New Accession: KVAL Videotapes

SCUA recently received a supplemental accession of nearly 350 U-matic videotapes from KVAL TV (Sinclair Broadcast Group). The tapes, created between 1970 and 1990, provide a glimpse into local, regional, and national news events. Accompanying each tape are reference log sheets summarizing each footage clip.

KVAL tape

Here are some interesting stories covered in this accession:

  • Annual local events such as the Butte to Butte run, and the Oregon Country Fair
  • Eruption of Mount St. Helens (1980)
  • ​Trial of Diane Downs (1984)
  • Development of Gateway Mall in Springfield​ (1988-1990)

SCUA holds several collections of footage from local TV stations, and we offer a curated set of digitized clips on the UO Libraries YouTube channel:

Questions about our AV collections should be directed to Elizabeth Peterson, Curator of Moving Images (

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