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  • Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois,

    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: Wright, Simeon - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • Simeon Wright oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois,

    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: Wright, Simeon - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • 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
  • Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois,

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

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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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois,

    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: Parker, Wheeler - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • ER. Catalog Record Only

    Year 11 of the fast-paced series brings challenges and changes to the ER. Corday and Chen weigh work and family. Abby finds that being a good doctor is as tough as being a good nurse. Ray Barnett, doctor by day, rock star by night, arrives. Carter decides to leave; he set the tone, provided the example. His impact will endure.

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Round about Chicago / Catalog Record Only

    Scenes of Chicago; includes footage of Graf Zeppelin over Chicago on its flight around the world.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1929
  • 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. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
  • The Chicago 8 / 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • General Pershing at Camp Grant. Catalog Record Only

    As part of an inspection tour of military camps in the midwest, General John Joseph Pershing visits Camp Grant in Rockford, Ill. on Jan. 5, 1920. Opening scene of Pershing standing with General George J. Bell Jr., commander of the 6th Division's Provisional Regiment stationed at Camp Grant; train with members of Bell's staff unloading in background; long shot of Pershing, with an unidentified ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
  • American justice. Riot : the Chicago conspiracy trial / Catalog Record Only

    Host: Bill Kurtis. Sources used: copyright material; OCLC database, viewed July 15, 2010; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed July 15, 2010.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
  • 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • 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
  • The Bob Newhart show. Catalog Record Only

    Bob Newhart stars as Dr. Robert Hartley, a successful Chicago psychologist specializing in group therapy sessions. Bob's patience is often tested by his patients, who are all trying to "find themselves." Even at home with his wife Emily, Bob is surrounded by an assortment of nutty and neurotic neighbors.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • ER. Catalog Record Only

    Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. These medical professionals remain determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain, nothing except that another desperate person will be rushed through the emergency room doors in the next moment ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Big city blues / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: unknown. Title at end credits: New blues; per filmmaker, this was a working title. Camera, Robert Long ; editor, Samuel Pollard. Reference source used: Phone call to filmmaker, 10/26/92. Received: ca. 1989; viewing copy; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection. Screened for credits and subject.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984