Spotlight: UH Libraries AV Repository
Did you know that you can find free online access to rare historical audio and video items from UH Special Collections at our audio/video repository?
An amazing variety of digitized content from the KUHT Collection and more is searchable and viewable online. Emily Vinson, audiovisual archivist at UH Special Collections, recently presented Now Playing: Recent Projects in Moving Image Digitization, in which she discussed the array of audiovisual collections held in Special Collections and the process of digitizing and making them available to the public.
Over the past two years, hundreds of archival videos and films have been digitized and added to the Libraries’ AV repository, such as Almanac, a news magazine series that ran from 1989 to 1994. According to Vinson, Almanac captured “some real and unguarded moments in Houston history” and “helped viewers make sense of local and national events as they unfolded.”
Related: Evocative Video Collection of Houston History Now Available Online
You can browse and search for specific content at av.lib.uh.edu. For even more curated content from the KUHT Collection, visit the online exhibit, KUHT TexTreasures.
Digitization and access for this project was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.