Audiovisual materials include motion picture film and video tape including an estimated 5 million feet of 16mm motion picture film, approximately 3.5 million feet of which was acquired from North Dakota television stations covering the period 1953-2000. The film collection includes the Holmboe Collection, the John Hanson Collection, the Bill Snyder Collection,the North Dakota News Film Collection, several individual and family collections (both amateur and professional), and other film and video from a variety of sources.
The largest portion of the Television and News Film and Video Archives consists of television news film and video produced by six stations (three broadcasting companies) and an independent news program (the North Dakota Farmers Union “Focus on the News”) between 1953, when television first came to the state, and 2001.
10351 WDAY-TV (Fargo, ND)
Television news broadcast scripts, broadcast schedules, correspondence and approximately 1.5 million feet of WDAY-TV and WDAZ-TV news film. (12ft)
News broadcast scripts, correspondence, photographs, publications and film and videotape footage of news stories from the start of the station until 2004 Includes the 1964 National Plowing Contest, children's drawings on pollution, Fargo Flood of 2000, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York, and the murder of Dru Sjodin. (163.75ft)
10464 Dennis Neumann
Notes, news releases, letters, schedules, KFYR-TV news broadcast scripts, memoranda, and printed material relating to the 1976 North Dakota - Mideast Trade Mission; sound recordings, audiocassette tapes, and video cassettes. (12ft.)
10646 KTHI-TV (Fargo, ND)
Nightly broadcast news clips on 3/4" color videocassettes and the some early scripts. (32.5ft)
10736 KXMB TV (Bismarck, ND)
Broadcast news video tape collection, includes special report clips. (8 3/4” video cassettes)
10890 Community Access Television
Video recordings of the North Dakota State Legislature. (375 tapes )
10960 Keith Darnay
Programs produced by Darnay on ¾” video while station manager of the KMOT in Minot and the KX station in Bismarck. (30 ft.)
10983 KFYR Television. (Meyer Broadcasting)
Consist of 16mm newsfilm from Meyer Broadcasting company television stations KFYR-TV Bismarck, KMOT-TV Minot, and KUMV-TV Williston. The collection also contains the twenty – ¾” tapes of the program Indian Country Today, dating from 1982-1983. (45ft)
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