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About San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

Established in 1982, the TV Archive preserves over 4000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other programs produced locally in the Bay Area and Northern California between 1939-2005. We are part of the J. Paul Leonard Library's Department of Special Collections. Please note: users may not download the compressed MPEG-4 video files in DIVA, due to copyright restrictions. Contact resident film archivist Alex Cherian if you require access to higher quality master footage (Email: / Tel: 415-405-5565). (more)


Number of items in DIVA: 1431


Dr. Maya Angelou's Blacks, Blues, Black!

A 10-part TV series made by Dr. Maya Angelou for KQED in 1968 called Blacks, Blues, Black!, which examines the influence of African American culture on modern American society.

Bayview Hunters Point Collection

Local television newsfilm and documentaries featuring the Bayview Hunters Point Community in San Francisco, covering the 1950s-70s.

TV Archive Related

Short films about the TV Archive, it's collections and work.

KPIX Collection

Newsfilm, documentaries and programs produced by KPIX-TV, covering the 1950s-1990s.

KRON Collection

Newsfilm, documentaries and programs produced by KRON-TV, covering the 1950s-1990s.

KQED Collection

Newsfilm, documentaries and programs produced by KQED, covering the 1960s-1980s.

KTVU Collection

Newsfilm produced by KTVU from the 1960s and 70s.

Local Emmy Awards

Local Emmy Awards winning programs produced in the Bay Area, from the 1980s & 90s.

Black Panther Party Collection

Local newsfilm and privately produced footage relating to the Black Panther Party's Oakland Chapter, from the 1960s & 70s.

Dorothy Goldner Collection

Stunning Kodchrome color footage shot at the Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island (1939/40), produced by Orville C. Goldner.

KQED Film Unit

Documentary films shot on 16mm film by the KQED Film Unit, produced between 1963-73.

Willie L. Brown Jr. Collection

Archival film and video featuring the life and work of politician Willie Brown, covering the 1960s-90s.

Videowest Collection

Selected TV programs produced by independent studio Videowest, from the 1980s.

SF State Strike Collection

Local newsfilm covering events relating to the San Francisco State College Strike, from the late 1960s.

Occupation of Alcatraz Collection

Local newsfilm and documentaries relating to the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-71).

César Chávez Collection

Local newsfilm and special programs relating to César Chávez, the United Farm Workers union and agricultural workers, from the 1960s & 70s.

Japanese American Collection

Local newsfilm and programs relating to the Bay Area's Japanese American community, covering the 1950s-1990s.

KPIX Discovery Collection (1953)

Episodes from an early TV series about the arts called Discovery , produced in 1953 by KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art.

KPIX San Francisco Pageant Series

A Peabody Award winning series produced by KPIX-TV in the 1960s, about the history of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Saul Rouda Collection

Documentary films produced in the Bay Area from the 1960s-80s, made available by local filmmaker Saul Rouda.

Glide Collection

Newsfilm, documentaries and footage relating to the work of Rev. Cecil Williams and the Glide Memorial Church, covering the 1970s-90s.

Fog Town Network Collection

Selected episodes from the Fog Town Network variety show, produced by Albert P. Pappalardo in San Francisco between 1993-96.