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Sparks Nugget Casino Act, 1964

 Item — record carton: ACC-MSS 008 Box 07
Identifier: ACC-MSS 008-8-A

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The audiovisual component of the collection consists of the original reels and film transfers, Betacam, VHS and cassette tapes and reference copies of some items on DVD. The DVDs are arranged chronologically by item number on the archive's multi-media shelves.

The DVD collection consists of the original footage of several episodes of game shows hosted by Jan Murray on 16mm film reels. The footage was transferred from the original reels to Betacam tape, from which DVD reference copies were made. Most of the transfers are Kinescope transfer, with the exception of the "Jan Murray Travelogue" footage, which was a 16mm reversal transfer. The footage, dating from the mid-to-late 1950s, consists of episodes from Dollar-A-Second, Jan Murray Time, and Treasure Hunt. An additional item titled "Jan Murray Travelogue," consists of silent color film footage of Murray and members of his family on vacation.

Dollar-A-Second was a primetime quiz show where contestants earned a dollar for every second they were on stage answering trivia questions. Treasure Hunt was broadcast from 1956-1959 and combined trivia questions with prizes. It first aired on ABC then moved to the NBC network.

Much of the VHS collection was recorded from television and includes original commercials as well as some material from the 1960s and 1970s. Sound and video quality may vary.


  • 1964


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Records in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.


From the Series: 2 boxes

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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