Warner Cable Reston videotape collection
Scope and Content
The collection is comprised of programming generated by Warner Cable Communications regarding Reston, Virginia, and aired on the Warner Cable Community Access Channel. Some of these productions were made under contract with various groups, such as Reston Association, Reston Citizens Association, Reston Homeowners Association, and Reston Players.
Series one is the only series in this small collection. The series includes a variety of different programs that were recorded onto 3/4 videotape cassettes. Some of the programs include, Reston Association elections and meetings. Others contain special programs about Reston, such as "A Place Called Reston" that aired in 1979. There are also six VHS videotapes that contain Reston Citizens Assocation board meetings.
- Creation: 1971-1997
- Warner Cable Communications (Organization)
Collection is open to research.
Reston is a planned community in Northern Virginia. Robert E. Simon, Jr. was the founder of Reston, he purchased the land with the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1961. Cable came to Reston in the 1970s and featured 14 channels, the local Washington and Baltimore channels and a channel or two devoted to local weather and community programming. From the mid-70s through the mid-90s, the system was owned by Warner Cable (and, for a while, under the Warner-Amex name). Under Warner, the system capacity was expanded to 80 channels.
9.25 Linear Feet ( (19 boxes))
Language of Materials
The collection is comprised of programming generated by Warner Cable Communications regarding Reston, Virginia, and aired on the Warner Cable Community Access Channel. Some of these productions were made under contract with various groups, such as Reston Association, Reston Homeowners Association, and Reston Players.
Organized into one series.
- Series 1: Reston Television, 1971-1989 (Boxes 1-19)
Donated by Warner Cable Communications of Reston, Virginia, in June of 1989.
General Physical Description note
The Warner Cable Reston videotapes collection was originally attached to the larger Planned Community Collection currently in the Special Collections and Archives. Beginning in 2008 the videos from Warner Cable Reston Videotapes were removed and organized into a separate collection still housed in the Special Collections and Archives at George Mason University Libraries. The old box and folder numbers for each folder are also included as part of the new arrangement.
Processed in December 2008 by Emily Martin. EAD markup completed by Emily Martin in December 2008.
- Guide to the Warner Cable Reston videotape collection, 1971-1997
- Warner Cable Reston videotape
- Edited Full Draft
- Emily Martin
- 2006 By George Mason University Libraries. All rights reserved.
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- Description is in English