The UW-Milwaukee Libraries’ Archives, with support from WTMJ-TV and the Wisconsin Historical Society, recently launched WTMJ-TV News Search, “a catalog of nearly 50,000 news stories broadcast from 1950 to 1980 by WTMJ-TV, an NBC-affiliated station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stories cover all aspects of Milwaukee history including politics, business and industry, sports, entertainment, and social justice movements.”
The catalog provides descriptions of stories from various series, including the daily news, special reports, Milwaukee Newsreel, and Special Assignment programs. A few clips of news footage have been digitized and may be viewed online. Most of the collection must be viewed in its original 16mm format by appointment in the Archives Department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
The Archives hopes to digitize more news footage. You and your friends can vote for the news clips that you’d like to have digitized for online viewing!