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The website contains specimen artist autobiographies, photographs, musical transcriptions, and a few essays relating to the status of traditional song in North America today.
It contains a wealth of material for studying the culture of the 1950s-1970s - broadcasting, the folk revival, pop music, community arts - as well as contemporary social and political issues. Charles made programmes with blind people, Irish labourers, workers in China in 1972, Asian teenagers, protesters against the Vietnam War and other minorities traditionally denied a voice on the air on in historical records.
After his death in 1980 a Trust was set up to administer the Archive. Cataloguing of the papers is now almost completed and many listening cassettes are available for research.
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