Tuesday, February 16, 2010

San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University maintains an excellent moving image collection, the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive. According to the collection's website:

"Established in 1982 by curator Helene Whitson, this is a unique moving image collection that chronicles sixty landmark years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 4000 hours of local newsfilm, documentaries and other video programs have been donated to the J. Paul Leonard Library by broadcasting organizations, production companies and private individuals, to be preserved as an academic resource.

A long-term, project has begun to digitally remaster and make available online all of the TV Archive's film & video material. The footage is being hosted on a searchable collections page within SF State's digital virtual information archive (DIVA)."

Especially rich is the KQED collection, examples of which can be viewed online. It's well worth checking out.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Americana; recent acquisitions--antiquarian and ephemera

Macdonald, James, 1852-1913. Food from the far West Or, American agriculture : with special reference to beef production and importation of dead meat from America to Great Britain. New York: Orange Judd, [1878].

Coleman, J. Winston. The Beauchamp-Sharp tragedy; an episode of Kentucky history during the middle 1820's. Frankfort, Ky.: Roberts Print. Co., 1950.

Tice, John H. Over the plains, on the mountains; or, Kansas, Colorado, and the Rocky mountains; agriculturally, mineralogically and aesthetically described / By John H. Tice ... St. Louis, Mo.: Printed by the "Industrial Age" Print. Co., 1872.

Miller, Kelly, 1863-1939.The Negro in the new reconstruction. Washington, D.C.: Howard University, 1919.