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KUHT Film and Video

Identifier: 1997-006a

The KUHT Film and Video collection includes film reels and videotapes in various formats dating from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Please contact the collection curator Emily Vinson ( for further information regarding all film and video material.

The series in the collection include: Documentaries and Features; Television Series; University of Houston; Unproduced Elements, B Roll, and Stock Footage; and Non-KUHT Productions. Visit the University of Houston Libraries Audio/Video Repository to access more than 750 videos from the KUHT Collection. Digitization and access for these items was made possible by grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017) and Recordings at Risk from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2019).


  • 1953-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Some collection materials may be restricted for reasons of intellectual property, privacy, or confidentiality.


1900.00 linear feet

1,897 open reel audiotapes

11,551 videocassettes

Historical Information

KUHT-TV debuted on May 25, 1953, as America's first educational television station. Since then it has served as a model for other educational television stations. Its main goal is to provide quality programming to students, faculty, and the entire community. KUHT predates the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Its history includes award-winning local and national productions, including a national Emmy Award for excellence. KUHT is licensed to the University of Houston, and is located in the LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting located at 4343 Elgin, on the northeast corner of the main campus.

Digital Collections

KUHT items in the UH Audio/Video Repository

KUHT Highlights digital collection

Guide to the KUHT Film and Video
Emily Vinson
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA