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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)

10352 KXJB-TV
Consists of news broadcast scripts, correspondence, photographs, publications concerning the 1964 National Plowing Contest, and children's drawings on pollution. Includes film and videotape footage of news stories from the start of the station until 2001. May 17, 2013 accession consists of 78 BETA tapes from 2002-2004. Tapes contain news stories from around the region. Significant topics include George W. Bush’s visit to Fargo, North Dakota National Guard deployment to Iraq, and Dru Sjodin. (digitized)  Inventory for all KXJB film and videotapes is available in Film and Video database. (166.75ft)

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)
Consists of mainly 3/4" videotapes and shot sheets of file tapes from 1989-1999 of the Fargo and surrounding Red River Valley. File tapes include both national and regional stories on topics like the 1997 Red River Flood, Jeanna North, elections, weather stories, accidents, Michael Damron, and other news worthy topics.  Also in the collection are various topic tapes like Leonard Peltier, Gordon Kahl and the Posse Comitatus, telethons, Senator Obama visits Fargo, President Bill Clinton in Grand Forks,  abortion, Kyle Bell, and North Dakota tourism.  (183 ft.)

10736 KXMB TV (Bismarck, ND)
Footage includes news segments, sports, and features. Reporters include Mike Chaussee and Donnell Preskey. Also inlcuded in accession is a VHS featuring two segments on a researcher who visited the Museum Division to study the stuffed ferrets. (31 feet of 3/4" video tapes)

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 Meyer Broadcasting
Series I (boxes 1 - 2) consists of Indian Country Today programs, dating from 1982-1983,  and recorded on  20 3/4" video tapes, original number 1986-AV-003.  Andrews, Senator Mark; Bellecourt, Vernon & Penn State Grads; Dog Eagle, Isaac; Felix, Angelita; Fiske Photographs; Giago, Tim; Josephy, Alvin; Means, Russell; M.C.A. Annual Meeting; N.C.A.I. Convention at Bismarck; Savilla, Elmer; Skye, Harriet; Smith, Zoë; Thorpe, Dagmar; Witt, Shirley Hill;  Wilson, Mary Louise Defender.
Series II (boxes 3-4) includes selected excerpts from the original television news film collection.  Collection consists of .5 million feet of newsfilm from approximately 1954-1967, covering Bismarck, Minot, and Williston. Meyer Broadcasting stations include KFYR, KUMV, KMOT.  Inventory for newsfilm available in Film and Video Database. July 16, 2013 accession consists of 1 DVD of Kristin Clouston’s report on the sink holes around the old Beulah, ND mines.  Report contains of interviews of miners and footage of sink holes. (digitized) (2ft/.5 million ft. newsfilm)


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