75 historic recordings to be digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project

History San José is pleased to announce that the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) has selected 75 audiovisual recordings 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 September-December 1979; original interviews conducted by Professor Mike Adams on the history of radio broadcasting in San José; and talks by engineering and physics pioneers Dr. Leonard Fuller and Dr. Wolfgang Panofsky. To date, the CAVPP has digitized over 140 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 March 29, 1966, view the demolition of the old Los Gatos Town Hall in Reel 1, and in Reel 2 hear aviator Jerrie Mock plan her attempt at breaking the female distance record:

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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