January 27, 2022

Syracuse University Library To Receive Ted Koppel Collection

From the Syracuse U. Library:

Ted Koppel, original anchor of the ground-breaking ABC News program Nightline, has agreed to make a donation of videotapes and other items he has prepared or received during his career in broadcast journalism to the Syracuse University Library.


The donation consists primarily of videotapes and also includes certain correspondence, photographs, cartoons, awards, and notebooks chosen by Koppel, including those from Koppel’s time as a Vietnam War correspondent. The principal component of the donation is a complete collection of videotapes of Nightline and The Koppel Report, news programs that were originally broadcast by ABC News. The Koppel Collection will represent a significant addition to the Library’s resources on the history of broadcast journalism.

The Koppel Collection will be housed in the Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), where an archivist will commence the task of processing and inventorying the collection being donated. The Nightline program videotapes will first be digitized and then will be preserved in collaboration with the University’s Information Technology and Services division.

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