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Included in this collection are 16mm prints from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection, such as Oscar Micheaux’s Murder in Harlem and Spencer Williams’ Juke Joint.Also, within this collection are rare and possibly one-of-a-kind 16mm film prints.The two prints held by CFA are the result of a preservation collaboration between Chicago Film Archives, Valparaiso University and Color Lab.The original 35mm nitrate film footage is held in Valparaiso’s Special Collections.The reels he made on the job consist of downtown Chicago scenes, an American Can Company plant and trips to Milwaukee, New Orleans, and New York City.The home movies include suburban construction, numerous children’s birthday parties, a few Christmas celebrations, an adult Halloween party, a Cubs game and trips to the Indiana dunes and Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva.Her work is well crafted, clever and subtly subversive.
RUSS AND SYLVIA DAVIS COLLECTION (370 titles and elements) The Russ and Sylvia Davis Collection contains 16mm film prints and elements produced by the couple’s production company, IWF Inc.
CHARLES & KATHARINE BOWDEN COLLECTION (2 reels) During the summers of 19, Katharine and Charles Bowden visited Desbarats, Ontario, Canada, not far from where Charles had grown up amidst the Ojibwe community living in that region. Members of the nearby Garden River Ojibwe tribe performed in the play.