• Creator Names WGN (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Title WGN newsfilm collection [motion picture].
  • Dates [ca. 1948-1977, bulk 1952-1977]
  • Physical description ca. 10,000 rolls (ca. 4,000,000 feet) ; 16 mm.
  • Collection arrangement Arranged by series: Series 1. Black & white film; Series 2. Color film, and sub-arranged by numbers assigned by WGN and based on chronological sequences.
  • Access and usage restrictions In order to view original motion picture film, a research copy must be made.
  • Collection summary Primarily includes aircuts and outtakes from WGN television newscasts. Newscasts show coverage local to Chicago (Ill.) and some national news. Chicago news includes accidents, disasters, and fires; education; public, cultural, and sports events; the Chicago Transit Authority, mass transit, and O'Hare International Airport; public housing, Mayor Richard J. Daley, politics and government; the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King. National issues include NASA and the space program, relating to Apollo II, Apollo 16, and Apollo 17 missions. Also includes Chicagoland newsreels from the 1950s and some United Press International (UPI) news footage that is not related to Chicago.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Letter of permission or license agreement from from the copyright holder required for production use.
  • Finding Aids Note A card index file created at WGN and arranged by people and events is available at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center. There is a separate card file for UPI material.
  • Acquisition information Gift of WGN, 1978.
  • Names
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976
    • NASA.
    • Chicago O'Hare International Airport
    • WGN (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
    • United Press International
  • Subjects
    • Accidents Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Civil rights. lctgm
    • Education. lctgm
    • Events Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Fires Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Housing Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Mass transit Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Politics & government Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Space flight. lctgm
    • Sports. lctgm
    • Television broadcasting of news Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Pictorial works.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs.
  • Genre
    • Videocassettes. aat
    • Motion pictures.