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Guide to the KCRA-TV Film Collection
MS 0015  
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Description
The KCRA-TV Film Collection documents the work of Sacramento's NBC television affiliate from 1957 to 1982. The bulk of the collection contains day-to-day news stories, politics, crime, local events, sports, and human interest stories occurring in northern California and the Sacramento region. In addition to daily news coverage, the film includes commercials, travelogues, specials, documentaries, consumer advocacy investigations, and public service features that aired separately.
Extent
902 linear feet (10 million feet of 16mm film)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Center for Sacramento History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
The collection is open for research under the terms of use of the Center for Sacramento History, City of Sacramento. The migration of requested film to a digital format for use may be required and may need specialized third-party vendor services. If the Center does not own an access copy, the cost of migration, to be paid fully by patron, will include 1) any necessary preservation efforts upon the original film, 2) a master digital file to be retained by the Center, and 3) a digital access file to be retained by the Center. The access file will be shared with the requesting patron upon completion of digitization; sharing of the master file is contingent upon licensing. Pricing and project time-frame will be quoted upon request. Note that the length of time for migration of the film depends on vendor services and the payment for these services by the party requesting the digitization.