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    Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Simeon Wright discusses his cousin, Emmett Till, and his attempts to correct the historical record concerning Till's murder. He recalls Till's visit to his home in Mississippi, going to Bryant's store, and the night that Till was kidnapped. He remembers the trial, moving to Chicago, and how the murder and publicity affected his family.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Wright, Simeon
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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    Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23. Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Parker, Wheeler
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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    Cattle driven to slaughter "A herd of long-horn cattle being driven through the Chicago stock yard gates to the slaughter house, where 280 of the animals are killed every hour of the day"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue. Part of the Erie Railroad series. The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...
    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012-11-16
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    [Houdini and Mrs. Benninghofen, Chicago] Mrs. Benninghofen was a reformed spirit medium who had used a trumpet in her work. In these photographs she is seen demonstrating techniques of psychic deception to Houdini. The skill of spirit mediums was fully appreciated by Houdini who included the following statement in "A magician among the spirits": "The author does not wish his readers to suppose that the mechanical sleight-of-hand tricks carried ...
    • Date: 1926
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    Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh: Persian Santour and Tombak Music from Illinois Persian hammered dulcimer (santour) virtuoso Kiu Haghighi is accompanied by Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak, a Persian drum.
    • Contributor: Haghighi, Kiu - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-07-20
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    Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago "The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "Erie Railroad series...present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the courtesy of the Erie ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917
    TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917 | Theodore Roosevelt reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.] | Theodore Roosevelt riding in auto, Chicago, 1917
    Two segments of TR during a midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness. On September 27, 1917, TR visited the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Views of troops marching past a reviewing stand for inspection by TR and several civilian and military personnel; identified on the platform with TR are Captain Georges Etienne Bertrand (wearing beret), a visiting Frenchman who instructed ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Bertrand, Georges Etienne - Ryan, James A. - Meeker, Arthur - Insull, Samuel - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    Sheep run, Chicago stockyards
    Sheep run, Chicago stock yards
    "A large flock of sheep being driven over the runs from the cars to the slaughter beds. The sheep, pressed by the driver and frightened by the surroundings and confusion, move very fast"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection The Chicago Ethnic Arts Project survey was conducted in 1977 by the American Folklife Center at the request of the Illinois Arts Council to assess and document the status of ethnic art traditions in more than twenty ethnic communities in Chicago, and was jointly sponsored by both organizations. The collection consists of approximately 344 sound recordings, 14,141 photographs, 269 folders of manuscript materials, 2 ...
    • Contributor: Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Brzovich, Mato - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan ... Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Brzovich, Mato - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan - Klymasz, Shirley - Kubose, Minnie Somi - Libonati, Roland V. (Roland Victor) - Lund, Jens - March, Richard - Mathias, Elizabeth - Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Moloney, Mick - Robinson, Beverly J. - Swenson, Greta E. - Dovydenas, Jonas - Fleischhauer, Carl - González, José Gamaliel - Trbuhovic-Grasa, Gordana - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Illinois Arts Council - Chicago Ethnic Arts Project
    • Date: 1976

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    Chauncey Depew, Senator Perkins, and Governor Whitman of New York, at GOP Convention, 1916, Chicago, Ill. Scenes from the 16th Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June 7-10, 1916. Long shot of delegates outside the Congress Hotel. Medium shots, from left to right, of Mrs. Olive H. Whitman; Governor Charles S. Whitman of New York (1915-1918); Francis Hendricks, former New York State Senator (1886-1891); George W. Perkins, a leader in the Progressive movement (1912-1916); Chauncey M. Depew, former New York ...
    • Contributor: Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell) - Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge) - Whitman, Charles S. - Whitman, Olive H. - Hendricks, Francis - Republican National Convention - Pathe News - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    Armour's electric trolley From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows the private electric railway of Messrs. Armour & Co. in their great Chicago yards. Part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the courtesy of the ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    ER. Catalog Record Only Complete seventh season of the television program that focuses on the lives and activities of the doctors and staff of a Chicago hospital's emergency room.
