This is just one of the many 2-inch quadruplex videotapes housed in WKU Archives. 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