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RIT Student Television Systems videotapes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0587

Scope and Contents

RIT Student Television Systems videotapes includes thirteen single reel tapes containing programs produced by this student run organization during the 1970s. This closed circuit system also broadcast programs from national stations. There is an attached list which provides a sample of the types of programming they provided at the time.

Also in the collection is a folder containing a description of the organization, along with two sample program guides which indicate one week of programming with show times.


  • Creation: 1973-1976


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The RIT Student Television Systems (STS) was a closed circuit television station recognized as a Student Association organization. STS had limited affiliation with C.B.S. Television Network, Video Tape Network, Public Broadcast System, and other services. They produced and imported a variety of programs. These productions fell into the following categories: education features, entertainment, news and information, special events and experimental television and film. STS was carried on channel 6 of the cable system on campus which covered all dormitories floor lounges, academic and non-academic buildings, and was interconnected with NTID's distribution system.

STS offered students first-hand experience in the operations of a television station and, many of its different and unusal aspects, such as business management, personnel training, planning and development, producing and directing, video and audio engineering, computer programming and hands on experience with some of the latest in television equipment. Their office was located in the basement level of the College-Alumni Union.


1.375 Linear Feet (1 flat box = 13 videotapes)




Collection of thirteen videotapes from the RIT Student Television Systems during 1973-1976.


There is no apparent order to these tapes.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 731

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RIT Student Television Systems videotapes

Physical Description

These videotapes are on a single spool measuring 7 inches in diameter. Each is contained in a square, plastic case. One would need a special type of player in order to view these tapes.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2015.

RIT Student Television Systems videotapes
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
3 April 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA