New Collection Guide for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Audiovisual Materials Now Available

A typical carton of videotapes from the CALS Audiovisual Materials

A typical carton of videotapes from the CALS Audiovisual Materials

The Special Collections Research Center is proud to announce a new collection guide is now available for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Audiovisual Materials.  The new guide reflects a large addition of film reels, videotapes, and videodiscs that were acquired from University Communications in 2019. 

Many of the research strengths of NC State University are showcased through these films and videos.  Topics include poultry science, horticulture, gardening, food science, animal husbandry, swine management, economics, and agriculture.  There is a subseries of videotapes and DVDs produced by North Carolina Cooperative Extension that includes items on programs such as 4-H Youth Development and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).  Another notable series is Economic Perspective and Economic Focus, two radio programs featuring NC State Professor Michael Walden.  Economic Perspective has been a weekly program carried on radio stations in five states. Economic Focus has been a weekly one-minute radio program carried on as many as 42 stations. It also appears regularly on the show Almanac, on WUNC-TV.  The series contains shows from 1980 to 2015.

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A carton of NC Cooperative Extension videotapes in the CALS Audiovisual Materials

Also included is the show Almanac Gardener, featuring experts and specialists from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Cooperative Extension sharing tips from master gardeners and horticulturists. Almanac Gardener began as the show Backyard Gardener in 1969.  Carried by UNC-TV,  it is hosted by Mike Gray of NC Cooperative Extension.  The collection includes shows from 1975 to 2008.

Special thanks to Stacey Minter, Ashton Reddish, James Stephens, Carter Claiborne, Katherine Russo, Angelique Marrero, and Clara Wilson for their work on this collection.

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