The WSJK-TV Collection includes 12 three-quarter inch and three one-half videotapes of programs which focus on the history and culture of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. The tapes probably were made in the 1970s.
The tapes have been placed in one series and arranged alphabetically by title. User copies are stored in the audio-visual room.
Method of Acquisition
When the ETSU station closed, twelve program tapes, judged to be of historic value, were duplicated for the Archives of Appalachia. The station destroyed the original tapes after duplication. The copies were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on October 1, 1980 by the station management.
Accruals and Additions
A one-and-one-half inch reel-to-reel videotape copy of program 9 was donated to the archives by the management of WSJK-TV on September 27, 1990. Three one-half inch reel-to-reel videotapes were removed from the Thomas Burton collection and added to WSJK-TV collection in 2003.
The collection was opened for research in the fall of 1980. The finding aid was revised in 1993 by Marie Tedesco.