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.
Learn more about History San José’s Collection.

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/.

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