    • Date: 2007
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    On the battlefield / Catalog Record Only A documentary account of racial hatred and violence in America. The film explores the small midwestern community of Cairo, Illinois, where the racial situation is one that a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report has described as "racism at floodtide."
    • Date: 1972
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    The Chicago 8 /
    Chicago eight Catalog Record Only
    The true story of the explosive trial that resulted, when seven leaders of the Vietnam antiwar movement, along with the Chairman of the Black Panthers, were charged with conspiracy to incite the devastating riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It is one of the highest profile criminal court cases in US history.
    • Date: 2013
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    Open outcry / Catalog Record Only A fascinating look at the high-speed, high-power trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which is not only a pressure-cooker workplace, but a self-contained culture, with its own costume, means of communication, rhythms, values and code of conduct. This documentary presents a compelling picture of sudden wealth, equally sudden disaster, and grace under pressure as traders exchange billions of dollars in futures contracts for ...
    • Date: 2000
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    ER. Catalog Record Only Television series about the work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago. In this season, new hopefuls Army Reservist Michael Gallant and brash Gregory Pratt arrive to face the challenges of Trauma One life, Dr. Susan Lewis returns, Benton weighs career and family, Malucci crosses the line once too often, Chen defies demotion, and Greene fights what could be his ...
    • Date: 2008
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    [Newsclips from various newsreels. Catalog Record Only Copyright: reg unknown. Edge code dates given in M/B/RS nitrate data base (NTS) as 1923 and 1924. The burial of Maj. General Biddle took place on Saturday, 3/24/23 per Marine Corps Historical Center; cannot determine number of International news for this newsclip; David S. Rose retired from public life in 1910 and then ran for mayor for the last time in 1924 per Biographical ...
    • Date: 1923
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    The American experience. Daley, the last boss /
    Daley, the last boss | Last boss | American experience. Catalog Record Only
    Richard J. Daley was born on a street in Chicago he would never leave and was christened in the small church in which he would be buried. His climb up the political ladder to become mayor of Chicago was slow and methodical. In a job he coveted, he built a political machine that changed the nature of urban politics. But he was ill-equipped to ...
    • Date: 1996
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    ER. Catalog Record Only Season 12 brings spiraling drama and suspense to the lives of ER veterans. Abby and Kovac share unexpected news. Gallant comes home from Iraq to be with Neela. Pratt goes to Darfur to work with Carter.
    • Date: 2010
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    The untouchables. Catalog Record Only Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.
    • Contributor: Stack, Robert - Georgiade, Nicholas - Fernández, Abel - London, Steve - Winchell, Walter - Paramount Pictures Corporation - CBS Studios Inc - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - CBS Dvd (Firm) - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
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    TR himself [2] Catalog Record Only By using still photographs and motion picture footage, film traces TR's early life to his death in 1919. 1) Sequences from his early life including views of himself, his mother Martha Bulloch, his father Theodore, and his birthplace; 2) views of TR delivering his inaugural address at the Capitol, Mar. 4, 1905; 3) delegations to the Russo-Japanese peace conference arriving in Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. ...
    • Date: 1926
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    The Seattle Sunday times animated supplement.
    Animated supplement. | Seattle Sunday times screen magazine Catalog Record Only
    Segment 1. In a cartoon, a male fly in spats flies into a spider's web. A female spider in a dress, shoes, gloves and hat hypnotizes the fly, wraps him up in her thread, and then hangs him up on the web. Segment 2. An actress is tied up to a wall and knives are thrown at her. The knives are removed from the ...
    • Date: 1917
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    The Marva Collins story The real-life account of a dedicated African-American teacher in Chicago who faced tough odds trying to help children succeed in their inner-city schools.
    • Date: 2008
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    Round about Chicago / Catalog Record Only Scenes of Chicago; includes footage of Graf Zeppelin over Chicago on its flight around the world.
    • Date: 1929