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The Ron Doerring Collection contains numerous award-winning amateur films made in the Midwest by members of the Society of Amateur Cinematographers. The majority of the films in the collection were made by John and Evelyn Kibar, a husband and wife filmmaking team from Racine, Wisconsin. The Kibar’s films include travelogues, documents of historical reenactments, and polished, often humorous, amateur shorts. The collection also contains amateur works by other members of the Society of American Cinematographers including Billy Meers, Will Marshall, George Ives, Sidney Moritz and two experimental films by Sol Falon.
Identifier: F.2005-04-0030
Filmmaker: Berolzheimer, Diane, Berolzheimer, Karl
Identifier: F.2011-05-0034
Identifier: F.2011-01-0179
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2005-02-0054
Filmmaker: Kibar, John, Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2011-01-0166
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2004-02-0072
Identifier: F.2011-01-0189
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
Identifier: F.2004-01-1081
The Margaret Conneely Collection contains the films and papers of Margaret Conneely, a prolific and respected Chicago amateur filmmaker. The collection includes medical films she made as a cinematographer for Loyola University, story films she made with other local hobbyists and professional filmmakers, films made by other amateur filmmakers, such as Carl Frazier and Nora Rafferty, and commercial films that she collected. Four of her films have been preserved by the National Film Preservation Foundation and the New York Women in Film & Television sponsored Women's Film Preservation Fund. The papers include a wealth of correspondence between Conneely and other amateur filmmakers, documents and publications from amateur film and photography associations, as well as photographs of Conneely and other filmmakers.
This home movie collection consists of 8mm home movies shot between the years 1944-1970. The majority of the films were shot in Chicago. The few exceptions include a visit to Stillman Valley, Illinois, a bike club trip to Beloit, Wisconsin, a honeymoon to Paris & London and a visit to a horse track. The Chicago reels depict railways, neighborhood street and stoop scenes, multiple weddings, interior domestic scenes, a funeral and soda shop interiors.
Identifier: F.2011-01-0266
Filmmaker: Elam, JoAnn
The Robert R. Dockum collection contains the home movies of Robert ("Bob") Dockum (b. 1938), a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. The movies in this collection were made between 1965 and 1973 on 50-foot rolls of Super 8mm film. They include scenes of Bob's homecoming from the Vietnam War in 1968, family camping trips in Wisconsin, pony and tractor rides at Dockum's parents' farmhouse in Ohio, and the Butler County Fair. The individuals that appear in these films include Dockum; his first wife, Joanne; his parents and extended family members; and his children, Todd, J.R. and Leah.
Identifier: F.2005-02-0056
Filmmaker: Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2005-01-0394
Filmmaker: Conneely, Margaret