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WYIN-TV records

Repository: Indiana University Northwest. Calumet Regional Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): John Hmurovic produced the television documentary "The Magic City of Steel: A History of Gary, Indiana" in 1996-1997. The documentary has four parts:

1. A promise of greatness : beginnings to 1918
2. Growing up in a difficult time : 1918-1945
3. Prosperity and problems : 1945-1967
4. A changing world : 1967-1997.

Hmurovic gave the CRA two copies of the final edited program and twenty videotapes of unedited footage, including all still photographs gathered during the research process and all interviews with live subjects. The videotapes are part of the WYIN-TV Records; indices to these tapes can be found in the John Hmurovic Papers (see below).

Access Copy Note: Contact repository archivist for access to the collection.

Date(s): 1988-2000

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: CRA375; S-16-19; S-20-39

Extent: 1.25 linear feet, 621 videotapes

Finding Aid URL: http://www.iun.edu/~cra/cra_records/cra375.shtml External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the John Hmurovic Papers (CRA386) for indices to these videotapes: http://www.iun.edu/~cra/cra_records/cra386.shtml. Oral histories collected in 1958 as part of a Gary Jubilee commemoration are also held in the CRA Oral History Archives.

See also the U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971 at http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/ussteel/

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

Subjects:

African American labor union members
African Americans--Civil rights--Indiana
African Americans--Social conditions
Discrimination in employment
Indiana--Race relations
Steel industry and trade

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Videorecordings

 

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