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  • Film, Video

    Profiles in courage. John Peter Altgeld / Catalog Record Only

    A documentary profile of John Peter Altgeld, one-time Governor of Illinois. Shows how Governor Altgeld sacrificed his career by granting full pardon to a group of anarchists, whom he believed had been unfairly convicted in a murder conspiracy trial. Includes scenes of their trial. Traces the philosophy of anarchism in American history and examines the social pressures of the new industrialism that led to ...

    • Date: 1965
  • Film, Video

    We believe / Catalog Record Only

    Chronicles the ups and downs of the Chicago Cubs and the relationship between the team and its fans.

    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    Charles Kimbrough oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project / Catalog Record Only

    The interview includes Charles Kimbrough's memories of growing up in rural Tennessee and his army service in Korea. He recalls attending Tennessee State A & I College, veterinary school at Tuskegee University and becoming the first licensed African American veterinarian in Tennessee. He also discusses his involvement in local branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Tennessee and ...

    • Contributor: Kimbrough, Charles E.
    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    [Unidentified Petaja. Telephone cable manufacturing at Hawthorne Works of Western Electric] / Catalog Record Only

    Steps in the manufacturing of telephone cables are shown at Western Electric's Hawthorne Works in Cicero, Illinois. The wires are insulated in manila paper, twisted into pairs and then into cores. These steps are first demonstrated and then shown as being performed in the factory. The cores are baked and wrapped in paper to dry out. The cores are then filled with molten lead ...

    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video

    The killing floor / Catalog Record Only

    PA345-165 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Public Forum Productions, Ltd. Prev: Teleplay prev. reg. 1979, PAu 142-198; archival film footage also preexisting. NM: revised script and all other cinematographic materials. DCR 1984; PUB 10Apr84; REG 6Nov84; PA345-165. Music, Elizabeth Swados. Announcer: Richard Kiley. Damien Leake, Moses Gunn, Ernest Rayford, Alfred Woodard, Frank Custer, Jr. Number referring to episode on accessioning card is 306; Gianakos' Television ...

    • Date: 1984
  • Film, Video

    Big deal / Catalog Record Only

    Amateur videotape of an unidentified performance of the Bob Fosse musical Big deal. Follows frustrated boxer Charley and a band of incompetent robbers in Depression-era 1930s Chicago.

    • Date: 1986
  • Film, Video

    Collecting stories from exile Chicago Palestinians remember 1948 / Catalog Record Only

    Documents the experiences of Chicago-area Palestinians who survived the Arab-Israeli 1948 War. Interviewees describe their daily lives prior to the war, their experiences of fleeing and finding refuge, and their lives now as exiles living in the United States.

    • Date: 1999