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Cold War: Audio-Visual Recordings

A brief guide to local resources on the Cold War, with emphasis on primary source collections available through Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections..

KVOS Channel 12 Films

These films are selected from the larger collection of KVOS Channel 12 Films housed at WWU's Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. A small number of these are available online, and others available to access at CPNWS.

Please contact the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies for more information.

KVOS Special: If The Bomb Survives, Can We?

KVOS Special: Air-date June 1, 1962.

Student anti-nuclear rally in spring 1962 on the campus of Western Washington State College (subsequently Western Washington University). English professor Arthur Hicks delivers a speech in front of the student union building; a march to downtown Bellingham follows. Some onlookers are interviewed by Al Swift.

Additional examples of KVOS Channel 12 Films and other digitized content from Archives & Special Collections can be accessed on the MABEL platform at the following link:

Archives & Special Collections


Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and research at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.