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[Civil rights news footage of Vanderbilt Television News Archive]

Repository: Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Collection Description (CRHP): This archive includes civil rights and black power related footage in its collection of news coverage. This footage includes interviews.

Collection Description (Extant): The mission of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive focuses on creating, preserving and providing access to the news broadcasts from the U.S. national television networks. We create recordings of news broadcasts from the U.S. national television networks, preserve the content for future generations, and provide the widest access possible within the copyright limitations.

We have been recording these broadcasts since August 5, 1968. The core of our collection consists of regularly scheduled newscasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News. We also record other news content as it happens beyond these newscasts, including material from other networks.

Access Copy Note: Due to copyright considerations, we provide access to the streaming video only to a limited audience and only to limited parts of our collection. Currently only individuals associated with subscribing colleges and universities can view streaming video. Visitors to the Archive in Nashville can view all content from our collection.

The Archive makes all the items in its collection available to the public through a loan service. We can create copies of material in our collection on DVD or VHS tape which are shipped to your address. To comply with the terms of the copyright law, these materials are considered a loan, and must be returned to us. The length of the loan period is flexible. We charge service fees to cover the cost of creating these custom-made DVDs or tapes.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1968-

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: The online database currently includes 835,000 records, including abstracts at the story level of regular evening news programs and catalog records for each special news program.

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Black power
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Television broadcasting of news




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