Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

KOAC-TV Films, 1947-1975

Ben Ballard at the KOAC-TV console, 1957.  The console was located near the top of Vineyard Mountain, north of Corvallis, Oregon.

Information and Credits

FV P 207

The KOAC-TV Films were produced by or for KOAC-TV or are kinescope films of KOAC-TV broadcasts. KOAC-TV was established in 1957 by the Oregon State System of Higher Education.


Music, Markets and Milestones: 75 Years of KOAC Radio
Music, Markets and Milestones: 75 Years of KOAC Radio
Commemorating the rich history of radio and television broadcasting at Oregon State University.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


8.5 cubic feet; 96 film reels


Some of the films have been assigned individual numbers (P207:1-16). However, most of the films have been described as groups by the primary subject or the television series for which they were made; these groups are Men's Basketball; State Fair; Great Decisions Program; With Her Own Wings; and In Our Care. The films are 16 mm; both b/w and color. For some films, both a negative and print are included; but there are several negatives without accompanying prints. The groups also includes many kinescope films (motion picture films made from an image on a picture tube).

Related Papers

An audiotape that accompanies the "In Our Care" program series is a part of the KOAC Records (RG 15). The Archives holdings also include films of KOAC-TV classroom television broadcasts (P205 - Chemistry Department and P119 - Communication Media Center). Brochures listing programs broadcast by KOAC-TV are available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-KOAC-TV Programs). Information about the Great Decisions program is a part of the Extension Service Records (RG 111).

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