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  • Film, Video

    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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Collection

    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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-11-16
  • Film, Video

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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  • Film, Video

    Sheep run, Chicago stockyards /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: 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. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR 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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Collection

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-07-20
  • Collection

    Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection

    The Chicago Ethnic Arts Project survey was conducted 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 videorecordings, ...

    • Contributor: Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan - Klymasz, Shirley - 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
    • Original Format: Collection - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Photos, Prints, Drawings - Film, Video - Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1976

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  • Film, Video

    Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011-05-23.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Parker, Wheeler
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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  • Film, Video

    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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    American justice. A parent's nightmare / Catalog Record Only

    Tried for the murder of their daughter in 1988, David and Cynthia Dowaliby are cleared.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    Look here. Adlai Stevenson / Catalog Record Only

    Interview with Stevenson--former governor of Illinois and twice-defeated Democratic presidential candidate--apparently focuses on the topics of nuclear testing and disarmament between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Stevenson feels the Eisenhower administration may have lost the initiative in the disarmament deadlock to the Soviet Union, basing his opinion on the U.S. failure last summer to accept a proposal to permit nuclear inspection and on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1958
  • Film, Video

    TR riding in an auto in Chicago, 1917 / Catalog Record Only

    Views of police on horseback leading a motorcade; TR, standing in an open touring car, waves to a large gathered crowd; several unidentified men accompany TR inside the auto. Interior title notes location as Chicago; this may be a sequence from a parade held in TR's honor during his midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness, in April, 1917.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Film, Video

    The untouchables. Catalog Record Only

    A realistic look at the violence that shook America's past, this gritty series pays tribute to stoic gangbuster Eliot Ness and his incorruptible treasury agents as they battle organized crime. In this volume, with narcotics the new vice and a major racketeering bill passed in Washington, D.C., Ness and his men are given more power, even in cities other than Chicago.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    The untouchables. Catalog Record Only

    Chronicles the campaign of Eliot Ness, the young U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent, to smash the beer and booze empire of Al Capone in 1920s Chicago.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    A raisin in the sun / Catalog Record Only

    The story of race relations in Chicago during the 1950s. A black American family is torn between a mother's pursuit of the middle-class dream and her son's desire to begin a new life. A $10,000 insurance benefit creates conflicting dreams within a Chicago family. Son, Walter Lee wants to start his own business while his mom wishes to spend her days in a little ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
  • Film, Video

    Good times. Catalog Record Only

    DVD; Dolby Digital; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation. Closed-captioned. BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker. Titles from container. Originally produced as episodes of the television program Good times between 1974 and 1979. Box set includes all 133 episodes on 17 DVDs in 1 container. Not rated. Canadian home video rating: G.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    TR himself [6] Catalog Record Only

    By using still photos, film traces TR's early life to his death in 1919. 1)Scenes from his early life including views of himself, his mother Martha Bulloch, his father Theodore, and his birthplace; 2) 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. 8, 1905; they are greeted by Rear ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1965
  • Film, Video

    ER. Catalog Record Only

    Former paramedic, now intern Dr. Tony Gates arrives with a straightforward attitude and a complicated personal life. Except for his devotion to healing, he's Gallant's opposite: brash, cocksure, with a bad-boy past, and maybe he's the right prescription for Neela's broken heart. Really shaking things up, Weaver leaves County General for a career move you wouldn't expect.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    The Bob Newhart show. Catalog Record Only

    As the good doctor continues working with his patients on their issues, he continues to be a "master of denial" concerning his own personal issues at home.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video

    A new way to share in Chicago's future / Catalog Record Only

    Continental Bank Corporation is helping to shape Chicago's future through programs dealing with public education, housing needs, community economic development, and job training. Employees volunteer to assist children in public schools with math skills. The company provides loans and technical assistance to people buying and renovating homes in low-income areas. Continental Bank Corporation co-sponsors the Spanish Coalition for Jobs, Inc., which trains Hispanic Chicagoans ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
  • Film, Video

    Armstrong circle theatre. Divorcees Anonymous / Catalog Record Only

    A drama of a woman on the verge of divorce and how Divorcees Anonymous, a Chicago organization, deals with such cases. The organization tries along with two divorced women to make the woman on the verge of divorce realize how much better it is to stay married. With the aid of Sam Starr, a Chicago attorney, they bring about a reconciliation. At the conclusion, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1957