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Southern Illinois University (SIU) Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2007-07
Extent of collection
63 reels of 16mm film totaling 59,050 feet
Inclusive Dates
1945 - 1987
Chicago Film Archives acquired this collection from the Southern Illinois University library, located in Edwardsville, Illinois. The library deaccessioned their entire 16mm film collection in 2007, and CFA selected sixty-three films from over 3,000 titles. These works span across genres, from experimental shorts to feature documentaries to educational and instructional films. The McGraw-Hill Book Company and the Encyclopedia Britannica distributed a substantial number of these films, and others are still currently in distribution by the National Film Board of Canada, California Newsreel, and Maysles Films. Highlights of this collection include works by Millie Goldsholl (another CFA collection), the documentary Coalmining Women, about the history of women in the United States Coalmining Industry, and Skater Dater, an amusing educational film assessing male rivalry and teen sexual awareness.
McGraw-Hill Book Company (was created by)
Encyclopedia Britannica (was created by)
Custodial History
The films in this collection were gathered by the Southern Illinois University Library.
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
CFA does not own rights to these films. Various rights owners among the primarily educational films.
8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
Aging of the Lakes
All My Babies
Battle of San Pietro, The
Big Boys Can Cry: The Changing American Man