Chicago Historical Society.

Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project video archives, ca. 1958-1998 [videorecording].

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at the Chicago Historical Society

by Carrie Van Horn in October 2004.

 

Copyright © 2004, Chicago Historical Society, Clark St. at North Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-6071

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Main entry: Chicago Historical Society.

Title: Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project video archives, ca. 1958-1998 [videorecording].

Span dates: ca. 1958-1998.

Physical description: 53 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col.

                                    1 video : Hi8 MP.

Call#: 2002.0131 V

Accession#: 2002.0131.2

Restriction: In order to view an original videotape, a research copy must be made.

Restriction: Copyright status of most items is unknown. Written permissions were not obtained by the Chicago Historical Society for the majority of recordings.

 

Description of the collection:

Items collected as part of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an exhibition; oral histories and edited documentaries relating to various areas in Chicago that were used as research for the exhibition; recordings of neighborhood meetings; and recordings of CHS staff project meetings.

 

Items were created by: Street Level Youth Media; Chicago Video Project; Usama Alshaibi; Chicago Historical Society; and others.

 

Topics include Catholics, Jews, Mexican Americans, Polish Americans, Russian Americans, African Americans, Garifuna culture (Black Carib), immigrants, youth, neighborhood life, community organization, housing and public housing projects, race relations, and social conditions.

 

Related material at the Chicago Historical Society includes the archival files of this project and related manuscripts collected.

 

Online catalog headings:

The following headings for this collection were placed in the online catalog:

Chicago Historical Society--Collections.

Chicago Historical Society. Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project.

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (Chicago, Ill.)

Afro-Americans--Illinois--Chicago.

Black, Timuel D.

Catholics--Illinois--Chicago.

Community organization--Illinois--Chicago.

Immigrants--Illinois--Chicago.

Housing--Illinois--Chicago.

Jews--Illinois--Chicago.

Mexican Americans--Illinois--Chicago.

Polish Americans--Illinois--Chicago.

Russian Americans--Illinois--Chicago.

Douglas (Chicago, Ill.)

East Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill. : Community area.)

Grand Boulevard (Chicago, Ill.)

Lower West Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Rogers Park (Chicago, Ill.)

South Lawndale (Chicago, Ill.)

West Rogers Park (Chicago, Ill.)

Chicago (Ill.)--History

Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations.

Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century.

Videocassettes. aat

Alshaibi, Usama, photographer. pht

Chicago Video Project, photographer. pht

Street Level Youth Media, photographer. pht

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

 

Provenance statement:

This material was collected by CHS or created by CHS in collaboration with others.

 

Related material at the Chicago Historical Society includes the archival files of this project and related manuscripts collected.

 

Processing note:

Processed by Carrie Van Horn on October 14, 2004

 

Storage designation:

Mediated Media Room (0MM.D1.S5-S6) Call#: 2002.0131 V.

 

Container list:

Format: VHS

Box 1 (OMM.D.1.S5)

1. VHS: Original; West Side: “Rooting/Uprooting The West Side”-Near West side/E. Garfield Park. Street Level Youth Media

2. VHS: Copy; West Side: “Rooting/Uprooting The West Side”-Near West side/E. Garfield Park. Street Level Youth Media

3. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “Resurrection Construction Cooperative” January 5, 1998. Running time-8:31. Copyright Chicago Video Project

4. VHS: Original; Pilsen Little Village: “Our Home, Our Struggle”-Video documentary on Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village Communities. Copyright Street Level Youth Media

5. VHS: Copy; Pilsen Little Village: “Our Home, Our Struggle”-Video documentary on Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village Communities. Copyright Street Level Youth Media

6. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “Pilsen Resurrection Project-English Version” Running time-12:00. Copyright Chicago Video Project

7. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “Pilsen/Little Village Meeting” February 13, 1996-Gen Wood Boys and Girls Club

8. VHS:  Pilsen Little Village: “Stages of Cross-Tape 1” April 2, 1999-Tape shows the progression of the Stations of the Cross through the neighborhood of Pilsen. Producer and director Usama Alshaibi. Copyright CHS

9. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “Seven Stages-Camera #2” April 2, 1999-Tape shows the progression of the Stations of the Cross through the neighborhood of Pilsen. Producer and director Usama Alshaibi. Copyright CHS

10. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “Pilsen/Little Village Group Dialogue #4 at Gad’s Hill on May 15, 1996”

 

Box 2 (OMM.D.1.S5)

11. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “Pilsen/Little Village Group Dialogue #6 at St. Agnes Church, Anna Hall on Aug 12, 1996”

12. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “CHS Pilsen/Little Village Elder’s Meeting at Harrison Park” -March 25, 1996 Tape 1

13. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “CHS Pilsen/Little Village Elder’s Meeting at Harrison Park” -March 25, 1996 Tape 2

14. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “CHS Pilsen/Little Village Elder’s Meeting at Harrison Park” -March 25, 1996 Tape 3

15. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “CHS Pilsen/Little Village Elder’s Meeting #2” Tape 1

16. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “CHS Pilsen/Little Village Elder’s Meeting #2” Tape 2

