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Arkansas Educational Television Network Video Collection

Identifier: MC 1494

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of video recordings produced by or for the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). The bulk of the videos relate to Arkansas politics, and particularly to debates, interviews, and call-in shows moderated by AETN journalist Steve Barnes.


  • circa 1983-2001


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) member based in Conway, Arkansas and established in 1954. In 2020, its name was changed to Arkansas PBS.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


Tapes are arranged in the order of tape numbers that had been assigned by the donor; because of this, tape numbering is non-consecutive, and there are no tape numbers 42, 45-47, 51-53, 56-60, or 62. Tapes not part of the donor's original numbering system have been arranged at the end of the collection, beginning with Tape 65.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Video Collection was donated to Special Collections by AETN director Allen Weatherly on behalf of AETN on November 22, 2002. Tape 78 was donated by AETN Broadcast Operations Manager Jane Havens on behalf of AETN in 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in November 2021. Tapes were not played back during processing, and descriptions are based on those provided by the donor or on item labels.



Arkansas Educational Television Network Video Collection
Katrina Windon
November 2021
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States