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Archive Spotlight: Chicago Film Archives

Lord Thing (1970) by DeWitt Beall, courtesy Chicago Film Archives.

One of the things we hope to do regularly on this blog is bring attention to some of the work being done by the organizations who participate in our preservation program.

The Chicago Film Archives is a great example of what a small-scale organization can accomplish through determination and ingenuity. Established in 2003 by Executive Director Nancy Watrous as a repository for the 5,000-item film collection that was being disposed of by the Chicago Public Library, the CFA has rapidly grown into an important regional archive holding more than 20,000 films, the earliest of which—A Pictorial Story of Hiawatha—dates back to 1903.

In 2005, the CFA was awarded its first grant from the NFPF to preserve Fairy Princess (1956), a short film by amateur moviemaker Margaret Conneely that was named one of the Photographic Society of America’s … Read more

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