Barco Library Photograph Collection

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With more than 100,000 slides, prints, and negatives, the Photograph Collection at the Barco Library offers a vivid chronicle of the history of the cable television industry.

From studio portraits to set photography, action shots to technical photography, chances are if it relates to the cable industry, you’ll find an image of it here.

Donated by individuals, cable associations, companies and cable industry trade publications, the most robust portion of the collection is from the period of the 1960s to the 1990s.

More than 8,000 of our photographs are available to view through our online searchable database, with more being added continually.  Search the digital collection here..

Inventories and finding aids for the individual photograph collections are available here.

If you are looking for a specific photo that you don’t see online, please contact us.

The generous donations of individuals, vendors, manufacturers, operators, engineers and industry pioneers have made this remarkably rich and varied collection possible.

Do you have something that you would like to donate? We're interested. Contact us at 720.502.7531 or .