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Established in 1982, the [San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive] preserves 6000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other TV footage produced in the Bay Area and Northern California from the Twentieth Century. We are a part of the J. Paul Leonard Library’s Department of Special Collections and oversee material owned by local TV stations KPIX-TV, KRON-TV, KQED and KTVU. All 1,659 items in the collections can be streamed. A few notable inclusions within.
- Black, Blues Black!, a ten-part special by Maya Angelou on the black influence on culture (1968)
- The Rejected, “the first the first ever U.S. televised documentary about homosexuality” (1961) Previously
- The director’s cut of Take This Hammer, which follows James Baldwin’s meeting with members of the Bay Area African American community (1963).
- A collection of footage of The Golden Gate International Exhibition (1939/40)
- A short film on the benefits of digital color correction
- News reports on the occupation of Alcatraz (1969) Previously
- A two-part documentary on Dorothea Lange (1965) Previously
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