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.
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:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWjpRqVdHlBrHeCNibypWQ/videos
Questions about our AV collections should be directed to Elizabeth Peterson, Curator of Moving Images (firstname.lastname@example.org).