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WIS-TV news collection

Identifier: COD0000005-ACC 1984-0001

This collection contains outtake footage shot by the news crews of Columbia, South Carolina's NBC affiliate from 1959 to 1980. It includes 16mm color and black and white films, both sound and silent, documenting people, events, and the political and cultural history of South Carolina. The collection also contains teleprompter scripts for broadcasts dating from 1963-1979.


  • 1959-1980



This collection is partially processed. Portions may be viewed online in the Local Television Newsfilm digital collection. the remainder may be accessed upon request.

For more, contact curator Amy Meaney at

Copyright and Use

Copyright University of South Carolina. All rights reserved.


1,000,000 feet of film

83 boxes (Records cartons containing teleprompter scripts.)

572 Linear Feet (Includes WIS and Carolina Magazine films, as well as WIS paper records (scripts and card catalog).)

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation on December 12, 1984. The donation also included 16mm materials from two WIS news magazine programs: "Awareness" and "Carolina Magazine."

Related Materials

WIS-TV: Awareness collection and WIS-TV: Carolina Magazine collection.



Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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