Guide to the KBVR Videotapes

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: KBVR (Television station : Corvallis , Or.)
Title: KBVR Videotapes
Dates: 1979-1980 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 cubic foot, including 3 videotapes (1 box)
Collection Number: FV P 170
Summary: The KBVR Videotapes consist of video recordings of the Oregon State University commencement in 1979 and 1980 and a 1980 news story on the OSU Archives. KBVR is the student-operated campus television station at OSU.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

KBVR-FM, the student-operated campus radio station, began broadcasting in 1965 as a 10-watt station. In January 1967, KBVR television began broadcasting for several hours one or two evenings per week, on the closed circuit television system used during the day for classroom television. Both the radio and television stations were originally located in Shepard Hall, but moved to the Memorial Union East when that facility was completed in 1977. KBVR radio and television are funded and administered through the Memorial Union and Student Activities as one of the components of Student Media.

The KOAC broadcast of the 1980 OSU commencement ceremony was the 54th consecutive broadcast, the 23rd by television, and the 7th in color.

Content Description

The KBVR Videotapes consist of three items. One videotape (FV P 170:1) is a recording a 2-minute news story about the OSU Archives that was broadcast on KBVR in February 1980. This videotape is 3/4" Umatic format. Two videotapes are recordings of the Oregon State University commencement ceremonies in 1979 (FV P170:2) and 1980 (FV P170:3) broadcast by KOAC-TV; these are VHS format. The commencement broadcasts were announced by Oregon Educational and Public Broadcasting Service reporter, Shirley Howard. A DVD use copy of the 1980 recording is available.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

KBVR Videotapes (FV P 170), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

Acquisition Information :  

The videotapes were acquired in 1980.

Related Materials :  

The KBVR Photographs (P 170) consists of color slides made or assembled for use in television productions. Other materials pertaining to KBVR are available in the Memorabilia Collection and the Memorial Union and Student Activities Records (RG 099). Other moving images of commencement activities are part of the Registrar's Records (RG 053), Alumni Relations Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 017), Continuing Higher Education Motion Picture Films (FV P 048), News and Communications Services Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 057), and KOAC-TV Films (FV P 207). Commencement ceremonies for 2001 and 2002 are available online as streaming media files in ScholarsArchive@OSU.


    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State University. University Archives.
    • Oregon State University--Faculty.
    • Oregon State University--Students.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Archives--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Commencement ceremonies--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Videotapes.
      • Other Creators :
      • Howard, Shirley Jean, 1928-
      • KOAC (Television station : Corvallis, Or.)

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