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Guide to the Stephen Green KTXL TV40 collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stephen Green KTXL TV40 collection
    Dates: 1975-1996
    Collection number: MS0093
    Creator: Green, Stephen
    Collection Size: 7.33 linear feet (7 boxes)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: The collection is primarily made up of KTXL TV40 print advertising, marketing, and outreach material collected or created by Stephen Green during his time working for the Sacramento TV station. Material dates from the 1970s through 1996 and includes original advertising artwork; marketing and public relations ephemera; postcards; photographs of actors, TV40 personalities and staff, and the children’s show Cap'n’s Locker; programming and camera cards that show advertising layouts of television programs with hand-painted characters; and program schedules. The collection documents the evolution of KTXL TV40, through photographs, advertising, and other ephemera, showing its advancement from a small UHF station to a large Fox affiliate.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts 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 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], Stephen Green KTXL TV40 collection, MS0093, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Stephen Green in 2009 (accession number 2009/011).

    Processing Information

    Processing and finding aid by Michele Taylor-Hamilton, 2009. Finding aid edited by Kim Hayden, 2021.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Stephen Green worked for Sacramento-based television station KTXL TV40 (now Fox40) from the 1970s to the early 1990s in the advertising and marketing department. He created print ad layouts for television programs that aired on KTXL TV40. His ads ran in magazines, newspapers, and TV guides.
    KTXL began broadcasting across the Sacramento Valley on October 26, 1968. Located at 4655 Fruitridge Road in Sacramento, it was the first California station to operate a satellite that could stream live feeds across the nation, and it was the first station in its market to own a satellite truck. During the 1970s and 1980s the station produced top-rated children programs like Cap'n’s Locker with Cap’n Mitch, and Romper Room. KTXL also brought “Big Time Wrestling” to Sacramento every Thursday night between 1969 and 1979, producing matches for the community to watch live and offering syndication throughout California, Hawaii, Utah, and Alaska.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection documents the evolution of KTXL TV40, through photographs, advertising, and other ephemera, showing its growth from a small UHF station to a large Fox affiliate, and emphasizing the focus KTXL had on community outreach through forums, news, and kids campaigns. The collection is primarily made up of KTXL TV40 print advertising, marketing, and outreach material collected or created by Stephen Green during his time working for the Sacramento TV station. Material dates from the 1970s through 1996 and includes original advertising artwork; marketing and public relations ephemera; postcards; photographs of actors, TV40 personalities and staff, and the children’s show Cap'n’s Locker; programming and camera cards that show advertising layouts of television programs with hand-painted characters; and program schedules. Unfoldered program cards are laid flat in boxes and arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    KTXL TV40
    KTXL FOX40
    Television stations--Sacramento (Calif.)
    Television programs
    Advertising