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JAMS 380: Documentary, Analysis, and Production

JAMS 380 students can use this guide to search, review, and request available archival news footage from the UWM Archives.

Search for Archival News Footage

WTMJ Camera Crew

WTMJ-TV News Search is a catalog of nearly 50,000 news stories broadcast from 1950 to 1980 by WTMJ-TV, an NBC-affiliated station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stories cover all aspects of Milwaukee history including politics, business and industry, sports, entertainment, and social justice movements.

Search WTMJ Footage

For more search options, try the WTMJ News Search Advanced Search feature. Use this feature to search by date, by series type, the availability of sound, and online viewing options.

Visit the Advanced Search Page.

Tips for Successful Searching

WTMJ News production team

  • When you search the WTMJ News Search tool, you are searching the text of segment descriptions. The search box will not recognize punctuation, misspellings, or synonyms.
  • Keep search terms simple and short. For example:
    • "flood", "city hall", "election"
  • If you don't find what you're looking for, keep at it! Try making a list of possible search terms for your topic before beginning your exploration.

Sample WTMJ News Footage


Summary: Harold Storey, chair of the Milwaukee School Board’s Special Committee on Equality of Educational Opportunity, addressed charges of segregation in city schools at a meeting. (civil rights)

     Series: Special Assignment
     Date: January 22, 1964
     Start/Stop Time: 0:00:03 - 0:03:02    
     Access Copy: WTMJ_assignments_1964-01-22-23.mp4