A short film by KPIX-TV's Emmy Award winning producer Dave Stoelk, from August 2011, introducing the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive's work to preserve local news and documentary film. Includes various clips of archival footage shot in the Bay Area and views of old film and video being inspected, repaired and tranferred at the archive. Also features scenes of reporter Brian Hackney interviewing SF State University's film archivist Alex Cherian, who explains that all of this footage may be viewed online for free in the virtual archive (DIVA). He goes on to contend that: "History isn't just written by historians. History is a collective memory ... what we're doing is giving people the opportunity to contribute to the history of the Bay Area. It's their heritage ... and if we don't do this work, these images will be lost." The TV Archive would like to thank KPIX-TV and Eye on the Bay for their ongoing support.
The TV Archive is an officially registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations to support our work are welcome and fully tax deductible. If you want to help save the Bay Area's history on film please contact Alex Cherian (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 415-405-5565).
The Bay Area TV Archive’s digitization projects are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
For questions or comments about the Bay Area Television Archive, contact Alex Cherian, Film Archivist, by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 415-405-5565.