Primary Format and Extent
video (70 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (70 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1972 to 1996
Collection contains news film, documentaries and factual works, including 180 episodes of the long running news program "Chronicle." Titles from the Chronicle series include "Mount Katahdin," about Maine's highest peak and Baxter State Park; "Welcome to the Maine Grange," which shows the history of agricultural organizations in rural communities; "The Way We Were," which concerns New England in early motion pictures and the importance of preserving moving images, and includes a short 1917 drama; "Hooked on a River" documents Maine's Penobscot River, salmon restoration and Old Town canoes; and "Lost Memories" shows scenes of Boston's Faneuil Hall and discusses film and video preservation.The WCVB news film collection is 4,000 cans of 16mm film containing approximately 4 million feet of daily coverage and specials filmed between 1972 and 1979. The WCVB-TV collection captures mandatory school bussing and the reactions of communities in Boston (1974), the Red Sox World Series run in 1975, the Kennedy Family, the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement, and many other events of great and small import.
WCVB-TV is an ABC affiliate operating in Needham, Massachusetts. NHF stock footage appears in the works in this collection.
Subject(s)Agriculture, Community Life, Fisheries, Lakes, Manners and customs, Mountains, Performing arts, Recreation areas, Rivers, Sports, Tourist trade
Encoded archival description
Items in this collection: 2
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