactive, Influencer, and Theatrical departments.

The American Scene Awards is a biannual award that honors union productions that employ the talents of people of color, people with disabilities, women, seniors, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer and other misrepresented or under-represented groups resulting in the realistic portrayal of the American Scene. Three awards are bestowed: the American Scene Award in Entertainment, the American Scene Award in Music & Sound Recordings, and the Belva Davis American Scene Award in News & Broadcast. The website contains nomination information, FAQs, eligibility requirements, and a list of previous winners dating to 2013

On July 13, 2023, SAG-AFTRA issued a strike after the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) failed to negotiate new TV/Theatrical agreements with the union. The website contains information about the strike notice; picket line conduct; picket calendar and locations; productions approved to interim agreements; FAQs for members and non-members, picketers, indie producers, talent representatives, influencers, personal appearances and conventions, podcasters, and broadcast; social media toolkit; strikebreaking reporting; and news.

Accruals is accrued quarterly.,,, and are accrued semiannually. is accrued monthly.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of,, and in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Robots.txt (a piece of code designed to limit crawler activity within a website) was ignored.

In 2023, YouTube URLs were changed to better capture the videos on the channel.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012