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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
  • 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)
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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  • Film, Video
    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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  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    Profiles in courage. John Peter Altgeld /
    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
    American justice. Riot : the Chicago conspiracy trial /
    Riot : 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.
    • Date: 1996
  • Film, Video
    The untouchables. Catalog Record Only This vintage series, set in Prohibition-era Chicago, pits the maverick lawmen known as "The untouchables" against mobsters holding court against any and all challengers. Federal agent Eliot Ness and his men, who were responsible for Al Capone's downfall, now go after Frank Nitti, Capone's main enforcer, as well as a slew of other mobsters and incorrigibles.
    • Contributor: Martin, Quinn - Stack, Robert - Georgiade, Nicholas - Fernández, Abel - London, Steve - Winchell, Walter - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Cbs Dvd (Firm) - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    Theodore Roosevelt in the great war [3] Catalog Record Only TR's beliefs and activities before and during WWI are presented. First ca. 49 ft. are out of sequence. Quotations and various scenes depict the beginning of the war in Europe and entry of the United States; views of President Woodrow Wilson signing the declaration of war. TR visits Gen. Leonard Wood at the Plattsburg camp. Urging active involvement in the war effort and supporting ...
    • Date: 1930
  • Film, Video
    Short scenes of TR [1] Catalog Record Only Views of TR ca. 1916-1918 engaged in a variety of activities: 1) TR walks underneath the porte-cochere at Sagamore Hill and procedes towards the camera; date is probably ca. 1918; 2) TR appears on deck of the ship Guiana in New York Harbor before sailing to the West Indies on Feb. 11, 1916; 3) TR, with prominent New Mexico politicians, is at the Alvarado ...
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Look here. Adlai Stevenson /
    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 ...
    • Date: 1958
  • Film, Video
    The untouchables. Catalog Record Only The Untouchables chronicles the campaign of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack), the young U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent determined to smash the beer and booze empire of Al Capone in 1920s Chicago.
    • Contributor: Stack, Robert - Georgiade, Nicholas - Fernández, Abel - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - Cbs Dvd (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Date: 1920
  • Film, Video
    Charles Kimbrough oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Charles Kimbrough interview conducted by Lauren Parker | Interview with Charles Kimbrough 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
    Swoon / Catalog Record Only Drama based on the infamous case of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr., two young men, who murdered Bobby Frank, a 13-year-old boy.
    • Date: 1993
  • 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.
    • Contributor: Stack, Robert - Picerni, Paul - Georgiade, Nicholas - Fernández, Abel - London, Steve - Winchell, Walter - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - Cbs Dvd (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    Theodore Roosevelt in the great war [1] Catalog Record Only Film traces TR's concern before and during the United States' participation in WWI. Quotations and footage depict the beginning of the war in Europe and the entry of the United States; views of President Woodrow Wilson signing the declaration of war. TR visits Gen. Leonard Wood at the Plattsburg camp; soldiers visit Sagamore Hill. Urging active involvement in the war effort and supporting the ...
    • Date: 1930
  • Film, Video
    Theodore Roosevelt in the great war [2] Catalog Record Only Film traces TR's concern before and during the United States' participation in WWI. Quotations and footage depict the beginning of the war in Europe and the entry of the United States; views of President Woodrow Wilson signing the declaration of war. TR visits Gen. Leonard Wood at the Plattsburg camp; soldiers visit Sagamore Hill. Urging active involvement in the war effort and supporting the ...
    • Date: 1930
  • 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.
    • Contributor: Fernández, Abel - George, Anthony - Georgiade, Nicholas - Gordon, Bruce - Picerni, Paul - Stack, Robert - Winchell, Walter - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Cbs Dvd (Firm) - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
  • 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, ...
    • Date: 1957
  • Film, Video
    [Newsclips from various newsreels.
    Universal animated weekly Catalog Record Only
    In the first newsclip, American soldiers release gas from a tank and soldiers in a trench remove the fumes with tools that look like shovels. In the second newsclip, which appears to be a dramatic recreation, American and German soldiers engage in hand-to-hand combat. A nurse attends to a soldier in a hospital. In the third newsclip, members of the Royal School of Riding ...
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video
    The untouchables. Catalog Record Only The Untouchables chronicles the campaign of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack), the young U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent determined to smash the beer and booze empire of Al Capone in 1920s Chicago.
    • Contributor: Stack, Robert - Fernández, Abel - Georgiade, Nicholas - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
  • 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 Chicago during the 1930s.
    • Contributor: Stack, Robert - Picerni, Paul - Georgiade, Nicholas - Fernández, Abel - London, Steve - Winchell, Walter - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) - Cbs Dvd (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    [Unidentified Petaja. Telephone cable manufacturing at Hawthorne Works of Western Electric] /
    Unidentified Petaja. 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