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Dick Kautzer Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2015-01
Extent of collection
2 reels of 35mm film totaling 1,400 feet
Inclusive Dates
circa 1929
The Kautzer Collection is a pair of nitrate 35mm reels. Circa 1929, the two films are newsreels from the Chicago Daily News depicting parades, celebrations and noteworthy instances in and around Chicago from the time, e.g. the crowning of Miss Illinois, the celebrating of new fawn at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the commemorating of Veterans from three different wars in a Veterans’ March, and a fatal car accident at 91st and Buffalo St.
Chicago Daily News (was created by)
From 1876 to 1978, the Chicago Daily News was an evening newspaper based in Chicago. During the early 1930s, the newspaper owned the television station W9XAP, which transmitted news from their then headquarters at 400 W Madison Street. However, this dabbling in television was short-lived for the Daily News; the station was sold to NBC after only a few years. The Daily News continued their news distribution in print until their close in the late 70s.
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.