Chambers Communications Corporation records , circa 1966-1997

Overview of the Collection

Chambers Communications Corporation
Chambers Communications Corporation records
circa 1966-1997
567 linear feet, (378 record storage boxes)
Collection Number
Coll 427
Chambers Communications Corp. was a TV news production company in Eugene, Oregon. The collection contains film, videotape, DVDs, and paper reference logs.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Chambers Communications Corp. was a TV news production company in Eugene, Oregon. The company produced daily TV news and feature programming for the ABC affiliate station KEZI. In 1959, a group of Eugene investors formed Liberty Communications and were granted a license to establish Eugene's second television station (the first was KVAL). The investors included Julio Silva and his daughter, Carolyn S. Chambers. KEZI went on the air for the first time on Dec. 19, 1960. In February 1983, Denver-based Tele-Communications, Inc. purchased Liberty Communications' cable and television assets. At the time of the sale, Liberty owned thirty-three cable television systems and five other television stations in eleven states. In April 1983, Carolyn Chambers formed Chambers Communications Corp. and purchased several former Liberty entities, including KEZI. Chambers Communications Corp. also owned two other ABC affiliates, as well as three WB stations in Oregon. The company was sold in March 2014 to Heartland Media, based on Atlanta, Georgia.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains news segments produced for daily local newscasts, in-depth feature stories, some complete newscasts, year-end retrospectives, sports shows, and miscellaneous content produced or purchased by Chambers Communications Corp.. The collection consists of 16mm film, various videotape formats, DVDs, and paper reference logs.

The bulk of the news collection covers 1966-1997. "Miscellaneous" content ranges from 1938-2011.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Broadcast journalism--Oregon--Eugene
  • Mass media--United States
  • Television broadcasting of news--Oregon--Eugene
  • Television broadcasting--Oregon--Eugene
  • Television broadcasting--United States

Form or Genre Terms

  • 16mm
  • DVDs.
  • Logs (records)
  • Videotapes