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UCAR Communications Records

Identifier:  - 02-COMM
This collection consists of two series: Audio-visual materials and a small selection of reports. Audio-visual materials cover a range of topics, from clips of NCAR scientists speaking on their research to footage from field projects. The reports were generated by UCAR Communications and capture all mention of UCAR/NCAR in the media as it pertains to Climategate.


  • 2009-2010
  • Other: Date acquired: 2013-01-17


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is open except for the Reports Series due to copyright limitations. Please contact the NCAR Archives for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


2.00 Boxes

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Technical Access Requirements Audio visual materials have not been reformatted to a digital medium. Some are not available for playback due to preservation concerns associated with playing the original tapes, or because playback equipment is not available.

Source of Acquisition

UCAR Communications
Method of Acquisition Materials donated by Shilo Hall and Rachael Drummond of UCAR Communications.

Accruals and Additions

Accrual, 3/ 22/2013: Audio-visual materials, including VHS and Betacam tapes. Accrual, 2018-2019: over 11,000 negatives, slides, contact sheets, and prints, boxes and drawers of VHS and Betacam tapes, as well as approximately 100,000 digital images and videos comprising the full Communications Image Collection.

Information Office Records

The UCAR Communications office grew out of the Information Office. For earlier records related to this collection, see the Information Office Records.
Kathleen M. Legg
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository