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PW-50540-10Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of VirginiaLens into Mid-20th Century America5/1/2010 - 4/30/2012$254,600.00KaraMMcClurken   University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA22903-4833USA2010U.S. HistoryHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access25460002546000

The digitization of 12,480 film clips and 20,000 pages of broadcast scripts of local news coverage by WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, for the period 1951-71.

Local television news from the analog era provides an audiovisual lens into 20th century America, yet it has been often overlooked or discarded. The loss of this material, especially local news film covering the 1950s through the 1970s, has deprived historians, humanities scholars, educators, and students of a detailed record of mid-20th-century America. In an effort to provide these much-needed resources to the public, the University of Virginia Library seeks support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the preservation, reformatting, and digitization of the WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971.