WKU Archives YouTube Channel

This is just one of the many 2-inch quadruplex videotapes housed in WKU filmArchives.  These tapes were first created for use in television production in 1956.  Quads were phased out in the early-1980s and replaced by smaller videotapes. WKU no longer owns playback equipment for these tapes.

WKYU-TV recorded many programs using quad tapes that are being digitized through a $7500.00 WKU Libraries grant.  In September 59 quad tapes were shipped to Transfer Media in Indianapolis for digitization to DVD.  The second shipment of DVDs arrived at the Kentucky Building last week.

Theses titles are now available to researchers, some are now available on YouTube:

BRADD Legislative Report Senator Walter “Dee” Huddleston, 4/15/1977, CD884, Senator Huddleston reporting on legislative activities impacting the Barren River Area Development District

B-Roll of Chemistry Department & Various Campus Locations, 2/24/1971, CD894, a student conducting experiments in a chemistry lab and video of campus showing buildings on campus including Downing University Center

Conversation: President Dero Downing, 9/15/1970, CD886, interview with WKU President Dero Downing

Donald Zacharias Swearing In Ceremony, 8/1/1979, CD893, remarks by outgoing WKU President John

Minton and the swearing in of Donald Zacharias

Kentucky Heritage: Hand Tools, 4/14/1971, CD888

Kentucky Heritage: Jesse Stuart’s Writing, 11/1/1969, CD887

Kentucky Heritage: The Longrifle in Revival, 4/13/1971, CD883

Kentucky Heritage: The South Union Shakers, 2/1970, CD882

Kentucky Heritage: Traditional Quilting in Kentucky, 2/24/1971, CD885

Les Decouvertes D’un Etranger En France, Joe Downing, Parts 1 & 2, 9/15/1980, CD889-CD890, French biographical film starring Joe Downing and citizens of Menerbes, France

Mass – Father William Allard & Father J. Alexander, 7/17/1972, CD891, an explanation of the symbolism contained in the Catholic Mass and a Lenten Mass

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, 4/21/1979, CD892, 90 minute concert conducted by Leon Gregorian

Public Relations Spot:  Library, 9/20/1973, CD874, overview of services provided by the library in 1973

Public Relations Spot: Astronomy, 9/20/1973, CD873, features the Astronomy Department, Hardin Planetarium and observatory.

Public Relations Spot: Bicentennial Celebration, 9/20/1973, CD878, commercial promoting Kentucky folk life programs

Public Relations Spot: Downing Christmas Greeting, 9/20/1973, CD876, WKU President Dero Downing wishing all a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year

Public Relations Spot: Environmental Engineering, 9/20/1973, CD877, Ogden College of Science & Technology students engaged in environmental engineering activities

Public Relations Spot: Opryland, nd, CD875, features WKU students Mina Howard, Steve Isenman and Patty Lipscomb performing at Opryland

Public Relations Spot: Year of the Arts, long, 9/20/1973, CD880 two promotional videos about the first Fine Arts Festival and the construction of Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center

Public Relations Spot: Year of the Arts, short, 9/20/1973, CD879

Science for the ‘70’s with Dr. Frank Six, 2/11/1971, CD881, video promoting Ogden College of Science & Technology

University Reports: Kentucky Poets Jesse Stuart & Robert Penn Warren, 10/16/1975, CD871, brief interviews with Kentucky poets

University Reports: Portrait of a Modern Library, 10/16/1975, CD872 overview of library services available in 1975

Western Reports: FFA Field Day, 10/16/1975, CD870, scenes from a typical Future Farmers of America Field Day

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