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Phillip Smith Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2008-03
Extent of collection
14 reels of 8mm film totaling ??; 1 reel of Super 8mm film totaling 50'
Inclusive Dates
1936 - 1970
Bulk Dates
1936 - 1949
This home movie collection consists of 8mm home movies shot between the years 1936-1970. 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.
Smith, Phillip (was created by)
Custodial History
Due to the nature of the way these films were acquired it is difficult to gain concrete information about the custodial history of these films.
Language of Materials
Access Restrictions
This collection is open to on-site access. Appointments must be made with Chicago Film Archives. Due to the fragile nature of the films, only video copies will be provided for on-site viewing.
Use Restrictions
Chicago Film Archives holds the rights to the films in this collection.
Smith, Phillip
1938 circa: Trip to Stillman Valley, Illinois - Bike Club Trip by Train to Beloit, Wisconsin
1945 circa: Trainyards
1946 circa: Kelm - Pankau - DuFour - Saunders
1947: Communion April 20, 1947 - Friends on Front Porch Steps
1947: Frolick’s Halloween Party - Family & Friends - Diners & Waitresses