100 KNTV Channel 11 news recordings to be digitized

History San José is pleased to announce that the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) has selected 100 KNTV Channel 11 news films from HSJ’s collection to digitize as part of the CAVPP’s ongoing grant-funded mission to digitize, provide online access, and preserve historic California audiovisual recordings. Recordings selected for this round include KNTV Channel 11 news films from 1966. To date, the CAVPP has digitized over 200 recordings from HSJ’s collection; all are available for public access through the Internet Archive.

Thanks to HSJ’s ongoing partnership with the CAVPP, we have been able to increase access to the KNTV Channel 11 News Archive (1965-1980). In this broadcast from April 4, 1966, hear interviews with astronaut Bruce McCandless, as well as a neighbor of astronaut James Irwin. Both men were selected in April 1966 to be part of NASA’s Astronaut Group 5 (aka “The Original Nineteen”) (Reel 1); and in Reel 2 watch footage of the International Association of Machinists strike outside FMC Corporation’s Ordnance Division in San Jose. Nearly 2000 members of the union joined the picket line after negotiations broke down, under a curtain of secrecy:

Find out more about the KNTV Channel 11 News Archive.
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About the CAVPP

The California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) gathers best archival practices for moving image and sound preservation and establishes low-cost, practical standards to help collecting organizations move from the analog age to the digital age. Online access is provided by the Internet Archive for teaching, research and study. Storage of files for long-term preservation is provided by the CAVPP. Project funding has been received from the California State Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For more information, visit http://calpreservation.org/projects/audiovisual-preservation/.

History San José coming down the aisle

Don’t miss the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles’ upcoming exhibit Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, which features historic wedding dresses from History San José’s textile collection and several vintage wedding photos from our archives. The exhibit explores the evolution of the wedding dress, ethnic similarities and differences, and tackles new questions raised by the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow will be on display from July 8, 2016 – October 2, 2016 at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Current HSJ Members with Membership Cards are invited to the exhibit’s opening reception on Sunday July 10, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00pm, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. For more info, visit: www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Catch It Before its Gone — The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley — CLOSING JULY 31, 2016

Everyone is familiar with the local garage stories of Wozniak and Jobs, Hewlett and Packard, and the big semiconductor pioneers that gave today’s Silicon Valley its name. It is the earlier electronics pioneers of the Bay Area, however, who produced some of the most revolutionary communication devices, laying the foundation for what is today’s high-tech corridor. Discover some of the entrepreneurs who existed in a time when inventing was still an individual and passionate pursuit!

The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00am – 4:30pm in the Arbuckle Gallery of the Pacific Hotel at History Park.

Become a Member and celebrate the 4th of July at History Park!

Only a few weeks until the 4th of July! Sign up for Membership to History San José and enjoy our Members-Only 4th of July Celebration! We supply the Park, you supply the fun and food! Use the Park’s large BBQ and picnic tables and enjoy a private view of the fireworks courtesy of the San Jose Giants. Sign up or renew your membership today!

Don’t miss the party of the year! Get your tickets for the Valley of Heart’s Delight today!

Saturday, June 25
5:00pm – 9:00pm at History Park

Come out to History Park for a night of delicious food created by Catered Too! and exciting entertainment from Epic Immersive, San Jose Jazz, Bay Area Glass Institute, Fiddle Road, and the San Jose Printers Guild! Most importantly, this fundraising event supports our educational programs and community events throughout the year!

Show your support for the students of San Jose and buy your ticket today!

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