Resources for Scholars

This project is a collaborative community effort to bring together historical local TV news collections in a central, accessible, online environment. We hope that researchers will find our content engaging and useful for work in their fields of study. For more on the scholarly applications of our collections, read this note from Film and Media Studies professor, Mark Williams.

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Request Digitization
We're very excited to offer a remarkable feature that allows users to access any item in our catalog. Through our Digitization on Demand program you can select any artifact from our catalog of over 50,000 items, and help save a piece of local history by sponsoring its preservation. It's easy. If you come across an items that you're excited to see digitized and preserved, all you have to do is request it. We'll contact you about the costs of digitization, and soon the video will be streaming on our site for free public access. Read more about this feature.
Additional TV News Collections
The University of Virginia WSLS-TV News Film Collection

The University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collection (MIRC) Fox Movietone News Collection Local Newsfilm Collection

The University of Georgia WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection Peabody Awards Collection

Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Television News Collection

San Francisco State University San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

Internet Archive TV News Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

Additional Local Boston News Collections
Some may require subscriptions, which can often be obtained through public libraries Boston Globe Archives Boston Public Library Microtext Department Boston College Digitized Local Newspaper Collection Harvard Crimson Archive by Date Harvard Crimson Archive Search
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