Harry Sweet's gift to CSUS is a collection
of six million feet of film covering a variety of events
from January 1967 through September 1981. In the collection
are film of Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 California presidential
primary campaign victory and the date of his tragic assassination,
the SLA and the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and a broad range
of sports coverage. Footage from January 2, 1967, for instance,
shows both the gubernatorial inauguration of Ronald Reagan
and a performance rehearsal by the late comedian Jack Benny.
Sacramento television station KOVR offered
the collection to Sweet – Sacramento Valley's first television
news camera operator and photographer in 1953 – when the
station was set to move into new facilities in 1990.
The collection is available by appointment.