Saundra Brown Armstrong training to become Oakland's first African American policewoman. She went on to become a Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and still presides over cases in the Oakland Federal Courthouse. (1970) Original 16mm, shot by Ch.4 KRON-TV can be viewed here (link: http://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/227950) Original KRON-TV reporter Valerie Dickerson interviewed Judge Armstrong about her pioneering career in 2016, reuniting them on-camera after 46 years (link https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/230799) Courtesy: Bay Area TV Archive (link:https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv )

Access Committee

Chairs: Kathy Christensen and Laura Treat

The Access Committee supports moving image archivists to provide all reasonable and responsible forms of access to their collections. The Access Committee coordinates information and professional activities, establishes guidelines and standards, and acts in an advocacy role relating to issues to access. The Access Committee works with other committees and working groups of AMIA to accomplish this goal.

Vision Statement

We believe that access to collections is central to the mission of moving image archivists. We believe that all archivists, and their constituents, act together to develop flexible and responsible strategies regarding access.