The KOVR-TV Film Collection documents the work of Sacramento's then ABC television affiliate from 1967 to 1981. The bulk of
the collection contains day-to-day news stories. KOVR, with bureaus in both Sacramento and Stockton, focused on events within
Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties. KOVR-TV is the oldest continuously operating television station in the Sacramento
region having started broadcasting on September 5, 1954.
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All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted
in writing to the archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH 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.
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 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. News director’s cue sheets of the daily news films are available from 1965 through 1980. The daily cue sheets
are chronological and list the film captured each day. Since the collection currently has limited subject indexes, dates provide
the best access to the collection. Whenever possible, requests for footage should include a date.