SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Something very special is taking place inside the Special Collections department of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.

With the help of new technology, film archivists are bringing to life the history of the Bay Area.

They showed Tech Trends reporter Gabe Slate what they are up to and what unique experience they are offering for free to anyone who wants it.

Watch the above video to see Gabe’s full report.WEB LINKS:

Sub-page featuring all of the KRON San Francisco History Series is here:

ALL KRON ARCHIVE – INFO:About San Francisco Bay Area Television ArchiveEstablished in 1982, the TV Archive preserves 6000 hours of news film, documentaries and other programs produced in the Bay Area and Northern California from the Twentieth Century. Part of the J. Paul Leonard Library’s Department of Special Collections at San Francisco State University and manage collections owned by local TV stations like KRON-TVThis team at SFSU is digitally restoring and archiving old footage from Bay Area TV stations including KRON.