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Collection Dates: 1961 – 1965
Scope and Content Note: The Telenews Collection consists of approximately 720 reels of 16mm black and white newsfilm dating from c. 1961 to c. 1964, the bulk of which is from 1962. Representative stories concern the space program, the Cold War, the Kennedys, Dean Rusk, Congressional hearings, De Gaulle, Vietnam, and Telstar. These clips are currently untransferred but can be made available for viewing upon request.
Biographical Note: Telenews was a New York-based service which distributed one- to three-minute long newsreel film clips of global events of the day to television stations for their use. For more information, please see Michael Aronson, Jennifer Aronson, and Nathan Aronson, Jr.'s article, "Family History, Film History: Dad & the Telenews Theatre Corporation," in Film History, 19:1 (2007).
Extent: 750 film reels : si. and sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Genre: News;Documentaries and factual works
Subject Headings: Space race--United States;Space flight to the moon;Cold War;Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963;Presidents--United States;Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994;Presidents' spouses--United States;Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968;Attorneys general--United States;Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994;Cabinet officers--United States;Politicians--United States;Politicians--Georgia;Legislators--United States;Legislators--Georgia;Legislative hearings--United States;United States--Politics and government--1961-1963;United States--Politics and government--1963-1969;United States--History--1961-1969;Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970;Presidents--France;France--Politics and government--1958-1969;France--History--1958-;Vietnam War, 1961-1975;Project Telstar;Artificial satellites in telecommunication;Television relay systems;History, Modern--20th century;News.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by WSB-TV and WALB-TV, 1995 and 2002.
Cite Collection As: Telenews collection, 1961-1965, (bulk 1962). Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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