17. VHS: Pilsen Little Village: “CHS Dialog at Casa Atzlan” May 2, 1996, Pilsen/Little Village Elder’s Meeting #3 Tape 2 [missing tape 1]

18. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “Leone Beach Junior Lifeguard Program”-1958

19. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “Leone Beach Junior Lifeguard Program”-7 August 1993

20. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “Rogers Park/W. Ridge General Meeting At Loyola Field House”-January 18, 1995

 

Box 3 (OMM.D.1.S5)

21. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “Rogers Park/West Ridge Meeting”-February 16, 1995

22. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “Rogers Park/W. Ridge Neighborhood Meeting”-March 9, 1995

23. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “One Neighborhood-Many Voices Rogers Park/West Ridge” Tape1

24. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “One Neighborhood-Many Voices Rogers Park/West Ridge” Tape2

25. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “RP/WR Opening”-December 10, 1995

26. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: “Oral History Workshop”-Rogers Park-July 13, 1995

27. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: Laura Cayea-Dana Michaels-“The Fight To Save the Lakefront”-December 16, 1994-Rogers Park Community Council

28. VHS: Rogers Park/West Ridge: Meeting with Douglas/Grand Blvd. And Rogers Park/W. Ridge @ CHS-May 11, 1995

29. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Douglas/Grand Blvd. Meeting @ Community Center”-June 22, 1994

30. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Douglas/Grand Blvd. Team Meeting at CHS”-July 7, 1994 Part1

 

Box 4 (OMM.D.1.S5)

31. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Douglas/Grand Blvd. Team Meeting at CHS”-July 7, 1994 Part2

32. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Douglas/Grand Blvd. Team Meeting @ CHS”-December 1, 1994

33. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: Neighborhoods meetings in for the Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture project

34. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Douglas/Grand Blvd. Neighborhood-Community Mtg. On Renovation of Chicago Bee Bldg.-St. Thomas Episcopal Church-3801 Wabash” March 12, 1994

35. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Douglas/Grand Blvd. General Team Meeting”-January 12, 1995

36. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Expressions of the Youth-DGB:The Past & The Promise”-April 8, 1995

37. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “The Past and the Promise” Chicago Historical Society, master copy

38. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Bronzeville Memories-Interviews Tape #1”

39. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Timuel Black”

40. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Partners in Community Development-Timuel Black:A Native Son of Bronzeville”

 

Box 5 (OMM.D.1.S6)

41. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Timuel D. Black Lecture Series-Part I:The Vision-St. Thomas Episcopal Church”-May 15, 1995

42. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Tim Black Lecture Series, Part 2-Rebuilding from Within”-May 22, 1995

43. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Public Housing Part 1” 195 Minutes- Copyright 1997 Frederick Wiseman, Zipporah Films, Inc. Subject is the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago’s Mid-South/Bronzeville neighborhood.

44. VHS: Douglas/Grand Boulevard: “Public Housing Part 2” 195 Minutes- Copyright 1997 Frederick Wiseman, Zipporah Films, Inc. Subject is the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago’s Mid-South/Bronzeville neighborhood.

45. VHS: Miscellaneous: Comite Latino videos produced by Mirko Popadic-“Between Uncertainty & Hope”- Jobs and Justice/Chicago Park District”-Subject of both parts of the video is citizenship and civil rights for illegal immigrants.

46. VHS: Miscellaneous: “Family To Family”-April 19, 1994-10 minutes-Promotional tape about a program called ‘Family to Family’ that helps Russian immigrants new to this country. Family to Family is a program run by the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. Video was produced by Kari Cohen and directed by Fran Grossman.

47. VHS: Miscellaneous: DLC Seminar-Neighborhood History as Contemporary History-January 20, 2000

48. VHS: Miscellaneous: “The Garifuna Journey-A Living Legacy”-Documentary of the Garifuna people produced by the Progressive Garifuna Alliance of Chicago. Copyright 1997, Andrea L. Leland and Kathy L. Berger.

49. VHS: Miscellaneous: Street Level Youth Media-“My History Is Your History”-Themes-Use for presentations-Video about a variety of Chicago neighborhoods

50. VHS: Original; Miscellaneous: SLYM-“Neighborhood Comp”-Present/Future Statements-CHS August 28, 1998-Rogers Park/West Ridge-Pilsen/Little Village

 

Box 6 (OMM.D.1.S6)

51. VHS: Copy; Miscellaneous: SLYM-“Neighborhood Comp”-Present/Future Statements-CHS August 28, 1998-Rogers Park/West Ridge-Pilsen/Little Village

52. VHS: Miscellaneous:  “Move Choose Win Lose-The Raven and the Star Fruit Tree” Copyright Street Level Youth Media. Examples of pieces produced by Street Level Youth Media, one about HIV awareness in youth, the other a didactic fairytale about greediness.

53. VHS: Miscellaneous: CHS Web Demo-September 28, 1998 Street Level Youth Media tape showing how the website they produced for CHS works.

 

Format: Hi8 MP (also inside box 6)

 

1.      1 Hi8 MP tape: Maxwell Street Market Final Day, 8/28/94