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At a Glance
The processed portion of the collection is arranged into one series: I. DuPont Video and Audio Tapes, 1960s-2000s.
This collection consists of video and audio tapes of both award-winning broadcast content as well recordings of duPont award ceremonies and related panels and events. Videos are in various formats including U-matic, betacam-SP, VHS, DVD. Audio content is on audiocassettes. All tapes were digitized in 2014-2015.
Other finding aids: Central Files (UA#0001), Graduate School of Journalism Records (UA#0065), Historical Subject Files (UA#0002)
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Only digitized surrogates can be used by researchers who wish to view or listen to the content of these tapes. Please contact RBML staff for further information.
This collection is located offsite. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Graduate School of Journalism Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards Videos; Box; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Material at Columbia
No additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Videos were digitized by George Blood L.P. between 2014-2015.This collection of physical tapes was re-boxed and inventoried by Kelly Powers (CC 2018) in Fall 2015. One additional box was added to the inventory in Fall 2016.
Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk, November 2016.
2017-03-09 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honoring overall excellence in broadcast journalism were established in 1942 by Jessie Ball duPont in memory of her late husband, Alfred I. duPont. With his cousins, Mr. duPont transformed their gunpowder company into the chemical company E.I. duPont de Nemours. He later created a separate successful financial institution of his own in Florida and was owner of a chain of small-town, liberal newspapers in Delaware. The duPont Awards, administered since 1968 by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, are considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes, which the Journalism School also administers.