Do it yourself TV Trouble-Shooters Guide
I love these retro DIY manuals. I also remember when my dad would occasionally “troubleshoot” our television. Of course that was back in the day when my dad would also make us stand holding a hanger or tin foil to extend the antenna. These guides definitely have a place in an archives or museum.
The librarian in me believes that having a variety of resources on older technologies isn’t necessarily an automatic weed. Hanging on to a few past generations in technology like computers, might actually serve a purpose, depending on your community’s needs. I doubt if there is a public librarian out there who hasn’t had to help an older patron who inherited their kids’ tech castoffs. Your library’s mileage may vary.
In the meantime, wax nostalgic on the days of UHF/VHF TV and the subtle art of holding an antenna in the correct place.