Texas Fashion Collection's Myra Walker on NBC 5's Portal to Texas History
Myra Walker, Director and Curator of the Texas Fashion Collection in the College of Visual Arts and Design, was interviewed by NBC 5's Ellen Bryan for the news feature "Fashion Forward in the 50s." The feature, part of The Portal to Texas History, discussed how Dallas and Texas played an important role in fashion in the 50's.
From January 12-16th, NBC 5 will feature highlights from The Portal to Texas History, an archive of almost 30 years of news footage and broadcast scripts from the station's footage between 1950 and 1979. This is the first phase of a digitization project by University of North Texas Libraries. You can read more about the NBC 5/KXAS (WBAP) Television News Collection here.
UNT Libraries house the complete news archive of NBC 5/KXAS (formerly WBAP), the oldest television news station in Texas. The archive contains historic broadcast footage, scripts, advertisements, still photography and research files dating from 1950 through 2012. Film and video in the archive remain in its original physical format, such as 16mm film and obsolete video formats such as UMATIC tape, making it difficult to view and preserve. Although much of the footage in the archive has not been seen since its original air date, a small pilot project has been completed to provide digital access to this historic collection. This small sample, which includes news footage and scripts from a five week period in 1956, is representative of the rich, historical content found in the NBC 5/KXAS Archive, as well as the technological capabilities of UNT Libraries to preserve and make the content available online.