The following are incomplete inventories of transcribed tape/reel labels of audiovisual items within various series of the WJZ-TV Collection. You can learn more about the WJZ-TV Collection in this blog post and watch digitized items from our collections on our Internet Archive page, Mid-Atlantic Media.
The best way to search the WJZ-TV Collection inventories is to keyword search using the search box on our website (top right). Search results will provide you with the series inventory (or inventories) that your term is located in. Please keep in mind that some series are more described than others, such as the “Eyewitness News” inventory which is only searchable by date and not by subject.
For a search example, typing “bands” into MARMIA’s website search box gives the following series inventory results: PM Magazine, People Are Talking, and Buddy Deane Show/Shakedown. Visiting those inventories and then hitting Control F to then enter “bands” into that search box. This will find the term within that inventory page (make sure you let the inventory page fully load). If a result seems like something you want to watch or digitize, note the box it is located in (you might have to scroll up to find that) and email all that info to firstname.lastname@example.org (Series, Box, Item content). For example, if the word “bands” is only really relevant in the PM Magazine inventory in the story from 1985 on “Baltimore’s hottest rock bands” (the other results from other series are “husbands” and “American Bandstand”), I would request in my email: “PM Magazine, Box 88, 6/18/85 Balto’s Hottest Rock Bands”
If you would like to watch any of the films and videos in the below inventories that have not yet been digitized, please contact email@example.com. Free onsite viewing at the Baltimore City Archives is available for WJZ-TV content recorded onto VHS
and U-Matic video formats (currently our U-Matic machine is not working in the research room). Digitization requests require a fee based on quantity, condition, and format of the items.
WJZ-TV Collection Inventories: browse or search for keywords!