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Bob Koester Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2006-04
Extent of collection
88 reels of 16mm film totaling 6,375 feet
Inclusive Dates
1969 - 1981
Bulk Dates
1973 - 1981
Bob Koester, founder and owner of Delmark Records (, also owns and operates the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago. In 2006, he donated this collection of 16mm Northwestern University football films (1969-1981) to CFA. The films are not entire games, but rather highlights of games and individual players. A long-time film enthusiast himself, Bob Koester acquired these films from a camera collector years ago.
Custodial History
Bob Koester acquired the films from a camera collecter who lived on Chicago's northside. The collector had placed an ad for the sale of films, records, cameras and odds and ends. Koester is unable to recall this man's name, the forum or publication from which his ad was placed. Koester purchased only this collection of Northwestern University football games.
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
Copyrights currently unknown.
Related Materials
Northwestern football films can be found at the Northwestern University Archives.
Mike Adamle Clips
Northwestern vs ASU (October 7, 1978)
Northwestern vs Arizona State
Northwestern vs Colorado
Northwestern vs Illinois